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I don’t think my obsession with Bunny Mellon will ever end so it was exciting to see another one of her Cape Cod properties, Scallop Path, come on the market last week. The larger 26-acre Cape Cod compound, Oyster Harbors, was sold to billionaire William Koch for $19.5 million in 2012, but she also owned […]

Summer is finally here, and so is the heat and the need for a new summer wardrobe. Fortunately, my friend Heidi Wynne has a new collection of easy linen dresses, casual straw bags, straw hats, and lightweight cashmere wraps. Heidi’s line is classic and doesn’t go on sale, however she is generously offering HC readers […]

Last Thursday, I attended my first event since before the pandemic. It was a beautiful dinner to celebrate the launch of The Virginia Collection, a tableware inspired by Virginia, where Cece Barfield Thompson quarantined during the pandemic. The table for the dinner was set with all the pieces she designed including embroidered linens, porcelain hand-painted […]

I’ve had many requests to put together some dresses and accessories to wear to summer weddings, events, and parties. This was a little harder than I thought it would be since many dresses were sold out of sizes. Even pre-order dresses were already sold out. But I think I’ve pulled some chic options for day […]

Have you always wondered what it would be like to live at Versailles? Well, now you can get your chance at the newly opened five-star Le Grand Contrôle Hotel from the Airelles hotel group which sits within the gates of Versailles. Le Grand Contrôle was built in 1681 by Jules Hardouin-Mansart, Louis XIV’s favourite architect […]

Father’s Day feels more exciting this year as families can gather together again. To make sure you don’t arrive empty handed, I’ve put together over 40 presents perfect for dads of all ages including my friend Howie Guja above who was recently featured on Ralph Lauren. Does the dad in your life love films and […]

I feel like I’m definitely going to have Stendhal Syndrome the next time I go to Paris. For those who aren’t familiar with this illness, it’s is “a psychosomatic condition involving rapid heartbeat, fainting, confusion and even hallucinations, allegedly occurring when individuals become exposed to objects, artworks, or phenomena of great beauty.” Another opening in […]

I can’t believe we’re in June already. It’s amazing how time flies when you’re having fun again. There are so many things going on in New York right now and about to happen so I’ve rounded up the best for you. I haven’t been to the MoMA since I went to the preview of the […]

Sally Perrin of Perrin Paris and Casa Torre Careyes has been back in Paris for a few weeks and I love following along the city as she posts Stories on Instagram. Recently, she posted an art gallery that had taken over an empty hôtel particulier. The group show Grand Ménage put on by Clearing Gallery […]

I keep joking that I’m cut off from shopping every time something is delivered but that didn’t stop me from shopping up a storm in May. A few readers have said they like when I share what I bought so I thought I’d finally put a post together. This embroidered cotton dress is the perfect […]

I apologize for the lack of blog posts since last week. Hopefully, this one will make up for it. I spent the cold and rainy long holiday weekend falling down rabbit holes after searching for more information on a certain hotel particulier in Paris. More on that later. But while I was searching, I came […]

While Memorial Day is a time we should be remembering and honoring people who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces, it also signifies the unofficial start of summer in the US. More people than ever will be traveling this year to celebrate the long weekend since most couldn’t go anywhere last year. […]

No one renovates Sag Harbor houses better than Steven Gambrel and a house he designed from the ground up at 52 Glover Street has just come on the market for $6,995,000. Considering that it’s turnkey ready and within very easy walking distance Main Street, makes it a pretty good deal. If you’re not convinced, you […]

Last week, the heat was still on in my building because it was so cold. Now, it’s so hot that I’ve had to turn on the air conditioning. I’ve been frantically trying to get my summer wardrobe together now that everything is open and back to normal in New York. If you need help too, […]

Paris just opened after lockdown today and Americans are chomping at the bit to go to the City of Light. I usually don’t like to visit Europe in the summer and will probably wait until the fall. That was my plan until I saw the newly unveiled Bourse de Commerce Pinault Collection art venue that […]

I always pass by this townhouse at 46 East 73rd Street on my walk to Madison Avenue and Central Park. I’ve long admired the glossy black door and topiaries so when the holiday decorations from 2019 stayed up for all of last year, I decided to investigated who owned it. Turns out that it’s Gayfryd […]

It feels like Chairish is the new One Kings Lane. I used to love the house features and interviews on OKL but they were long gone so it’s nice to see some on the Chairish Blog now. Lauren Santo Domingo of Moda Operandi was just profiled and we get to see a few new spaces […]

Lovely Lilacs at Home

05 . 15 . 21

I haven’t bought lilacs yet this spring but after seeing so many beautiful bouquets on Instagram, I think it’s going to be the first thing I do tomorrow. I especially love the arrangement above that Kate Brodsky recently received for Mother’s Day. These were the lilacs I bought and arranged last year. In order to […]

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. […]