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One of the most exciting collaborations of fashion and design is launching for VIP customers early and then to the general public on Tuesday, May 11th. Schumacher fabrics are gracing five classic shoe styles from Margaux. I was lucky to be sent the Ballet Mule and I just ordered the the Demi Ballet Flat. They […]

The new summer 2021 collection from Sézane just launched today and I could easily see them in an Eric Rohmer film. The timeless French girl look always works for summer and I’ve already placed my order. The best part is that shipping is free over $200 and there are free returns if something doesn’t work. […]

Tulip season is over in New York and the city is now lush and green. Traffic is back too which is a sure sign the city is back to normal. It’s going to be a bit chilly and rainy here this weekend which makes it perfect for watching a new show or movie if you’re […]

If you’re ready for summer and trips to the beach, the new H&M x Lemlem Collection is for you. It’s filled with light and airy pieces and swimsuits to get you started and even a towel with a cute rope carrier. I already placed my order and can’t wait to get the cute striped dresses […]

Everyone who saw the renovated 19th-century farmhouse of Luis Laplace and his partner Christophe Comoy on the island of Menorca in the WSJ. Magazine this weekend immediately fell in love. It’s probably because we haven’t been able to travel to abroad in over a year but it’s also because it doesn’t look overdone or too […]

Perfect Pairing 2021

05 . 04 . 21

It’s time to post about my favorite outfit again. I didn’t post about it last year because we really weren’t going anywhere but now that things are opening up, I think it’s the perfect time. A white top or ivory blouse with jeans is chic yet comfortable and can be worn anywhere. If it’s chilly, […]

Interior designer Todd Alexander Romano has always been a favorite of mine. I posted his New York apartment early on when I started blogging and his beautiful room for the 2012 Kips Bay Decorator Show House and followed his subsequent apartment moves. Now Todd is splitting his time between a historic 18th-century house in Newport, […]

May 2021

05 . 01 . 21

“The world’s favorite season is the spring. All things seem possible in May.”–  Edwin Way Teale

I was planning on posting something else today but then I saw that Bergdorf Goodman is having a 30% off Beauty Sale on select products. The brands included are pretty amazing too. It would be a great time to treat yourself or find some great Mother’s Day presents. There are even a large number of […]

It’s going to be 80 degrees here on Wednesday. Time for a pedicure and a new pair of sandals. I’ve picked out 24 of my favorite pairs if you’re ready to change out of your sweats and put on some chic shoes again. I’m personally not ready to wear heels again but I saw many […]

I loved seeing Suzanne Rheinstein‘s Montecito house in Architectural Digest but I didn’t realize what a major renovation she undertook until I saw the old real estate listing photos and before photos. The architecture firm, Bories and Shearron, who worked on the house with Suzanne posted some of the before photos of the house built […]

The temperature in New York has been vacillating wildly lately but at least it looks like it will be beautiful on Saturday. I’m going to try to take another walk on Park Avenue to enjoy the tulips and cherry trees at their peak before rain arrives on Sunday. That actually works out perfectly so I […]

You probably couldn’t get together for last Mother’s Day but that might not be the case this year thanks to the vaccines. That means you’ll be able to give your mom or mother figure a gift in person this year on May 9th. Many mothers have been isolated at home while others have been juggling […]

April in New York

04 . 19 . 21

Rumors of New York’s death have been greatly exaggerated. The city has been fully operational since last summer but it’s really come to life this spring thanks to the vaccines. It mirrors the blooming of the flowers and trees which is putting everyone in a great mood. We all predict that the city will be […]

April showers are upon us in New York and that means trench coat weather. I still haven’t found the perfect replacement for my beloved Gryphon trench that finally had to be retired so I’m hoping one of these options might be perfect for me. But if you need a new trench, hopefully one of these […]

Dunrobin Attic Sale

04 . 12 . 21

It seems like everyone was cleaning out their closets and cupboards during the pandemic even castles. The Dunrobin Attic Sale is scheduled for 20 April 2021 at Bonhams in Edinburgh and will include more than 450 lots of paintings, portraits and historic photographs, picture frames, marble sculptures, crested dinner services, and an array of treasures […]

Spring has sprung and Mother’s Day will be here before we know it. So will lazy beach days and warm summer nights. Fortunately, my friend Heidi Wynne has a line of luxurious, lightweight cashmere, and chic straw hats and bags to prepare us for warmer weather. Her collection has wonderful options for spring wardrobe additions […]

Carlos David Studio

04 . 08 . 21

My dear friend David Lawrence and I worked at the same design firm but not at the same time. We met almost 15 years ago after his Hamptons project was featured on the cover and inside House Beautiful and I reposted it on the blog. The owner of that house, Nancy McCormick, also owns the […]

It’s finally warm enough to wear dresses in New York and I could not be more excited. I already turned over my closet and realized that most of my dresses are either blue, blue striped, or black so it’s time to add a little more life into my wardrobe for this spring and summer. My […]

Winter chill has returned to New York but it looks like Easter will be warm at least. A lot of great things popping up this April besides tulips and daffodils and I’ve got them covered today. Since all my friends and I have been vaccinated, talk has turned to travel and where we want to […]