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The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, the most anticipated fall sale of the year, early access just started. The Anniversary Sale Early Access is only accessible to select card holders right now and depends on your Nordy Club Cardmember status. Icon Early Access is open now until August 18, Ambassador Early access is from August 7-18, Influencer […]

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Even though I have a very small kitchen and no separate dining room in my New York apartment, I obsessively collect antique china and silver. So when Sotheby’s asked if I’d like to collaborate with them on their Dining IN online auction happening now, I jumped at the chance. Since everyone is spending so much […]

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Longtime readers might recognize Cordelia de Castellane from posts from 2007 and 2009 which highlighted her Paris apartments. Now Architectural Digest has just featured her weekend (and quarantine) house in the French countryside in their September fashion issue. Fashion and design are subjects that Cordelia knows a lot about too. Her mother was a decorator […]

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I perfectly happy planning my Upstate and New England trips until I saw this Canoneta Orchard Townhouse for sale in Sóller, Mallorca. It was designed by Berrow Projects which was founded in 2016 by Archie and Monty Berrow who fell in love with the architecture and natural beauty of Sóller and saw an opportunity to […]

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07 . 29 . 20

A Change of Direction

It’s always around the end of July that I start to get sick of my colorful summer clothes and begin to reach for neutrals. It’s also around this time that I try to take advantage of the final days of sale season. There are still a a lot of good pieces left this year. I’ve […]

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Last week, I was surprised by an email from Marcelo Bengoechea who I hadn’t heard from since 2009 when I first posted about the woven photographs by his late brother Fernando Bengoechea. He had revived the work started by his photographer brother who died in the devastating Tsunami that hit the Indian Ocean in December […]

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Someone who wishes to remain anonymous, sent me photos this weekend of the 9 East 71st Street townhouse when it was published in Architectural Digest in 1995 after they read my Friday Bon Weekend blog post. At the time it was owned by billionaire businessman Leslie Wexner who had architect Thierry Despont and interior designer […]

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I really can’t believe that it will be August next weekend. Times flies when you can’t go anywhere or do anything. I jest of course. We can do things in New York but I have no desire to eat outside with people not wearing masks even if we are in one of the states that […]

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07 . 23 . 20

Mayflower Inn and Spa

Everyone is upset that Americans can’t travel outside the country now but luckily, there are a lot of wonderful places to go within driving distance of New York City. The Mayflower Inn and Spa in Washington, Connecticut has always had wonderful reputation but it became an even more luxurious retreat when Auberge Resorts took over […]

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It’s been so hot everywhere lately that the perfect bag to carry is something light in wicker or straw. I especially like the ones mixed with canvas and those that carry wine. I think we could all use a drink these days. Am I right? The two sizes of canvas straps allow you to carry […]

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If you don’t subscribe to The Bulletin from Schumacher, you are missing out. Luckily, some stories can be found online like the wonderful feature on the chic garden and guest house of designer Stephen Sills in Bedford, New York. I forgot how much I appreciate the elegant and impeccable style of Stephen Sills. His work […]

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Another company getting creative during quarantine is Goop. Gwyneth Paltrow usually models her own G. Label but this time she had her husband Brad Falchuk photograph her in the new G. Label Core Collection at their house in the Hamptons. Her look-alike daughter Apple was employed as a stand in model to set up the […]

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