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Peter’s Pictures

10 . 14 . 14

My first thought when I heard that the English fashion designer Peter Copping was named the new creative director of Oscar de la Renta was, I wonder what will happen to his amazing Instagram account.  My second thought was whether he’ll have to change his Instagram from @peterricci.  Peter has been based in Paris as the […]

I was talking to someone recently about what luxury means.  We both agreed that it doesn’t always have to mean something expensive. For me, luxury means the little things that brighten my world like fresh flower. In New York, we’re lucky to have a bodega on every corner selling flowers so it’s easy and inexpensive […]


08 . 30 . 14

“All in all, it was a never-to-be-forgotten summer — one of those summers which come seldom into any life, but leave a rich heritage of beautiful memories in their going — one of those summers which, in a fortunate combination of delightful weather, delightful friends and delightful doing, come as near to perfection as anything […]

I’ve been home for a week now and feels really good to be back.  I love that I can shop on Sundays and get anything I want delivered at any time.  It’s also been great to see my friends and my favorite people in the neighborhood. Oh, and yes I got an amazing manicure and pedicure […]

I was very excited to see on photographer Oberto Gili‘s Instagram today that he took the photos for the upcoming book, Valentino: At the Emperor’s Table, that also includes Andre Leon Talley as author.  If you’ve seen the Valentino documentary Valentino: The Last Emperor, you know that Valentino is a consummate host and party planner, or at […]

A French Folie

07 . 15 . 14

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Sally Perrin of Perrin Paris in her beautiful apartment designed by French interior designer Chahan Minassian. While I was there, she and her daughter Chloe told me about the family’s former house in Normandy. They loved it but decided to sell because they rarely used it after they moved […]

I recently thought everyone was randomly in Capri at the same time thanks to Instagram but it turned out that Dolce & Gabbna were hosting a fashion show.  While all the photos were envy inducing, those of Villa San Michele by Hamish Bowles peeked my interest the most. At first I thought it was a […]

As some of you read on Instagram, I’ve finally moved into my own apartment after living with my friend Eleanor and her family for a month. I definitely could not have made such a smooth transition without her generosity and hospitality but more on that later.   I’ve moved to the 7th arrondissement but just […]

Happy Easter!

04 . 20 . 14

For I remember it is Easter morn, And life and love and peace are all new born.  – Alice Freeman Palmer Photo by me via instagram. 

It’s been one of those days. Since I didn’t get a regular post up, I’m leaving you with a few shots from my instagram that illustrate that spring has finally sprung in New York.  About time too.  “Our spring has come at last with the soft laughter of April suns and shadow of April showers.” […]


03 . 22 . 14

If we had no winter,  the spring would not be so pleasant;  if we sometimes did not sometimes taste of adversity,  prosperity would not be so welcome.  – Anne Bradstreet Photo by me via Instagram

Love the Design

03 . 21 . 14

Everyday I’m surprised that some big brands aren’t on Instagram. But I’m also sometimes blown away by a small store or company that does it right.  In the case of Love the Design, their Instagram account makes me want to hop a plane to Toronto to shop all their lovely vintage finds, artwork, and designs […]

I’m currently getting ready for another photo shoot in my apartment so I’m leaving you with a few bits and bobs from Instagram.  Bon weekend! I headed downtown on Wednesday when it was finally warm in the city. I love the facade on Vesuvio Bakery and since the guy didn’t seem to be moving, I […]


03 . 10 . 14

The March wind roars Like a lion in the sky, And makes us shiver As he passes by.  When winds are soft, And the days are warm and clear, Just like a gentle lamb, Then spring is here. –  Author Unknown I’m getting ready for a photo shoot today and once it’s over, I’ll be […]

Sometimes I worry about the youth of America.  But then along comes a teen like Chaz Rorick to make me regain confidence in our future. The high school student started taking photos of himself dressed as U.S. Presidents on Instagram as a joke but kept up the project until he had completed all of them. […]

One of the best things about Paris, besides Paris itself, is Ladurée.  While they did open a Ladurée uptown in New York, we did not have a Ladurée tea salon until this week.  It is located on West Broadway in Soho in the space formally occupied by the restaurant Barolo who had a large patio.  I couldn’t quite see past the chic opening […]

Bon Weekend

01 . 17 . 14

When you have only two pennies left in the world,  buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other.    – Chinese Proverb The only thing that gets me through winter in New York, besides a warm weather trip, is buying flowers every week.  We’re lucky here to have them available […]