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Travel Tips FROM THE RIGHT BANK: Berlin

Berlin was so much more than I expected and two weeks later, I’m still feeling buoyed by all the great design and creativity I saw. I hadn’t been there in 26 years(!) so I did a lot of research and planning beforehand and we ended up having one of the most fun trips in recent memory. …

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Reading and Watching List For Italy (+ A Wee Little Bit Of Travel Advice)

Before traveling to another country, I always like to learn about the history of whatever location(s) I’ll be visiting, get some insights into the culture and brush up on current events. Not like I’m getting a Ph.D. or anything but just enough to help me appreciate the culture more. And for me, the most enjoyable way to do …

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New York Journal

Hi there right bankers, how have you been? I made two trips to New York the past month for some business and fun so I’m back with a ton of inspiration to share with you…. On both trips we stayed at the Standard (High Line) and had a great stay both times. Great views, nice design and good service…. …

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Lately: Milan, London, Chicago and the AH&L Holiday Home

Hi, friends, how have you been? My travel schedule has been crazier than usual lately and I’m not done yet so I wanted to pop in to say hello while I’m home for a hot minute. The past month has been so, so inspiring. Here’s some of what I saw and did….. First, it was …

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Lately: Mongolia, Oprah and Some Randomness (Or, Things You May Not Have Known About Me)

(Our yurt camp on White Lake.) Hi, friends, it’s been a while and that’s because the past few weeks have been a whirlwind. Here’s some of where I’ve been and what I’ve been doing. First, I was on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure in Mongolia. (Did that throw you for a loop?) I’m nothing if not complex. Ha! …

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Lately: Waiting on Kitchen Island Lights, Searching for a New Dresser, Filming for HLN, and a Pilgrimage to Fallingwater

Good morning! Here are a bunch of little things to catch you up on around here. First, it turned out that those Circa lights I wanted for over the kitchen island comes in metal as well as paper so that settled it! I’m so happy with my choice but not so much with the wait time. …

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Spring Break

Greetings from London, friends! I’ve been here on spring break and it hasn’t been pouring the entire time (for once) so I’m a happy camper. Regular blogging will resume next week so I will see you then. In the meantime, I’m on Instagram (@FromTheRightBank) and Twitter (@FromTheRightBnk) if you want to follow along. Bye for …

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A Painterly Tour of a Venice Palazzo

If you’re on Instagram, chances are good that you saw the explosion of the Waterlogue app the past week which converts photos into digital watercolors. As you can see by this video I posted, I went a little crazy with it in Venice (mostly while I was up with jet lag). As much as I love watercolors …

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Greetings from Venice

Hi, everyone, I’m just popping in to say a quick hello today. I’m in Venice this week working on a little something and of course, soaking up all the beauty. (If you’d like, you can follow along on my trip on Instagram @FromTheRightBank or on Twitter.) I also wanted to say thank you for all …

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One of My Favorite Spaces in One of My Favorite Places in the World

You may have seen on Facebook or Twitter that we just came back from a fantastic vacation in Peru. It turned out to be one of our favorite trips, with so many highlights but for today I want to show you just one place I really fell in love with and one that I think you …

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