Etta Meyer has been the Photo Editor and Director for DuJour magazine since its launch in 2012. She joined the magazine from the photography industry, where she worked in various capacities at Steven Klein Studio, Art + Commerce and CXA. She graduated from Barnard College with a degree in American Studies. While Manhattan is now home, Big Sky country is where she was born and where her heart will always remain.
Blondie’s Debbie Harry lived in Room 501
There is still something a little rock & roll about the Gramercy Park Hotel. It has a history of hosting entertainers and A-listers, it houses one of NYC’s hottest nightlife venues, and it embraces its grand scale with a Renaissance-revival décor. The hotel was re-designed in 2006 ... More
A striking black Calder mobile graces the lobby of this hip NYC hotel
“When the professionals from the Calder Foundation came to install the Calder art piece in the lobby, their jaws dropped as it was the first time they saw the black mobile installed against an all-white background,” recalls 11 Howard’s General Manager Anis Khoury. Our jaws dropped too, upon entering the ... More
Take note, Fyre Festival
There is a lot to re-think about the hotel industry these days with the disruption of AirBNB and VRBO, as well as a new emphasis on creating special experiences—the kind of sparkly sunset photo ops millennials like to share on social media. One new player has responded by taking an ... More
All the sights to see in India's "Pink City"
Before traveling to India for my first time, I solicited the help of two young entrepreneurs named Hopie and Lily. The sisters are also the founders of Block Shop, a textile company with operations in Jaipur and Los Angeles, and based on their colorful, design-heavy Instagram ... More
This hotel in Jaipur, India was literally built for royalty
The first thing to understand about the SUJÁN Rajmahal Palace is that the name “palace” is not hyperbole. It is literally a palace owned by the royal family of Jaipur, containing within its walls their glamorous history, art and many of their furnishings. The second thing to understand is that ... More
Inside a suite The Fat Jewish once called home
The Dream Midtown brings a decidedly downtown vibe to Manhattan’s “Gold Coast” on the corner of W 55th Street and Broadway. Situated in an 1895 Beaux-Arts flatiron building, the hotel’s multiple dining and event spaces radiate with the kind of energy that can only be found in the city that ... More
Art Deco glamour in the heart of the Holy City
In a city ruled by history both figuratively and literally in the form of strict historic preservation laws, wandering around downtown Charleston feels like strolling through a living museum. The stone, brick and wood facades of homes painted in various pastel hues, covered with ivy and framed by palm trees, ... More
A holistic sanctuary found in one of the least likely places
The view from a luxury suite on the 17th floor of Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa, encompasses a vast suburban scene framed by jagged mountains. Looking down there is the white roof of a shopping mall, an orderly parking garage, a spiraling freeway system. Beyond the highways are neat ... More
What happens when an American designer turns his eye to a boutique property in the Colorado wilderness?
Marley Hodgson drives a 1962 Land Rover with custom leather seats, which—of course the founder of heritage leather brand Ghurka drives a car with custom leather seats. “When we bought ‘Rover’ in the 1970s, we replaced the vinyl seats with our own leather,” Hodgson explains. Summers in Martha’s Vineyard—and kid ... More
Colorado’s Gateway Canyons Resort truly has it all
There are destinations in America that have been constructed specifically to cater to our notion of “the bucket list.” Visiting these places are rites of passage, adventures that must be experienced first-hand, checked off the list (and Instagrammed). For children, it may be Disney World. For bachelors, it’s Las Vegas. ... More