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I recently had the pleasure of hosting a dinner party with Everything but the House (EBTH) to help celebrate the launch of their online estate sales in New York. A lot of thought went into all the table top details and the guest list and I enjoyed working closely with my dear friend Andrea Stanford […]

Serena Fresson posted a beautifully set spring table on Instagram this morning which made me think it was the perfect time to highlight her chic style. Serena is the mother of Alice Naylor-Leyland who I recently featured in the post Alice in Wonderland. It’s clear that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree in […]

I never tire of seeing Aerin Lauder’s Southampton home because it’s so warm and welcoming.  It recently welcomed Garence Doré who photographed her visit which included a look at Aerin’s new Rose de Grasse perfume and a lovely lunch. As Garance mentions, the house could be intimidating because it belonged to Estée Lauder but Aerin […]

While we’re on the topic of Ralph Lauren, can we talk about all the gorgeous blue and white pieces are in the entertaining collection from Ralph Lauren Home.  Not only does it remind me of the summer outdoor decor at Ralph’s restaurant in Paris but it also makes me want to plan a party. Or […]

I posted this photo of my bar on Instagram and had a lot of questions about where to find some of the items. I thought it was the perfect opportunity to share some bar building ideas on the blog because it’s five o’clock somewhere. The glass tortoise ice bucket in my photo is from Aero […]

“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, […]

I was very excited to see on photographer Oberto Gili‘s Instagram today that he took the photos for the upcoming book, Valentino: At the Emperor’s Table, that also includes Andre Leon Talley as author.  If you’ve seen the Valentino documentary Valentino: The Last Emperor, you know that Valentino is a consummate host and party planner, or at […]

Those of you who follow me on Instagram know that I love a good townhouse.  Last night, I had the pleasure of attending one of the most beautiful ones in the West Village.  Bonpoint, the chicest children’s brand from France, opened a new store in Soho and hosted a dinner party afterward designed by my […]

A Fashionable Fete

03 . 20 . 14

When I visited my dear friend Alice Ryan at her home on the North Fork last summer, she laid out a beautiful table with her blue and white china for a casual late lunch.  I told her that she didn’t have to go to any trouble for me when she politely informed that she sets […]

A French Feast

02 . 20 . 14

There is nothing I love more than finding a photo that leads you down the rabbit hole of discovery.  I came across an image of a French room that turned out to be from a Vogue Living Australia feature on French entertaining tips from cook and author Jane Webster.  Jane is Australian and visited France […]

If there is one person I return to every year for Christmas inspiration, it’s Carolyne Roehm.  She designs some of the most elegant spaces and decorates them for the holidays to match. She’s been posting more of her entertaining examples on her site and the different color combinations prove that there is more to Christmas […]

In case you need a little last minute autumn and entertaining inspiration, this is probably the last of it until we move onto Christmas.  I will be in London for Thanksgiving which seems rather ironic.  I’m excited to get away but I will miss the pumpkin pie.  Hope one of you will save me a […]

Since my friends and I will all be out of town for Thanksgiving, we plan to get together for dinner before we leave. Even though there are a million restaurants in New York, it’s always nice to plan a dinner party at home where you can be as boisterous as you want without bothering the […]

Chic at Charlotte’s

10 . 04 . 13

Yesterday morning I had the pleasure of attending an intimate breakfast in the very chic courtyard of the home of interior designer Charlotte Moss.  She was tasked with guest editing the November issue of House Beautiful magazine and chose the theme of “The Arts of Living.” I can attest from the preview that it is […]

Fab Finds for Summer

07 . 30 . 13

When Fab asked me to choose some of my favorite things for summer, I knew this fun photo of Audrey Hepburn and her then husband Mel Ferrer would be my jumping off point.  I love how happy they look sitting outside enjoying a meal.  There is nothing that says summer like red checkered tablecloths and […]

I’ve heard that Bronson van Wyck and Lela Rose throw fabulous parties.  Stories don’t compare to experiencing in person the black and white extravaganza that the pair threw to celebrate Celerie Kemble‘s book Black & White (and a Bit in Between). On a rainy night, I headed down to Tribeca where I was blown away […]

Every year, about a million people crowd Times Square to watch the ball drop at midnight on New Year’s Eve. And yes, I said a million. I looked it up. As you can imagine, that creates a bit of chaos in the city even beyond all the street closings. That’s why my friends and I […]