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Castello di Potentino

03 . 26 . 19

I fell in love with the story of Castello di Potentino in T Magazine this weekend. If you’ve ever dreamed of owning a villa in Tuscany, this story is a bit of a cautionary tale of just how much work it can take to bring back a “bedraggled historic estate” to its former glory. Charlotte […]

It was a sad week with death of Lee Radziwill followed up with the passing of Karl Lagerfeld and Marella Agnelli. I noted on Instagram that we’re losing all the elegant ones this week and my friend Starrett followed up by saying, “It’s like elegance stood up this week, looked around, didn’t like the room […]

I have a degree in art history with a concentration in 18th-century European paintings. I did study the Renaissance and even had to take my senior seminar on “Caravaggio and the Caravaggesque Artists” (I’m still made I didn’t get Gauguin like they did the previous year) but wouldn’t say it’s in my wheelhouse. I’m regretting […]

En Vacances

08 . 23 . 18

Does it feel like everyone you follow on Instagram has been to Positano, Capri, and/or Greece this summer?  Now that it’s the end of August, all of Europe is en vacances since they all take their holiday at the same time. This post is an ode to these vacations. Enjoy! Striped Stretch Cotton Blend Sweater […]

Under the Tuscan Sun

04 . 13 . 18

This week has been crazy and next week is poised to be even crazier. I’m hoping to be able to take a long walk in Central Park now that it’s finally warmed up. Until that happens, I’m going to gaze at photos of this beautiful relaxing garden in Tuscany by Luciano Giubbilei that was featured in […]

Italian Getaway

01 . 21 . 18

As soon as I saw Jacaranda Caracciolo di Melito Falck’s Italian getaway in Architectural Digest magazine, I knew I wanted to share them with you. I love the relaxed elegance and rooms filled with books and dogs. Jacaranda inherited the house from her father Carlo Caracciolo whose sister Marella was married to Gianni Agnelli. Roman interior designer […]

Gucci Garden

01 . 11 . 18

I’m sure no one needs another excuse to visit Florence but the new Gucci Garden that just opened is a very compelling reason. The Gucci Garden is located inside the historic Palazzo della Mercanzia, which housed the Gucci Museo. Conceived by creative director Alessandro Michele, the newly designed space features a store with one-of-a-kind items, the […]

Call Me By Your Name

11 . 27 . 17

The continuous negative news cycle has me seeking out beauty in movies, books, and museum exhibitions. It’s one of the reasons I made it a point to see Call Me By Your Name this past weekend. As I mentioned in my post Upcoming Oscar Worthy Films, the film is getting the most Oscar buzz right now. […]

I recently came across the Villa Sola Cabiati on Lake Como on Vogue.com which featured it as a wedding venue. Turns out that the late Baroque style 18th-century villa vacation home of the Duke Gabrio Serbelloni, also known as La Quiete, has six bedroom suites that can be booked without getting married but other parts of the […]

Luca’s Lair

08 . 01 . 16

I Am Love is one of the most visually stunning films I’ve ever seen. Of course it helps that much of it is set in Villa Necchi in Milan. It’s no wonder that Luca Guadagnino, the filmmaker behind it and the new film A Bigger Splash, has created his own chic home in a 17th-century palazzo […]