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 Last Minute Gifts for 2016!

The Best Last Minute Gifts for 2016!

Hello Friends,

Cheers to thoughtful gift giving, quality time with friends & family, holiday parties, and champagne! Here's the estilo Holiday Gift Guide for all the best last minute goodies.

For the Homebody

A luxe giftbox by Simone LeBlanc 

This beautifully curated gift box is the perfect gift for that special person who deserves a little more indulgence. 

For the Wine Lover

Tom Dixon's Tank Decanter

For your chicest friend, who also loves to show off. 

For the Chef

Phaidon's International Cookbooks Gift Set

Phaidon sold me on the book covers alone, but lucky for us, this set also comes with at least a year's worth of new recipes to try. #EPICshelfie

For the Traveler

The Away Carry-On

Trust me - you will score major points for gifting this super chic, scratch-resistant suitcase. Not only does it come prepped with USB charging abilities, the Away carry-on will save its owner lots of airport headaches with its lightweight, easy to maneuver case. While you're at it, you should probably buy 2 and keep one for yourself!

A Little Extra

Fill this suitcase with cool travel journals & a few Wallpaper Magazine travel books as an extra surprise! 

For the Couple

A Gift Certificate to Aire Ancient Baths

At the suggestion of a friend, I visited the Aire Ancient Baths in New York the day before my wedding, and then took my husband as a surprise during our honeymoon in Barcelona! It’s the best inner city escape, and with new locations opening in Chicago and Paris in 2017, this experience makes a great gift for the new year.

What's on your holiday list this year?

Follow #estiloholiday for more holiday goodness!

Grand Hotel Central Barcelona

Grand Hotel Central Barcelona

Inspiration from a Finnish Textile Designer

Inspiration from a Finnish Textile Designer