Viceroy Anguilla

When I first came across Kelly Wearstler's latest foray into megahotel decor I didn't think too much of it, as it just seems to be Kelly's beach house on steroids. But you can never underestimate the Wearstler's ability to awe and inspire. There are some wicked fascinating details in here -- some really good and some just really weird. Let's have a look.

With a neutral palette and signature mix of natural materials and bold forms, the Anguilla is 100% Kelly.

Complete with seaweed luxe lighting and a befedoraed concierge.

Sconces mounted on patinated mirrors? Why, yes.

Crystal lamps and burly wooden finishes? Mmm hmm.

Karl Springer boner.

Marble marble on the wall...

Who is the fairest of them all?

I want to get drunk here.

And then retreat to my lounge, away from the riff raff.

That's my ocean, bitches.

Yes, all of it.

So most of the weirdness comes from this creepy interloper who keeps trying to gank my room.

Ok, and maybe those lamps are a little hangman's noose, too.

Happy Tuesday!

[Kelly Wearstler, Viceroy Anguilla]

Serenity Now

Ok dudes, I'm really not one to complain and in general do my best to keep it 'tril but I have to level with you, this past week has been the hardest week of parenting thus far.  Without going into too much detail I'll tell you it involved a stomach virus (baby), separation anxiety and a daddy that had to work all weekend.  Today is all about horizontal design.  No high ceilings or soaring beams.  It's low, quiet, and, preferably, includes water.  Google, take me away


If I can dangle my feet out this window great.  If I can jump out and swim at the sound of a baby cry, even greater.  PS the baby is inside, I'm not swimming to him, I've hired help to handle that in this scenario.


I could also make myself available to relax in this location.


Ok, so no water here but I feel like I can curl up in this bed and sleep for at least a week.  I am also ready to gamble hard money that the world's most insane pool is just outside the window.  The pool boy probably isn't too rough on the eyes either.


I will substitute the fantasy pool in the above scenario for this Croatian lake, which is quite possibly the only lake in the world I would be willing to swim in.  Have you seen most lakes?  Gross.

And finally, what I really, truly want, more than anything else in the world is to stay somewhere like this.  My number one life goal is to spend some serious time at a resort with rooms off a dock over the water.  Tidal wave be damned, it's really the only thing on my bucket list, which, as previously discussed, doesn't really exist and if so would be called something different.

I'd Rather Be in Mexico

Despite holiday promises of renewal and rebirth, this weekend was full of snot, wheezing, and bad takeout food. Thanks, Jesus. Oh yeah -- and we put a bid in on our dream house, only to lose out to one of the TWENTY SEVEN other bidders on the property. So I'm taking the rest of the day off to baby my sick baby, and to lick my own wounds. (And maybe to start practicing my prayers.) I sincerely hope your weekend was better than mine. But if not, feel free to join me on a virtual vacation to Cuixmala, a luxury resort on the Pacific coast of Mexico.

I know -- it looks pretty shabby. Let's check out the rest of the place and see if we can handle it (or if it can handle us).

Dudes, I am off like a prom dress.

Who's with me?