If your New Year’s resolution for 2023 is to be less than envious (at least when it comes to tailoring), you might want to look away now. might have been Courtney Davis’ coveted closet, but you can rest assured that this mom-of-two has a lot more in the sleeve of her treasured YSL blazer. , the Connecticut-based comedian further demonstrates his creative powers as the creative director of Palm Beach staple Brazilian Court. High on her agenda is the hallowed boutique hotel of the 1920s with even more glamorous and tasteful additions and meaningful partnerships to accommodate her increasingly international PB scene. It’s about blowing. We called her to get the scoop on her upcoming!
What are the highlights of the Brazilian Court Hotel this season?
There’s no better place than Palm Beach in the winter. Brazilian Court has always had a real ‘vacation’ feel. This season we are hosting a Friday night sunset yoga class with a live DJ in the north courtyard. We partner with my favorite yoga instructor, Holly Miller of The Yoga Society. I wanted my guests to arrive for the weekend, lounge under the palm trees with some yoga, and then immediately sip my signature wellness cocktail, Namastebazd (drinking has always been a huge workout motivation for me). We are also very proud to be celebrating our 20th anniversary with Chef Daniel Boulud and will be hosting a big event in January to honor all that we have accomplished together. We have now completed the redesign of all guest suites on the premises (check Instagram for this month’s announcements) and, of course, fashion and fashion lovers who love to curate their boutique Casa by Brazilian Court. We continue to partner with wellness brands. .
What are your recent personal highlights?
In 2022, I managed to survive with a 3-Year-old and 1-Year-old child. Congrats to everyone who managed the same! Also, I think I’m still married, so that’s a success!I’ve mostly enjoyed exploring comedy as a mother living in the suburbs and really getting to know mySelf (as my therapist says in, it’s “uppercase her S”). When I left New York, I always thought I might quit stand-up, but since moving to Westport, I’ve been doing comedy all over Connecticut and coming back to the city. I do morning radio on Star 99.9 and give unsolicited dating advice. My favorite kind, of course. Held her first live auction to raise more than $1 million for her breast cancer patients. I felt that this was a big mission for me. And last summer I started hosting secret comedy shows in my backyard. and put on a show that Suburbs would actually be proud of. I really feel like they created an underground comedy club there, so I’ll definitely continue when it gets warmer. The only problem was my nanny finally heard all the jokes about her….
You are known for your humor. Where do you think your weird bones come from?
I think the thing that connected me the most with my mother growing up was humor. I don’t know if it’s perfectly healthy, but that’s how you become a comedian. Since then, I have always sought connection through making people laugh. Before I knew what stand-up was, I wanted to be a clown, but when I was told I had to take a bus to the Bronx to train, that wasn’t the “journey” I had planned. I decided that I might not live. Lo and behold, I ended up going to a show near Yankee Stadium just a few years later. When I’m vulnerable and able to tell terrible stories about myself, people seem to be more comfortable doing the same, and I live for it.
Who or what always makes you laugh?
my husband. He is the funniest person I have ever met. It feels like my duty in this world to share his humor with others, but he loves to “turn off” when I try. I like biking to coffee shops in , and I’ve been asking him to write down his impressions. One of my favorites of him is the character he created called Dr. Bobo Choses, a stellar pediatric plastic surgeon. He takes your baby from he’s 7 to he’s 10 by he’s 12 months. One day, we start talking about the truth.
Let’s get it back. What was your first job?
I wanted to be like a babysitter’s club, so I started camping at home and inviting my neighbors. Completely unlicensed of course. His one of the ‘activities’ I offered was the zipline (already installed by my father). I think an ambitious little kid broke his nose on the first day. (I’ve always recommended vegetarian options, even when they don’t have one), worked at Saks Fifth Avenue for years (but spent all my earnings on clothes) . (Do we need parentheses here?). I have always fired very easily.
What is your role as a hotel creative director and why is it the right job for you?
First, it’s my family, so it’s the only job that doesn’t get me fired. But this role combines everything I love: hospitality, fashion, wellness, humor, design. The job really changes from day to day and it suits my personality as well. We oversee social media content, work with hotel boutique designers to create unique creations, establish partnerships with various wellness brands to enhance the guest experience, and are always on the lookout for great entertainment. We are planning a dream project to provide guests with a carefully selected closet. Our guests are already fashionable, so I imagine someone checking in and opening a closet door to find a world full of beautiful clothes waiting to be explored. We would like to host more events on our premises for companies that inspire us.
What is the latest project you oversaw at the hotel?
I designed the first line of products for the hotel boutique Casa, and searched for brands I knew I liked, including beach towels, bags and parasols Business and Pleasure, and indoor weights roses. (not big), but these are very comfortable and look chic. I want work out). I also created a super cute sweatshirt and hat from the BC brand that I’m obsessed with. I feel very fortunate that her husband has given me so much leeway and trust to find the right partnership. He has developed so many different types of properties, but his Brazilian coat is his crowning jewel and I try to keep that in mind with every person and organization I work with. do my best.
How would you describe your stay at a hotel to someone who has never been there?
Our guest experience is unlike any other in Palm Beach. The designed guest rooms are the largest on the island. My husband, a hotel owner, grew up on the Palms beach and always emphasizes the core aesthetic of understated elegance that The BC is known for. His late mother was her interior designer, and she designed the entire property to feel like a private mansion in the Mediterranean. Updates are ongoing, but her concept and design tastes are always respected. She had the most beautiful and extravagant hobbies. The finishes and furnishings used throughout the property are meant to last a lifetime and they are. Nothing knocks off. I’ve been to some of the best salons in Manhattan, and Brazilian Court’s team at his salon is arguably the most talented group of stylists and colorists I’ve ever experienced.Palm lined pool is very luxurious and very private. Of course, the food is the best in Palm Beach (you can’t go wrong with Danielle Bouleud, the plating is picture perfect). The overall atmosphere is romantic and sexy. .
What would a perfect day in Palm Beach look like for you?
I manage to get my kids to sleep until 10am. Take a walk on the beach alone to clear your head. Go to Vincent’s in Lake Worth for coffee and croissants. Go swimming in the ocean, write and listen to podcasts. Find her jewelry in fun costumes at Mariko on Worth Ave, then find authentic jewelry from her vintage collection at Betteridge. Saint ended her day with a spritz of Aperol at her Ambreus, convincing her husband to take him to Saint Laurent later when he had had enough. Enjoy dinner under the stars on the patio of Café Boulud.
Your social media clips about motherhood are always hilarious, but what do you find most rewarding about them?
I use social media to help myself and others feel less alone about motherhood. I feel infinite joy when I hear that there are people who can relate to what I am saying. A bond like no other! Being a mother is the most beautiful thing and I have learned so much about who I want to be and who I want to bring into this world…but it is so complicated. I feel like I’ve been given a promise! I just wrote a joke, “I always thought I was married, had kids, and was ready for my life, but now I’m married, I have kids, and I want to end my life.” Isn’t it too dark? !
We’re obsessed with being able to see your walk-in closet on Instagram. What are 5 things you couldn’t live without?
Thank you very much! I am obsessed with what you put out every day. It’s a never-ending desire for me. I’m obsessed with black Saint Laurent blazers. You can wear this with (almost) nothing underneath. I have a Chanel leather loafer with a vintage coin on top that I found at Five Story Palm Beach, but I know I can’t find it anywhere else. I’m from Texas, so I wear cowboy boots on everything. Normally she prefers Luchesse, but found a pair of Dorothy Schumaker that are very comfortable. Free People jumpsuits are my go-to for something easy and effortless. The classic Prada dress she cut six inches shorter and now fits perfectly. And my most prized possession is the jewelery her husband gave me each year, designed by James de Givenchy of Tuffin, each piece so unique and incredible. I feel very worthless, but still accept. someone has to do it
What new labels have you discovered and loved?
Just discovered Casablanca. We have the best two piece sets to wear to cocktails or tennis. I also love Coperni, Piferi, Luisa Ballou, and this Brazilian designer, Andrea Almeida, who makes beautiful crochet creations. I also found a Marie Jo bra and it was perfect for me. Leave the underwear to the Dutch.
how did you spend your vacation? Also, what kind of survival do you need?
I have somehow hosted Thanksgiving at home for the past few years. The best way to get over it is to rent a table and chairs and hire a caterer to do the hard work. I can make guacamole. I love buying new table linens for every occasion and fun glassware I find on Etsy. I also worry less about giving everyone presents and trying to make everything look perfect.
What do you leave behind in 2022 and what do you want more in 2023?
It’s really hard to say no to new Net-A-Porter emails, but I’m trying to say no to anything more than this and make room for the things I really need, save for 2024 I think so.
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