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Nuevo Estilo never disappoints and this latest apartment they posted in Madrid is one of my new favorites. The space hadn’t been touched since the 1930’s so designer Miguel García de Valcárcel was able to open up the the rooms to let in more light.  He says of the project, “The important thing was to preserve the […]

Happy Fourth of July!

07 . 04 . 14

Wishing all of you back in the US, a very happy Fourth of July!  Have a hot dog for me!  May the sun in his course visit no land more free, more happy, more lovely, than this our own country!   – Daniel Webster Cameron Diaz wearing Ralph Lauren in Seveneteen magazine in 1990.  Aerin Lauder […]

I couldn’t wait to see more of her C Home magazine feature after stylist Jessica de Ruiter posted the photo above on her Instagram account. This is the second issue of the publication from the team behind C magazine and Jessica also graces the cover.   I haven’t yet seen a hard copy of the […]

Seeing as the US is headed into the July 4th holiday this weekend, I thought it would be fitting to get back to some American themed posts.  An email from Lonny recently alerted me to the fact that Katherine Hepburn’s former estate in Old Saybrook, Connecticut had come on the market again.  The 15 room […]

Paris in the Summer

06 . 30 . 14

“I love Paris in the summer, when it sizzles.”  – Cole Porter I had planned a different post today but I was sidetracked by a long walk, a visit with my friend Eleanor, and the World Cup.  We’ll be back tomorrow with a longer post but until then, a few photos from Paris in the summer […]

While the sales are going on now in Paris, it’s only a twice a year occurrence.  I miss regular mark downs and deals.  Good thing I can shop online at places like Nordstrom Rack where new styles are added each day and are up to 70% off. I can also shop in my pajamas in […]

I had the great pleasure of attending my first fashion show in Paris Saturday night and I couldn’t have started off with a better one than Hermès. If it hadn’t been raining, the Hermès homme été 2015 show would have taken place in the jardin of le Cloitre des Cordeliers and looked like the sketch above. […]

Pretty

06 . 28 . 14

“To my mind, a picture should be something pleasant, cheerful, and pretty, yes pretty! There are too many unpleasant things in life as it is without creating still more of them.” – Pierre-Auguste Renoir Photo of the Jardin du Luxembourg by me. 

This has been a bit of a crazy week of juggling work responsibilities with social events. It started with a little visit to the Musée Rodin (above) which is within walking distance from my new apartment.  I’ll have more on this soon. The big sales started this Wednesday and I’ve shopped a little at Le Bon Marché.  They […]

It’s always nice when new sponsors tell me what an impact an ad has on the traffic to their website. It’s even better when they offer HC readers a special discount to make a purchase.   To give you a little background, designer Cynthia Gale set out to create exquisite, high quality sterling silver jewelry […]

Roman Holiday

06 . 25 . 14

I’m currently trying to decide if I should go to Italy in July or wait until I return to Europe in October.  These photos that Peter Lindbergh took of Caroline Trentini and actor Louis Garrel in Rome for Vogue have me contemplating hoping on a plane as soon as possible.  But I’m still not sure. […]

Club Hamptons

06 . 24 . 14

I like the fashions at Club Monaco but ever since they updated the design of the stores, I go just as much for interior inspiration as I do to shop for clothes.  Now they have combined the best of both worlds with their new pop up home shop in Southampton. There is a mix of […]

Finding Vivian Maier

06 . 23 . 14

I was aware of the photographer Vivian Maier because the publisher of my book Habitually Chic: Creativity at Work, powerHouse Books has published two books of her work, Vivian Maier: Self-Portraits and Vivian Maier: Street Photographer. I wasn’t aware that her recognition as a photographer only came posthumously after I saw the trailer for the documentary […]

Summer

06 . 21 . 14

Then followed that beautiful season… Summer….Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscapeLay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Photo of cover of June 2014 issue of Harper’s Bazaar Espana.

As some of you read on Instagram, I’ve finally moved into my own apartment after living with my friend Eleanor and her family for a month. I definitely could not have made such a smooth transition without her generosity and hospitality but more on that later.   I’ve moved to the 7th arrondissement but just […]

Lovely Lupita

06 . 19 . 14

I guess we shouldn’t be surprised that Lupita Nyong’o is a Vogue cover girl after her do no wrong red carpet looks during award season but it was still exciting to see her on the July issue.  The 31 year old Oscar winning actress was photographed by Mikael Jansson in Morocco which is a perfect […]

Pretty Pictures

06 . 19 . 14

When you live in a country without a J.Crew, you will inevitably find yourself at Zara.  Luckily they have a lot of cute dresses for summer including the strapless denim dress that Amanda Brooks is wearing above. Amanda was photographed in Croatia by her artist husband Christopher Brooks for Zara Pictures.  Seeing the clothing on […]