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Another insanely chic auction coming up this fall is A Parisian pied-à-terre curated by Hubert de Givenchy at Christie’s in Paris on 14 September 2021. The “collection of a major international collector” is rumored to be from Philippe Venet, who died at the age of 91 earlier this year and was the longtime partner of […]

My favorite part of fall, besides the fashions, are all the auctions and art fairs. There are always some spectacular sales and this year is no exception. This September, Christie’s will offer Jasper Conran: The Collection Parts I and II which will be filled his country house collections including those from his majestic apartment in […]

Winter Garden

01 . 22 . 21

It feels like there have been so many auctions of exquisite collections in the last few years. It makes me feel sad to see them be broken up but hopefully the furniture and objects end up going to good homes. Susan Gutfreund sold her Henri Samuel decorated duplex apartment at 834 Fifth Avenue last year […]

I wrote about philanthropist and art collector Jayne Wrightsman who died April 2019 at the age of 99 and her home at 820 Fifth Avenue last fall. Mrs. Wrightman was a scholar of 18th-century art and furniture and had an eye for the best pieces. Now many of her furnishings and art will be sold at Christie’s October […]

We lost some truly elegant women this year including philanthropist and art collector Jayne Wrightsman. She passed away in April at the age of 99 so she had a good long run. She also had a long run in her antique filled home at 860 Fifth Avenue. She and her husband Charles Wrightsman moved into […]

One of the most highly anticipated events of the fall season in New York is the auction of The Collection of Lee Bouvier Radziwill at Christie’s on 17 October 2019. The sale “offers a glimpse into her fascinating life, spanning her years as a prominent socialite, princess, designer, and witness to a momentous era in […]

You can’t grow up near Pittsburgh without hearing about the Heinz family although I wasn’t that familiar with Drue Heinz. She was philanthropist and supporter of writers who was married to Henry J. ‘Jack’ Heinz II and died lasts year at the age of 103. Her collection of art and antiques from her Sutton Place […]

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 […]

Jet Setting Nina Flohr

09 . 17 . 18

One day this past April, I was getting ready to attend the press preview for the Peggy and David Rockefeller Collection auction at Christie’s. It was raining and I knew I would run into people I knew there and the Kips Bay Decorator Show House press preview on the same day so I wanted to […]

I feel like it’s interior designer Michael S. Smith‘s world and we’re just living in it this month. A stunning apartment he designed with architect Oscar Shamamian of Ferguson & Shamamian in a Rosario Candela designed building on Park Avenue is featured on the cover and inside the new October 2018 issue of Architectural Digest. […]

Gardener’s Delight

06 . 04 . 18

The one good thing that all the recent rain has brought is abundant greenery. Interior designer Robert Couturier posted a few images of his garden in Kent, Connecticut on Instagram and you can see how lush it’s looking these days. I also thought it was a good excuse to post more photos of his beautifully […]

Legendary costume jewelry designer Kenneth Jay Lane passed away almost a year ago and now art, antiques, and objects collected over his lifetime are up for auction at Christie’s Interiors: New York Visions sale on June 6, 2018. Also included in the sale are The Collection of Arnold Scaasi and Parker Ladd, and Robert Couturier: Elements […]

An Art Filled Weekend

05 . 05 . 18

If you are in New York this weekend, you will definitely not lack for things to do, especially if you like art. There is so much going on that I’m a little exhausted already but I still have two more exhibitions to see. Hope you can make it one or all but definitely wear comfortable […]

While Hudson Pines, the 75-acre estate of Peggy and David Rockefeller, sold for $33 million the treasures it held will be up for auction at Christie’s this May. The main house designed in 1938 by noted architect Mott B. Schmidt sits about a mile from Kykuit, John D. Rockefeller’s property that is open for public visits. […]

The Peggy and David Rockefeller Collection coming up for auction at Christie’s in May is touted as “the most anticipated art world event of the spring season” and they aren’t exaggerating. The sale filled with artwork by Claude Monet, Henri Matisse, Paul Gauguin, and Pablo Picasso among others, as well as beautiful antiques and objects […]

Faringdon House in Oxfordshire, England was the house on which Nancy Mitford based the fictional house Merlinford in her book The Pursuit of Love. In reality, it was the home of composer, painter, and novelist Lord Berners, who inherited the house in 1918 and lived in it from 1931 until his death in 1950. Faringdon played host to […]

Martha’s Flowers

03 . 10 . 18

Martha Stewart has just published her 90th book. Yes, 90th book! Martha’s Flowers: A Practical Guide to Growing, Gathering, and Enjoying is filled with advice from the doyenne of domesticity and over “100 creative and inventive arrangements by Kevin Sharkey, her longtime friend and colleague.” To celebrate its launch, Christie’s hosted a very chic luncheon with more […]