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 this week 5.1.2015

5 #VivaLaCool moments this week 5.1.2015



Mary's Fish Camp does a great job of preparing awesome seafood with a true New England vibe, right in the heart of the West Village. The line can get a little cray, so make sure to get there early! 


The Highline Hotel really packs a punch. Gorgeous decor & a prime location super close to all the NYC action. Just saying. 


The new Whitney Museum is officially open! On Saturday, May 2nd the museum is offering free admission to all of their exhibits and to the Whitney Block Party!!! 


Check out the home tour of the very cool model and author, Daisy Lowe, on The Coveteur. They always do a fabulous job of blending fashion and home decor items into one striking photo. 


BKLYN DESIGNS finally arrives next week as the official kickoff for the NYCxDesign initiative featuring furniture, accessories, and art. So excited for this! 

Gardenia opens in the West Village

Gardenia opens in the West Village

Hotel Henriette - Paris

Hotel Henriette - Paris