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One of my favorite Instagram accounts belongs to Valerie Leberichel who is the Paris based Communication and External Relations Director of the Italian brand Miu Miu. She’s probably the one people who has the most similar style to my own. Her wardrobe is based on classic pieces that can be mixed and matched which are […]

According to Country Life magazine, Benham Park, an exquisite neo-Classical house in Berkshire was, a call centre, complete with plasterboard ceiling and fluorescent lighting until the interior design firm of Albion Nord worked their magic for Bluedoor Advisors. “Albion Nord was appointed to project manage, interior design, procure the FF&E and dress the house. The interior design […]

I never met Pierre Durand but reading about him recently has made me wish I had known him. The late financier who co-founded The Chinese Porcelain Company lived an exquisitely elegant life out of the glare of the spotlight which is no easy feat in our online obsessed world and now his beautiful collections are […]

I wrote about these connected houses almost exactly five years ago and now they are available for the first time in 22 years. Architects Anne Fairfax and Richard Sammons of Fairfax and Sammons have put 183-185 West 4th Street on the market for $7.5 Million. If you don’t mind living across from a tattoo parlor, you’ll […]

Interior designer Timothy Corrigan posted photos of an 18th-century French chateau today that he was touring on behalf of a client. I love a mystery and couldn’t resist trying to find out more. One clue was that it was located south east of Paris and then someone commented that it was located in Burgundy. I […]

It snowed this morning in New York as you can see from the photo from Manhattan Bird Alert above. It looks pretty but makes taking walks and dining outside very difficult at the moment. I was very gung-ho to start this New Year but I already feel a bit uninspired and unmotivated. I found last […]

Now that the holidays are over, it feels like winter has really begun so it felt like the perfect time for a winter skincare post. The cold weather and winds can be harsh on skin outside but so can overheated interiors with a lack of humidity. I’ve put together all the products I’m using to […]

Every New Year’s Day, I set intentions for what I want to do in the coming year. It’s been very hard to plan anything the last two years but I’ve decided that this year I want to stop simply surviving and start thriving again. Only time will tell how far I get. White Felt Coat […]

A lot of people have asked for another post of what I bought myself recently and I finally had time to put it together today. Some things were Christmas presents to myself and others were items I purchased in the last few months. I can’t wear shoulder bags and tote bags with my Toteme winter […]

Palate Cleanser

12 . 27 . 21

I’m spending this in between week trying to clean out my apartment. It feels like every time I get everything neat and tidy and squared away, new deliveries arrive, and not always things I’ve ordered myself. Although, I have ordered a lot during this pandemic and right now, it just feels like I have too […]

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. There are some great sales happening now if Santa or your significant other didn’t bring you what you wanted or you have some holiday money burning a hole in your pocket. ANN TAYLOR – Extra 50% off all sale styles and 50% off your full price purchase with […]

Merry Christmas 2021

12 . 24 . 21

Have yourself a merry little ChristmasLet your heart be lightFrom now onOur troubles will be out of sight Have yourself a merry little ChristmasMake the Yule-tide gayFrom now onOur troubles will be miles away Here we are as in olden daysHappy golden days of yoreFaithful friends who are dear to usGather near to us once […]

I watched the new film Silent Night that was written and directed by Camille Griffin over the weekend. It’s filled with lovely British actors like Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Annabelle Wallis, and Roman Griffin-Davis among others, who gather on Christmas Day in the English countryside. “As the group comes together, it feels like old times […]

Pajama Party 2021

12 . 10 . 21

I’ve spent the whole week at home in my pajamas and realized I could use a few new pairs. They’re also fun for the whole family to wear to open presents on Christmas morning. If your family could use an upgrade on your sleepwear, I’ve picked out some of the cutest solids, prints and plaids […]

My final gift guide was delayed due to travel and holiday events. And also because of those events last week, I’m now at home nursing a cold. It’s the first time I’ve been sick since 2018 so I guess I was due. (I know it’s not Covid because I took a test.) If you haven’t […]

As I’ve mentioned before, I have a love/hate relationship with the HBO show Succession. I don’t like the nouveau riche ridiculousness but I do love it when they shoot on location at a historic house. Episode Eight of Season Three which just aired on Sunday, was shot this past summer in Italy and might be […]

I was going through old post when I came across the beautiful Park Avenue apartment of Fernanda Kellogg and Kirk Henckels decorated for Christmas from the November/December 2016 issue of Veranda. I love the elegant details they’ve added to each room and thought it was definitely worth reposting. I’ve combined those photos with non-holiday photos from Architectural […]

If you are searching for that perfect holiday gift for someone you love, or for yourself, my friend Heidi Wynne has you covered. Her line is classic and was designed to be enjoyed for years to come. Luxurious cashmere wraps, fair isle seaters, and fisherman knits will keep you cozy, warm, and chic for the […]

I rarely buy magazines anymore, I just read them online, but I’m glad I picked up the latest issue of Vogue while I was traveling last week. Featured inside is the treasure-filled French country house of John Galliano and Alexis Roche photographed by François Halard. He worked on the interiors with Daniel Slowik, formerly at […]

When I lived in Paris in 2014, I spent two months living right next to Le Bon Marché, one of my favorite places in the City of Light. I spent a lot of time shopping at the department store and Le Grand Èpicerie so they hold a special place in my heart. Since I’ve been […]