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Summer is not my season so I’m been working on a lot of projects (the reason for the radio silence) and biding my time until fall. I do have to say that the city is looking lush and beautiful though. I love all the green and white plantings I saw on Fifth Avenue Friday. There […]

The Met Cloisters

07 . 20 . 21

After my field trip to the Van Cortlandt House Museum a few weeks ago, I stopped by The Met Cloisters. I love the quiet beauty of the cloister garden and I try to visit once or twice a year. “The Cloisters, a branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, is America’s only museum dedicated exclusively […]

Now that we can go places again, I’ve been trying to check off some of the places I have been wanting to explore in New York. Last Friday, I took a field trip to the Van Cortlandt House Museum which is the oldest building in the borough of the Bronx and run by the National […]

I can’t believe we’re in June already. It’s amazing how time flies when you’re having fun again. There are so many things going on in New York right now and about to happen so I’ve rounded up the best for you. I haven’t been to the MoMA since I went to the preview of the […]

I always pass by this townhouse at 46 East 73rd Street on my walk to Madison Avenue and Central Park. I’ve long admired the glossy black door and topiaries so when the holiday decorations from 2019 stayed up for all of last year, I decided to investigated who owned it. Turns out that it’s Gayfryd […]

One of the most exciting collaborations of fashion and design is launching for VIP customers early and then to the general public on Tuesday, May 11th. Schumacher fabrics are gracing five classic shoe styles from Margaux. I was lucky to be sent the Ballet Mule and I just ordered the the Demi Ballet Flat. They […]

Tulip season is over in New York and the city is now lush and green. Traffic is back too which is a sure sign the city is back to normal. It’s going to be a bit chilly and rainy here this weekend which makes it perfect for watching a new show or movie if you’re […]

The temperature in New York has been vacillating wildly lately but at least it looks like it will be beautiful on Saturday. I’m going to try to take another walk on Park Avenue to enjoy the tulips and cherry trees at their peak before rain arrives on Sunday. That actually works out perfectly so I […]

April in New York

04 . 19 . 21

Rumors of New York’s death have been greatly exaggerated. The city has been fully operational since last summer but it’s really come to life this spring thanks to the vaccines. It mirrors the blooming of the flowers and trees which is putting everyone in a great mood. We all predict that the city will be […]

Carlos David Studio

04 . 08 . 21

My dear friend David Lawrence and I worked at the same design firm but not at the same time. We met almost 15 years ago after his Hamptons project was featured on the cover and inside House Beautiful and I reposted it on the blog. The owner of that house, Nancy McCormick, also owns the […]

Winter chill has returned to New York but it looks like Easter will be warm at least. A lot of great things popping up this April besides tulips and daffodils and I’ve got them covered today. Since all my friends and I have been vaccinated, talk has turned to travel and where we want to […]

Spring has definitely sprung in New York but we’re still waiting for everything to bloom. (The photo above is from a few years ago.) It really feels almost back to normal though with the amount of people out and about thanks to the vaccine. But it’s going to rain all day tomorrow so if you […]

I didn’t get a green post together this week so it was perfect that this apartment with its green entry gallery was posted on Architectural Digest today. The Upper East Side home belongs to architect Gil Schafer and his wife interior designer Courtnay Daniels and her two children from her previous marriage. It’s as classic […]

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I think the mark of a great designer is someone who can make me like a design style that is not my personal favorite. Interior designer Martin Brûlé has created the chicest Art Deco abode in a building that did not have many redeeming interior architectural […]

I’ve been thinking a lot about elegance lately. Propriety is another thing that’s been on my mind due to thirst trap photos and Generation Z telling us where we can part our hair. As Justin Sylvester said today, “Why should we take advice from kids who are still on their parent’s family plan?” Why are […]

If you’re in the market for a Gilded age mansion, one of the last remaining ones on Fifth Avenue is now for sale. The American Irish Historical Society just just listed their landmarked 15,000 square-foot headquarters at 991 Fifth Avenue. The price tag of $52 Million townhouse that sits directly across from the south wing […]

We’ve had some beautiful weather this October and I made sure I went out for walks on all the sunny days. It was so nice to see so many homeowners and businesses decorate for fall and Halloween. The city is bustling and seems back to normal which feels so good. I can’t wait to see […]