DESTINATION – GUCCI BEVERLY HILLS. BEING THE CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF BEVERLY HILLS LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE HAS ITS PERKS; AS I GET TO CONTINULY SEARCH THE LATEST AND GREATEST IN LUXURY LIFESTYLE, GOODS AND DESIGN. THE REINVENTED GUCCI FLAGSHIP STORE DESIGNED BY THE LABEL’S CREATIVE DIRECTOR FRIDA GIANNINI HAD BE GASPING IN DELIGHT. MATERIALS SUCH AS DARK ROSEWOOD, MARBLE, POLISHED GOLD, SMOKED MIRROR AND RIBBED GLASS MAKE THIS ONE DEVINE TACTILE EXPERIENCE. THIS LEADS TO MY FAVORITE FALL PALETTE – BLACK, GOLDS, CREAMS AND BRONZE! I HAVEN’T EVEN METIONED THE FASHION YET – THIS ITALIAN FASHION HOUSE IS THE CREME DE LE CREME OF COSMOPOLITAN GLAMOUR AND CELEBRITY CHIC. I SAY DRESS AND DESIGN ITALIAN. XO SUSAN
Destination St. Barth’s, French West Indies. I’m just back from a week in the French West Indies and I am literally gaga over with this chic exotic island. St Barth’s has a beauty all to its own – the island has stunning beaches (think very sophisticated beach lifestyle) cool architecture combined with effortless French flair. From Avant-garde local clothing designers to unique eateries this island stop is worth an incredibly long visit. I am absolutely entranced in how the island culture effortless mixes modern European details with a unique boho vibe – think Bridget Bardot meets Malibu – so inspiring!