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I’ve been thinking about getting a new rug for my living room and lucky for me, ABC Carpet & Home is having a Silk Rug Sample Sale. The sale features exquisite hand-knotted one-of-a-kind silk rugs from their well-known Aquasilk, Color Reform and Aura collections up to 50% off their original prices. If you’ve ever decorated […]

November

11 . 01 . 14

“October extinguished itself in a rush of howling winds and driving rain and November arrived, cold as frozen iron, with hard frosts every morning and icy drafts that bit at exposed hands and faces.” – J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix   Photo by me.

All Hallows Eve

10 . 30 . 14

New York is all dressed up for autumn and Halloween right now. The Upper East Side gets very into decorating for Halloween and some of the decorations are seriously scary. I prefer the chic and subtle approach and thought I would share some of my favorites with you as well as some turning leaves. Happy […]

I happened to walk down East 71st Street between Lexington and Third Avenues a few days ago and noticed a new for sale sign at 169 East 71st Street.  This Upper East Side brownstone is best known as the building where Holly Golightly lives in the 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The townhouse was split […]

Cubism is Chic

10 . 17 . 14

  Autumn doesn’t just signify falling leaves. It also means the start of wonderful art exhibitions.  One of the most exciting is Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art which is billed as “the most important exhibition of the essential Cubists—Georges Braque (French, 1882– 1963), Juan Gris (Spanish, 1887–1927), Fernand Léger (French, […]

Autumn in New York

10 . 12 . 14

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” – Albert Camus Photo by me via Instagram.

Hamish at Home Again

10 . 08 . 14

I was very excited to read today that the New York home of Vogue editor Hamish Bowles  is featured on and in the November 2014 issue of World of Interiors.  The apartment was designed by Studio Peregalli and looks just as colorful as his old apartment but also more English. I don’t think it’s out yet here […]

I was lucky enough to see Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs this summer at the Tate Modern in London and today I saw it in New York.  Even though the new exhibition that opens at the Museum of Modern Art on October 12th contains much of the same art, it still feels exciting and new.  One […]

Petite Chic

09 . 24 . 14

Every time I think that T magazine can’t possibly out do themselves, they manage to surprise me.  Featured in the Design Issue that will be included in The New York Times this Sunday, September 28th is the New York apartment of designer Stephen Sills.  While it is well known and has been published before, it is my […]

I’m usually not a fan of new construction but I am quite impressed with the design of 224 Mulberry Street I saw on Curbed today. It was developed by Flank to complement the other buildings in the neighborhood and as though it were in a landmarked district.  Although, I’m sure most of the other buildings […]

I mentioned Ralph’s Coffee last week but thought you might want to see a few photos. The new cafe is located on the second floor of the new Polo Ralph Lauren store on Fifth Avenue and it’s worth the trek.  You can eat in their chic seating area or get something to go after shopping […]