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Does it feel like it’s harder to be happy these days? Between the pandemic and the constant negative news cycle, I feel like I have to constantly work on being happy because it’s easy to get brought down by it all each day. I posted this list of 12 Things Happy People Do Differently over […]

We’ve had a heat wave in New York this week so I personally can’t wait for autumn. Fall is is the city’s best season. Fashion week starts right after the Labor Day holiday which is always exciting. There are also many great art exhibitions, design events, and chic auctions. I can’t wait to wear cashmere […]

Musician John Mayer posted this list of Principles of Adult Behavior on Instagram today. It was written by John Perry Barrow, a lyricist for the Grateful Dead, in 1977 on his 30th birthday.  He passed away yesterday but his well thought out list will live on.

Happy Days

08 . 08 . 17

Someone posted a graphic of the 12 Things Happy People Do Differently on Instagram this morning. It was very hard to read but I realized that I posted this same list on the blog. Since it’s been four years, I thought maybe we could all use a reminder, especially since it’s another grey day in […]

Every reality show has a break out star and Patricia Altschul has become the grande dame of Bravo’s Southern Charm. The fourth season just debuted last night. Her bon mots and advice are legendary so it’s no surprise that she has a book on etiquette and luxurious living about to be released. The Art of Southern Charm will […]

It’s hard not to be inspired by all the athletic achievements happening at the Olympics this week but it’s also easy to apply their work ethic to your own life. I came across the following article on Positive Prescription by Dr. Samantha Boardman and thought it was perfect for posting. Hope it motivates you to achieve […]

I Love Her Style

09 . 23 . 15

I was very excited to read this morning that Amanda Brooks’ blog I Love Your Style (also the name of her first book) is back up and running. Amanda is one of my favorite Instagram friends and I love following her not so new life on Fairgreen Farm in England. Her blog would delve more […]

I came across this list of 10 Things You Can Do To Improve Your Life Today on Dr. Samantha Boardman’s site Positive Prescription. They are things we all know we should do but probably forget to do during our busy lives. 1. Get out in nature: You probably seriously underestimate how important this is. (Actually, […]

When I was in London a few years ago, I had the pleasure of visiting Ben Pentreath‘s very elegant office and chic shop Pentreath & Hall. Unfortunately, Ben was traveling so we weren’t able to meet but I feel like I’ve gotten to know him by following his Instagram account. It chronicles his London life but […]

Fernanda Niven posted a link to this article, 48 Things I Know for Sure by Sanda Bienkowski on Twitter and it seemed perfect for reposting this Sunday.  48 Things I Know for Sure 1. Fix yourself first. 2. Wisely choose who you spend your time with because they will influence you. 3. “When people show you […]

Farrow & Ball has just launched a collection of wallpapers inspired by 19th and 20th-century French archive fashion fabrics. To celebrate, they asked me t curate a palette of Farrow & Ball paint colors and wallpapers inspired by my favorite city in the world. I chose Hague Blue because it looks like the color of blue doors, […]

Eternal Spring

02 . 07 . 15

Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart. – Victor Hugo

Keep Moving Forward

01 . 19 . 15

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Fabulous Françoise

01 . 18 . 15

January 17th was French style icon Françoise Hardy’s 71st birthday.  I am embarrassed to say I didn’t realize the model, actress, and musician was still alive.  This is probably because all of the photos I’ve ever seen of her are from the 1960’s and she is painfully shy so she doesn’t make too many appearances.  It is […]

White Out

01 . 06 . 15

It just started snowing in New York. I don’t mind since I’m leaving for the Caribbean tomorrow.  I also feel like the snow will be a lovely cleanse for the new year. I want everything to be white and clean just like a blanket of now.  According to Sensational Color, the color white aids mental […]