We Ship Worldwide Call 203.293.6148
Omero

Summertime and vacations ~ Here we have 12 exciting spots we think are worthy to visit.  Where will you be headed this Summer? 

Europe
Stay just about anywhere in Europe, where the euro is down 18 percent against the dollar since 2014. A €500 room used to work out to $690. Now it’s yours for $560.

Croatia's Brač Island

Renew at Yoga for Bad People’s retreat (Aug. 20–27) on Brač, an island that noses into the Adriatic Sea and blends mindfulness with beaching on Golden Cape.

Istanbul

The Jameel Prize is one of the world’s most prestigious awards in Islamic art and design, and this year’s selection, on view at Istanbul’s Pera Museum, is the last picked under Zaha Hadid, the prize’s late patron. It’s also the first time the exhibition will be shown outside London’s Victoria and Albert Museum.

Old West, USA

Road trip the Old West—and its new places to stay—with the whole family this summer. We love Dunton Hot Springs resort in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains, which is why we’re expecting big things from its new Telluride spin-off, Dunton Town House. (And everyone knows ski towns are at their best in the summer.) The newly opened Smith Fork Ranch, from the creative team behind leather goods brand Ghurka, is 90 minutes by car from Grand Junction but feels more remote—and only takes 28 guests a week. Grand Canyon Under Canvas brings safari-style tents to the hotel-starved high desert about an hour from the South Rim. Or stay mobile and book a week with Airstream 2 Go, which rents 23- and 28-foot chrome trailers (and the SUVs to tow them) out of Las Vegas.

Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way

Tour Ireland on a winding, sometimes white-knuckle 1,550-mile road trip. The west coast’s Wild Atlantic Way is the world’s longest coastal drive, rolling past surf breaks, timeless pubs, and seafood stands serving caught-that-hour fish.

Folegandros, Greece

Live your Greek fantasy without the crowds. Folegandros has all the great beaches, the simple but delicious taverna food, and the epic sunsets over the sea that you expect from a Greek isle—without the disco vibe and mega-yachts. Even better, high-speed ferries from Piraeus now get you there in three hours instead of the 11 it used to take.

Lake Iseo, Italy

For just three weeks starting on June 18, the quixotic environmental artist Christo will weave 753,500 square feet of yellow fabric across pine-shrouded Lake Iseo in Northern Italy to create The Floating Piers, which visitors can literally walk across. Shake off the crowds by booking L’Albereta, a Relais & Châteaux hotel set amid the region’s vineyards, where you’ll be less than 45 minutes by car from the lake.

Oman

Discover the antidote to Abu Dhabi’s skyscrapers or Dubai’s excess: Oman. The tranquil Arabian Peninsula country will see two new Anantara hotels open this summer: Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort near Grand Canyon–esque Jebel Shams and Al Baleed Resort Salalah on the Arabian Sea.

Havana

So you’ve decided to go to Cuba—but you’re intimidated by everything planning your own trip will require: trolling Airbnb, refreshing airline websites, e-mailing transportation companies in Havana, and dialing on-the-ground cultural institutions and dance troupes to make sure your itinerary is legit. Skip the hassle and simply call an expert, like Tom Popper at InsightCuba or Adam Vaught at Zicasso, who can handle all the details—’cause that’s what they do.

Camden, Maine

Four words: lobster rolls and windjammers.

Victoria, British Columbia

For a postcard-perfect international escape just three hours from Seattle.

 

Twitter icon
Facebook icon
Google icon
LinkedIn icon
Omero

Years ago, amphora shaped terracotta jars like this were used for wine, vinegar or water. 
Today, these antique jars from Puglia, Italy make a unique decorative statement.

To Purchase this Amphora Jar follow this link - https://www.omerohome.com/product/puglia-amphora-terracotta-jar

Twitter icon
Facebook icon
Google icon
LinkedIn icon
Omero

19th Century Antique Tuscan Terracotta Pot
This Tuscan (Siena)  antique terra cotta jar was made in Italy in the 19th century for food storage.
The glaze is a beautiful deep green color which is typical of this area. The chipping and other
imperfections are the qualities that make antique pottery unique, rustic and desirable.

Purchase this Pot follow this link - https://www.omerohome.com/product/antique-tuscan-terracotta-pot

Twitter icon
Facebook icon
Google icon
LinkedIn icon
Omero

A small antique bowl from the region of Puglia, Italy.  Simple floral design with a simple green border. 
Very charming and rustic.

Purchase this Bowl by following this link
https://www.omerohome.com/product/small-antique-rustic-floral-bowl

Twitter icon
Facebook icon
Google icon
LinkedIn icon
Omero

Newly renovated all-American waterfront resort in Sag Harbor is a delight. We absolutely love Barons Cove.

Refreshed. Renewed. Reopened.  After an extensive, two year renovation, Baron’s Cove is reopened with an infusion of comfort and sophistication.

THE HOTEL

The Hotel features sixty-seven charming village & harbor facing rooms and suites with plush bedding. We even have dog-friendly rooms for guests who travel with their pets. Our family friendly amenities include the harbor side heated saltwater pool, tennis court, fitness studio, spa services, complimentary beach service with transportation. And be sure to speak to our onsite concierge who can help you take full advantage of the hotel and all there is to do in the Sag Harbor area.


 

Book now at Baron's Cove

 

Twitter icon
Facebook icon
Google icon
LinkedIn icon
Omero

For 20 years, New York–based floral designer Ariella Chezar has crafted remarkable flower arrangements for the White House, the pages of shelter magazines, countless parties, and the popular Flower School New York. Now, she’s sharing her secrets in the new book The Flower Workshop (Ten Speed Press, $25). “I want people to come away with a solid understanding of my approach to combining colors,” says Chezar. “Building on tones is a very practical and, dare I say, easy way to ensure that the flowers you choose will work together.” Growing up in the country gave Chezar a deep appreciation for nature, and she lets her creations of flowers, branches, and fruits go just a little bit wild as a result. The book offers step-by-step guides to more than 45 seasonal displays, from simple single-flower bouquets to a curtain of vividly orange marigolds. “The process of making a flower arrangement involves many of the same principles that go into making fine art,” writes Chezar. She takes on the roles of both painter and florist, keeping color, texture, focal points, and the flower varieties themselves in mind as she builds her enviable arrangements. With the help of Chezar’s lessons, you can make them too, whether you need a Monday pick-me-up or a centerpiece for your next party.

Here, stems of vibrant blue delphiniums fade from deep cobalt to pale robin’s egg.

A mix of dramatic parrot tulips and the larger French variety in peaches, yellows, and corals will always be a crowd-pleaser.

Autumnal euonymus branches, with leaves tinged red and orange, are complemented by dahlias in shades of pink. “The beauty of a branch lies in its architecture,” writes Chezar.

When a special occasion calls for a more elaborate display, Chezar’s arrangement inspired by Dutch paintings fits the bill. It features a plethora of spring flowers, including tulips, ranunculus, and chrysanthemums.

 

Credit to AD

Twitter icon
Facebook icon
Google icon
LinkedIn icon
Omero

I mean, look at this place: It's a Newport mansion on a National Recreation Trail and just a three-minute walk from the beach. Inside, the 1873 congressman's residence mixes Gothic, Renaissance, and English Tudor interiors—nothing says "romance, romance, romance" like the Old World, right? Readers agree: "Amazing setting, service, and style."

Courtesy The Chanler at Cliff Walk

Each of the 20 rooms come "made for romance," quote another reader. Custom linens line antique furnishings, while fireplaces and stone bathrooms with heated floors keep things cozy. Spring for a villa, and you'll even have your own outdoor hot tub.

Prefer an indoor soak? Look no further than the marble bath with a walk-in shower and separate double Jacuzzi tub. Every detail was "examined and refined," said one reader.

Courtesy The Chanler at Cliff Walk

Rooms are decorated according to theme, with period pieces and ensembles ranging from French Provincial to Greek Revival. The whole vibe is downy and plush—the kind of room that you might not want to leave.

Courtesy The Chanler at Cliff Walk

Unless, of course, you're taking an extended break for a six- or nine-course tasting menu at the hotel's "exceptional" fine-dining restaurant, The Spiced Pear. With just a few seatings, you're encouraged to linger and drink up both handcrafted cocktails—and the views of the Atlantic Ocean.

Courtesy The Chanler at Cliff Walk

Even the entrées are seductive: Go à la carte with Nova Scotia halibut, five-spiced Muscovy duck breast, or Berkshire pork chops. Whatever you choose, "you won't be disappointed," said one reader.

Courtesy The Chanler at Cliff Walk

At dusk, take some wine outside and sit around a stone fireplace to catch the sunset—and later, a sky full of stars. "Beautiful" only begins to describe it.

Courtesy The Chanler at Cliff Walk

Happy Valentine's Day 2016

Twitter icon
Facebook icon
Google icon
LinkedIn icon
Omero

The island of San Giorgio Maggiore at 2 a.m.

Working largely at night, roaming near-empty streets until 4 or 5 a.m., he hit upon a seldom seen side of an overexposed cityscape. In odd corners and offhand moments, Venice sang a quieter tune after midnight—a dreamy, hypnotic counterpoint to the daytime crowds and clamor.

Just before midnight, a gondolier takes a break by the Rialto Bridge

“I love how night transforms this city,” says the Istanbul-born photographer, who shoots with film, using only ambient light. “I kept thinking back to Van Gogh’s Café Terrace at Night, how light and color completely change the environment.”

“A flash,” he says, “would take away the romance of how people behave in that space”—and make private moments, like the gondolier savoring an unguarded interlude of calm, impossible to capture. We are all, Dukovic notes, different people in the dark.

A boy runs barefoot across the Piazza San Marco as rain and seawater flood the square

He found novel angles in daylight, too. When a rainstorm enveloped the city one afternoon, Dukovic hit the streets, pants rolled up and cameras in hand. (He favors “smaller, low-profile” models—a Nikon F100 and a Yashica T4 point-and-shoot—“so I can stay incognito.”)

A view across the Grand Canal to Punta della Dogana, through the rain-blurred window of a water taxi

Crossing the Grand Canal by water taxi, he caught this image through the boat’s rain-lashed window—a tableau that evokes not the sun-pierced clouds of the Rococo but the misty atmospherics of the Romantics—more Turner than Tiepolo. “What I love about Venice is how your eye level is so close to sea level, so you’re always looking upward, through the buildings to the sky,” Dukovic says. (That’s in contrast to Istanbul, he adds, where one generally looks down on the Bosphorus from above.)

Pigeons in the Piazza San Marco on one of Dukovic’s rare sunny days in Venice

Dukovic’s painterly style preserves the rich, moody chiaroscuro of those scenes.

Credit to: AD

Twitter icon
Facebook icon
Google icon
LinkedIn icon
Omero

Since Valentine's Day is approaching we found a sweet gift all wrapped up and ready to ship - An ivory rose that will last forever. Show your sweetness to someone you love.

Shop

 

Twitter icon
Facebook icon
Google icon
LinkedIn icon
Omero

AIR DRIED BOTANICALS
Beautiful and calming color that would compliment a myriad of rooms, decorating styles and containers.

Shop


Shop Simple & Classic Floral Buckets

Shop Botanicals

Twitter icon
Facebook icon
Google icon
LinkedIn icon

Pages

Back to Top