PIED-A-TERRE | Old New York Fuses with Paris

Published in Home & Design Magazine, January 2013. By Alisa Bowen Photography by Giovanni Photography It is only natural that a couple who has lived in major international cities, including Paris and New York, would want to keep an elegant pied-à-terre in paradise together. Inspired to re-create a Pre-War style apartment, the owners wished to … Continue reading


Published in Real Life Magazine By Alisa Bowen Objects of Desire Tacori handcrafts exquisite jewellery for every occasion. Like people, every piece of jewellery has a story to tell; whether carefully handed-down generational heirlooms, tokens of one’s affection, timeless promises, celebratory milestones or special tributes – all shine with many facets of symbolic meaning, personal … Continue reading

AMERICAN LEATHER | Contemporary Leather Designs

Published in Your Home Magazine, January 2013. By Alisa Bowen Leather is timeless. Conjuring up classic images of cozy relaxed moments, where you can put your feet up for sheer comfort and be rest assured (no pun intended) of its durability. Paradoxically, it is sumptuous and soft – yet robust and resilient in its strength. … Continue reading

COFFEE CULTURE | Lost in Translation

Published in Good Taste Magazine, Cayman Islands By Alisa Bowen Coffee Culture | Lost in Translation One of our writers, Alisa, giggled so hard she nearly emitted her cappuccino foam up through her nose in a coffee shop when she overheard a rushed business woman emphatically demand her order to the barista: “Give me a … Continue reading

THE SUN ALSO RISES | A Sunbrella Material World

Published in Your Home Magazine, January 2013. By Alisa Bowen Photography by Sunbrella Endless days of searing sun and tropical heat, mixed with the relentless humidity and inevitable rainy season, require smart design for outdoor rooms and sunny sanctuaries. Fortunately, for those living in the sun a new era of all-weather fabrics have pitted beauty … Continue reading

THE MIDAS TOUCH | A Pure Gold Rush of Color

Published in Your Home Magazine, January 2013. By Alisa Bowen The Incas referred to gold as the tears of the Sun; while Homer, in the “Odyssey,” makes mention of gold as the glory of the immortals and a sign of wealth among ordinary humans. Throughout time, the color gold has always lent a rich elegance … Continue reading

STONE AGE | Selecting Natural Stone

Published in Home & Design Magazine, January 2013. Written By Alisa Bowen When designing or renovating a home today, selecting natural stone for surfaces comes with abundant choice. With today’s exquisite options, the design possibilities are endless when you factor in the varieties, colors, and textures of natural stone. The most frequently selected stone is … Continue reading


Published in Home & Design Magazine, January 2013. By Alisa Bowen Photography by Michael McVay There is the art of living, and then there is learning to live with art. It is a refined talent of curating one’s own collection, picking and choosing what stays and what goes. When a Midwestern couple purchased a high-rise … Continue reading


Published in Real Life Magazine By Alisa Bowen Photography by James Neal Villa Azura, Antigua Perched high on Antigua’s dramatic Long Bay peninsula, Villa Azura beckons travelers home. Set in the hypnotic balance between the sea and the heavens above, Villa Azura’s vertiginous cliff top promontory extends eastward, slicing boldly through the lazuline waters, like … Continue reading

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