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10 . 22 . 11

Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn.   – Elizabeth Lawrence Photo by Martyn Thompson


10 . 07 . 11

“There is no season when such pleasant and sunny spots may be lighted on, and produce so pleasant an effect on the feelings, as now in October.”  –  Nathaniel Hawthorne Photo via Gil Schafter Architect

Autumn in New York

09 . 23 . 11

Autumn in new yorkWhy does it seem so invitingAutumn in new yorkIt spells the thrill of first-nighting Glittering crowds and shimmering cloudsIn canyons of steelThey’re making me feel – I’m home It’s autumn in new yorkThat brings the promise of new loveAutumn in new yorkIs often mingled with pain Dreamers with empty handsThey sigh for […]


09 . 16 . 11

“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” – Jordan Baker, The Great Gatsby

Autumn Inspiration

09 . 07 . 11

The weather in New York has turned from summer to autumn overnight.  Unfortunately, it’s not the sunny and warm autumn that I was dreaming about but a cold and damp one.  I hope it clears up soon so I can wear all my new clothes without covering them up with a trench.  It’s definitely making […]


09 . 01 . 11

By all these lovely tokensSeptember days are here,With summer’s best of weatherAnd autumn’s best of cheer. –   Helen Hunt Jackson, September

I’m officially over summer and ready for fall fashions.  I think it was the Chloe outfit above that really pushed me over the edge.  It’s part of a beautiful spread in the Bergdorf Goodman Pre-Fall 2011 catalog. Photographer Max Farago shot model Eniko Mihalik in fabulous fashions against gorgeous architecture and interiors.  Just try and tell me […]

Chic in Camel.

10 . 18 . 10

Fall fashion is all about camel and these outfits are the epitome of chic.  I found these photos on a website called Les Mads that is unfortunately all in German so I can’t tell you much about them.  I do know they were taken in Paris and I wish I could dress like this everyday.  […]

One of my readers asked me to post about chic Halloween decorations.  I don’t really decorate for Halloween so I suggest visiting Martha Stewart who has an entire magazine dedicated to the holiday.  I do however enjoy decorating for autumn and I’m sure most of these ideas could be modified for Halloween.  Even though orange […]

After a week of rain, we are finally feeling crisp autumnal weather in New York.  Pumpkins are for sale on every corner and soon it will be time to light a fire.  Happy October! “There is no season when such pleasant and sunny spots may be lighted on, and produce so pleasant an effect on […]


09 . 23 . 10

The weather in New York may feel like the height of summer but the calendar says it’s the first full day of autumn.  In order to get us in the mood, I thought I would post photos of the fall foliage that should be upon us soon. “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf […]

At this time of year, not only do I think of changing out my closet for fall but also my home.  I switch out my lighter summer pillows for heavier wool pillows from Judy Ross.  I sometimes also change the color of the cashmere throw on my sofa.  From the look of these autumnal inspired […]

To Autumn

09 . 19 . 09

I saw the movie Bright Star today which coincidentally happened to be exactly 190 years to the day after John Keats wrote To Autumn. So I can’t think of a better way to salute the film, the poet and the change of season than to post the poem in it’s entirety. To Autumn Season of […]

Happy Autumn!

09 . 22 . 08

“There is a harmony in autumn, and a lustre in its sky, which through the summer is not heard or seen, as if it could not be, as if it had not been!” Percy Bysshe Shelley