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Even though designer Michael S. Smith‘s Holmby Hills home is only onscreen for a few minutes in the film Nocturnal Animals, I immediately recognized the chic living room. I have a photographic memory from studying art history and looking at images for the blog for the last nine years but it’s also a pretty memorable […]

I apologize for the radio silence on the blog this weekend. It was much harder to work from Mexico than I had anticipated. Two back to back trips were also a bit exhausting. But now that I am back for good, I am ready to start decorating for Christmas and I’m using Suzanne Rheinstein’s house […]

California Cool

09 . 14 . 16

After years of bi-coastal living, Chance designer Julia Leach finally decided to give up her New York apartment and move to Venice, California. Any New Yorker who tells you they don’t think about moving somewhere else is totally lying. We all think about it, especially when it involves sunshine and fresh air. Julia didn’t waste […]

Vice Squad

09 . 11 . 16

I forgot to pick up a hard copy of the WSJ.Magazine yesterday so I’m glad they put a lot of stories from the Men’s Style Issue. I was just telling someone that I need balance my feminine posts with a few more post for my male readers. The home of Santa Monica estate of Vice […]

Montecito Magic

03 . 03 . 16

The highlight of my recent trip to California was visiting Montecito. It’s an idyllic town in Santa Barbara where a few people I know live. They say once you visit Montecito, you will buy a house there and will I am not sure about the three month deadline, I could definitely see myself living there […]

The fashion brand Co didn’t even show at fashion week but their fall 2016 collection is making a splash. Founders Stephanie Danan and Justin Kern photographed their Look Book at a home in Beverly Hills that was designed by Elsie de Wolfe for Countess Dorothy di Frasso around 1936 who later rented it to movie star Marlene Dietrich. The Co […]

I received a frantic email from my friend Decorno (who really should start blogging again) today asking me if I heard about a J.K. Place hotel opening in Malibu.  Turns out that the iconic hotel group is setting up an experience J.K. Place Malibu for one week only, March 12-19, 2016 from 6:00-9:00pm. The website says, “Please […]

LA Outfit Ideas

02 . 15 . 16

I feel like I packed better for my trip to California last week than I have for past trips but I still get nervous about what to wear in Los Angeles. It’s much more casual than New York and encompasses lots of layers. The temperature was in the 60’s when I arrived which prompted everyone […]

Miri Mara Ceramics

02 . 12 . 16

While I was in Montecito last weekend, designer Kendall Conrad was insistent that I visit Miri Mara Ceramics. After seeing the unique shapes, textures, and colors of their pieces, I can see why.  Owner Fatmir “Miri” Mara was a fashion designer in Milan for almost 20 years before he and his husband decided to retire to Santa Barbara. […]

There are so many wonderful stores in the Montecito Country Mart such Kendall Conrad, Merci to Go, and Hudson Grace, but I was most excited to finally see my friend Matt Albiani’s Mate Gallery. The nautical themed jewel box is filled to the brim with seascapes, first edition books, knick knacks, clothing, and more. It’s […]

Going to California

02 . 03 . 16

I am very excited to be traveling to sunny and warm California today. I’m starting off in Los Angeles for a few days. The last time I was in LA was three years ago. It rained that entire trip and I think I was so traumatized that I haven’t been back since. I’m really looking […]

I’m long over due for a trip to Los Angeles and now I have another reason to book a ticket.  The Apartment by The Line has just opened on the iconic tree lined Melrose Place. Co-founder and executive creative director Vanessa Traina Snow and creative director Melanie Glass have created a home like space that will evolve on a […]