I would/did stay there…

I Would Stay There…Rivertown Lodge.

August 10, 2016

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it’s funny how when you have been doing this for as long as i have you will bump into a space and recognize the designer just from the photographs…such is the case with rivertown lodge. i had been perusing the blog of another favorite arent & pyke and rivertown lodge popped up…immediately, i had recognized the work of workstead out of brooklyn. i have had the pleasure of featuring workstead a couple of times on bliss and love their work more and more each time i do.

rivertown lodge is about two-hour train ride from manhattan in the historical town of hudson, new york. previously a theater built in the 1920’s, rivertown is now a 27 room hotel that i am dying to visit. i do so love a space that is impeccably designed as well as welcoming and this lodge seems to be it.

please do take note of the beautiful workstead light fixtures…if you are unable to sneak away for a visit, perhaps you can shop workstead and bring a few originals to your own space…

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xo mrs. french

Stayed: California’s Central Coast

March 28, 2016

as i mentioned earlier, the frenches have been traveling. we are home again. however, my heart is still back on california’s central coast: carmel, big sur, point lobos, and the rest. just when i thought i couldn’t be surprised by the beauty this country has to offer…then i find myself surrounded by all of this.

those of you following along on my instagram are aware of my newfound love affair…those who do not, please do…

oh and if you are looking for a clean, cosy place to stay in carmel do check out the fireplace inn…such a nice spot.

xo mrs. french

Stayed: The James Chicago

March 18, 2016

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i said it was coming…as part of my “i would stay there” feature i have decided to showcase accommodations i have actually had the pleasure of residing in for a bit.

the first in this “stayed” series is the james chicago. such a wonderful spot to begin. truly, you could not choose a more ideal location; i had the pleasure of traveling with girlfriends and we were able to walk to it all…restaurants, shopping, museums, parks, etc. it should also be noted that i am not a pushover when it comes to lodging. i require clean, centrally located spaces that are incredibly comfortable and livable all at once. if you take a peek at my photos, the last one features a 10:00 wakeup time…it’s for real, the beds are on point.

in chicago, the james is it.

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the only issue being that it all went to darn fast…must make plans to go again.

xo mrs. french

THE JAMES CHICAGO
55 East Ontario
Chicago, IL 60611

Photos: Traci French (that’s me.)

Design by Ana Degenaar + Development by Brandi Bernoskie