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Summer is not my season so I’m been working on a lot of projects (the reason for the radio silence) and biding my time until fall. I do have to say that the city is looking lush and beautiful though. I love all the green and white plantings I saw on Fifth Avenue Friday. There […]

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07 . 20 . 21

The Met Cloisters

After my field trip to the Van Cortlandt House Museum a few weeks ago, I stopped by The Met Cloisters. I love the quiet beauty of the cloister garden and I try to visit once or twice a year. “The Cloisters, a branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, is America’s only museum dedicated exclusively […]

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I enjoy following the Instagram account of Marna De la Orden who is the co-founder of Maria de la Orden which is a fashion and accessory line of “unique looks designed between Paris and Madrid in eco-friendly and original fabrics” with very reasonable prices. Her style is much more colorful than mine which I found […]

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The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, the most anticipated fall sale of the year, starts early access today. The Anniversary Sale Early Access is only accessible to Nordstrom cardmembers with Icon Status starting today and continues through July 27, 2021. Ambassador Status Cardmember Early Access runs from July 14-27, 2021 and Influencer Status Cardmember Early Access runs from July 16-27, […]

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I love to watch tennis, especially Wimbledon. I love the history and the old school elegance of the All England Club. But I’m a terrible player so my friend Eleanor Banco Lasko, who is an amazing tennis player and competitor, has graciously helped me put this post together. We’ve been working on it since the […]

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It feels like everyone is in Paris right now or just returned like my friend interior designer Andrew Brown. He and his partner Kip took a last minute trip to celebrate Andrew’s birthday. While they were in the City of Light, they took a day trip to Versailles where they quickly toured of the chateau […]

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07 . 06 . 21

My Recent Etsy Finds

In the past year, I’ve found myself buying much more from Etsy. There are so many lovely and creative people running their entire companies on the platform and offering great prices. I’ve put together some of the things I’ve recently purchased and some things that have caught my eye. I’m not usually one for dupes […]

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07 . 04 . 21

Ojai Dreaming

This new Ojai Dreaming campaign from Ralph Lauren looks perfect for this long holiday weekend. Who doesn’t want to be lounging on chic striped cushions while enjoying a picnic under a tree? I’ll pass on the laundry though. Hope you have a relaxing extra day off on Monday.

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If you are not on holiday in Europe like everyone on Instagram, you can take advantage of the great 4th of July sales happening here in the US. There are so many great deals to be had on full price and sale merchandise. 24S – Up to 70% off designer fashions for women and men. & OTHER STORIES – Extra […]

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Now that we can go places again, I’ve been trying to check off some of the places I have been wanting to explore in New York. Last Friday, I took a field trip to the Van Cortlandt House Museum which is the oldest building in the borough of the Bronx and run by the National […]

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Last year felt like it crawled by at a snail’s pace while this year is flying by. I can’t believe it will be July next week. If you’re coming to the city or just looking for new things to see and do, I’ve got you covered. This week, I attended the Member Preview for The […]

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This Fourth of July post has taken me longer to finish than anticipated since I kept adding items. I wanted the whole family to be included since celebrations this year are going to be over the top so I’ve put together over 50 fun items in red, white, and blue to get you ready for […]

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I don’t think my obsession with Bunny Mellon will ever end so it was exciting to see another one of her Cape Cod properties, Scallop Path, come on the market last week. The larger 26-acre Cape Cod compound, Oyster Harbors, was sold to billionaire William Koch for $19.5 million in 2012, but she also owned […]

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Summer is finally here, and so is the heat and the need for a new summer wardrobe. Fortunately, my friend Heidi Wynne has a new collection of easy linen dresses, casual straw bags, straw hats, and lightweight cashmere wraps. Heidi’s line is classic and doesn’t go on sale, however she is generously offering HC readers […]

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Last Thursday, I attended my first event since before the pandemic. It was a beautiful dinner to celebrate the launch of The Virginia Collection, a tableware inspired by Virginia, where Cece Barfield Thompson quarantined during the pandemic. The table for the dinner was set with all the pieces she designed including embroidered linens, porcelain hand-painted […]

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I’ve had many requests to put together some dresses and accessories to wear to summer weddings, events, and parties. This was a little harder than I thought it would be since many dresses were sold out of sizes. Even pre-order dresses were already sold out. But I think I’ve pulled some chic options for day […]

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Have you always wondered what it would be like to live at Versailles? Well, now you can get your chance at the newly opened five-star Le Grand Contrôle Hotel from the Airelles hotel group which sits within the gates of Versailles. Le Grand Contrôle was built in 1681 by Jules Hardouin-Mansart, Louis XIV’s favourite architect […]

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