The Goring Hotel in London

Kate Middleton’s base ahead of her fairytale wedding to Prince William. A military command center during World War I. The home of Winston Churchill’s mother. These are only a few historically significant odes to The Goring Hotel, and it’s also…

Fall Picks

A Fall Afternoon in Bruges, Belgium

After a six month break from transatlantic hopping, this trip to Europe is one for the books. With each day here (currently writing from London), I’m more aware of how fortunate I am to call Europe one of the main stages…

Kortney Gruenwald is a writer and lifestyle expert telling the story of American glamour, classic style and everyday romance. She is currently writing her first novel and divides her time between Europe, NYC and Charleston.

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Crunchy Caramel Popcorn Recipe

Fall snacking is an event. Shamelessly vain and equally gluttonous, I drop a few pounds before the fall and holiday seasons hit simply so I can overindulge in everything pumpkin, autumnal, spicy, caramel-coated and autumnal in flavor. Of course, caramel…

A Magical Fall Wedding in Colorado

When it comes to friendships, I find their poetry to be aligned with wine: with age comes dimension, richness and endless robust notes which only richen with time. My heart was superfluous with joy earlier this month as I stood…

A Quick Guide to Grand Lake, Colorado

I’ll admit coming from a long history of alpine escapes in Austria, Germany and Italy, I wasn’t expecting Colorado to leave me particularly beguiled. But as always, the beauty of the United States surprised me. Colorado is Colorado. The Rocky…

Whiskey in a Teacup

I’ve loved Reese Witherspoon since her southern sass in Sweet Home Alabama (my go-to comfort film for every occasion since age 11) and my admiration for her female force has only grown with the launch of her lifestyle company Draper…

Calhoun Mansion Tour

I have a tendency to get absolutely swept away in the windows of historic Charleston mansions  — especially at night. Daniel and I have a new habit of taking long walks along East Bay Street after our nightly ice cream…

Boone Hall Plantation in Charleston

Whenever I ponder the exact moment I fell in love with Charleston, it would be cruising down the cinematically swoon-inducing driveway of Boone Hall Plantation. I’ll never forget the vision of Spanish Moss draping the thick canopy of live oaks,…

Vermont Flannel & My NYC Routine

The key to the daytime wardrobe of every New York or Brooklynite professional is simple: casual and functional. In the land of freelancers and creative business owners, we admittedly schedule our meetings on one or two days of the week…