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A Plaid Idea

I happened to be wide awake at six o’clock on the day of our first snow in New York City and decided to make the most of the gorgeous morning light and freshly fallen dusting of white for this Anne Klein holiday photo shoot. These train tracks in Bushwick used to…

Val Thorens Ski Holiday

I’m fairly confident that I was the only person to arrive in Val Thorens, France on opening weekend without ski pants or ski gloves.  While I’ve always been the fearless type, my rational, over-thinking adult mind had convinced me that I wasn’t a skier, and that breaking both legs would be…

Buttermilk Falls

What is it about maps?  I’ve always loved them.  I can remember sitting in the back seat of my mom’s big 1980’s Buick and turning the pages of our U.S. Road Atlas, following the lines of different highways and interstates until I drifted to sleep on my sister’s shoulder.  Now…

Bushwick Brooklyn Street Style

Bushwick Style – State of Style Ep. 1

Since 2007 you guys have known me as Courtney the travel blogger, but for the past year or so I’ve really enjoyed bringing together my love for travel and style on my blog.  I’ve always been fascinated by how style differs from city to city, even from neighborhood to neighborhood and…

Glamping Firelight Camps Ithaca NY

Gone Glamping

Take a little trip with us to a dreamy forest on the edge of Ithaca’s Buttermilk Falls State Park.  This is the home of Firelight Camps, a new glamping destination by Robert and Emma Frisch.  The camp has four luxury tents but that number will more than double next season.  Upon…

Positano Italy Sidewalk Cafe Courtney Scott

Postcards from Positano

Is there anywhere more romantic in the world than Positano, Italy? It’s like stepping into a dream, only to realize it’s not a dream at all. It’s real. This was my fourth time to the Amalfi Coast but the first time I’ve ever been during the final week of the season.  Wow,…

Burning Man 2014 Courtney Scott

Ode to Burning Man 2014

What can be said of my very first burn?  So many emotions at every turn  I had no idea how the playa would be  A place that’s so wild, so happy, so free   A place to get dusty and move your feet From Disco Knight rhythms to the Robot Heart…

Courtney Djole Milan Duomo_effected

10 Ways to Look Less Like a Tourist in Italy

Throughout my expat years in Italy I’ve lived with, worked with, and dated Italians who have each imparted a bit of wisdom about Italian life.  At first I was confused.  How come I can’t drink a cappuccino after dinner?  Why would my wet hair cause a stomach ache?  But as my…

Hamptons Travel Shortlist

Hamptons Travel Shortlist

Ever since I was a little girl, my home away from home as been The Hamptons.  My family’s beach bungalow is a shoes-optional sanctuary from the maddening New York City pace.  Sometimes I find it difficult to tear myself away from this place to venture out and explore the Hamptons…