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
lives by
a healthy life.
Designers save
lives by
a life worth living." 
-Mark W. Perrett
5 Fave #vivalacool Things This Week

5 Fave #vivalacool Things This Week

Cafe Gitane. 

This quintessential Soho restaurant gave me life after a long week, with their perfectly prepared Moroccan couscous.


Kehinde Wiley. 

A New Republic by Kehinde Wiley at the Brooklyn Museum was one of the most thought provoking and inspiring exhibits I have been to in a long time. I left feeling completely inspired & uplifted. Please go if you are in NYC!


Chiara Ferragni.

 i have been obsessed with the neon lights & colorful chairs in Chiara Ferragni’s Home Tour on Domaine Home. After a long winter in NYC this is just what I needed.



estilo is headed to Austin for #SXSW! Follow us on Instagram & Twitter for live updates on all the cool spots, fun people, and new music!



 We discovered this coolness, Supper, while doing a little research on whats going down in Austin later this week. Mixing cool local food spots with curated playlists…this app is pretty dope.

easy, breezy flower styling at home

easy, breezy flower styling at home