Thursday, 10 November 2011


Images from

"PUBLIC, conceived by Ian Schrager, is an entirely new class of hotel. Its fundamental attributes are innovative, sophisticated, authentic style; spot-on, personalized, empathic "essential" service; lasting comfort with complete functionality, all at an affordable price and offering tremendous value. For the first time, this type of hotel experience will be available for everyone and anyone who wants it."

Uhm, I say, swooned. Yes, at the design because it's super chic with its sleek interior (how cool are the bright green details in the lobby and restaurant? However not a very big fan of the minimal bedrooms), but then even more at the hotel concept. It's the best of the luxury, boutique and select services worlds - stylish, personal but just where it matters and not in-your-face, and affordable. It seems to be very quality-focused, fresh and fun and nothing too crazy which would make you want to come back again and again. Ian Schrager just happens to get it right. Again. Probably all the time.

That man has pretty amazing taste - check out his website and have a look at all his work. I really enjoy his idea of business; whatever the theme might be, it's always playful, sexy and super social. You want your people to have a bangin' time every time they visit, and visit often, don't you?

Oh I say yes. And I'll be following your lead, Mr Schrager.


Sportsgirl Marley mocassins, as seen in this post; David Jones leather bag

Toby picked up this beautiful bag for me from the council dump (ha!) and I've been using it pretty much every day since then. It still needs a few stitches as the thread is coming off at the corners and on the handle, but other than that it's in amazing condition - and it's brown! I wonder what the story behind the bag is though, and what bags that lady is using instead now; probably some super hip off-the-runway hotties while we reach back to their oldies. Did I mention I'm pretty obsessed with op shopping these days?