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I can’t believe we are nearing the year mark of the start of this pandemic. As we are still spending time at home, I’ve been trying to refresh my apartment with a few new things for spring. I just ordered a new robe and towels and if you need anything, I highly recommend the H&M […]

Deeda Blair: Part Deux

02 . 22 . 21

I had a great response to my first Deeda Blair post about her elegance and New York apartment and I’m following it up with a look at her Georgetown home. She and her late husband William Blair purchased the 1930s red brick Georgian home in the late 1960s when Mr. Blair “was named the first […]

Are you sick of snow yet? I know I am. I don’t remember the last time it snowed so much in New York. I guess it is one good way of getting most people to stay home in a global pandemic though. One thing that’s helping me get through are flowering branches. Those are quince […]

I’ve been thinking a lot about elegance lately. Propriety is another thing that’s been on my mind due to thirst trap photos and Generation Z telling us where we can part our hair. As Justin Sylvester said today, “Why should we take advice from kids who are still on their parent’s family plan?” Why are […]

I’m actually not that sad that we’re celebrating Valentine’s Day during a pandemic since it means everyone can celebrate comfortably at home. It’s especially nice to stay cozy due to the Polar Vortex temperatures and snow in much of the country. Here are some things to keep you entertained and occupied for the long bank […]

Because my hair is honey caramel colored, I’ve had a very hard time finding a camel coat that doesn’t make me look like the same color from head to toe. I finally found one that is the perfect shade of camel and the only thing getting me through winter and the pandemic now is planning […]

For Sale: Denbigh Farm

02 . 08 . 21

It’s always interesting when a real estate listing doesn’t include any interior photos. It usually means that they are in very bad shape or that the owner wants them to remain private. I suspect it’s the latter in case of Denbigh Farm in Greenwich, Connecticut which is currently for sale by Susie Hilfiger for $40 […]

If I have one piece of advice for you this year, it’s that you better do something for Valentine’s Day. It’s been a hard year for everyone and we could all use a pick me up this month. Obviously those of you with significant others should do something for each other but don’t forget about […]

If you’re in the market for a Gilded age mansion, one of the last remaining ones on Fifth Avenue is now for sale. The American Irish Historical Society just just listed their landmarked 15,000 square-foot headquarters at 991 Fifth Avenue. The price tag of $52 Million townhouse that sits directly across from the south wing […]

It’s turned much colder this week so I thought it was time for a winter skincare post. The low temperatures, harsh winds, lack of humidity, hot interiors, and exercising outside all wreak havoc on the skin in the winter. I’m touching on my favorite procedures and products, many of which could be used by men […]

Snow in England

01 . 25 . 21

Just in case you don’t follow anyone in England on Instagram, they received a beautiful snowfall on Sunday and more on Monday. Some said it hasn’t snowed in their area in over two years. It looked very idyllic and I couldn’t resist posting some of my favorite images. We’re supposed to receive snow in New […]

Winter Garden

01 . 22 . 21

It feels like there have been so many auctions of exquisite collections in the last few years. It makes me feel sad to see them be broken up but hopefully the furniture and objects end up going to good homes. Susan Gutfreund sold her Henri Samuel decorated duplex apartment at 834 Fifth Avenue last year […]

While many of you are losing your minds on trashy Bridgerton, I’ve moved on to Lupin on Netflix. Lupin is a very original take on the famous French literary character Arsène Lupin starring Omar Sy as the charming Assane Diop who sets out to avenge his father for an injustice that happened 25 years earlier […]

The third Monday in January is always designated as Blue Monday. It’s a day when holiday celebrations are over, the weather is cold and dreary, and credit card bills for the gifts are due. It’s even harder this year with the pandemic and the recent insurrection. I’ve seen a lot of people post in the […]

The End of an Era

01 . 17 . 21

My favorite living room is no more. Kate Rheinstein Brodsky and family moved recently so I thought a last look at their apartment was in order. Thanks to the real estate listing, we can now understand the layout with the floorplan and view a few more rooms. I can’t wait until we see their new […]

I’ve been struggling with posts lately since I can’t travel and there are only a few places I can visit in New York. It’s hard to keep going when inspiration is in short supply, especially for design posts. So I’ve decided to go through my camera roll and try to post some historic houses from […]

My Rembrandt

01 . 09 . 21

After turning my brain to mush watching Bridgerton and too many Hallmark movies, I was excited to watch the documentary, My Rembrandt, this week. Most people think of the Old Masters as a very boring group but this documentary proves that Rembrandt paintings come with intriguing stories and sometimes controversy for those who own them. […]

Celine Spring 2021

01 . 06 . 21

I hated the Celine Spring 2021 runway styling but luckily, Hedi Slimane redeemed himself with the Celine Spring 2021 campaign photos. I can’t wait to wear these looks when the weather warms up and model Rianne Van Rompaey has me seriously contemplating letting my hair grow out longer. The spring can’t come soon enough for […]

I always like to organize my apartment before the New Year begins and I started with my closet in November. Housing Works came to pick up three bags of clothing, boxes of books, and some home décor and accessories. It always feels good to donate and especially when there are many people in need now. One thing […]

After I completed my first Prolon Fast Mimicking Diet in August, I was able to cut my sugar consumption and cravings for six weeks. It was an amazing elimination diet and I realized that dairy was causing terrible inflammation so I was able to cut it out of my diet too. I lost and kept off […]