Viceroy Anguilla – A Carribean Retreat

Perhaps it is that time of year again. With the seemingly endless cloudy and rainy days, it is no wonder I have taken the notion to look into traveling south for some sun and tranquility. Offering this and much more on the island of Anguilla is the resort Viceroy Anguilla.


Interior Walls Designs -Viceroy Anguilla


This first-class resort is nestled on 35 acres in the British West Indies. The island, approximately sixteen miles long by three miles wide, is situated five miles from St. Maarten and twenty miles from St. Barths. The Viceroy Anguilla is a tranquil and lavish retreat offering incomparable accommodations and dining in the heart of white sand beaches and endless views of the Caribbean.


Viceroy Anguilla



hotel viceroy anguilla


Designed by Kelly Wearstler, the celebrated and acclaimed interior and fashion designer, this resort presents more calm and tranquil than her typical design projects. Wearstler is one of my most favored and admired designers. Known for her unusual yet keen design-eye and incredible eye-popping style by mixing textures, patterns and colors, she never disappoints.


Hotel Viceroy Anguilla

The modern architecture of the property is softened by the organic style of design. Driftwood and rattan pieces along side petrified-wood accessories make the property feel warm and inviting. Travertine floors are abundant against the neutral color palette.



The accommodations range from rooms and suites in the main resort to the two- level villas and residences overlooking the coral cliffs. Three pools and three tennis courts are at your fingertips. Adding to its allure are five restaurants along with a spa and wellness center.


Viceroy Resort in Anguilla - Interior Walls Designs

Viceroy Resort in Anguilla - Interior Walls Designs

all images via Viceroy Hotel and Resorts

I Gotta Go There! – Scrap Ridge Lodge

If you have ever wanted the feeling of having the whole hotel to yourself with all the amenities and personal attention of a 5-star hotel, then I have found that destination for you. Tucked away in the Colorado Rockies is this gem of a property that provides all of this and more.

Scrap Ridge Lodge

Scrap Ridge Lodge is an immaculate property nestled in Crested Butte, Colorado complete with seven bedrooms, private bar, salt water pool and spa facilities. The property also features a private outdoor roof deck complete with hot tub. Along with your own private chef and concierge for you and up to twelve guests, there is a team of professional guides that provide a custom itinerary for you to sight see and navigate your way through all the adventures the area has to offer. Whether you want to go skiing, fly fishing or mountain biking while in Crested Butte, this team will be your guide.

Scrap Ridge Lodge

Many years ago when I lived in Aspen, six of us girls started our seven hour hiking adventure at Maroon Bells in Aspen and hiked the trail to the charming, quaint town of Crested Butte. In the 19th century, this property was at one time a mason’s lodge and a brothel. The designer Jett Thompson and architect Peter Weber transformed this unique site into a luxury getaway with all the amenities of any boutique hotel while keeping the interior feeling warm and inviting.

Scrap Ridge Lodge

 Scrap Ridge Lodge

Eleven Experience is a luxury travel brand that offers luxurious amenities and one of a kind experiences in noteworthy locations. Eleven takes unique properties with character and history and transforms them into boutique properties all over the globe. To open in 2013, Chalet Pelerin is located in the French Alps with Italy just a gondola ride away. Each property around the globe has a professional team to guide you thorough the unique adventures that area of the country offers.

Scrap Ridge Lodge

Crosby Street Hotel – New York City

While visiting New York city this past fall, we met a friend in SoHo at the Crosby Street Hotel before heading to dinner. The hotel is nestled on a cobblestone street in the heart of SoHo. (SoHo is a district in the city where its name is given for it refers to the area of town south of Houston Street).

Entering the charming and whimsical lobby, I believe I actually sighed out loud. I felt as if I was in designer heaven. There is a designer heaven, right?

Crosby Street Hotel

To the right of the lobby is the drawing room. Cozy sofas and chairs fill the room which offers a quiet and private setting for guests to relax.

Crosby Street  Hotel - Drawing Room

The main bar area is to the left of the lobby and is even more welcoming than I could imagine. At night, the celadon green walls and jewel toned fabrics feel warm and inviting. Telephones arranged on the wall added that fun and creative character to the space.

The Firmdale Hotels owns seven other hotels all in London, England. The hotel group is owned by Tim and Kit Kemp. Kit is the design genius behind this fabulous hotel. All of the hotels are designed differently which reflect her unique personal style. The Crosby Street Hotel opened in 2009 and features 86 rooms, bar and restaurant, private meeting spaces and terrace. The 11-story brownstone has floor to ceiling windows throughout and is a LEED certified property.

The designer’s taste level is impeccable and is evident in all aspects of the hotel. Meeting areas are spacious and offer an intriguing sense of style and whimsy.

images via Crosby Street Hotel