4th of July Party Ideas

Red, white, and fun! 1. American Flag Nothing evokes a salute like a grand old vintage flag. Remember: The union (stars) goes on the observer’s left. 2. Patriotic Planters Vintage potato chip tins serve as fun vessels for potted red geraniums. 3. Patriotic Tablescape Linked with a vintage runner, this red table is the perfectly … More 4th of July Party Ideas

MARTYN LAWRENCE BULLARD GIVES THE HOTEL CALIFORNIAN A DOSE OF FUNK

The glamour-forward designer revives a storied Santa Barbara playground with Moroccan tiles and $4,000 shower heads. Hollywood has been escaping to Santa Barbara since before pictures had sound, but the newly renovated Hotel Californian will be a worthy retreat for anyone still seeking Los Angeles-level glamour. The 1925 Spanish Colonial hotel is fresh off an … More MARTYN LAWRENCE BULLARD GIVES THE HOTEL CALIFORNIAN A DOSE OF FUNK

OUTDOOR FIREPLACES THAT WILL MAKE YOU RETHINK YOUR ENTIRE BACKYARD

Is your summer party missing this alfresco essential? 1. MALIBU FIREPLACE Hollywood designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard conjured an exotic paradise for a Malibu couple, inspired by a passion for Bali. A pair of chairs by Bullard and Indonesian teak sofas surround a fire pit made from 18th-century Indian stone panels; the teak side table is … More OUTDOOR FIREPLACES THAT WILL MAKE YOU RETHINK YOUR ENTIRE BACKYARD

BEST SMALL PATIO IDEAS FOR CREATING AN OUTDOOR ENTERTAINING SPACE

A small patio is, ironically, the perfect place for big ideas. Creating a small patio in a small space may be difficult, but it is possible. With the right furnishings you can turn a simple patio into a stylish and modern outdoor getaway. Whether you have a cement, wooden or bluestone spaxe, these stunning patios … More BEST SMALL PATIO IDEAS FOR CREATING AN OUTDOOR ENTERTAINING SPACE

THE NEW AMAN OUTSIDE SHANGHAI IS MORE THAN A HOTEL—IT’S A WORLD OF ITS OWN

  BY CHARLES CURKIN Amanyangyun might be the most exciting Aman yet. In the film Wall Street, Bud Fox said that all of life comes down to a few moments. Checking into an Aman hotel is one of them, and Blue Horseshoe loves Amanyangyun. Located outside Shanghai in a man-made camphor forest, it’s the latest … More THE NEW AMAN OUTSIDE SHANGHAI IS MORE THAN A HOTEL—IT’S A WORLD OF ITS OWN