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If you are lucky enough to get invited to someone’s home or boat this summer, you definitely want to take a hostess gift so you get invited again next year. As I’ve mentioned before, I love giving and ephemeral gift like food or wine with something that will they will have once the others have […]

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While most of the country has been experiencing a heat wave, things have been very up and down in New York and even in Sag Harbor, where I spent last week. I feel like I have to have three seasons of clothing on hand at any given time. But at least there are some good […]

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06 . 22 . 22

Nine Orchard

I love living uptown but we are seriously lacking in the hotel department. That’s why I’m very jealous of the new hotel, Nine Orchard, that just opened downtown. DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners has transformed a 12-story Lower East Side Beaux-Arts landmark building into an elegant hotel and culinary destination. Originally built in 1912, the […]

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I can’t believe Fourth of July is in less than two weeks. Time flies when you’re having fun! It feels like everyone is in Europe right now but in case you plan to celebrate Independence Day in the USA, I’ve put together almost 50 red, white, and blue options for the entire family. his 4th of […]

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The summer travel season is here and it’s time to plan your wardrobe. Fortunately, my friend Heidi Wynne has a new collection of cotton & linen dresses, straw bags and hats, and lightweight cashmere wraps that are perfect for packing. To help you prepare for summer, she is offering HC readers a special summer reduction […]

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I know I have slacked off on the blog since before I went to Paris. During the pandemic, it was hard to post because of brain fog but I’m not sure why I can’t get focused lately even though I have so much to post. I’m in Sag Harbor this week so there will be […]

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In case you’ve been living under a rock, Platinum Jubilee celebrations have been taking place across London to celebrate the Queen’s 70 years on the throne. It’s been fun to watch the coverage on tv and from my friends on Instagram. I might be going to London in early July so I’ve been taking lots […]

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Hope you are enjoying the long holiday weekend. I thought I would put together a post of some of my favorite things on sale right now and remind you that many of the sales end on Monday. I loved this Voluminous Poplin Dress so much that I bought all three colors: stripes, white, and navy. […]

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While Memorial Day is a time we should be remembering and honoring people who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces, it also signifies the unofficial start of summer in the US. More people than ever will be traveling this year to celebrate the long weekend since most couldn’t go anywhere last two […]

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There are quite a few fashion questions that I’ve been asked since I’ve returned from my month long sojourn in Paris and I’ll be answering them over the next few weeks. I’m starting today with the best crossbody bags to wear in Paris. The thing that will help you look like a local while wearing […]

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Guess who’s back? Thank you for being so understanding of my pause in posts. In the 15 years of blogging, I’ve never taken such a long break but I was still posting almost 100 Instagram Stories each day of my month in Paris so I didn’t take a complete break and I hope that you […]

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04 . 25 . 22

Chic in Paris

I haven’t died. I’ve just died and gone to Paris. Sorry for the lack of posts. Three weeks is the longest I’ve ever gone without blogging in the 16 years of Habitually Chic but hopefully you will forgive me since I have been celebrating my birthday in Paris with friends. I had grand plans to […]

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I’ve written about many Paris pied-a-terre apartments so it will probably be a little confusing that I’m now writing about a company renting apartments in Paris under the moniker, Pied A Terre. There was a hole in the Paris apartment rental market between traditional Haussmann style places and hot mess expresses on Airbnb that Pied […]

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The Sephora Spring Savings Event started Friday for Beauty Insiders with Rouge status. It opens to VIB on April 5 and Insider on April 7 and runs through April 11, 2022 for everyone. Rouge members discount is 20%, VIB is 15%, and Insider is 10%. Members earn their status through purchases made but I think […]

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If you still don’t have your spring wardrobe sorted, the Halsbrook Friends and Family Sale is the perfect time to do some shopping. From now until April 8, 2022, you can save 25% off your order with the code FF2022 (exclusions apply). I’ve picked out a few outfits to get you started. This Smythe Navy […]

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The recent cold snap in New York is having a devastating effect on the spring buds and blooms. I’m afraid this might not be the prettiest or mildest spring so I’ve put together a lot of things to do and watch inside until it fully warms up. If you are a member at The Metropolitan […]

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The questions I’m asked most often on Instagram are “where should I go in New York” and “do you have a guide”. People haven’t been to the city in years due to the pandemic so they are planning trips and want to know where to stay and most often, where to eat. I don’t have […]

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