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As a jaded New Yorker, my sense of price can sometimes be skewed. I’m constantly surrounded my expensive stores and objects but today I almost fell off my chair when I found out that Red Beard’s Revenge Pirate Ship Playhouse available from Posh Tots and seen on Style.com costs $52,000! Yes, I said $52,000! It […]

One of the newest hot spots in New York right now is a little gem of a restaurant called Bobo. I’ve been hearing about it everywhere and even the February 2008 issue of Domino has given them a shout out. (Don’t worry, my post won’t ruin it for you. They use different photos.) It’s comfortable […]

New Year, New You!

01 . 01 . 08

Right about now, you might be feeling like something the cat dragged in but it’s the perfect time to take stock of 2007 and what you want to accomplish in 2008. For me, 2007 wasn’t the worst year but it certainly wasn’t the best. On the positive, I started my blog and met many amazing […]

I for one am very happy to leave 2007 behind and start fresh in 2008. I’ll be back tomorrow with resolutions and inspirations. Until then, Happy New Year! Should auld acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot and days of auld lang syne? For auld lang syne, my dear, […]

Ready for Take Off

12 . 30 . 07

I’m traveling back to New York today and not a minute too soon. Remind me next year that seven days with my family is about four days too long 😉 and check back tomorrow with some fun New Year’s related posts.

Winter in Stockholm

12 . 27 . 07

I’m away for Christmas now but I thought you might enjoy my photos from my winter trip to Stockholm, Sweden two years ago. Stockholm in winter was certainly not at the top of my travel wish list but I’m glad I went. It was really pretty and everyone was so nice. I also think it’s […]

Have yourself a merry little Christmas,Let your heart be light. From now on, our troubles will be out of sight. Have yourself a merry little Christmas, Make the Yule-tide gay, From now on, our troubles will be miles away. Here we are as in olden days, Happy golden days of yore. Faithful friends who are […]

The Design Police

12 . 21 . 07

The New York Times ran a very interesting and thought provoking article today about design trends that have been deemed to be over. Now, I have said time and time again that homes are very personal and as long as you love it who am I to judge. To each is own. If you want […]

I want to thank everyone who left comments and emailed me about my last post, Dreaming. It’s comforting to know that I’m not the only one who feels a little lost and unsure and the advice was beyond inspirational. I’m so glad I opened myself up to all of you. I completely agree with Maison21 […]


12 . 18 . 07

I love this photo from Elle Decor. I wish I lived in a fabulous Paris apartment and worked at a desk that looked out to the Eiffel Tower. Sigh. I feel like I’m having an early mid-life crisis. I haven’t been happy at the design firm that I work at for a while now and […]

Something for the Boys

12 . 16 . 07

Since I normally write about girly things, I thought it might be fun to suggest some holiday gift ideas for the men in your life and for the few men who read my blog put on their wish list. You know who you are. But I have to say, I think some of these items […]

There was such a great response to my Favorite Things post from the Fall that I would create a new one for Winter. It also seems like perfect timing considering the ice storms in the Midwest and the snow we are supposed to receive tomorrow in New York. I thought it could also serve as […]

Bye Bye Blueprint. According to a memo sent yesterday from Susan Lyne at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Blueprint is folding. First House and Garden and now Blueprint. Am I going to have to start my own shelter magazine just so we have something to read?! Jeez. Good thing the UK and Australia continue to publish […]

Christmas at Biltmore

12 . 11 . 07

There are certain places that stay with you long after you visit them. Biltmore House in Ashville, North Carolina is one of those places for me. I visited it when I was about 11 years old and it has made a lasting impression. I even wrote a paper about it in college for my architectural […]

Busy Avenue of Life

12 . 08 . 07

After an exhausting week in New York, there is nothing I love more than staying in on a Friday night and watching a movie, especially one like Avenue Montaigne (Fauteuils d’Orchestre). The New York Times calls it “a film about love and art, about passing time and time passing, Avenue Montaigne is a humble pleasure” […]

An Eventful Evening

11 . 29 . 07

It’s funny how a night of no plans can quickly turn into a fun and eventful evening. I ended up attended a book signing for Park Avenue Potluck at the Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller Gallery on 72nd Street. Quite a few of the socialites were in attendance including Coco Kopelmann in her Chanel finery, Jamee Gregory […]

Life is a Banquet!

11 . 20 . 07

In honor of the upcoming holiday, I thought it might be appropriate to recommend a movie that will make us all feel better about our own crazy families, Auntie Mame, based on the book by Patrick Dennis. The most famous tag line of the movie comes from Mame Dennis herself, “Life is a banquet and […]

As I was saying before my computer decided to stage a revolt, I attended the launch of the Tony Duquette book and the holiday window unveiling party at Bergdorf Goodman Wednesday night. The windows were inspired by Tony Duquette and all I can say is the Bergdorf’s has outdone themselves! They always have the most […]

While I was at the movies to see The Darjeeling Limited recently, I saw the most intriguing movie preview. It was for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, the English title of the French movie Le Scaphandre et le Papillon. The visuals were stunning and the story seemed so interesting. Even more interesting was the […]