photo by Robert Clyde Grima

Name: Michelle Lin Greenip
Occupation: Interior designer, world explorer, fashion lover, foodie, tea aficionado, wine enthusiast and now blogger (!)
Hometown: NYC

What’s on your bedside table?
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt which, even at almost 800 pages, I have been purposefully reading slowly because I’m just not ready to be finished of it. A Waterford crystal ring holder to safely hold my jewelry. A D. Porthault printed cocktail napkin to place my water glass, Rodin lip balm, my candle of the moment – Annick Goutal in Eau d’Hadrian – and Deep Sleep Pillow Spray by thisworks to scent our linens.

What is your favorite escape or journey?
Here in the States — Nantucket where I vacationed since I was 13 and also where I learned to drive. Abroad, Paris!

What “wow” moment have you had in fashion or design?
Getting a chance to meet Charlotte Moss whose work inspired me to take my career from the world of corporate marketing to interior design.

What’s your drink?
This summer I’m drinking rosé (of course!), white Burgundy or Blanc de Blancs bubbles. Cocktails-wise anything concocted by star mixologist Leo Robitschek at the new Nomad Bar (new post to go up soon!)

What are your three essentials when packing for a trip?
I can’t seem to go anywhere these days without my new favorite Chloe Carlina sunnies. My black Dior low-cut edged pointed-toe pumps which can take almost any outfit from day to night. And of course, my iPhone which I am lost without and use constantly to take photos everywhere I go.

What inexpensive thing can you do to spruce up a room?
There’s nothing like a good decluttering and tidying up. Bringing in freshly cut flowers and a new scented candle can really freshen up your neatly arranged space.