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Black Friday 2020

11 . 26 . 20

Now that you’ve stuffed your face with turkey and pie, you can stuff your shopping cart with Black Friday deals. I usually post these on the day after Thanksgiving but many sales have started early and those of you who receive the email subscription will receive them on Black Friday morning. Happy Shopping! ANN TAYLOR – […]

Giving Thanks 2020

11 . 25 . 20

This has been a trying year to say the least but it’s given many of us time to pause and realize what we have to be grateful for now. This year and every year, I am thankful for all my loyal blog readers and Instagram followers. I am also grateful for all the lovely people […]

Long time readers know that grey is my go to color for fall and winter since it’s the perfect complement for my hair color and doesn’t show lint like black does. It also pairs well with tan, brown, burgundy, navy, and black. November is also when I pay homage to my favorite shades of grey […]

The time before Thanksgiving is usually full of meal prep and excitement but this year is obviously feeling much different. I’ve put together some new shows and openings to keep your mind off the news. I couldn’t finish season three of The Crown because I thought Olivia Coleman was overdoing it as the Queen but […]

I’m lucky that we have so many wonderful places to visit within driving distance of New York City. One of the most buzzed about is the Mayflower Inn and Spa in Washington, Connecticut which I was lucky enough to stay at for a weekend earlier this month. The classic 35-room hotel which is part of […]

This second holiday gift guide was supposed to be posted last Friday but I just didn’t have time to work on it before my weekend trip to the Mayflower Inn and Spa. I’m happy that so many of you enjoyed the first one and I hope your gift recipients will be happy too. The embroidered […]

It’s raining in New York so it feels like the perfect time to escape virtually to Provence to take a look at Les Ramades, the Provence home of Betty and François Catroux. It was on the market last year for $11.5 Million because François wanted to be near the sea and had bought a place […]

The design world lost a legend on Sunday with the death of French interior designer François Catroux. He and his wife Betty Catroux, a muse of Yves Saint Laurent, made a striking couple and very much fit into the world of his incredibly elegant clients. He brought a contemporary breath of fresh air to many […]

The Queen’s Gambit

11 . 05 . 20

If you are looking for something to distract you from the election vote count, I highly recommend The Queen’s Gambit on Netflix. It stars Anya Taylor Joy, who you might remember from EMMA, as “orphaned chess prodigy Beth Harmon who struggles with addiction in a quest to become the greatest chess player in the world.” […]

Heavenly in Hampshire

11 . 04 . 20

Most of my ancestors came to America from England in the 17th-century. Sometimes, I think about what my life would be like if they hadn’t left. Would I have a lovely accent and live in house filled with chintz ? I sort of wish I was in this heavenly house in Hampshire right now instead […]

I know some of you will think this holiday gift guide is too early and others will be excited so you can start shopping now. I’m posting a week earlier than usual because retailers are worried about shipping delays as more people than ever will be shopping online for gifts this year. Many friends and […]

The Breakers, Newport

10 . 29 . 20

I had such a nice time in Newport, Rhode Island recently and inspired many followers to plan their own trips. But I know many of you can’t travel now so I thought I would post a virtual visit to The Breakers for you. It was interesting to visit the mansions during the pandemic and one […]