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The holiday shopping season is in full swing, and my friend Heidi Wynne’s classic collection of luxurious cashmere wraps and cozy wool sweaters make the perfect gift. Her fair isle knits are Made in Scotland, and her timeless fisherman knits are made in a family run mill in Ireland. Heidi is offering my readers a […]

Thank you for all the lovely messages about my first gift guide this season. I’m back with even more chic and fun gifts for the entire family. Happy Shopping! If your children, grandchildren, nieces, or nephews need some new sleepwear this holiday season, Petit Plume has the nicest option. I especially like this Baby’s, Little […]

As I get ready for my upcoming trip to Paris, I want to pack comfortable clothes that do double duty and I’ve found the best pieces at Talbots. This grey cashmere turtleneck can be worn with these knit wide leg trousers in addition to jeans and skirts. These pants are so comfortable I could even […]

I can’t believe it’s already November. This fall is flying by but at least it’s the best season for everything new in tv, film, fashion, books, and more. Here’s what is new and noteworthy for November 2022. Did you know that The White Lotus season two premiered this past Sunday night on HBO? It’s the […]

I get the feeling that maybe the very private Deeda Blair probably didn’t want to write a book but I’m very glad that someone talked her into it. And she realized that it was a perfect way to raise money for charity which is where the proceeds are going. There are very few truly elegant […]

I know we still have to get through Halloween but it’s also time to start thinking about your holiday shopping. A lot of popular presents sell out early every year so I always try to post them first so you don’t miss out. I don’t think there is anyone who doesn’t like Ina Garten. I’m […]

The foreword of Tiffany’s Table Manners for Teenagers by Walter Hoving says the following. “Good manners are as important as good grooming and good behavior. Unfortunately, however, in this day of confused standards, manners are sometimes sadly neglected. This is especially true of table manners. At Tiffany’s our interest in attractive tables set with good […]

It’s funny, How to Spend It, now HTSI, put Fair Isle sweaters on the cover of their magazine last year right before I posted about Fair Isle sweaters and they’ve done it again this year. It must be kismet. It was cold enough to wear one today so it feels like the perfect time to […]

I’ve always had a soft spot for Talbots. I still remember a grey wool turtleneck dress I wore for years until it finally had to be retired. Talbots to me has always been a place where I could find pieces to wear to work and on the weekends. I’ve picked out an outfit you can […]

I’ve had a lot of questions about what I plan to pack for my Thanksgiving trip to Paris. Even though I don’t leave for five weeks, I’ve been trying to get my wardrobe in order so I’m not racing around at the last minute. I’m very glad I started early too because the tailor I […]

I delayed my October Inspiration post this year because it has still felt a lot like summer lately. I think next week should feel more like October so hopefully this will put you in the mood for pumpkin patches and tweed jackets. Photo by me . Amin Coat and Men’s Shearling Coat Scarf-detailed wool jacket […]

I had a moment in late summer when I decided to replace a lot of the makeup I use. After two years of not going many places and not wearing a lot of makeup, I felt like it was time for a fresh start. Of course, you need a good base for makeup and I […]

While most interior designers always want to be in the spotlight, I feel like all the landscape designers let their work speak for itself while they stay behind the scenes. That is why it was so lovely to see a feature on Miranda Brooks and her family at their home in the Cotswolds in Vogue. […]

I waited all summer for September to arrive and I can’t believe it’s already over. Time flies when you are having fun! New York is back and even better than our pre-pandemic days. There are new restaurant and store openings, premiers and parties happening all over town. There are also so many television shows filming […]

Autumn officially began yesterday evening and the temperature in New York this morning is 51 degrees so fall is really here. I’m excited to wear all the new sweaters I bought so far this season but I definitely need to turn over my closet this weekend. If you need any inspiration to get you into […]

Sorry for the radio silence on the blog. It’s been a busy week. I’ve been working on my annual What I Bought for Fall post but decided to add How I Plan to Wear Everything since you all seem to prefer when I post full outfits. It’s still a bit warm in New York right […]

I featured my friend Heidi Wynne’s luxurious cashmere wraps years ago in my post What Should I Pack for Paris. Her cashmere scarves are still the perfect travel companion, and she has since expanded her collection to include fisherman knit sweaters from Ireland and fair isle knits from one of the oldest mills in Scotland. […]

I’ve always loved the French phrase la rentrée which means the reentry. It encompasses back to school and back to work as everyone returns from their August holidays and tries to get back on track. They’ve already come back but as Americans go back to school and work after this long Labor Day weekend, it’s time to […]

Whether you’re still on vacation or are at home because the kids are already back in school, there are some great sales happening this Labor Day weekend that you will definitely want to check out. ANN TAYLOR – 25% off your full price purchase with the code FALL ANTHROPOLOGIE – Extra 50% off all sale items  BANANA REPUBLIC […]

My friend Ana Mari Ortega mentioned that she was looking for a new tote bag so I told her that I would put some options together in a post. An Instagram follower also asked for my opinion about buying a Goyard tote. If you have one, by all means, keep using it but I don’t […]