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
The Best Coffee Table Books to Gift this Holiday Season

The Best Coffee Table Books to Gift this Holiday Season

Here are a few coffee table books at the top of my list for the 2016 holiday season. I find books to be thoughtful & chic gifts, especially for your design-loving, coffee table-styling best friend.

Cheers to making your giftee very, very happy! 



Chic Stays: Conde Nast Traveller's Favorite People on Their Favorite Places

There's nothing like a personal recommendation on where to stay while traveling. This book comes filled with stories from Sri Lanka to Lisbon to the Maldives, perfectly curated for your favorite travel partner. 

The Design Hotels Book: Edition 2016

This edition showcases the brand's gorgeous hotels from around the world. The ultimate influence for weekend wanderlust. 

Grace: The American Vogue Years

This book chronicles the amazing work of one of the best art directors of our time, Grace Coddington, over the last 15 years.  

Kinfolk Home: Interiors for Slow Living

One of my favorite books for inspiration on clean and minimal interior design. 

Oscar de la Renta: The Style, Inspiration and Life of Oscar de la Renta

A gorgeous book paying homage to the late Oscar de la Renta with personal photos and fashion photography.  

The Coveteur: Private Spaces, Personal Style

A sneak peek inside the homes and closets of fashion's elite, from one of my favorite blogs. 

Cover image via Inspired by This

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LRNCE: Belgian Inspired Modern Textiles & Accessories Out of Marrakesh

LRNCE: Belgian Inspired Modern Textiles & Accessories Out of Marrakesh

Grand Hotel Central Barcelona

Grand Hotel Central Barcelona