As a budding Event Planner, I had been following Makini Regal Designs on Instagram for a while because her floral design and interior design work is so impressive to me. During one of my normal scrolling moments, I came across one of Makini’s glamorous apartment spaces that she transformed from “glam getaway” to “holiday glam” in time for the holidays. I kept thinking this apartment is so cute! I would love to design my first apartment just like it. Little did I know, this space was available to me on AirBnb. So of course I contacted her and immediately booked two nights to celebrate my birthday and two-year anniversary.
I’ve been thinking heavily about moving to Brooklyn because to be honest, I’ve outgrown and overdone Queens. So this would be my version of a getaway and also a trial to see if Brooklyn is where I really want to be. Let’s just say that I am completely convinced. My first glam getaway in Brooklyn was perfect! The apartment is as beautifully designed, cozy and clean as in the pictures. I was first blown away with the living room. It’s intricate detail including flowers, inspirational books, gold and silver accents and pillow throws made me feel like I was looking at a Pinterest account for interior design.
When I entered the bedroom, I felt the same type of experience. What I loved in this room was the gold accents, the inspirational books and the chandelier. It was Pinterest perfect yet again! Lastly, there is a small table in the kitchen perfect for an intimate dinner of two. Using a plate set by Design Imports from Nordstrom Rack, I sprinkled a little bit of me on our AirBnb experience.
If you’re visiting New York or you’re like me want a short home away from home experience, then move temporarily to Brooklyn. The location is a short distance from the train. It’s located in Bedford Stuyvesant so there are restaurants and things to do close by. Makini is extremely prompt and helpful during the duration of your stay. Everything in the apartment is open to your enjoyment. I do suggest that if you plan to cook, bring seasonings and all condiments. If this is you’ve never used Airbnb, visit airbnb.com and learn more about it. Use my code: PAMELAG118 for $20 off your first booking. Other than that, enjoy your experience because I know I absolutely did!