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My traditional New Year’s Eve post didn’t seem appropriate this year so I decided to replace it with something else inspiring. I spend New Year’s Eve in Stockholm 15 years ago when it was covered in a blanket of snow and sundown began at 2:00pm. I’ve always wanted to go back when in the summer […]

I’m lucky that we have so many wonderful places to visit within driving distance of New York City. One of the most buzzed about is the Mayflower Inn and Spa in Washington, Connecticut which I was lucky enough to stay at for a weekend earlier this month. The classic 35-room hotel which is part of […]

It’s raining in New York so it feels like the perfect time to escape virtually to Provence to take a look at Les Ramades, the Provence home of Betty and François Catroux. It was on the market last year for $11.5 Million because François wanted to be near the sea and had bought a place […]

The design world lost a legend on Sunday with the death of French interior designer François Catroux. He and his wife Betty Catroux, a muse of Yves Saint Laurent, made a striking couple and very much fit into the world of his incredibly elegant clients. He brought a contemporary breath of fresh air to many […]

Heavenly in Hampshire

11 . 04 . 20

Most of my ancestors came to America from England in the 17th-century. Sometimes, I think about what my life would be like if they hadn’t left. Would I have a lovely accent and live in house filled with chintz ? I sort of wish I was in this heavenly house in Hampshire right now instead […]

The Breakers, Newport

10 . 29 . 20

I had such a nice time in Newport, Rhode Island recently and inspired many followers to plan their own trips. But I know many of you can’t travel now so I thought I would post a virtual visit to The Breakers for you. It was interesting to visit the mansions during the pandemic and one […]

If you follow Ashley Stark on Instagram, you may have seen her weekly posts on the status of her family’s townhouse renovation. Once the house got closer to completion, the posts stopped which was a sure sign that it would be featured in a magazine. And not just any magazine. The townhouse which was gut […]

British fashion designer Peter Copping mentioned to me a few months back that he and his French husband Rambert Rigaud were creating a home line named after their beloved 15th-century manor house in Normandy. La Carlière has just been featured in the Financial Times How to Spend It and it’s just as good as I suspected. The […]

During quarantine, I would often have insomnia and wake up at 3:00am and doomscroll Instagram. One of the accounts that helped me relax belonged to Jasper Conran in Dorset, England. He would post videos of his morning walk with his dog Minnow which were incredibly beautiful and relaxing and brought me so much comfort. That’s […]

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 […]

There is nothing I love more than a before and after, especially when it’s the home of someone with impeccable taste. Architectural Digest just published the recently redecorated Greenwich Village apartment of architect Gil Schafer online. He had the in-house interiors department give the pied-à-terre a slightly more contemporary feel which included lightening the walls […]

I came across some new photos of fashion designer Michael Bastian‘s downtown apartment recently and I was reminded how much I love his living room. It reminds me of the male equivalent of my art filled space except I don’t have a fireplace. There is something about it that always reminded me of autumn so […]