Hi, I'm Maia.

(Pronounced Maya)

I'm a visually obsessed, native New Yorker, who's always searching for the coolest in design, food & travel. 

Over the last 5 years, I left a well established career in healthcare to pursue my passion for design and writing.  This website is my little piece of inspiration, thoughts & adventures as I seek out the most creative spaces  & experiences around the world.

I hope you find this inspiring & share with me what inspires you as well! I'd love to hear from you. Thank you for visiting!



"Doctors save
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-Mark W. Perrett
The Best Interior Design Shopping in New York City

The Best Interior Design Shopping in New York City

Are you all excited for Fall yet?!

I am so ready for both a wardrobe & home decor update! My boyfriend moved in 2 months ago now and I am currently in nonstop home-shopping mode. We have ONE GOAL, which is getting this apartment together for all the holiday goodness on its way! Personally, I'd like to increase the seating in my living room and display all of the artwork we have collected over the years. We also have a few blank canvases that need painting! Fall really has a way of getting my creative juices flowing, and if you are like me and ready to update your home for the Fall, check out my ABSOLUTE favorite New York City interior design shops for inspiration! 

Which are YOUR favorites? Let me know in the comments!


the apartment by the line

New York City's first shoppable apartment is open Tuesday - Saturday from 12pm-6pm or by appointment. This is a must-see experience in Soho for fashion and interior design lovers alike. 


Chamber offers a curated set of limited edition pieces, displayed museum style in Chelsea's gallery district. Stop by during an afternoon of Chelsea gallery hopping. 

michele varian

My boyfriend introduced me to Michele Varian a few years ago and it quickly became one of my favorite Soho shops for unique gifts and home accessories. Take your time here and enjoy. 

abc carpet & home

This is a absolutely special, multi-level shopping experience. I truly believe you can spend an entire day here, especially if you make a reservation for Jean Georges' in-home restaurant, ABC Kitchen. {If you happen to be in NYC this weekend, the ABC Home Outlet Sale is happening in their Bronx Warehouse!}

moma design store

This the perfect destination for modern design homewares. The MOMA Design Store recently announced their collaboration with Danish design giant, Hay, and opened Hay Mini Market in their Soho location this week! It is EVERYTHING.

john derian

There is always something to look at while visiting John Derian. This shop has a carefully curated collection of unusual and eclectic home wares. You are going to love this shop! 


The staff at Beam is lovely and this shop has quickly become one of my Brooklyn shopping staples. They have a colorful collection of home accessories and cheeky art prints sure to delight all you design lovers out there. 





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Hotel SP34 in Copenhagen

Hotel SP34 in Copenhagen

Brunch at Cafe Colette in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Brunch at Cafe Colette in Williamsburg, Brooklyn