Papi steak opens in Miami! We did a bespoke piece for the main dining, faux marble finish on the ceiling in the bar area, and a second design in the private dining space. Love this project! We have much more coming soon to Miami! Stay tuned!



I felllllll innnn loveeeeee with Nice. The Mediterranean Paris. Whenever I travel I like to do what the locals do. Local markets, hidden restaurants, boutiques that are hard to find. We ate at Comptour du Marche in Vieux Nice. It was the last night of the most beautiful holiday. We were seated outside, there were locals everywhere laughing and speaking their beautiful fluent Parisian french. The image above is me waiting for our table drinking the most delicious white wine. Take me back.



I had no idea what to expect driving from Aix-en-Provence. I knew there would be water and larger than life yachts. I had an idea of the style. I pictured glam but done the way the French do things best - effortless. When we pulled up to our hotel my mouth dropped. The class and attention to detail Saint-Tropez has! What a beautiful place. Saint-Tropez has this this low-key swagger to it that floats through the air. I’ve fallen more in love with Orchids and will be adding seashells, fish and clamps inspired by Club 55’s plates in the new collection. We ate on the beach and drank more wine that came from the wineries we would spot in our Uber. k that’s all. More tomorrow! xxx


// Chateau de Fonscolombe

Only in my dreams did a place like this exist. In the middle of nowhere in Aix-en-Provence drinking wine from the Chateau’s winery. Perfect temperature every time. It was so quiet. I am a country girl at heart. I loved everything about this experience. The textile on the walls and in the rooms blew me away. The French like to layer their prints with texture and put fabric on the walls instead of paper!! I wish I had more photos from these three days but I was trying my hardest to turn off as much as I could and relax.

I am back in the studio all day today catching up on emails, sending in new artwork to be printed and starting the new collection inspired by this trip to France. Saint-Tropez was our next stop. More tomorrow! Happy September. x C



I started reading a book by Ryan Holiday called The Obstacle Is The Way. I am only a couple pages deep, but the book couldn’t have come at a better time. The obstacle is the path is what Ryan Holiday speaks about. When I took this photo I was about to throw in the towel and call it quits. “The obstacle in the path becomes the path. Never forget, within every obstacle is an opportunity to improve our condition.” I’m not sure why it took me until now to figure out that the obstacles in the way are part of the path. They are our opportunities for growth. A simple change in perspective. That was all it took for me to finish this job, and to be honest create something that I didn’t know I could do.



Our Tashi and Chris got married! Chris has been in the family for almost 10 years. We could not be happier for the two of them! The rest of my days have been spent painting onsite. It’s coming along! I was asked to do a hand painted painterly mural. Very different than anything I have done before. Sweat and a few tears have gone into this project so far. I’ve stepped way outside my comfort zone. We are also doing wallpaper in the front entrance. Think Rustic hotel on a tropical island. This is going to be a very interesting project!

I am off to France next week! CKD is in need of a recharge and a change of scenery. It’s been non-stop work mode. The last time I was in Paris was 2016. A full month of August spent away in Europe. I am really looking forward to getting on the other side of the pond.


// Toronto, Ontario

When I finished Sel Rrose Montauk I told myself I would never live paint a wall again. Just one month later, here I am. Never say never. I’ll be onsite all week. We are doing a really cool rustic treatment to these walls which I’m super excited to dive into. Think old boutique hotel in Tulum.