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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

The days are getting shorter and the light is getting lower which means summer is almost over. While I might be shifting to wearing neutrals instead of bright colors now, I don’t plan to give up wearing white just yet. It also means a good excuse for a color compilation post. Enjoy. Celine Chain Triomphe […]

One of the best things about fall besides crisp weather, changing leaves, and cashmere sweaters are the great interior design stories online and in magazines. I haven’t been posting that much design this summer because there wasn’t much of anything to post except for some real estate listings. So, I was very excited to see […]

The rumors that Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are getting married at his property on Hampton Island, Georgia appear to be true. Two people close to Jen posted photos of themselves on the property that have since been deleted. Too late. I already saw them so I thought this would be a good time to […]

My friends David Lawrence and Carlos Garciavelez of Carlos David have done it again. Their breathtaking project in Barcelona has been featured on ArchitecturalDigest.com this week with photos by Douglas Friedman. I had the pleasure of seeing behind the scenes photos and progress updates on this remarkable home and I’m so proud to see the […]

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 […]

Nine Orchard

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]