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Each 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 presents are due. The weather in New York has a windchill below zero but it’s also a bank holiday so at least most people don’t have […]

I’ve touched on some winter skincare products recently but since the weather has turned very frigid recently, I thought a full winter skincare post was in order. The colder temperatures, winds, lack of humidity, hot interiors, and travel all wreck havoc on the skin in the winter. I’m touching on my favorite procedures and products […]

People keep declaring that no one wants to buy brown furniture these days. I always say,’Great! More for me!’ The real problem is that younger folks don’t realize that you can mix antiques and Old Master paintings with modern pieces and motorcycles. Such is the case in the uptown duplex apartment of art advisor Will […]

Over four years ago, I wrote about Catherine Deneuve’s house in Normandy with grounds designed by landscape architect Jacques Wirtz was for sale. She took it off the market or it didn’t find a buyer until recently. Chateau de Primard was where she kept her haute couture collection of fashions made for her by fashion […]

I’m not sure how I started following French public relations executive and event planner Francoise Dumas on Instagram. It might have been from her interior decorator Pierre Passabon or his partner of Jacques Grange. Or maybe it was because she is based in Paris and I get glimpses of my favorite city. Regardless of the […]

Hope your New Year is going well. I’ve spent the last week and a half trying to get back on track while also checking out art exhibitions and visiting new places in my spare time. I thought I’d share them in case you want to explore the city but I’ve included a few other options […]

Beaverbrook Hotel

01 . 10 . 19

The Beaverbrook Hotel is a luxury British country house hotel in Surrey that makes me want to book a flight to England immediately. Beaverbrook takes it’s name from Lord Beaverbrook, William Maxwell Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook, a “Canadian-British newspaper publisher and backstage politician who was an influential figure in British media and politics of the first half of […]

Did you watch The Last Days of John F. Kennedy, Jr. last week?  The best part was seeing videos of him with Carolyn Bessette Kennedy. We normally see photos of her running away from the paparazzi so it was nice to see her smiling and actually hear her voice. It’s also amazing that her fashion […]

Oakley Manor

01 . 07 . 19

I was chatting with someone recently about how it may be freezing in New York in the winter but at least we get a lot of bright sunny days that make it a bit less depressing. That’s not the case for most of Europe so I was wondering if grey winter weather was the reason […]

The Golden Globes are tomorrow night and I have only seen one film up for awards. I haven’t seen Mary Poppins Returns and probably won’t watch it until it’s available to watch on demand but Emily Blunt looks beautiful in these photos from the January 2019 issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK. The dogs are pretty […]

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

A Brand New Day

01 . 01 . 19

Wishing you all a happy and healthy New Year! XOXO, HC

Happy New Year!

12 . 31 . 18

Ring out wild bells to the wild sky, The flying cloud, the frosty light:  The year is dying in the night;  Ring out, wild bells, and let him die. Ring out the old, ring in the new,  Ring, happy bells, across the snow:  The year is going, let him go;  Ring out the false, ring […]

I’ve had a couple of readers ask me to post what I bought myself for Christmas since they loved my post of these items last year. A few things have already sold out, a few have limited sizes left, and others have a lot of availability so get them before they are gone. Long time […]

Now that Christmas is over, it’s time to think about New Year’s Eve. If you are still looking for a pair of party shoes, I’ve picked out some of my favorites for any weather condition and heel height preference. There are also some great sales happening now if Santa didn’t bring you what you wanted […]

Merry Christmas 2018

12 . 24 . 18

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas! XOXO, HC @elizabethchambers I love this Oscar de la Renta oversized wool and cashmere-blend coat. @joseph_hollow @andreavltt @dvdianavreeland Red Suede Pumps Red Suede Bow Pumps You can channel the Duchess of Cambridge in this Preen by Thornton Bregazzi one-shoulder tulle-trimmed stretch-cady midi dress that is on sale for half […]

The tourism board of New Orleans should make Jane Scott Hodges an honorary ambassador. My visit to the Crescent City would not have been half as chic without her expert guidance. She and Debra Shriver of Hearst, who also lives in Nola, were kind enough to take me to lunch at Lilette and a tour […]

I love how Instagram introduces you to people who love the same things and I’m so glad it’s how I met Brian Branton. While we have not met in real life yet, I feel like I know him well after following along on his Christmas decorating this year. While I was buying dried pomanders and […]

Pajama Party 2018

12 . 18 . 18

The best part of holiday break s staying in your pajamas all day. It’s even more fun, or embarrassing depending on your age, if they match or at least coordinate. I’ve put together some of my favorite styles to help you get you started. Women’s flannel pajama set in white-out plaid You also need slippers […]

Ven House Now and Then

12 . 17 . 18

House & Garden has a lovely holiday feature on Ven House, in the December 2018 issue. It’s in the article that you learn that the house has had a succession of owners in recent years and been previously featured in World of Interiors in October 2011 when it was owned by Jasper Conran and in […]