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It was so cold and rainy in New York this past month that it was hard to get excited about getting dressed every day. Now that it looks like summer weather has finally arrived it’s time to break out the pretty dresses and accessories. I’ll pulled together my favorites that are perfect for graduations, weddings, […]

As I mentioned yesterday, Mezzaore Hotel and Thermal Spa is part of the Pellicano Group of hotels. The iconic coral exteriors and crenellated watchtower built high up on the cliff in the 16th and 17th centuries has amazing views that the group could not resist. The family acquired the Ischia property six months ago and […]

Marie-Louise Sciò is CEO of her family’s legendary Pellicano Group which includes Hotel Il Pellicano, La Posta Vecchio, and Mezzatore Hotel. She’s not well known outside the world of luxury travel but that’s probably about to change. She has just curated an exclusive edit of holiday looks for Matchesfashion alongside her fashion editor friend Robert […]

I had such a busy and enjoyable week and now that the sun is finally out, it feels like all is right with the world again. There were lots of events and openings as everyone tries to get things on the calendar before people start leaving for the Hamptons and summer vacations. But if you […]

Every time I look at real estate listings, I always wish I could go in and take better and more detailed photos. I mentioned to my friend Chris Kann that if he ever had any listings he thought I would like that I would love to tag along. My wish was granted a few weeks […]

Today was a busy beauty filled day. It started with a fall press preview at Hermes filled with gorgeous things as you can probably imagine. Some pieces will start hitting stores in June. Afterward, I walked to the David Zwirner gallery to see the Joan Mitchell show. It’s was insanely beautiful. I really need to […]

Many of us have been lamenting the passing of member of the elegant old guard recently such as Lee Radziwill, Marella Agnelli, and Jane Wrightsman. Sometimes it feels like there is no one to take up their mantle but luckily Lauren Santo Domingo is leading the charge of the next generation. Her taste is impeccable […]

There are many people who declare themselves an interior designer with no education or even experience but this is not the case with Alice Engel, the interior design director for Peter Pennoyer Architects. The Manhattan born and bred Engel has an A.B. in History of Art and Architecture from Harvard and a Masters in Textile […]

I’ve been following Hanna Seabrook of Gadabout Creative on Instagram for years where I would see snippets of her houses so I was happy to see one of them featured in Southern Living. Hanna and her family had moved to Louisville, Kentucky for her husband’s job for a few years and this is their home […]

After my recent travels and countless events in NYC, I’m looking forward to a quieter weekend but that doesn’t mean I’ll be staying home. There are many new openings worth checking out. I missed the press preview for the updated galleries at Sotheby’s last weekend because I was traveling so I walked over for a […]

I apologize for the decrease in posts over the last week. As much as I enjoy travel, it’s been wiping me out lately. I don’t have another trip scheduled for two weeks so I plan to spend that time editing photos and writing lots of new posts. I’m hoping to post over this weekend to […]

After the over the top monstrosities of the Met Gala yesterday, I think it’s time for a palette cleanser. I can’t think of a better refresh than with the “Room of her Own” designed by Sarah Bartholomew for the Kips Bay Decorator Show House this year. It’s a calm and soothing respite from the craziness […]

I arrived at the top floor room of Young Huh at the Kips Bay Decorator Show House out of breath from running up five flights of stairs to see her. After exclaiming that I need to make a bigger commitment to cardio, she luckily assured me it happened to everyone. If the elevator isn’t working […]

It’s that time of year again. The Kips Bay Decorator Show House opens to the public tomorrow and I had a full walk through yesterday. Since I stared in coverage in 2007, I always like to start at the top and work my way down each year. There is always a younger designer given a […]

Normally, I would put together a list of new and noteworthy art exhibitions, events, movies, and more on Friday but I wanted to give you an early heads up for some of them since they will end on Sunday. I will also be covering the Kips Bay Decorator Show House and traveling this weekend which […]

It feels like winter again in New York but if you decorated as colorfully as interior designer Meg Braff, it can feel like spring all year long. Her new Locust Valley house is featured in the new May/June 2019 issue of Veranda and it looks like a ray of sunshine. Meg is originally from Mississippi […]

Spring is finally here and my friend Heidi Wynne is offering Habitually Chic readers 20% off to help you prepare for the season. Heidi’s line of luxurious, lightweight cashmere, straw hats and straw bags are both timeless and chic. Please use code CHIC20 during checkout to enjoy the discount. The promotion is valid until Sunday, […]

Do you want a place to get away from it all or are you in need of a new home? Jeffrey Bilhuber is selling his historic Locust Valley house. The 17th century property at 34 Birch Hill Road had served as a private school, an inn and tavern has been painstakingly restored and includes lovely […]

I had planned to post my Mother’s Day Gift Guide last week but my time in Charleston got away from me. But don’t worry, you still have time to shop for the wonderful women in your life. Mother’s Day falls on Sunday, May 12th which gives you three weeks to pick out the perfect presents. […]

Great houses seem to run in the Burch family. We all love every home owned by Tory Burch and now her ex-husband’s new house in France is featured in the new issue of Architectural Digest. Chris Burch bought the 17-century hôtel particulier in Senlis after seeing it with the owners of Creel and Gow. One […]