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If you’re ready for summer and trips to the beach, the new H&M x Lemlem Collection is for you. It’s filled with light and airy pieces and swimsuits to get you started and even a towel with a cute rope carrier. I already placed my order and can’t wait to get the cute striped dresses […]

Everyone who saw the renovated 19th-century farmhouse of Luis Laplace and his partner Christophe Comoy on the island of Menorca in the WSJ. Magazine this weekend immediately fell in love. It’s probably because we haven’t been able to travel to abroad in over a year but it’s also because it doesn’t look overdone or too […]

Interior designer Todd Alexander Romano has always been a favorite of mine. I posted his New York apartment early on when I started blogging and his beautiful room for the 2012 Kips Bay Decorator Show House and followed his subsequent apartment moves. Now Todd is splitting his time between a historic 18th-century house in Newport, […]

May 2021

05 . 01 . 21

“The world’s favorite season is the spring. All things seem possible in May.”–  Edwin Way Teale

I loved seeing Suzanne Rheinstein‘s Montecito house in Architectural Digest but I didn’t realize what a major renovation she undertook until I saw the old real estate listing photos and before photos. The architecture firm, Bories and Shearron, who worked on the house with Suzanne posted some of the before photos of the house built […]

The temperature in New York has been vacillating wildly lately but at least it looks like it will be beautiful on Saturday. I’m going to try to take another walk on Park Avenue to enjoy the tulips and cherry trees at their peak before rain arrives on Sunday. That actually works out perfectly so I […]

You probably couldn’t get together for last Mother’s Day but that might not be the case this year thanks to the vaccines. That means you’ll be able to give your mom or mother figure a gift in person this year on May 9th. Many mothers have been isolated at home while others have been juggling […]

April in New York

04 . 19 . 21

Rumors of New York’s death have been greatly exaggerated. The city has been fully operational since last summer but it’s really come to life this spring thanks to the vaccines. It mirrors the blooming of the flowers and trees which is putting everyone in a great mood. We all predict that the city will be […]

Dunrobin Attic Sale

04 . 12 . 21

It seems like everyone was cleaning out their closets and cupboards during the pandemic even castles. The Dunrobin Attic Sale is scheduled for 20 April 2021 at Bonhams in Edinburgh and will include more than 450 lots of paintings, portraits and historic photographs, picture frames, marble sculptures, crested dinner services, and an array of treasures […]

Carlos David Studio

04 . 08 . 21

My dear friend David Lawrence and I worked at the same design firm but not at the same time. We met almost 15 years ago after his Hamptons project was featured on the cover and inside House Beautiful and I reposted it on the blog. The owner of that house, Nancy McCormick, also owns the […]

Winter chill has returned to New York but it looks like Easter will be warm at least. A lot of great things popping up this April besides tulips and daffodils and I’ve got them covered today. Since all my friends and I have been vaccinated, talk has turned to travel and where we want to […]

Last March seems to drag on forever but his March flew by and I can’t believe it’s April. I’m not really complaining though since it’s my birthday month and Central Park is finally starting to bloom. I plan to add a little color to my wardrobe with my favorite spring shades of lilac and lavender. […]