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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 […]

Spring in Central Park

04 . 12 . 19

Sorry for the lack of posts the last two days. I had a lot going on this week including a sore throat that luckily didn’t turn into anything more. I’m also trying to finalize all my plans for my birthday trip to Charleston next week. I did manage to take a walk in Central Park […]

Today was one of the best and busiest days I’ve ever had in New York. It started off with meeting my LA friend Louise Roe at the Ralph Lauren ladies mansion to experience Ralph’s Café and the Spring 2019 collection. You may remember that Ralph’s Coffee is now open at the store but they turned […]

Yesterday, I had a chance to visit the just opened Ralph’s Coffee in the Ralph Lauren Women’s and Home mansion at 888 Madison Avenue. It’s such a treat to have this chic coffee shop uptown where you can not only get a coffee or tea but some sweets and gifts. They can also make you […]

My favorite thing in New York every Christmas is to walk over an see the Bergdorf Goodman holiday windows. The signify the start of the season for me and never fail to disappoint. This year, they are full of sweet treats and colorful candies dreamed up by window designer David Hoey and his staff. I’ve […]

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” – Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776 Habitually Chic has always been a place to come to see something pretty […]

I was away last summer so I missed the opening of Grand Banks, an award-winning oyster bar on a historic wooden boat on a pier along the Hudson River. It’s been described as the Hamptons in the city and that’s what it looks to me too. The “menu features sustainably produced oysters, ingredient driven seasonal plates, and nautically […]

Every time I take a walk on the Upper East Side, it seems like another store has closed. That’s one of the reasons I was especially excited that Marin Hopper decided to open her beautiful new flagship store Hayward House on East 70th Street. Marin Hopper is the daughter of Dennis Hopper and Brooke Hayward. […]

I had the pleasure of attending a beautiful dinner last evening to celebrate the May 2015 Style and Design issue of the WSJ. Magazine at the brand new Edition Hotel in New York.  It was a perfect combination of style and design in a wonderfully chic setting. I have stayed at the Edition hotels in […]

Save the Frick

05 . 10 . 15

I’ve been hearing too many stories recently about great design being changed or destroyed.  The iconic 1960’s Hotel Okura in Tokyo is slated for demolition in September of this year. Real estate mogul Aby Rosen wants to make changes to the legendary Philip Johnson designed Four Seasons restaurant in New York. The gorgeous Rizzoli bookstore has already […]

In a city with hundreds of hotels, it takes a lot to impress people.  The new Baccarat Hotel might just be the one of the best standouts. The location on West 53rd Street is across from the Museum of Modern Art and the interior featured their own gallery wall of art. and awe inspiring Baccarat chandeliers. The designers […]

One of the best things about staying in New York over Christmas is the beautiful and festive decorations.  Anyone who follows me on Instagram knows they are my favorite thing to photograph. My only regret is that I was too busy to make it to the West Village so these are all from the Upper […]

The Polo Bar

12 . 10 . 14

I know many of you will be visiting New York for the holidays so make sure you add The Polo Bar at Ralph Lauren to your must visit list.  It doesn’t open until next week but if it’s anything like the Ralph Lauren restaurants in Chicago and Paris, it will be a hit. The New York […]

I’m still recovering from my first full day at Art Basel.  I saw some amazing art and pretty much everyone from New York in Miami. There is so much to do that it’s exhausting but definitely worth the trip. It is hard though to think about Christmas when it’s 80 degrees and sunny everyday.  I […]

I braved the arctic temperatures on Tuesday to stop by The Holiday Workshop by Bronson Van Wyck. You might remember that he created a similar holiday workshop last year on the Upper East Side.  This year The Holiday Workshop is located in the St. Regis Hotel which Bronson also decorated for Christmas. “Located off the beloved hotel lobby, the […]

Too Kule for School

11 . 18 . 14

I was very excited to learn from jewelry designer Jennifer Alfano that KULE has opened a pop up shop on the Upper East Side. It’s filled with all their chic pieces including cabled sweaters, great coats, and signature signet rings. It was 20 degrees in New York today so I was too layered up to try anything […]

It’s no surprise that Jacques Grange is such an amazing interior designer when you find out that he learned the ropes from legendary French designer Henri Samuel.  The photos here of just one room in Samuel’s Paris apartment in a hotel particulier on rue Faubourg Saint-Honoré illustrate the way he perfectly combined antiques with modern pieces to create a […]