FROM THE RIGHT BANK is my digital journal where I share how I am living la belle vie (the good life) inspired by living and traveling around the world. I’ve visited over 50 countries and lived on three continents and dozens of cities including New York and Paris, where I still spend time every year. They’re my first and second loves but I truly love everywhere and all cultures and draw inspiration from all of them.

What began in 2009 as an outlet to talk about the never-ending decorating of my house has evolved over the years to include topics around personal style, advice for simplifying and organizing our lives and unique travel journals/jet-set guides based on my personal experiences. I hope that it inspires and helps you to live your own version of the good life, filled with style and intention.

In the six years I’ve been blogging, I have presented a segment on Headline News, been consulted and quoted by Huffington Post Home, the Independent (UK), Refinery29, HGTV, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles and many other publications. I have also been featured as a Tastemaker by One Kings Lane, guest blogged for Seattle Homes & Lifestyles and Houzz and mentioned in InStyle, MyDomaine, Lonny and Rue. Rachel Zoe’s the Zoe Report had this to say…..

For a lucky few, decorating is in their DNA. Such is the case for Ally, the blogger extraordinaire with an impeccable eye for design….

So about the weird name….. FTRB was started after we moved from the right bank of Paris to Seattle so I named it FROM THE RIGHT BANK TO THE LEFT COAST. I thought it was sooooo clever….. until we moved to Atlanta unexpectedly for my husband’s job. Yeah, I didn’t see that coming. So for now, it’s just FROM THE RIGHT BANK and we’ll see what happens when we move again! (Did I mention we’re serial movers?)

Thanks so much for visiting and please stay in touch! In between blog posts, you can find all the daily action and travels on Instagram (@FromTheRightBank) and Snapchat (FromTheRightBnk).