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FTRB’s Top Hotels: the Resort Edition

FTRB’s Top Hotels: the Resort Edition

Welcome to the second installment of FTRB’s Top Hotels. This edition is dedicated to resorts that made a lasting impression on me. What they have in common are their very special and unique settings, beautiful design, and wonderful dining which is important when staying in isolated […]

The Original Leopard Parsons Chairs. An (Updated) Epilogue

The Original Leopard Parsons Chairs. An (Updated) Epilogue

Note: It’s been over five years since I designed these leopard parsons chairs and they are still the thing I get the most emails and DM’s about so I thought they deserved a blog post. I pieced together this post using archives and backups. The original […]

Must-Have Design Books of Fall 2018

Must-Have Design Books of Fall 2018

One of the very best things about fall is the new crop of design books and the abundance of beautiful ones this year is off the charts. Here are five of the very best for fresh inspiration. And with the holidays upon us, they would […]

Personal Style. Its Importance, How to Find It, and a Shopping Strategy

Personal Style. Its Importance, How to Find It, and a Shopping Strategy

  Personal style is complicated. It could easily be dismissed as shallow and inconsequential. And sure, it’s not going to save the world but that doesn’t mean it’s not important. Above all, it’s one of the key ways we tell the world who we are. […]

FTRB’s Top Hotels: the Historic Edition

FTRB’s Top Hotels: the Historic Edition

I’ve had a lifelong love affair with hotels. For me, they embody the romance of travel and evoke a sense of adventure and a boundless world. They can transport us to another era, invite us to live a lifestyle different from our own for a […]

Summer Food Bucket List & Favorite Summer Recipes

Summer Food Bucket List & Favorite Summer Recipes

Food is such a huge part of la belle vie, am I right? One of the joys of any season is the food and I’m so looking forward to indulging in all of my favorite summer foods…… Fresh peaches picked from local orchards eaten straight […]

Introducing La Belle Vie Show, a podcast about life

Introducing La Belle Vie Show, a podcast about life

I have some exciting news to share today! Please allow me to introduce to you….. La Belle Vie Show! La Belle Vie Show is a podcast my best friend Kristen and I created as a place to discuss what it means to live a beautiful and […]

Super Simplified Seasonal Cleaning Checklist

Super Simplified Seasonal Cleaning Checklist

Spring is here and that means spring cleaning. I know. Cleaning doesn’t sound like a very belle activity but it is a necessity for a beautiful and comfortable home. Think of it as an opportunity to set the right tone for the season ahead. I attempt […]

Single Variety Bouquets and How to Arrange Them

Single Variety Bouquets and How to Arrange Them

There are actually only a handful of things I consider a must-have for la belle vie and at the top of the list are fresh flowers. They instantly beautify a space, elevate a table setting or vignette, and lift your mood. Growing up, my mother had Friday […]

Life is Art.

Life is Art.

Hello, friends! Here’s what’s been happening in 2018 so far at FROM THE RIGHT BANK HQ. In January, as I’m sure you’ve heard by now, I lost all of the content here when I switched web hosts (I swear this is the last time I’ll […]