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APRIL IN PALM SPRINGS

Art & Music in the Coachella Valley

Every April, Palm Springs hosts 750,000 music fans for three weeks of cultural experiences. This year, Life House offers exclusive events away from festival crowds, featuring top artists and serene retreats.

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Seasons of Flavor: Chef Aiden Tibbetts' Culinary Journey Through Denver's Highlands at Wildflower

Chef Aiden Tibbetts discusses his seasonal, locally inspired dishes at Denver's Wildflower, blending global techniques with local bounty.

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The Itinerary: A Winter's Respite in Lenox

A Guide to the Berkshires in the Snowfall from Yara Akkari of Open Spaces Magazine, at the Intersection of Art, Travel, and the Outdoors.

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Local Guide

Locally Rooted: AmiGo's Guide to Palm Springs

A curated journey through Palm Springs by our friends at AmiGo.

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Century House in Nantucket: A Private Residence by Life House

A newly renovated three-bedroom house is filled with vintage pieces and coastal details across three floors. It is complete with a light-filled kitchen, two living rooms, and an outdoor seating area.

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Nantucket's Gems: Curated Excursions by Blue Iris

Blue Iris's curated guide unveils the very essence of Nantucket, connecting guests with the island's premier land and sea experiences.

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THE INTERVIEW: Mīnerva's

Mīnerva’s: A Day-to-Night California Pool House

A Plant-Forward Bar & Restaurant Paying Homage to the Activist Who Safeguarded the Beauty of the Nearby Desert Terrain.

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THE INTERVIEW: PALM SPRINGS

“It was important to blend in with the scenery of the desert.”

Our VP of Design, Henriette Kockum, delves into the inspiration behind our Life House in Palm Springs - a unique fusion of Japanese influence and the charm of old Hollywood in the heart of the Coachella Valley.

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LIFE HOUSE PALM SPRINGS

A HOLLYWOOD STAR'S MID-CENTURY HIDEAWAY

As part of the great migration to Palm Springs, an erstwhile film star fled the conventions of stardom to create a modernist hotel that blends the enigmatic beauty of the Coachella Valley with Old Hollywood glamour.

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The Experience

Local Experiences: Our Favorite Nantucket Pastimes

Local experiences rooted in Nantucket's nautical lifestyle. Spend your time on the island biking passed Greek Revival homes, learning to shuck fresh oysters, or hand-crafting your own bouquet of the island' local flora. All of our favorite pastimes, curated in one place.

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The House

Blue Iris: A Greek Revival Estate Inspired by Nantucket’s History

Designed as a tribute to Greek Revival architecture and The Nantucket Art Colony, Blue Iris offers a nostalgic retreat where classical elegance and contemporary creativity converge.

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The Itinerary

A Summer Weekend in the Berkshires

Yara Akkari's itinerary for a weekend well spent in the Berkshires. Yara is the Founder of Open Spaces Magazine, a publication focused on the intersection of art, travel, and the outdoors. While staying at Life House Berkshires, she curated a guide highlighting local places with the idea in mind that travel– wandering, way finding, discovering–can become something like an art form.

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THE INTERVIEW: Tonya Papanikolov

“My life’s work is to help people through fungi, food, & lifestyle.”

Rainbo is a functional mushroom brand creating tinctures & supplements to support wellbeing. As a Life House partner, guests at our Berkshires location are greeted with The Travel Kit – on the go bottles of Chaga, Reishi, Cordyceps, and Lion's Mane. We caught up with Rainbo’s Founder & CEO, Tonya Papanikolov, about her inspiration, the benefits of fungi, and sustainability.

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The Experience

Life House Berkshires, Through My Eyes: Alice Yamagishi

A visual diary of a stay at Life House Berkshires, from the point of view of a New York City based writer and model.

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THE INTERVIEW: Annie Lynch

“I want those interacting with my art to feel something."

Life House Berkshires features work by mixed media artist, Annie Lynch, whose art pulls materials from the 1970s or earlier and expresses a distinct admiration for the feminine. Here, Annie tells us about her inspiration & process, and what she aims to reflect through collage.

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The Neighborhood

A Local’s Guide to Lenox, MA

Jonathan Prince and Stephanie Manasseh are Co-Founders of Berkshire House, an artist hub bringing creative collaborations in art, design, & gastronomy to the Berkshires. Jonathan is a sculptor from NYC who has lived in the Berkshires for almost 20 years, and Stephanie is an art curator that splits her time between Brussels and the Berkshires. They take us on a journey through their go-to places in and around Lenox, the area of our newest hotel.

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The Experience

Life House South of Fifth, Through My Eyes: Carla Lores

A visual diary of a stay at Life House South of Fifth, from the point of view of an interior designer and South Beach local.

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The House

Discover the House Inspired by Miami's Artists' Colony

In the 1920s, creative types seeking life by the sea came to Miami in droves, creating an artists’ colony on Miami Beach's first commercial strip, Española Way—the location of our newest House.

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The Neighborhood

A Local’s Guide to South of Fifth: Sarah Akiba

Sarah Akiba is a celebrity stylist, designer, and founder of AWOM, a lifestyle brand and organization creating a support system for the Miami community. She also started AWOM Lab, a female-forward co-working space and production studio. Here, Sarah shares some go-to spots in her local South of Fifth, Miami Beach neighborhood.

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THE INTERVIEW: Chié Dambara

"Matcha is the king of superfoods."

Life House features Yōko Matcha on our menus for its holistic health benefits, energizing qualities, and smooth flavor. We spoke with the tea brand’s founder, Chié Dambara, about the superfood, culture, and maintaining a grounded and balanced life.

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THE INTERVIEW: James Jackman

“Beauty arises from our synergy with the environment.”

Miami-based photographer, James Jackman, specializes in documenting stories that highlight the beauty of working with nature. After capturing the space and menu at our tropically overgrown rooftop restaurant, Terras, we caught up with James about what inspires his art – including self-created paradises and dedication.

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The Neighborhood

Winter on Nantucket: A Local’s Guide

Snow-dusted Nantucket may have a slower pace, but there’s still a lot to do and discover during the off season. Here’s a tried and true guide by Annabelle Giletti, Press Director for entertainment marketing agency Walker Drawas. She splits her time between Brooklyn and Nantucket, where her family has lived for 25 years.

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The Experience

Life House Little Havana, Through My Eyes: Mikayla Kim

A visual diary of a stay at Life House, Little Havana, from the point of view of a sustainable stylist and content creator.

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THE INTERVIEW: Christina Marie Arza

"Little Havana is special to me for so many reasons."

Cuban-American photographer, Christina Marie Arza, curated a selection of her spirited works from the series "To Solitude" in the Living Room space at Life House, Little Havana. To ring in Miami’s Art Basel 2021, we talked with the local artist about her work that reflects the mindset of nostalgia, while celebrating her cultural roots and exploring her identity as a woman.

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THE INTERVIEW: Mélanie Masarin

GHIA X LIFE HOUSE GUAVA SPRITZ: INSPIRED BY THE CUBAN LOCALE

Ghia is a nonalcoholic aperitif made with botanical extracts, and has been a staple on all our House cocktail menus since 2020. We spoke to Ghia's founder about the roots of the mood-improving spirit, her devotion to sustainability, and the inspiration for the Ghia x Life House Guava Spritz recipe at our Little Havana House.

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The Experience

Life House Nantucket, Through My Eyes: Meiwen See

A visual diary of a stay at Life House, Nantucket, from a photographer and designer's point of view.

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The Neighborhood

A Local's Guide to Little Havana: Alex Klumpp

Alex Klumpp is the Co-Founder of Beyond South Beach, a lifestyle culinary blog she runs with her brother Philipp. The sibling duo was born and raised in Miami, and focuses on highlighting the culinary and cultural scenes in untapped neighborhoods beyond the tourist traps of South Beach. Alex dishes on her favorite spots in her own neighborhood, Little Havana.

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The Special Ingredient

The Most Italian Burrata in Denver

Most of the produce served at Wildflower comes from local Colorado farmers. But the new LoHi restaurant goes further to source a few of its specialty menu items.

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The House

Discover the House Inspired by Victorian Industrialists

In 1860, Denver was little more than a campsite on the latest edge of the Western frontier. Then Victorian industrialists transformed the mining outpost into a modern metropolis.

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The Muse

The Many Uses of Nantucket's Flora

There's more to Nantucket’s flora than meets the eye. While each plant is pleasing to look at, they all have an interesting story worth telling, too. These are just a few vibrant species that will color your trip.

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The Neighborhood

A Travel Editor’s Guide to Nantucket

To truly explore Nantucket, venture beyond its pristine beaches and admire its sumptuous hydrangeas and overgrown rose gardens. Former Food & Wine travel editor Gina Hamadey shares her favorite spots.

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The Neighborhood

A Coffee Roaster’s Guide to Denver’s Lower Highlands

The Lower Highlands is home to some of the best food and drink in Denver. LoHi local and Method Coffee Roasters co-founder Alex Rawal shares his favorite neighborhood spots.

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The Special Ingredient

Chef Will Harris Dishes on Mushrooms

When it comes to mushrooms, people either love them or fear them. Chef Will Harris, who helms the kitchen at Wildflower in Denver, says there's a mushroom dish for everyone.

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THE INTERVIEW: Jenny Bukovec

“When you keep it real, you attract authentic people.”

A childhood stint in Tokyo, mushroom prints, and French rap. Life House’s head of design reveals her varied and eclectic sources of inspiration.

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THE INTERVIEW: Mia Moretti

“I like seeing how far I can push a crowd.”

She wants people to dance non-stop, but Mia Moretti isn’t afraid to take a chance by crossing decades and genres to tell interesting stories. The DJ talks to Life House about music, travel, and living in the moment.

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The Itinerary

What to Do With 48 Hours in Nantucket

Break out the Breton stripes and break in your topsiders. It doesn’t get more nautical than spending a few days in Nantucket.

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The House

Discover the House Built by a 19th-Century Sea Captain

Two centuries after Captain Robert Calder built his coastal retreat at 10 Cliff Road, Life House Nantucket is still a celebration of the far-flung destinations he visited and the wild island landscape he loved.

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THE INTERVIEW: Robert Whitman

“I’m old-school.”

He’s shot ad campaigns and celebrities, but Robert Whitman prefers keeping it real. The photographer talks to Life House about authenticity, travel, and losing a lover to Mickey Rourke.

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THE INTERVIEW: Laura Arana Castillo

“Being by the water is essential.”

She’s modeled the world over, but Laura Arana Castillo is an artist at heart. She talks to Life House about her sources of inspiration, from the Mediterranean Sea to Miami’s architectural gems.

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