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CBS Sunday Morning recently profiled the iconic international leather-clad architect Peter Marino. It was a fascinating look into his prolific career and personal life. If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend watching it online. What the story failed to mention is that he has a new book out this month, The Garden of Peter […]

I need to get a Christmas wreath this week but I have to wait on other decorations because I have back to back trips coming up and don’t want everything to die. If you need a little inspiration for your holiday decorations, this Montana mountain house that Ken Fulk designed that was featured in the […]

French Country Cooking

11 . 13 . 16

Mimi Thorisson’s first book A Kitchen in France wasn’t just a cook book. It was a view into a life in the countryside of France that could not be farther from the one most city dwellers in this country live. It was born out of her blog Manger that highlights the beautiful seasonal produce that […]

I’m still in Birmingham but I can’t wait to get home so I can read David Netto’s new book on the famed French interior designer Francois Catroux that is being released today. In my post The Chic Catroux in 2011, I lamented the fact that we don’t see more of Catroux’s design work and now […]

A Little Life

05 . 03 . 16

I ran into Newell Turner yesterday at the press preview for Manus x Machina at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. In case you haven’t heard, Newell has revived Metropolitan Home magazine. The front cover says, “For the Love of City Living” and the homes featured are urban but not completely modern and contemporary which I […]

I’m not a fan of Instagram accounts that post old photos but following Hakan Groth is the best of both worlds. The London-based antiques dealer at Rupert Cavendish Antiques posts his own photos of historic homes in Sweden that look as if they couldn’t possibly be new. The photos here were taken at “Sandemar Manor by […]

Many of us grew up fantasizing about what it would be like to grow up as princess in a castle but the new book House of Thurn und Taxis illustrates the reality. In this case, the reality is even better than anything you could have dreamed up. Gloria, Princess of Thurn and Taxis, was a countess without […]

At Home in the Garden

11 . 09 . 15

I’ve always admired Carolyne Roehm‘s life and style but I admire it even more after reading her recently One Kings Lane profile. While her life may seem perfect, she’s endured a very public divorce and had her beloved house Weatherstone burn to the ground after an electrical fire. Both have risen like a Phoenix out […]

I Love Her Style

09 . 23 . 15

I was very excited to read this morning that Amanda Brooks’ blog I Love Your Style (also the name of her first book) is back up and running. Amanda is one of my favorite Instagram friends and I love following her not so new life on Fairgreen Farm in England. Her blog would delve more […]

At Home in the Garden

08 . 06 . 15

At the photo shoot yesterday, I was discussing that I would like to take a flower arranging class.  Another person who could give great lessons is Carolyne Roehm. I love checking out her website to see the gorgeous photos of her gardens, flowers, and tabletops.  Everything she touches is chic and gorgeous.  So I’m especially […]

It’s been years since I’ve seen Amanda Brooks in person so it was lovely to catch up with her at a private book signing for Always Pack a Party Dress: And Other Lessons Learned from a (Half) Life in Fashion  last week. The book is perfect for our ADD-lack-of-attention-span new world. It’s filled with memoir […]

Writer Kate Betts and I have bonded over all things French and she was kind enough to send me a copy of her new book My Paris Dream: An Education in Style, Slang, and Seduction in the Great City on the Seine. It’s funny to be reading it exactly a year to the date I […]

As someone who wrote and photographed a book on creative people’s work spaces (Habitually Chic: Creativity at Work – shameless plug), I am very intrigued to pick up the new book Yves Saint Laurent’s Studio: Mirror and Secretsby Jéromine Savignon. According to WWD, it will be published by Actes Sud in both French and in English, “and […]

Weekend Chic

11 . 22 . 14

After traveling last week, I am very much looking forward to hibernating at home on Saturday. But that doesn’t mean I don’t want to look good while doing it. Here’s a few of the things I’ll be wearing and using this weekend. J.McLaughlin Lisbet Fair Isle Sweater – I’m usually not a pattern person but […]

Speaking of the holidays. I was excited to be asked to curate a holiday gift guide for One Kings Lane that includes lots of chic gift ideas for your friends and family, as well as yourself.  It also includes a few of my gift giving tips to help you navigate what to get for everyone […]

“I have to tell you, I am in love with beauty. I have always loved beautiful objects.” This is the opening of Valentino’s new book Valentino: At the Emperor’s Table from Assouline. It perfectly sets the tone for the gorgeous photographs of the dining tables and spaces at his many homes. If you’ve ever seen the documentary, […]

California Chic

11 . 05 . 14

I’m getting ready for a trip to California next week that will hopefully include sunshine and warmer temperatures than we’re having in New York.  I’m also hoping it includes lots of great design inspiration. California is home to a lot of great interior designers and stores that I hope to hit.  I love the interior/outdoor […]