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We had a look at the Captain Osborne Edwards House at 27 Suffolk Street in Sag Harbor in 2018 when it was listed for sale and via photos on Instagram. The six bedroom home designed by Steven Gambrel was just posted to his portfolio so now we have a full look at the beautiful home. […]

The winter sales are still going strong but I fear the end is near. MatchesFashion has 20% off a wide selection of sale merchandise and Net-a-Porter just added 20% off to more of their “Sale Must Haves”. I’ve picked out some of my favorite pieces that still have a numerous sizes left in case you […]

Every January has a date designated as Blue Monday. It signifies a day when holiday celebrations are over, the weather is cold and dreary, and credit card bills for the gifts are due. It also doesn’t have to be a depressing day if you don’t let it. It’s a bank holiday for many people so […]

I didn’t plan a trip for this long holiday weekend and I’m kicking myself now that the temperature has dropped and snow is on the way. I’m going to use the indoor time to get caught up on work and watch movies. When the weather clears, I look forward to finally trying Veronika (above) the […]

Newlyweds Jennifer Lawrence and Cooke Maroney love a date night and I love seeing what Jennifer wears when they step out. It looks like Cooke wears the same thing every time and could use some new sneakers. Vogue posted the top center chic outfit yesterday and it inspired me to put together some outfits based on […]

People love to hate on gallery walls. Sometimes rightly so. If they are put together with artwork that has been collected from different periods with beautiful gilt frames and French mating, the result can be quite elegant. Such is the case with the apartment that Richard Rabel renovated and decorated for Alan Wintermute, a specialist […]

I was first seated next to interior designer Mario Buatta at an event over ten years ago. He couldn’t have been more excited to have a fresh person to surprise with his fake cockroach prank. Decorating should be fun and it was refreshing that he didn’t take it all so seriously even though he worked […]

Remember the Perfect Paris Pied-à-terre I posted two weeks ago? It is located in the Hôtel de Duc de Gesvres which was renovated by the interior designer Joseph Achkar and his partner Michel Charrière who found the property 19 years ago when it had been home to a bank. The hotel particulier was originally built […]

What a week. It started out fine but went downhill quickly when my wifi stopped working. This resulted in multiple appointments to get it repaired which then culminated in a technician drilling a hole through my front apartment wall to run a new line into my apartment. I think this means my ongoing internet connection […]

The number one New Year’s resolution every year is to lose weight. Research says that it takes three weeks to form a new habit so keep that in mind as you begin a new workout plan. Even the smallest step in the right direction helps. Experts agree that even just five minutes a day to […]

There is nothing that upsets me more than when someone buys an iconic or historic house and guts it, thus ruining what made it special. That’s why I was so astonished and happy to see that designer Francis Sultana kept the drawing room in the apartment that belonged to Fleur Cowles a similar beautiful shade […]

Whether you consider it a fresh start or a clean slate, there is nothing better than the beginning of January to plan out what you want to do in the coming year. I personally love a new blank calendar just brimming with possibilities. I like to plan out each month which helps me plan out […]

Happy New Year!

12 . 31 . 19

I usually create my New Year’s Eve posts with new images each year but I’ve been very busy this so this one is a culmination of photos from the last few years. Seems fitting to look back as we end one decade and begin a new one. Happy New Year! Ring out wild bells to […]

The January/February 2020 issue of Veranda arrived just before Christmas and it definitely felt like a present. The entire issue is devoted to Paris and the pièce de résistance is the Paris pied-à-terre of interior designer Micky Hurley and his family. The apartment is located in the same 17th-century hôtel particulier that had been overhauled […]

Whether you are planning to go out on the town or host your friends at home, we’ve picked out 26 pairs of the chicest shoes for New Year’s Eve. We’ve even got you covered if you plan to be skiing or just want to stay home. There are a few splurge pairs but the majority […]

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. There are some great sales happening now if Santa didn’t bring you what you wanted or you have some holiday money burning a hole in your packet. ANN TAYLOR – Extra 60% sale styles and 40% full price styles with code SHOP40 ANTHROPOLOGIE – Extra 40% off […]

Merry Christmas 2019

12 . 24 . 19

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas! XOXO, HC

If I had to award a top prize for holiday decorating, it would go to Brian Branton in Alexandria, Virginia. He goes all out each year decorating his historic home from 1808 with multiple Christmas trees, wreathes, and swags. I posted about him last year but he deserves another post since his home was just […]

I posted this historic house from 1845 in Essex, Connecticut designed by the lovely design duo Olasky and Sinsteden a few weeks ago. The home is featured in the November/December 2019 issue of New England Home but the photos online were a little small. Photographer Read McKendree and Max Sinsteden were very generous in sending me larger images to swap […]

I still have yet to see Knives Out but I want to go more than ever just to see Chris Evans in the sweater that has the internet all a twitter. The Knives Out costume designer Jenny Eagan told The Hollywood Reporter that she doesn’t remember the brand of the frayed Aran cable knit sweater because the piece […]