After a morning of wedding dress shopping in London, Averell and I hopped to it, and headed for full-blown Sketch afternoon tea. One step inside of Sketch, with its perfectly plump, millennial pink tulip seats, a rose gold plated bar, pretty-in-pink velvet banquets, and brass table lights, you’ll no doubt feel as if you’ve been
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Follow me into London’s most beautiful time capsule. Lesser known than some of London’s museums, here you can wander the rooms and halls almost completely alone. Here you’ll find room after room of 18th century paintings, old masters, sculptures, antique furniture and oddities. This is one of my favorite portraits in the collection. I
I don’t think of myself as a collector. To me the term implies a conscious hunt of items of a certain quality and financial value. My collecting is really an accumulation of things that make me smile or remember something or someone fondly. (Some of my Napoleonic collection arranged with books and china) Here
Who can resist an evening at The Black Cat, a San Francisco gem, serving up live music in a bar and speakeasy venue? “Certainly not me” I thought as I sped down to the heart of the Tenderloin in the back of an Uber. The all black exterior of the building with a neon cat
all photographs taken by Ashley Urban When I stepped through the imposing black and gold doors at Leos Oyster Bar, I couldn’t help but smile at tropical wall paper, mother of pearl chandeliers, a long pink onyx bar with an oyster container at the end and a neat row of tables set before pleated banquets.
I find that as my children get older it’s harder to surprise them. That’s why I was so excited to redo my daughter Averell’s bedroom in anticipation of her coming home from London for the holidays. I couldn’t wait to see the surprise on her face when she walked into her old room again.