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People keep declaring that no one wants to buy brown furniture these days. I always say,’Great! More for me!’ The real problem is that younger folks don’t realize that you can mix antiques and Old Master paintings with modern pieces and motorcycles. Such is the case in the uptown duplex apartment of art advisor Will […]

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Over four years ago, I wrote about Catherine Deneuve’s house in Normandy with grounds designed by landscape architect Jacques Wirtz was for sale. She took it off the market or it didn’t find a buyer until recently. Chateau de Primard was where she kept her haute couture collection of fashions made for her by fashion […]

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I’m not sure how I started following French public relations executive and event planner Francoise Dumas on Instagram. It might have been from her interior decorator Pierre Passabon or his partner of Jacques Grange. Or maybe it was because she is based in Paris and I get glimpses of my favorite city. Regardless of the […]

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Hope your New Year is going well. I’ve spent the last week and a half trying to get back on track while also checking out art exhibitions and visiting new places in my spare time. I thought I’d share them in case you want to explore the city but I’ve included a few other options […]

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01 . 10 . 19

Beaverbrook Hotel

The Beaverbrook Hotel is a luxury British country house hotel in Surrey that makes me want to book a flight to England immediately. Beaverbrook takes it’s name from Lord Beaverbrook, William Maxwell Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook, a “Canadian-British newspaper publisher and backstage politician who was an influential figure in British media and politics of the first half of […]

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Did you watch The Last Days of John F. Kennedy, Jr. last week?  The best part was seeing videos of him with Carolyn Bessette Kennedy. We normally see photos of her running away from the paparazzi so it was nice to see her smiling and actually hear her voice. It’s also amazing that her fashion […]

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01 . 07 . 19

Oakley Manor

I was chatting with someone recently about how it may be freezing in New York in the winter but at least we get a lot of bright sunny days that make it a bit less depressing. That’s not the case for most of Europe so I was wondering if grey winter weather was the reason […]

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The Golden Globes are tomorrow night and I have only seen one film up for awards. I haven’t seen Mary Poppins Returns and probably won’t watch it until it’s available to watch on demand but Emily Blunt looks beautiful in these photos from the January 2019 issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK. The dogs are pretty […]

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Whether you consider it a fresh start or a clean slate, there is nothing better than beginning of January to plan out what you want to do in the coming new year. I personally love a new blank calendar just brimming with possibilities. I like to plan out each month which helps me plan out […]

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01 . 01 . 19

A Brand New Day

Wishing you all a happy and healthy New Year! XOXO, HC

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