Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Summer Seven with Alyssa Surrett

Hello Again Lovelies!!

I'm so beyond excited to finally be showcasing my blog collaboration with my friend, the fabulous Alyssa Surrett - Marie Claire's Executive Assistant to the Publisher, major style blogger, and super accessory aficionado. Alyssa and I became instant friends after meeting at a Marie Claire x Anne Taylor Loft event back in February. We both showed up wearing the same dip-dyed fox fur scarf, purchased from a store Sucre in our mutual neighborhood of the West Village. Clearly it was fate and here we are.

Over brunch at Sant Ambroeus one morning, we decided on a blog collaboration that involved her curating her must have Summer 2013 accessories and me illustrating voila!! I present to you Alisted and Travel Write Draw's Summer Seven illustrated must have accessories. Starting from top to bottom, left to right:

Prada Metallic Leather Flower Applique Thong Sandals

Elizabeth Cole Crystal Parrot Earrings

Dior Sauvage 2/S Sunnies

Alexander McQueen Small Heroine Laser-Cut Calf Hair Satchel Bag

Jimmy Choo Preya Leather and Raffia Wedge Sandal

Whether you are spending your last few weeks of Summer working in the city, vacationing in paradise, or riding the Hampton Jitney to another weekend of bliss in the Summer Rental, make sure you do it in style with one or all of our top Summer Seven!!

Much love,

Meag xx

Monday, August 5, 2013

Haute Spot: The Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane

Tucked inside the heart of Mayfair is the fashionable Four Seasons London Hotel at Park Lane. If luxury living in London is your thing, then look no further than this remarkable five-star property just a stone's throw from the Queen's Buckingham Palace. 
This two year old property is timeless in its chic design, highlighting the golden age of travel from the 1930's. The fashionable influences such as framed magazine fashion spreads from British Vogue line the hallways. Stunning suites with closets that remind me of a stylish boutique, luxurious accommodations and private car service for all guests in a complimentary Rolls Royce... complete with a rooftop spa makes this property Haute Travels-approved!

Bond Street 

Here's a look inside the Terrace Suite at The Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane...  

Living Room

Dining Room

Master Bath 

Living Room

Master Suite

Walk-In Closet



Guest Bath

Spa at Four Seasons Hotel London

How would you like to check in here the next time that you're in London? 

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Meagan & Marie

Hello TWD Darlings!!

I cannot believe it's been over a month since I last posted on the blog. I assure you that this was with good reason as it has been one of the most rewarding months I've ever experienced in my career. I have oodles of exciting fashion illustration projects in the works and so much more to share with you here in the next coming weeks.

In the meantime, I wanted to post this custom illustration and photo from the creative shoot I participated in with LILY QIAN called Meagan & Marie back in June. It just picked up a coveted feature on Would You Rock This? which I'm thrilled to share with you all. Have a look and I'll be back soon!!

Much love,

Meag xx

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Haute Spot: The Four Seasons George V, Paris

When a Haute Travels girl hits the city of couture, her life is full of luxurious experiences at the Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris. It's always been a dream to call this place home, while in the city of light and now I have to dream bigger! 

You just never know who you will run into while in Le Galerie, the spa or Le Cinq, particularly during Paris Fashion Week; it could be a Haute Couture fashion designer, movie star or millionaire businessmen from anywhere in the world.

Upon checking into my suite, I couldn't have imagined what was waiting for me. But I was pleasantly surprised and the Four Seasons Hotel, George V, Paris didn't disappoint. The service is exceptional and my accommodations were outstanding.

Take a look inside my gorgeous suite...

Have you ever seen anything else like it in Paris?

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

"Beauty gets the attention, Personality gets the Heart"

My Haute Thoughts on Travel

The only thing that changes when you travel is you! The world is so much bigger than the one you were born into. It's time to stop dreaming and start exploring. Dream Bigger! Live Bigger! 

Haute Spot: Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome

If you're ever dreamed of Parisian elegance then look no further than the Presidential suite at the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome. The apartment-style suite is beautiful and it's just the place for the girl who loves exclusivity coupled with elegance.

My favorite part of the suite, the spa bath. It comes complete with a whirlpool bath, shampoo bowl, steam room with gorgeous mosaic tile, massage area and spectacular rooftop views of Paris. 

The bedroom on the second floor is spacious with fine artwork and walk-in closets! This place is filled with luxurious surroundings that allow you to truly invoke the spirit of being posh and pampered in Paris.

And if you're a music lover, you'll enjoy the grand piano in the living room. Spa treatments and airport transportation services are all included during your stay in this amazing suite. This place has an endless supply of Haute-ness! 

Here are photos from my time in the Presidential Suite at the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome.

The Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome is fit for a Haute Travels girl for sure! I love it! This luxury property is always on the top of my list for places to stay when in Paris. I love the staff and my go-to girl Coralie always makes my stay memorable.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Glam Dining at The Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris

Glam dining is an experience to remember at the Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris. I was invited to enjoy an exquisite dinner with my friend Kate Mack filled with Champagne, rare black truffles, rose petals and impeccable service by the staff at the two-Michelin-star Le Cinq V. 

Our meal started off with a glass of Comtes de Champagne, Blancs 2002 Maison Taittinger followed by appetizers like duck foie gras, truffle sauce with aged Madeira. Next, we moved onto Sea scallops from the Baie de Seine, scallop bards carbonara style pumpkin, crunchy cabbage with ginger black truffle. And then, we feasted on lobster from Chausey and Brehat islands cooked on salt and seaweeds, natural juice, steamed green curry, coco bean and lemon ravioli. Finally, dessert fit for a Haute Travels girl, Vintage black chocolate souffle, dripping with chocolate sauce with Sicily pistachio ice cream with V.E.P green chartreuse. Before departing, we had cups of hot chocolate and tea. They even sent a bottle of Bollinger rose Champagne to my suite for a late night toast to the good life!

The entire presentation was incredible... and the price tag for this glam dinner, somewhere between $1,500 and $3,000 USD. But well worth every penny because the food was absolutely superb, my compliments to Chef Eric Briffard!

The staff was wonderful; they even took a photo of us and brought it to our table. They printed a personal copy of my menu selections and presented it to me in my own little book. And before leaving, they brought the dessert cart around and filled little gift boxes with tasty treats. Perhaps, the most memorable part of the evening, post dinner, a tour of the wine cellar with Thierry Hamon, Chef Sommelier. We even spotted bottles of champagne worth 20,000 euros.

Here are photos from the night that glam dining and Haute Travels girls met in Paris for the meal of a lifetime.

For the fashionistas who want to know who we were wearing, Kate wore YSL and I stepped into a Zac Posen shimmery dress with Christian Louboutin heels.