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I saw photos of the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island in Upper Michigan on Instagram last year and immediately put it on my must visit list. When I asked Michelle Adams who moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan about going to visit the hotel, she said it was a long drive from her house which meant […]

I love watching Wimbledon for the tennis and the fashion. There is a “smart casual” dress code at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club for spectators but those invited to sit in the Royal Box adhere to a strict dress code which includes “a demure dress for ladies and a jacket, tie and […]

In France, the 14th of July is known as Fête Nationale not Bastille Day which is what Americans have come to call the French holiday. Regardless of the name, it’s the perfect time to post this bastide house called Sainte Hélène in Provence especially since the interior colors of bleu, blanc et rouge reflect those […]

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, the most anticipated fall sale of the year, starts early access today. The Anniversary Sale Early Access is only accessible to Nordstrom card holders starting today at 12:30pm and continues through July 18th. You can apply online if you don’t have one. The sale opens to everyone on July 19th and […]

When my friend Heidi Wynne created her line of cashmere and straw bags, the intent was to develop something timeless that wouldn’t follow fleeting trends. Because the collection is classic, she rarely places items on sale as they will be relevant for years to come.  This summer, Habitually Chic readers can enjoy a special offer […]

If you’re tired of looking at everyone’s Instagram photos of themselves on a yacht in Capri, you’re in luck, I’m off to Newport, Rhode Island today. Expect lots of sailing and harbor photos mixed with magnificent mansions. One of the ones that I won’t be touring is Beaulieu. It’s the private domain of Ruth Buchanan […]

I hope you are enjoying a nice long holiday weekend to celebrate the Fourth of July. I couldn’t think of a better place to post today than Sag Harbor. It’s such a quaint harbor town full of American flags and patriotic price. If you’re looking to partake in the all American past time of shopping […]

While I was on Mackinac Island, everyone kept commenting on and complimenting my espadrilles. I brought three pair because they are comfortable and the flat pairs are easy to pack. I’m not the only one who is a fan of espadrilles. The Duchess of Cambridge and her sister Pippa Middleton Matthews share a love for […]

If you’ve got $65 Million lying around, you could buy a piece of history. Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg is selling her 340 acre oceanfront property Red Gate Farm on Martha’s Vineyard which was purchased by her mother Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in 1979. At that time, the only building on the property was a small hunting lodge […]

Chic in Capri

06 . 30 . 19

Every once in a while there is an event that overtakes Instagram, in a good way, and this week it was the Zimmermann press trip to Capri. The fashion brand had invited a select group of celebrities and influencers to the idyllic island to celebrate the opening of their 35th store. While Zimmermann dresses usually […]

I can’t believe the year is half over and the Fourth of July is next week. I love Independence Day celebrations and the preppy red, white, and blue fashion, accessories, and decor that let Americans show their patriotism. If you need some updates to get you into the holiday spirit, I’ve picked out my favorites […]

Summer officially started last Friday and now we’re bracing for a heat wave in New York this week. This makes it the perfect time to wear white dresses. I only have one in my closet right now so I’m searching for some new options. If you are as well, I’ve pulled together some of my […]

Chic Chester Cottage

06 . 24 . 19

I’m headed back from Mackinac Island, Michigan today and hope to get back on track with the blog. Until then, I am introducing you to the chic Chester, Nova Scotia cottage belonging to my dear friends Philip Mitchell and Mark Narsansky that is the cover feature of the new July/August 2019 issue of Veranda. I’ve […]

Glover House

06 . 19 . 19

Another house I love on Main Street in Sag Harbor is just coming up for sale. The Glover House was built by master craftsman Benjamin Glover in 1810 in the classic tradition and flair of a true Captain’s house. In 1850, the neighboring carriage house was combined with the house for Glover’s daughter to live […]

As soon as I saw the new Frances Valentine Pre-Fall 2019 Lookbook, I immediately recognized that it was photographed at the Hannibal French House in Sag Harbor. I would have recognized it regardless since it has a very distinct Italianate exterior but I also just walked by it every single day last week. When I […]

One of the highlights of my trip to Sag Harbor was getting to see my friend Chris Kann‘s charming Sag Harbor cottage. I’ve seen photo on Instagram but it’s even better in person. I arrived around 4:00pm on Friday and the light was so beautiful. We drank rosé in the yard and watched the cardinals […]

I’m in Sag Harbor this week and I’ve already done a little shopping. It was warmer than expected when I arrived so I bought this white shirt and yesterday I finally succumbed to the Birkenstock trend with this white pair from the Goop pop up shop. Since it’s raining here today and I am delaying […]

Sea Roost

06 . 12 . 19

No one does beach and nautical chic like photographer Matt Albiani and Ron Brand. Matt has an entire book devoted to the subject, Lifeguard on Duty, and the duo own the Mate Gallery store in Montecito curated with maritime accessories, book, objects, photography, and more. Now you can experience their aesthetic in a summer rental […]

If you’re looking for the perfect hostess gift or an update for your summer table, Williams-Sonoma is currently offering 30% off the Aerin Collection. I love the patterned plates and wicker accessories. There is definitely something for everyone. And this is not a sponsored post. Just a public service announcement.

I used to visit Maine in the summer when I first moved to New York but I’m well overdue for a trip now. It’s a popular destination for those looking for relief from the heat in beautiful natural surroundings so it’s no wonder that Gil Schafer fell in love with the Pine Tree State growing […]