During a beautiful day in Paris, I stopped to enjoy the view from this dreamy Parisian balcony. I had a busy schedule ahead. My mom and I walked around to go sightseeing. It was my mission to get some great shots of French architecture. My camera roll is full of French art and historic exteriors. I’ll be sharing those soon. This blog is all about this gorgeous balcony!
If you didn’t know already, balconies are very popular throughout the city of Paris. French architecture has incorporated balconies to enhance exteriors. It adds flair while maintaining the elegance of Paris. I love the option of sipping my tea on a balcony every morning. Parisian apartments are on the smaller side so it’s nice to have functional outdoor space.
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Happened upon this beautiful East Hamptons nursery a while ago. It’s been sitting in my camera roll and I thought now was the perfect time to share it. A charming nursery that features an endless selection of flowers and greenery that changes by the season. The above photo shows a sitting area that’s in the middle of the space. A cozy area surrounded by greenery. I thought I had a lot of plants in my courtyard, but now I want to add even more. Always check out a local nursery in your town for fresh flowers. The staff is always so knowledgeable.
If you follow me on Instagram ( @COCOCOZY) then you would know that I recently went on a trip. I didn’t say where…until now! I went to France with my mom. We traveled all over France. I even visited the south of France for the first time. There’s something about European architecture that makes me so inspired. Everything from the ornate exteriors, the elegant foyers, and the historic art pieces are every design enthusiast’s dream. There are always new places to visit, new cafes to try, and fabulous restaurants to dine. Be prepared for a lot of French content these coming weeks.
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There’s nothing wrong with treating yourself to a designer essential (or maybe two). A new season will be here before you know it, which means it’s time to shop summer must-haves. I’ve browsed numerous sites and researched with the COCOCOZY & Chirpyest team to find the trending items for summer to splurge! We included home decor, fashion, and travel items. Check out our picks below.
Some of you might be prepping for a spring break trip. I’ve been traveling a bit these last few months. I’ll be going on another trip with my family soon, which I’m so excited about. During my birthday weekend last month, I stayed at the Colony Palms with my sister and mother. It was such a nice and relaxing trip.
After a few years stuck at home, it has been nice traveling again. A nice change of scenery is necessary. Below are some of my traveling essentials!
It’s always a popular time to travel during the holiday season. And honestly who doesn’t love a nice vacation! Whether it’s a trip somewhere warm or a long weekend at your favorite ski resort, a vacation is what we all need right now. A few years ago I traveled to Washington D.C. during the holiday season. It’s a fun experience to visit cities that are covered in twinkly lights. It gets you in the holiday spirit. I put together a guide of the Top 15 places to travel this season. It features places that I’ve visited and a few dream destinations. I’ll be home for Christmas this year, which will be lovely. However, if you’re looking for a last-minute getaway then hopefully this guide leaves you inspired.
I’ve been looking up fun outdoor activities for fall. Recently, I started working out again with a great personal trainer. Some of you have probably seen my workouts on my Instagram stories. Really enjoying the weight training. On off days, I go for a walk up Runyon Canyon here in L.A. I have never been a huge hiker or camper but thought it might be nice to mix things up on the workout with some real outdoorsy options. So I started thinking about other outdoor physical activities that I can do. Then it dawned on me. Fly fishing. No. Rock climbing. No. Moutaineering. No. Trekking. No. Moountain biking. No. What about glamping?
What is Glamping?
Glamping is a combination of the words “glamorous” and “camping.” It is the perfect balance of modern luxury and camping – with no physical exertion required (my trainer would be disappointed in me for celebrating inertia). For those who don’t love the idea of being out in nature, glamping might be the right option for you. There are many different places to glamp across the USA. Popular locations include Colorado, Vermont, California, and New York. Grab your closest group of girlfriends and plan a fun weekend getaway. Step outside and enjoy nature with a modern twist.
As we slowly re-enter the traveling world, be sure to pack everything you need on your next trip. We know for most it has been a while, so the COCOCOZY team has curated 6 travel essentials you will need to take to your next destination. Whether you are having a staycation or taking it international. You all will need these essential travel items no matter the destination. Once you decide on how many outfits and shoes you need to overpack, don’t forget these travel essential items to your checklist.
Check out the Chirpyest blog: Top 11 Destinations to Travel to on Your Next Trip
While scrolling through Instagram, I came across this gorgeous French farmhouse located in Provence, France. This 18th century structure is so inspirational. Who wouldn’t want to travel here for a summer vacation? I miss traveling and exploring new places.
The buildings were renovated by Alexandre Lafourcade. And the landscaping was designed by Dominique Lafourcade. The main house is 13,000 square feet with seven bedrooms. The buildings were restored to feature both traditional Provence style and modern luxury. I’m in love with the architecture and thought I should share it with all of you.
For more inspiration check out my other posts here.
Maison de la Luz is an incredible New Orleans hotel. It’s equal parts quirky, bold, and luxurious. It’s hard to believe that this space had a complete renovation. Atelier Ace took charge of rehabilitation while Studio Shamshiri tackled design. Exploring this hotel is a treat! Such a breathtaking blend of styles, colors, and patterns.
Recently, I’ve been obsessed with exploring restaurant interiors. There’s just something breathtaking about walking into a perfectly designed restaurant. The colors, furniture, lighting, and scent all add together to create an ambiance. A restaurant is basically an extended home. A place to enjoy a meal in a beautiful or unique space. The space is just as important as the food they are serving. Let’s explore a handful of incredible restaurant interiors throughout the US and a few European locations.
I need to plan a fall getaway! San Francisco is calling my name. I have lots of friends up north and a cousin too. I definitely have the bay area on my mind these days! San Francisco has a wonderful array of short term rental homes perfect for a vacation or longer stay! San Francisco has been on my mind lately and I’ve been spending some time looking into rentals. I discovered during my research that San Francisco is trying to shut down the number of rental properties like this so there are much fewer listings than in previous years. But not to worry! I found a handful of great spaces at various price points. Let’s check these homes out!
As someone who loves to travel and explore new places and cultures I find myself traveling often in order to feed that side of my soul. Looking back on some of my favorite travels I realized I often go back to my favorite destinations. A new goal for myself is to travel to new places. Dream to Travel is a new series and it will be showcasing my dream vacations as someone who hasn’t been before. I’m looking forward to starting a conversation on travel, experience, and learning from you! Now onto Morocco!
Give the gift of comfort and utility to those who are always on the go with this holiday gift guide for travelers.
Whether they’re flying off to new places or coming back for the holidays, make the traveler in your life feel comfier with these gifts.
Pink Mamma is a decor lover’s dream restaurant in Paris designed by Martin Brudnizki Design. This eclectic Italian restaurant is a floral and pastel wonderland. The latest addition to the Big Mamma Group, this multi-story bar and restaurant combo is more than meets the eye…
Located in Pigalle neighborhood in Paris, Big Mamma is a green multilevel paradise of Italian food and drinks (oh yes…it is a restaurant, not just a place for design lovers and selfie-takers to drool over the surroundings), bright and verdant plants, and the most whimsical design. Beautiful tiles line the floors of the all-day dining culminating in a garden rooftop that not only makes you forget you’re in the middle of a city but also provides an amazing view of Paris below.
And Pink Mamma makes great use of the different spaces in this four-story city sanctuary.
My ode to fall continues with my first Fall City Guide listing all the unique fall things you can do in a city near you. Miami, Seattle, Chicago, Austin, San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York. This guide covers all the fun things you can experience close to home. Events are happening all over this October and November. And I’m not just talking about pumpkin patch photo ops.
Not every fall activity is the same and no two cities have the same interesting things to offer. I suggest reading some of the interesting things going on in other cities too!
Maybe your town goes all out for Oktoberfest or celebrates fall with some mojitos. This fall, be a tourist in your own area and take advantage of the unique things your town or city and the surrounding area has to offer. Here are some of the unique events and sights to see near other US cities. Why not go out and explore?