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 #Vivalacool Moments 6.12.15

5 #Vivalacool Moments 6.12.15


This past Saturday, I had the absolute pleasure of celebrating my birthday at the beautiful Mamo NYC restaurant. This new restaurant debuted as Thrillist's #1 summer hot spot, and its French Riviera meets Italy vibe lives up to the hype! They played a great mix of old-school soul, reggae, and R&B, the service went above and beyond, the food was absolutely delicious, and the decor is to die for!!! I mean, check out that marble bar in the photo above! Insert heart eyes emoji here. 



Brooklyn-based illustrator and sculptor, Rebeca Raney, is hosting a pop-up in Soho, NYC this week! The shop will be open until this Sunday, June 14th, so make sure to stop by and check out her playful prints, wallpaper, tabletop sculptures, and pouches. These pieces are sure to be loved by children and adult alike. 



My level of wanderlust is at an all time high at the moment. I've been looking for awesome local escapes for my friends and I, and am absolutely enchanted by the design of The Surf Lodge in Montauk, Long Island. If you are able to go during a weekday, there may still be availability! 



British textile design brand, Sunny Todd Prints, just debuted a new hand-printed collection of pillows. How fun are these?! 



Antwerp, Belgium is now home to the world's largest pivoting window! Isn't it amazing?! Check out the rest of the home tour here & let me know what you think in the comments! 

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New West Elm Workspace with Inscape

New West Elm Workspace with Inscape

The Chelsea Home of Interior Stylist Carlos Mota

The Chelsea Home of Interior Stylist Carlos Mota