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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

My Instagram friend Remy Renzullo is definitely an old soul with a fun personality. Anyone who hasn’t met him might think he was a middle aged decorator instead of twenty-something interior designer. I think that’s what makes him so special. He’s extremely knowledgeable about historic design and antiques but doesn’t take it all so seriously. […]

Cynthia Frank at Home

11 . 24 . 19

Cynthia Frank is one of the chicest magazine editors around so it was no surprise to find out that her home is as well. The Upper East Side abode she shares with her husband Donald is an ode to France that makes her feel like she’s in Paris. It’s featured in the December 2019 issue […]

The Upper East Side is sometimes an under-appreciated neighborhood but those of us who live here understand how much it has to offer. James Hirschfeld, co-founder of Paperless Post, understood the appeal of the UES when looking for his first grown up apartment. “A lot of my friends have settled downtown or in Brooklyn, but […]

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 […]

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 […]

The first part of New York fashion week highlights younger and emerging designers while the second half of the schedule is dedicated to the larger more established fashion houses. Carolina Herrera, with Wes Gordon at the helm, kicks things off Monday morning at the New York Historical Society. You should be able to watch the […]

‘Tis Near Halloween

10 . 21 . 17

When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers, ‘tis near Halloween. – Author unknown

Christmas in New York

12 . 13 . 15

The recent heat wave has made walking around New York much more enjoyable than usual this December. It has also made photographing the holiday decor a lot easier without frozen fingers. I had the pleasure of having the company of Tommy Smythe on Saturday to instagram all the wonderful decorations in the West Village. Tommy even moved […]

Top Notch Townhouse

11 . 04 . 15

Marigay McKee left her life in London and her job at Harrods, where she had worked for 15 years, in 2013 to take on the president position at Saks Fifth Avenue. I was wondering what she was going to do after leaving the retail giant and Harper’s Bazaar has the scoop on her new firm MM Luxe […]

Boo!

10 . 31 . 15

  Wishing you all a safe and fun Halloween weekend! XOXO, HC

Florence Fancy

08 . 07 . 15

I don’t have children but if I did have little girls, I would definitely dress them in Florence Fancy.  The very chic clothing line was founded by mother of two, Nancy McCormick, who was “inspired by the classic designs of European children’s fashion, craftsmanship, and grace.” I stopped by the Upper East Side boutique and showroom yesterday […]

I’ve had L. Becker Flowers on my must visit list for a while. Yesterday, I finally made a pilgrimage to the chicest shop on the Upper East Side. The most ironic thing about of L. Becker Flowers is that there aren’t actually many flowers in the space. Owner Larry Becker and his partner Roger Crowley assured […]

Every time I take a walk on the Upper East Side, it seems like another store has closed. That’s one of the reasons I was especially excited that Marin Hopper decided to open her beautiful new flagship store Hayward House on East 70th Street. Marin Hopper is the daughter of Dennis Hopper and Brooke Hayward. […]