Thursday, April 18, 2013

Meeting Creative Director Jeff Leatham in Paris!

It has always been a dream to meet the Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris' Artistic Director Jeff Leatham. Well, I guess I'll have to dream something bigger because I finally met the genius behind the beautiful floral art at one of the most exclusive properties in the world!

I met Jeff while having lunch in the hotel; we were introduced and there was an immediate connection! He's personable, outgoing, kind and full of energy. I've admired his work for years and now I get to rub elbows with the man who makes flowers come alive! 

Jeff and his team of nine assistants take a reported 12,000 flowers flown in from Amsterdam every week and create magic. They produce at least two dozen major arrangements and installations seen throughout the public areas of the hotel each week. Smaller arrangements are seen in suites and restaurants giving guests an up close and personal experience. There is no other hotel on the planet that spends as much time and money on creating these amazing master pieces than the Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris.

Jeff is an American from Utah, who once worked as a runway model. Although, he's self taught in floral design and art, I'm sure his love of fashion and early career as a runway model has inspired his creativity. He now collaborates with luxury brands all over the world to create crystal vases, candles, and home sprays, He's even produced three books on floral decor.

The next time you're in the city of light, be sure to check into the Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris where you'll be surrounded by floral art and lots of inspiration.

Styling My Closet in Paris and London!

When it comes to haute properties, I love the hotels with fabulous closets. The Four Seasons George V, Paris has some of the most amazing closets that I've ever seen. In fact, the penthouse has a walk-in closet that was inspired by the luxury retailer, Hermes. 

In my beautiful suite, I enjoyed the walk-in closet so much that my friend, Fashion Designer Kate Mack and I decided to unpack my bags and style my closet with all of my clothes and shoes. It was so much fun! It made my suite come alive as soon as you enter the bedroom.

Styling your closet makes it easier to find what you need. It was also easier to pack since I could organize my luggage a lot quicker. Check out my closet below... 

I also brought my fashionable closet styling ideas to London... where I checked into the Four Seasons at Park Lane. Here's a look inside below...

When on vacation or holiday, do you style your closet? If you don't know how... here are my tips for styling a fabulous closet... organize according to what you plan to do for instance, day-time attire, night-time looks and outer wear should be hung in groups. You can also add a touch of class by strategically hanging tops or dresses that glitter with basic colors like solid black dresses or pants! And finally, organize accessories using shelves to locate everything that you need quickly.