To add a splash of color to the space, a framed print of the Hotel Cerminus hangs above one end of the ample counter space in the kitchen. This print is highlighted by a lamp, creating a focal point in the space.
French doors open to a modern, black library with an ornate chandelier hanging in the center of this space. Two leather armchairs and a modern white sofa share the animal-print, zebra rug. Built-ins showcase collectables and large framed art compliments the neutral lamp shades.
The crisp, white living room in this modern home mixes contemporary art with function. The crushed velvet, navy couch and modern-print armchair is inviting, and perfectly situated near French doors to the outdoor space.
With antique French and English touches, traditional design is a picture of elegance in a room nicknamed “The Classic Corner” by designer Patricia McLean for a Home for the Holidays house in Atlanta. A French gilt mirror is surrounded by antique botanical prints by Abraham Munting and Dutch landscapes with gilt rope frames. The French gilded candlesticks were wired as table lamps to give height to the cream-painted chest.
An hour north of Los Cabos, the artsy, under-the-radar (for now) town of Todos Santos is a hub of art, creativity, surfing and culture including a Hotel California name-checked in an Eagles song that draws tourists like flies to honey, plenty of galleries and a gorgeous 18th century church. Home to Texas hotelier Liz Lambert's Instagram-hip Hotel San Cristobal, one of the more under-the-radar local treasures is the indie art gallery La Sonrisa de la Muerte, filled with original — and affordable — contemporary prints from Mexican and South American artists. There are also cool T-shirts with Mexico-inspired graphics that make great souvenirs. The paradisiacal farm to table restaurant Jazamango close to downtown is a chance to linger over sustainably-sourced food in a gorgeous setting.
What do you get when you combine works from a billion dollar art collection and a decadent, seasonal menu masterminded by French Laundry vet and executive chef Christopher Grossman? You get one of Atlanta's most memorable nights out in the tony Buckhead neighborhood. Atlas, on the ground floor of the St. Regis hotel has been open since 2015 but in spring 2019 adds a gorgeous glassed-in "outdoor" dining room reminiscent of vintage European train stations or Paris's Ritz dining room. There is live music in the Tavern Wednesday through Friday, so giddy dancing and general merriment is likely afoot, next to a subdued main dining room where you can dine beneath a Picasso or a Chagall. Locally-sourced ingredients pay homage to Georgia's red clay bounty and inventive, indulgent dishes like a foie gras jus with agnolotti and black truffles and trout with garlic-braised kale and mushrooms alongside pastry chef Christian Castillo's desserts make for destination dining. Oneophiles should check in with personable sommelier Samuel Gamble who offers more than 80 wines by the glass and can expand your vino knowledge exponentially in an evening.