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The Fold London

10 . 10 . 17

I’m not sure what I bought that put me on the mailing list for The Fold but I’m very happy I received their autumn catalog. I find it extremely difficult sometimes to find well made clothes that are appropriate for work meetings and evening events. Trying to find a dress with sleeves to wear in […]

Chelsea Flower Show

05 . 25 . 17

If I had known the beauty of the Chelsea Flower Show, I definitely would have booked a ticket to London. The photos from Jo Rodgers on Vogue.com are stunning, as are her photos on Instagram. Definitely check them out.

The best place to learn about new hotels is Instagram. It’s always where I see new openings first including The Ned hotel and member’s club in London. The former 320,000 square foot Midland Bank building was originally built by famed English architect Sir Edwin “Ned” Lutyens in 1924 and has been fully restored to include 250 guest […]

Waiting for Spring

03 . 26 . 17

Spring has definitely not spring in New York. It’s grey and rainy and nothing has bloomed yet. Until it does, I’m making due by living vicariously through those I follow on Instagram. Some reside in London and Paris which is busting with color and others are decorating their homes and tables with beautiful blooms. Enjoy! @kerrybazaar […]

Alex Eagle Studio

03 . 23 . 17

Yesterday’s post highlighted classic English decor and today’s post is a view into a modern English home. I was cleaning out a stack of magazines when I came across the London flat of Alex Eagle and her family in a recent issue of British Vogue. I was just looking for more photos when I saw […]

I didn’t really need another reason to visit London this year but the new exhibition House Style: Five Centuries of Fashion at Chatsworth has me checking flights. Hamish Bowles from Vogue was tapped by the Countess of Burlington to curate an exhibition that explores the fashionable history Chatsworth after she stumbled across some of the couture pieces while searching […]

Restrained Elegance

02 . 21 . 17

I’ve posted Rose Uniacke‘s gorgeous London home before but it’s always worth repeating. Vogue has featured new photos of the house in the March 2017 issue that Rose describes as, “monastery meets Venetian palazzo.” I don’t know if I ever really noticed the unfinished floors before which I really love against the grandeur of the […]

The more I look at Twitter, the more I realize we all need pretty pictures now more than ever. I came across this beautiful London home of Lady Wakefield on the House & Garden UK site and it’s a breath of fresh air. I love how the light and airy main rooms are complemented by the […]

A Writer’s Retreat

11 . 11 . 16

I finished The Crown on Netflix in two days last weekend. I almost wish I hadn’t since it was so good but I guess I could rewatch it again while I wait for season two or another great series to debut. It was interesting to learn that the screenwriter Peter Morgan also wrote The Queen, […]

Even when I’m on a trip, like I currently am in Peru, I’m always thinking of my next destination. I’m long overdue for a visit to London especially since I have so many lovely Instagram friends in the city. One of the them is interior designer, illustrator, and garden designer Robin Lucas @robinhhlucas. His feed is […]

Big Birthday Wishes

04 . 21 . 16

I’m not the only one celebrating a birthday this week. Queen Elizabeth II is turning 90 on April 21st. To celebrate the milestone, photographer Annie Leibovitz captured the Queen in three new iconic images.  The first shows her with her five great-grandchildren and two youngest grandchildren, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, at Buckingham Palace. The […]

After looking at photos of men in Los Angeles who all looked like bearded hipster auto mechanics, I was delighted to find these street style photos of men actually looking like gentlemen at London Fashion Week on GQ. It gives me hope but I’m still concerned about those men in LA. “You can never be […]

Chic Notting Hill Home

11 . 25 . 15

Caroline Sieber’s wedding to Fritz von Westenholz was one of the chicest I’ve ever seen so it’s no surprise that their new home in Notting Hill is also exceptional. The couple found inspiration in their respective family homes in Austria and England (which you can see on Vogue.com) to create their own colorful townhouse. “I had […]

Autumn is always an exciting time in the worlds of art and design. Yesterday, I stopped by Sotheby’s to view the The Collection of A. Alfred Taubman which will be at auction November 4th and 5th. Now I wish I had a trip planned to London to view the collection of late designer Victoria Press […]

When I was in London a few years ago, I had the pleasure of visiting Ben Pentreath‘s very elegant office and chic shop Pentreath & Hall. Unfortunately, Ben was traveling so we weren’t able to meet but I feel like I’ve gotten to know him by following his Instagram account. It chronicles his London life but […]

Baby Love

06 . 06 . 15

Kensington Palace released four adorable photos of Prince George and his new baby sister Princess Charlotte that were taken by their mother, HRH The Duchess of Cambridge. Looks like everyone is smitten with the new princess. “I love my new baby sister.” “How is my smile?” “Are we done yet?”

Small is Relative

06 . 04 . 15

This London flat was described by House & Garden as tiny but compared to what they try to pass off as apartments in NYC, it’s positively palatial. It was designed by Ann Boyd after she decided to downsize after she realized she was spending more time at her country house. To expand the space, she […]