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A March Glee

03 . 17 . 18

Oh, Spring is surely coming, Her couriers fill the air; Each morn are new arrivals, Each night her ways prepare; I scent her fragrant garments, Her foot is on the stair. – John Burroughs, “A March Glee” Photo by me: Henri Matisse, Olive Trees at Collioure, 1906. at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Silk Crepe de Chin Shirt Horsebit Loafers Bias Cut Dress Hortesia Mini Shoulder Bag Satin Slingback Pumps Green Leather Shoulder Bag

Pretty Easter Finds

03 . 14 . 18

Easter heralds new beginnings and the arrival of spring. The symbols of bunnies, eggs, and flowers make for sweet and beautiful decorations. Easter falls a little earlier this year on April 1st so I’ve put together a few of my favorites to help you get ready for the holiday. Damask Bunny Salad Plates Tulip and […]

I was saddened to hear of the death of legendary French fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy this past weekend at the age of 91. The world has not only lost an immense talent but I remarkable human being full of elegance and grace. I came across a wonderful interview he gave to How to Spend […]

Legacy Records

03 . 12 . 18

Legacy Records is not very conveniently located unless you are visiting or exhibiting at the Javitz Center. But the chic new restaurant might be worth the trek. Legacy Records is the latest project from Delicious Hospitality, the team behind downtown restaurants Charlie Bird & Pasquale Jones. The new space at the Hudson Yards includes an 85-seat restaurant, […]

Martha’s Flowers

03 . 10 . 18

Martha Stewart has just published her 90th book. Yes, 90th book! Martha’s Flowers: A Practical Guide to Growing, Gathering, and Enjoying is filled with advice from the doyenne of domesticity and over “100 creative and inventive arrangements by Kevin Sharkey, her longtime friend and colleague.” To celebrate its launch, Christie’s hosted a very chic luncheon with more […]

The most anticipated event each spring in New York is the Kips Bay Decorator Show House. I’ve been covering the house since I started my blog in 2007 and it’s my favorite event to share with you. The list of designers participating this year have just been released and it’s an exciting group. I’m most […]

Small Space, Big Style

03 . 08 . 18

As soon as I saw this Gramercy Park apartment on Clever, I knew I wanted to share it with you. It belongs to Michael DePerno and Andrew Fry, the founders of the Plain Goods store in New Preston, Connecticut. At 800-square feet, it’s not actually that small but it does have small areas like the […]

High Meadow Farm

03 . 07 . 18

I can attest that everyone in New York is ready for spring to arrive. Unfortunately, snow is falling right now and we’re expecting an accumulation of 6-12 inches. This seems like the perfect time to post a beautiful garden I came across on Pinterest. The first photo led me to a Martha Stewart.com profile of Dominique […]

Chateau de Luxeube

03 . 05 . 18

I’ve started reading a lot of magazines online to cut down on them piling up but one that I always pick up at the newsstand is Town & Country. I love the luxury and sophistication mixed with a little cheeky humor. The April 2018 issue is full of beautiful features but my favorite is a […]

I was talking with a friend recently about how you have to buy what you want right away because if you don’t, it will sell out. Retailers seem to be buying less and not restocking pieces when they sell out too. Essentially, if you snooze, you lose. I learned that lesson last year when I […]

I usually stay at the Hotel Drisco when I visit San Francisco and last year I stayed at the Four Seasons. I’m hoping to return to San Francisco this fall to celebrate the publication of the book The Curated Home by my dear friend Grant K. Gibson and might give the new Proper Hotel a […]

Monica Ainley is Canadian born writer and street style darling living in Paris who is often photographed with her partner in crime Camille Charrière. Together, they host the podcast Fashion No Filter. I love Monica’s classic fashion style that only adds a tiny touch of trendy or fashion forward items. I save a lot of her […]

Refreshed Retreat

02 . 26 . 18

I always liked clients who had some antiques and family heirlooms. They gave me a good jumping off point and always added a lovely personal touch to their interiors. Catherine Casteel Olasky and Maximilian P. Sinsteden of Olasky & Sinsteden didn’t just have a few pieces to work with from one of their clients but 60 […]

It’s been a year since my last big skincare post so thought this would be a good time for an update. I’ve started using a few new products that I can see are really making a difference in my skin. A few people have also commented on how great my skin looks so it’s not […]

We’ve Got a Runner

02 . 21 . 18

People have strong opinions about vintage rugs in kitchens. Some think it’s a dumb idea because of crumbs and spills but the rest of us think they look very chic and practicality be dammed. Amber Interiors used one in her Ojai project above. I just bought a vintage Oushak runner for my own kitchen but […]

Personal Paradise

02 . 20 . 18

Master art restorer Toto Bergamo Rossi is renowned for his restoration work in Italy but it’s his house in Croatia that is getting attention in the new issue of Vogue. He had actually worked on restoration projects in Croatia for years before falling in love with the unspoiled landscape and view. He found an old […]

The best place to learn about new hotels is on Instagram and that’s exactly how I learned about the Hotel des Grands Boulevards in Paris. It was developed by the Experimental Group and designed by Dorothée Meilichzon in the 2nd arrondissement in an 18th-century building “erected shortly before the French Revolution on the foundation of […]

Fashion week recently ended in New York for the Fall/Winter 2018 collections. I saw a lot of beautiful color on the runways and some inspiring outfits off the runway. The big street style trends were white pointy toed boots, oversized coats, menswear fabrics and plaid, the color red, and small sunglasses. Another trend that I […]

Bastian of Beauty

02 . 14 . 18

The best Valentine’s Day gift was finding Michael Bastian’s apartment featured on One Kings Lane. It’s been a favorite since I first saw it in Domino magazine years ago. I think I’m attracted to it because it reminds me of own apartment filled with antiques and gallery walls of art found at flea markets over […]