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I was lamenting the closing of so many wonderful stores in New York with my followers on Instagram Stories yesterday. Luckily, retail is still alive and well at the insanely chic Plain Goods store in New Preston, Connecticut. I got to know owners Michael DePerno and Andrew Fry after writing about their homes and they […]

I was in Connecticut and didn’t get to post one of my semi-regular Bon Weekend posts on Friday. There are a few new shows coming up this week of which I wanted to make you aware so I decided a New & Notable post was in order. As you can see from my Instagram post […]

Sweater weather quickly transitioned into coat weather today when the temperature suddenly dropped. I have so many coats that they really are bursting out of my coat closet but that doesn’t stopped me from buying more every year. In fact, I just bought two in the last week. My inspiration last year and again this […]

Art historian and biographer Sir John Richardson passed away in March of this year at the age of 95 leaving behind a legacy of wonderful books and beautifully designed homes. His Connecticut estate already sold and now his New York apartment and studio has just come on the market with Compass for $7,200,000. The 5,400 […]

Sweater Weather

10 . 15 . 19

The temperatures in New York have been very cold each morning so my sweaters have been in heavy rotation. I’ve been layering them under blazers or light jackets since it usually warms up each afternoon. I’m especially loving fair isle sweaters for fall and have already bought two. I’m still trying to find a new […]

I had something else planned to post today but then I learned that it’s the 80th birthday of Ralph Lauren so decided to revisit his beautiful home in Bedford, New York. The Norman-style stone manor built in 1919 is the perfect reflection of the Ralph Lauren English manor house style that includes antiques mixed with […]

The temperature has finally dropped in New York and I’ve already pulled out my Heidi Wynne pieces. Her collection of chic and luxurious cashmere scarves and cozy fisherman knit sweaters are perfect for keeping warm and adding a pop of color to any outfit. The unisex style makes them great for men too. But if […]

October is one of the prettiest times in New York. Well, not right now because it’s wet and cold. But hopefully soon the leaves will change and pumpkins will be put out on stoops and all will be right with the world. Convertible leather-trimmed wool and cashmere-blend trench coat Brown leather knee high boots Image […]

Cooler weather has finally arrived in New York and I could not be more excited to start wearing cozy sweaters and chic coats. I need to add a few new pieces to my closet and I’m starting my shopping at Moda Operandi. Their collection of what’s new this season for Fall 2019 and wardrobe staples […]

I had the pleasure of visiting potter Frances Palmer at her studio and gardens in Connecticut on a lovely early fall day recently. The leaves were already changing but her dahlias were still in full bloom. Frances is not only throws her own pots but also grows all the flowers that she photographs in them […]

The temperatures have finally cooled off and that means it’s finally time to wear fall clothes. If your wardrobe could use an update, Halsbrook has you covered. They have a beautiful selection of fall fashions that are 25% off through Thursday, October 10, 2019 during their Friends and Family Sale. Fill up your cart and […]

Now that it looks like hot summer weather has finally abated, I feel like I can finally reorganize my closets. I love my apartment and my closets but if I had known I would stay in it as long as I have, I would have opened up the closet doors to the ceiling for better […]

It’s finally going to cool down to proper fall temperatures on Thursday. Is your wardrobe ready? If not, you can save 15% off seasonal selections at Net-a-Porter with the code NEWNOW15. Sale pieces include clothing, bags, shoes, accessories, lingerie, workout wear, beauty, kidswear, and more. I’ve pulled together some chic options to get you started. […]

I’m not supposed to play favorites but Carlos Huber was one of the most creative and interesting people I profiled in my book Creativity at Work. The architect turned perfumer creates scents for his line Arquiste that based on a certain time and place in history that he meticulously researches down to what wood might […]

It’s starting to look a little bit like fall in New York but it definitely still feels like summer. I’m off on a field trip today but here are some things to do and places to go and this weekend. My new iPhone 11 Pro is scheduled to arrive this weekend and I could not […]

One of the most highly anticipated events of the fall season in New York is the auction of The Collection of Lee Bouvier Radziwill at Christie’s on 17 October 2019. The sale “offers a glimpse into her fascinating life, spanning her years as a prominent socialite, princess, designer, and witness to a momentous era in […]

Today is the first day of autumn and it’s going to be 88 degrees in New York. Climate change is real so here’s some fall inspiration for when you stop sweating. Via Ralph Lauren Classic Houndstooth Girlfriend Blazer Wool-Blend Houndstooth Coat Checked wool midi skirt Via Ralph Lauren Design by Steven Gambrel Faux Leather Coat […]

The second autumn collection from French brand Sézane just launched today. Unfortunately, they chose some of the most unattractive places in Paris to photograph it but luckily the fashions are still very chic. I often mix their blouses and sweaters into my wardrobe since they always manage to elevate basics to something more special. I’m […]

I’ve had such a nice response to my shopping and fashion posts that I decided to ask my Instagram followers if they had any fashion conundrums or questions that I could address in future posts. My dear friend Andrew Brown asked for a fall menswear post which I hadn’t thought of even though I know […]

Château d’Aunoy

09 . 19 . 19

I have to be honest when I say that I haven’t loved T magazine as much since Deborah Needleman left. It seems to cater to the hipster crowd now which is definitely not my domain. When they do feature something traditional, it’s only because the owners have added something contemporary but I guess I’ll take […]