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I posted this image of Adele from the new issue of Vogue in my Instagram Stories last week. I joked that I had the hair and now all I needed was the blazer and shirt. A lot of my followers asked me to let them know when I found them and/or accessible versions. Well, ask […]

Sorry for the lack of posts this past week. Things are incredibly busy in the city again. I’ve been attending films at the New York Film Festival and seeing friends. I’ve also been doing the Prolon fast mimicking diet this week which has made me a little tired. I have one more film tomorrow and […]

I can’t believe we’re already into October. September seemed to go by in a flash. But it still feels a bit like summer. I can’t wait until it’s a little cooler and the leaves change. Until then, here’s some inspiration for the month. Camel Hair Blazer Double-breasted wool and cashmere-blend blazer Similar shawl collar cardigan […]

The temperature dropped today and really feels like fall now. That means it’s finally sweater weather. I was actually putting this sweater post together since Heidi Wynne launched her fair isle sweaters when they were featured on the cover of the menswear issue of How To Spend It. Fair Isle sweaters and their Icelandic counterparts […]

I’m not sure where I stumbled upon Gallison Hall which is currently for sale in Charlottesville, Virginia but it was definitely worth a deep dive into the historic house. The Georgian style house was designed by the architect Stanhope Johnson and built between 1931 and 1933 and sits just three miles west of the University of […]

We’ve had a beautiful September so far and I’ve been wearing dresses and sandals in the warm weather. But it’s going to cool down this week which means a switch to jeans. Since it will still be sunny, white jeans are the perfect transitional piece and can be worn after Labor Day. Just see how […]

Welcome to the first day of Fall! Spring may last longer in New York but autumn is the city’s best season. Of course, it stays warm through October and we don’t see peak foliage until late October but that doesn’t mean it’s still not exciting. Here are some fall inspired images and fashions to get […]

When I visit Paris, I usually rent an apartment because I tend to stay at least 10 days. But I always keep a list of hotels for recommendations and will be adding the new Château Voltaire to the list when it opens in mid October. It is located in the 1st arrondissement which is quite […]

My friend Heidi Wynne is probably known mostly to you for her cozy cashmere wraps and classic fisherman knit sweaters. She has been wanting to introduce fair isle sweaters for some time but waited until she could partner with the perfect sweater mill to bring her concepts to fruition. This led her to the oldest […]

I told this story but it bears repeating. Interior designer David Lawrence of Carlos David and I worked for the same interior designer but not at the same time. He had gone out on his own by the time I arrived and one of his projects in Bridgehampton was published on the cover and featured […]

I’ve posted about the fashion brand Another Tomorrow a few times but had yet to see it in person until yesterday. I had the pleasure of attending their Fall 2020 press preview and had a personal walk-through of the collection by founder Vanessa Barboni Hallik at their new store at 384 Bleecker Street. She founded […]

Fall is the best fashion season and I’m excited by all the new collections including the one that just launched from Sèzane today. It’s filled with great colors and styles to be paired with suede boots and bags among other pieces. Scott Trench comes in khaki, camel, and navy Jacob Jumper is available in camel, […]

I started working on this post on Thursday and kept getting sidetracked. But I wanted to finally get it up today so you can know about all the exciting time sensitive things happening online and in the real world. There are some great exhibitions on view now and coming up, as well as, new books […]

I’ve always loved the French phrase la rentrée which means the reentry. It encompasses back to school and back to work as everyone returns from their August holidays and tries to get back on track. They’ve already come back but as Americans go back to school and work after this long Labor Day weekend, it’s a time […]

One of my followers alerted me to the real estate listing for the home of Ann and Sid Mashburn in Atlanta that just sold. Ann talked about the reason for the move in her “You Need This…I Promise” posts on the Ann Mashburn website. Two of their daughters have a rare degenerative neurological disease and […]

Sorry for the radio silence this week. I’ve been on vacation in the Hamptons enjoying some fun in the sun and great shopping. Speaking of shopping, there are a lot of great deals to be had on full price and sale merchandise during the Labor Day Weekend sales happening now. 24S – Up to 70% off […]

40 East End Avenue

08 . 27 . 21

I’ve lived in New York a long time and I feel like I’ve seen everything so it takes a lot to impress me, but I can honestly say that 40 East End Avenue is truly impressive. The newly completed building on the Upper East Side from real estate developer Lightstone was designed by internationally renowned […]

I’m spending part of my vacation next week in Sag Harbor. I can’t wait to see all my friends and what’s new in town. A few stores have moved including Bloom whose long time location was purchased by a designer. She moved close by and I’m sure it’s just as chic as the old store […]

Summer Vacation

08 . 23 . 21

I’m not going on vacation until next week and it’s probably for the best. It will give Montauk and the Hamptons a little time to dry out after Tropical Storm Henri. Luckily, it wasn’t as bad as it could have been but did cause major flooding in some areas.I came across these photos of model […]

“September is the January of fashion” pronounced fashion editor Candy Pratts Price in the 2009 fashion documentary, The September Issue, and I have to agree. There is something about autumn that will always remind me of back to school shopping except now with much chicer styles. I always start my shopping early because that’s when there are the most options available. Before […]