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My gift guides got a little waylaid by last minute holiday shopping and traveling so I’m going to see how many more I can get in before the big day. Maybe they will help the last minute shoppers out there. As I mentioned before, I wanted each guide to be themed around a book and […]

Holiday Toffee

12 . 18 . 08

One of my holiday traditions is making toffee. Sometimes you want to give a friend or co-worker a little something but not necessarily buy them an expensive present so the toffee is perfect. People appreciate that you took the time to make it yourself and it really is delicious! For a larger group like my […]

What better why to treat the fashionista in your life than with an Yves Saint Laurent themed holiday. The first place to start is with the new book Yves Saint Laurent: Style which chronicles the designer’s 40 years of fabulous designs through photos and drawings. To learn more about Yves and also Karl Lagerfeld “and […]

As worried as I am about the future of art, I’m even more nervous about the future of books. I’ve been hearing rumblings that the publishing houses aren’t doing so well which scares me. I love my reading and can’t imagine pulling out a Kindle instead of a real book. And what will happen to […]

Silver and Sage

12 . 06 . 08

I’m not a huge fan of red and green for holiday decorations so when I saw the home of decorator Michelle Morgan Harrison’s 1885 New Canaan Colonial in the new issue of Connecticut Cottages and Gardens, I was immediately smitten. There are a lot of great ideas that anyone take away and use in their […]

Behind the Windows

12 . 01 . 08

David Hoey, Senior Director of Visual Presentation (the man behind the windows) of Bergdorf Goodman, was too busy to speak with me before I posted the photos of the gorgeous windows but last week he took time out of his exhausting schedule to give me the scoop on what it takes to put these amazing […]

Domino Holiday Issue

11 . 25 . 08

The Domino holiday issue is a present unto itself. Inside is their great gift guide and lots of fabulous interiors too! Happy Holidays!

Looks like Bergdorf Goodman was dreaming of a white Christmas too. The holiday windows aren’t quite finished yet but I did get a little sneak peek this week and they are well on their way to being spectacular as usual. Check in a few days for photos of all the windows.

The holiday season really is the most wonderful time of the year in New York even despite the lack of cabs and hoards of tourists. Check out my holiday guide to the city in the new issue of Kansas City Home Design magazine so you can prepare yourself. You can actually read the entire magazine […]

Hippie Holiday!

11 . 18 . 08

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the city and feel like like it too! It’s freezing! But before it turned too cold, I managed to take a few photos of the Barney’s holiday windows. This year, they are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the peace sign with a Hippie Holiday. I am […]

I swear Duane Reade had their Christmas decorations up even before the Halloween candy was out. The race to be the first annoys me every year. I like to finish one holiday before I begin the next but there is no getting away from the holiday catalogs which is why I especially loved the Neue […]

Have yourself a merry little Christmas,Let your heart be light. From now on, our troubles will be out of sight. Have yourself a merry little Christmas, Make the Yule-tide gay, From now on, our troubles will be miles away. Here we are as in olden days, Happy golden days of yore. Faithful friends who are […]

Something for the Boys

12 . 16 . 07

Since I normally write about girly things, I thought it might be fun to suggest some holiday gift ideas for the men in your life and for the few men who read my blog put on their wish list. You know who you are. But I have to say, I think some of these items […]

Christmas at Biltmore

12 . 11 . 07

There are certain places that stay with you long after you visit them. Biltmore House in Ashville, North Carolina is one of those places for me. I visited it when I was about 11 years old and it has made a lasting impression. I even wrote a paper about it in college for my architectural […]

It’s beginning to look like Christmas everywhere including the fabulous Charlotte Moss Townhouse! I had the opportunity to photograph the wonderful decorations last week and I know you will be just as impressed as I was. I especially loved the use of blue and white Chinese pottery that I don’t think most people would ever […]