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Double Take

01 . 25 . 15

  Men’s fashion week has been taking place the last few weeks in Europe.  The Fashion Director of Esquire magazine, Nick Sullivan, has been making the rounds and also posting some fun “double take” photos on Instagram. Not sure if they are taken at the time or combined in PhotoShop but the photos combine an […]

Men’s Fashion Week  is in full swing and as usual, some of the best looks are off the runway. A few of the attendees look like they walked out of a Cary Grant movie but if I man wants to wear a three piece suit and a fedora in real life, who are we to judge. They […]

Picture Perfect

01 . 14 . 15

Pre-fall is the collection of clothing that usually arrives in stores in August, if not before.  Some people prefer these fashions because they seem to be a little less trend driven.  They also don’t get as much press so you don’t get sick of them before you ever get to wear them.  I also love […]

In Remembrance

11 . 09 . 14

This Tuesday, November 11th marks our Veterans Day in the United States, Armistice Day in France, and Remembrance Day in the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia.  The day was originally set aside to remember the end of World War I but has come to  recognize military veterans of all wars and conflicts. One of the most stunning memorials […]

Frieze Frame

10 . 19 . 14

  The most talked about and photographed art at the Frieze Art Fair in London the last few days has been the Helly Nahmad Gallery booth called “The Collector.”  Instead of displaying art in a plain white box, the galley carefully created the Paris apartment of a fictional Italian art collector in 1968. According to Art News, “Nahmad hired production designer Robin […]

Drake’s London

09 . 25 . 14

Someone recently asked me what was new for menswear for fall.  The best thing about men’s fashion is that it doesn’t really change.  A man could buy a well made piece and keep it for a lifetime.  But if you or the man in your life needs a little upgrade, definitely check out Drake’s of London. Their […]

Perfect Pied-à-Terre

09 . 01 . 14

I’m in the process of rethinking my apartment and could not be more inspired by the London home of Paolo Moschino and Philip Vergeylen. They gut renovated a flat in the Victoria area and reconfigured the strange layout to make a perfect pied-à-terre. It’s filled with an eclectic mix of antiques they find working for their […]

London Calling

07 . 29 . 14

I’m currently in London for a few days to meet up with my friend who’s in town from New York.  The city seems a little less hectic than it did when I was here last November. We’ve had great luck with the weather and played tourist in between shopping and eating.  Great restaurants to try […]

Chic London Wedding

03 . 18 . 14

I loved the photos of Arabella Musgrave’s wedding to George Galliers-Pratt that I saw on Instagram last month so it was nice to see the official photos on Vogue.com this morning. It was an understated and chic affair with beautiful flowers by Nikki Tibbles of Wild at Heart and a dress by Frida Giannini for […]

If you’ve ever used a Touche Eclat highlighter pen from YSL, then you already know Terry de Gunzburg. She created the iconic pen while she was creative director of Yves Saint Laurent Beauté. In 2001, she founded her own beauty company By Terry that is poised to become the next global beauty brand. The London […]

Not only do I love to peruse auction catalogs for possible purchases but they are great sources for inspiration.  The Michael Inchbald: A Legacy of Design sale at Christie’s in London next week is yet another example.  I was not familiar with the British interior designer Michael Inchbald who passed away last year. He worked […]

One of the places I was most excited to stay while I was recently in London was the new London Edition Hotel. It’s a collaboration between Marriott hotels and hotelier and Studio 54 founder, Ian Schrager. There are bits of it that remind me of the Public Hotel in Chicago that Mr. Schrager also designed […]

Happy Chic Holidays

12 . 06 . 13

Since I just got back from my trip, it means I’m behind on my holiday decorating.  I need to go out this weekend and get a wreath, garland, and Amaryllis. Until I get myself together, I leave you with some Instagram photos from London, Paris, and New York, mixed in with some other holiday decorating […]

The irony of wishing you all back in the States a Happy Thanksgiving from London is not lost on me.  I hope you all have a wonderful day with your family and friends and have to unbutton your pants from too much turkey and pumpkin pie.  Cheers! This is where I saw a fox run […]

Loving London

11 . 26 . 13

I think jet lag has finally caught up with me so I’m taking the night off. Or maybe I’m exhausted because I walked (and shopped) all over the city today. I’m loving London overall but one of the highlights was being overwhelmed with options at Fortnum & Mason for gifts for myself and others. But […]

Christmas in Europe

11 . 26 . 13

While everyone in the US is gearing up for Thanksgiving, Europe is in full Christmas mode.  The decorations in Paris were particularly beautiful and I look forward to seeing more when I go back on Friday.  Ladurée on rue Bonaparte above just finished their decorations. I just arrived in London today and what I’ve seen […]

One of the things I will never become jaded or complacent about is traveling.  At its worst, it’s expensive and exhausting but at its best, it’s inspiring and invigorating. It opens you up new places, new experiences, new friends, and in the best of circumstance, new romances. Things have been a bit stressful lately and […]