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Sandra Espinet

Book Report

Book Report: Barefoot Luxury

Barefoot Luxury by Sandra Espinet

Summer’s just around the corner and we’re looking forward to some downtime at the beach with our toes in the sand…  While our trips will be more local in nature, we can’t help but dream of more luxurious places like the ones photographed for Sandra Espinet’s beautiful new coffee table book, Barefoot Luxury: Mexican Resort Living.

Sleek and Modern

Open Floor Living

Travel with Sandra to this Latin American country know for it’s grand resorts perfect for warm-weather relaxation as she delves into the history of how Mexico became the playground for the rich and famous.  Rumor has it, the filming of Tennessee Williams’ The Night of the Iguana and the scandalous Burton/Taylor affair had something to do with it…

Bright and Beautiful

As a designer, Sandra developed a signature style that combines the laid back vibe of a Mexican vacation with the luxurious touches expected from her clients.  From calm and collected in Cabo to a reinvented retreat, her rooms with exotic touches and local vintage finds and will transport you to another world.

Swing Time

Sunset Scene

Filled with anecdotes and design tips, Barefoot Luxury urges the reader to leave the workaday world behind and escape to the warm weather, glorious sunsets, and grandeur of Mexican luxury living.  What’s not to love about that?



Book Report, Giveaway

Giveaway: The Well-Traveled Home

Book Your Trip!

Book Your Trip!

With our childhood spent browsing Belgian brocantes (a.k.a junk stores) and traveling around markets in Asia and Europe, we’ve collected many treasures that are now displayed in our homes.  Each has its own story and together, these collected pieces create a sense of worldliness and adventure that perhaps our daily lives do not necessarily reflect.

Terrace Treasures

Tranquil Terrace

That’s why we couldn’t wait to review Sandra Espinet’s beautiful new book, The Well-Traveled Home.  This California and Mexico based designer has lived the life of a “transcontinental nomad” and the experience has allowed her to capture the “evolving interplay of the domestic and the international”, all the while creating alluring and comfortable spaces for her clients.

Bedroom Blues

Bedroom Blues

Leafing through the pages of Sandra’s book was like taking a mini-vacation – we were transported into the luxurious homes of those who live the well-traveled life where a French rococo mirror reflects a bed made with colorful Fortuny fabrics and where a Guatemalan cabinet is accessorized with Coptic crosses and Moroccan urns.  Best of all, Sandra tells the stories behind her best finds and shares some of her favorite shopping haunts and design tips with her readers.

Polished Placesetting

Polished Placesetting

We’re so excited to be able to share Sandra’s book with you and she’s generously offered to send a signed copy to one of our readers (for you to keep or to give at the holidays!)  All you need to do is leave a comment below or email us at with “The Well-Traveled Home” in the subject line.  You’ll have until 11:59 pm on Sunday, November 17, 2013 to enter and we’ll announce the winner on Monday.

Worldly Living

Worldly Living

And for more of Sandra’s sensational settings, please visit her website and blog!

Sophisticated Sink

Sophisticated Sink

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