Inspirational Travels

March 13, 2017

Oregon: A Vibrant Cabin Life

After stepping out of the airport heading to Mount Hood, I sensed this was going to be quite a departure from the perfect weather of Scottsdale. I finally got a taste of winter and I loved it. Mount Hood is the quintessential setting to relax and get away from it all. Hiking, white water streams and roaring fires abound. A quick 45 minute drive leads to several day trips to the wine country, a thriving Portland food scene and maybe a visit to Powell’s Bookstore which houses over one million titles. After thoroughly enjoying the rugged side of Mount Hood, I was treated to a tour of three cabin and two home tours in the Portland area by two local interior designers. Tip:While in Portland, dine at Departure Restaurant at The Nines Hotel…amazing!

February 15, 2017

Texas Hill Country Wine Tour

The Texas Hill Country is like nothing else! To prepare for the upcoming Sanctuaries Wine Tour, I traveled there with friends to select the perfect wineries and events. The rolling landscapes, open skies, delectable food, relaxed settings and friendly people, all made for a perfect trip. Really looking forward to the tour in April, just in time for the lavender blooms. It will be amazing!

January 7, 2017

Hotel Decor: Clean and Crisp

Early on my husband and I both worked in the hotel industry. With daughter in tow, we moved quite often calling 15 hotels home over a span of 16 years. We finally settled down in Scottsdale, AZ in 2005.

Traveling has become our way of life.  As a hotel guest you expect stellar service standards, sophisticated common areas and above all cleanliness. Today’s hotels have become more authentic in design concept and have made a turn to clean and crisp decor.  While we travelled to Nashville to walk through a new hotel renovation, my husband and I stayed at The Thompson Nashville in the Gulch District. The Thompson displayed a perfect example of design detail combined with an immaculate color palette.

Las Vegas World Market

January 28-February 1, 2018

Where do award-winning interior designers find amazing furniture, lighting, accessories, and bedding? How do we stay on top of the latest and greatest? At the national design shows!

I will be attending the Las Vegas World Market in January. A 5 million+ square foot, state-of-the-art venue houses unique finds for all styles of residential design. I will be taking two guests to the show this year. If you are looking for inspiration, unique pieces or to update a living area, this is your opportunity to curate like a designer.

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