El Niño and the Cross Country Challenge

I felt like such a idiot showing up to A Current Affair with my duffel bag. I was wearing a short denim dress and open toe sandals, while all the other vintage vendors, dressed in flannels and heavy boots, were… READ MORE

December 26, 2015 / 1 Comment

The Brains Behind the Bangs

The last time I had a haircut I came out looking like a sheep/poodle cross breed. My familiar curl had somehow mutated into a tenacious frizz that seemed to agree with vertical gravity but alas, in the opposite direction. Which made my head… READ MORE

December 9, 2015 / 9 Comments
On Lika: Orange jumpsuit by Lako Bukia. Necklace by Atelier Marta. Rings by Eka Samkharadze, chunky cardigan by Bulli.

Don’t Underestimate the Locals

Because they sometimes have more talent and imagination than the people you work with every day. Take Gregory Devejiev for example, a fiery, chain smoking Georgian man with a big mustache, a zealous Canon camera and enough energy to light… READ MORE

December 3, 2015 / 5 Comments

Why Tbilisi is the Single Man’s Jungle Gym

Four million Georgians. Five hundred thousand single women. How’s that for a crazy statistic? It’s quite accurate though, and a tragic phenomenon. Because if you’re a Georgian woman, you’re inherently appalled by your fellow male countrymen. Or as one of them… READ MORE

December 1, 2015 / 23 Comments

The Istanbul Posts That Could Have Been

Little known secret: I was meant to be in Istanbul in December to accept my “Blogger of the Year” award at the Elle Style Awards. I know: shocking! I read the invitation letter a few times, scrutinizing every syllable against embarrassing misinterpretation…. READ MORE

November 19, 2015 / 3 Comments

Why I am Leaving New York

Ahem, I have a few announcements! First I simply want to say how much fun I had on the Best Coast. I didn’t do anything remotely taxing, on my body, nor my brain. I spent my days waking up (that took… READ MORE

September 2, 2015 / 28 Comments

Puttin’ on the Ritz

At first I thought I’d get bored. I’m more prone to the rugged, unchartered kind of nature, with things left a little wild and lawless. And though the Ritz Carlton in Dorada Beach has all the indigenous trees and plants… READ MORE

August 11, 2015 / 1 Comment

The Kids of Chongwe

Football is big in Zambia. Even if you had been sleeping under a rock and weren’t aware that the national team won the Africa Cup in 2012, Lusaka’s street style image should exhibit a clean and sound obsession. The green and… READ MORE

August 4, 2015 / 10 Comments