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Spring in Central Park

04 . 12 . 19

Sorry for the lack of posts the last two days. I had a lot going on this week including a sore throat that luckily didn’t turn into anything more. I’m also trying to finalize all my plans for my birthday trip to Charleston next week. I did manage to take a walk in Central Park […]

After my press preview at Hermès yesterday, I decided to walk the entire length of the High Line to check out the first phase of the new Hudson Yards shopping and event complex. I had delayed visiting when it first opened due to the crowds and location. I wish it was more conveniently located because […]

On Thursday morning, I headed downtown to preview the new Hermès store in the Meatpacking District. The area used to actually be where they packed meat in New York. You would almost break an ankle on the cobblestones when you went to Pastis or Florent. Now those iconic places are gone and the cobblestones have […]

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 […]

When I read in the new issue of Architectural Digest that Derek Blasberg moved to the Upper East Side, I was curious if he lived close to me. I’ve never seen him in the neighborhood but he travels so extensively that it wasn’t that surprising. A quick search not only revealed that he does live […]

I originally planned to just post Lee Radziwill’s Paris apartment to show her interior design style but then I realized it wouldn’t tell the entire story of her design progression. So I made a deep dive into the archives and spent all day Sunday outlining them. Some of her rooms have become iconic and she […]

This week was not as busy as last week due to snow and the ending of fashion week but I still managed to miss a few things. I’m hoping to catch up on some of them over the long holiday weekend. If put a few new stores and events happening around New York, Los Angeles, […]

When legendary interior designer Mario Buatta died last year, His last project was just published in Architectural Digest so this seems like the perfect time to remember the cheeky and talented designer. I remember sitting next to him at a dinner at least 10 years ago and being unaware of what was in store for […]

Today was one of the best and busiest days I’ve ever had in New York. It started off with meeting my LA friend Louise Roe at the Ralph Lauren ladies mansion to experience Ralph’s Café and the Spring 2019 collection. You may remember that Ralph’s Coffee is now open at the store but they turned […]

I’ve always known that if I ever need to hire an architect, Gil Schafer would be at the top of the list. I love traditional architecture and his projects always look perfect without looking too new so it’s no wonder his new office has that same feeling. You can read all about it on ArchitecturalDigest.com. […]

People keep declaring that no one wants to buy brown furniture these days. I always say,’Great! More for me!’ The real problem is that younger folks don’t realize that you can mix antiques and Old Master paintings with modern pieces and motorcycles. Such is the case in the uptown duplex apartment of art advisor Will […]

Merry Christmas 2018

12 . 24 . 18

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas! XOXO, HC @elizabethchambers I love this Oscar de la Renta oversized wool and cashmere-blend coat. @joseph_hollow @andreavltt @dvdianavreeland Red Suede Pumps Red Suede Bow Pumps You can channel the Duchess of Cambridge in this Preen by Thornton Bregazzi one-shoulder tulle-trimmed stretch-cady midi dress that is on sale for half […]

Yesterday, I had a chance to visit the just opened Ralph’s Coffee in the Ralph Lauren Women’s and Home mansion at 888 Madison Avenue. It’s such a treat to have this chic coffee shop uptown where you can not only get a coffee or tea but some sweets and gifts. They can also make you […]

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to tour the new One Kings Lane store in the downtown Soho neighborhood of New York. The store doesn’t officially open to the public until Friday, November 2nd but many people already were trying to open the door to get inside to shop. Once you look through my photos, you’ll […]

We had the first real day of crisp, cool fall weather in New York and it was glorious! I’m so happy the muggy and humid weather is over so I can wear sweaters without sweating. I hope you get out and enjoy yourself this weekend. I’ve rounded up a few things you might want to […]

Chic in NYC: Manhatta

09 . 20 . 18

When my lovely friend Andrea Stanford comes to town, we always go somewhere new. Last night it was the recently opened hotspot Manhatta. The newest edition to the Danny Meyer restaurant empire is terribly chic but the view of all of lower Manhattan is what really steals the show. Manhatta is located on the 60th floor […]

One Sutton Place

09 . 13 . 18

I posted this house with the iconic blue door on Instagram last week and two days later, I found out it is actually for sale from the estate of the late Drue Heinz who died in April and includes interiors designed by Renzo Mongiardino. The classic brick Georgian townhouse at One Sutton Place was designed […]