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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. […]

Guess who’s back? Thank you for being so understanding of my pause in posts. In the 15 years of blogging, I’ve never taken such a long break but I was still posting almost 100 Instagram Stories each day of my month in Paris so I didn’t take a complete break and I hope that you […]

I’ve written about many Paris pied-a-terre apartments so it will probably be a little confusing that I’m now writing about a company renting apartments in Paris under the moniker, Pied A Terre. There was a hole in the Paris apartment rental market between traditional Haussmann style places and hot mess expresses on Airbnb that Pied […]

Cour des Vosges

02 . 13 . 22

While I was working on my posts about the film France and 24 Place des Vosges, I came across a very chic hotel. Cour des Vosges sits at 19 Place des Vosges and is the only hotel with views of the square from every room. The 17th-century historic site is known as the Hôtel de […]

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that you never know what might be behind those large wooden doors in Paris. The last time I stayed in the City of Light, I rented an apartment at 8 rue du Pas de la Mule which happens to sit right next door to 24 Place des Vosges, the location […]

After working at home for the last two years, I know my apartment could use a refresh. If you’re feeling the same way, Walmart has a wide selection of great home decor and furniture that is available right now and not in nine months due to supply chain issues like at many other places. I’ve […]

Last year, someone I follow on Instagram posted a few photos just inside 973 Fifth Avenue. The decor looked very intriguing but I couldn’t find much about the house online then. When I posted an exterior photo of the front door in my Instagram Stories last week, a kind follower alerted me to the fact […]

According to Country Life magazine, Benham Park, an exquisite neo-Classical house in Berkshire was, a call centre, complete with plasterboard ceiling and fluorescent lighting until the interior design firm of Albion Nord worked their magic for Bluedoor Advisors. “Albion Nord was appointed to project manage, interior design, procure the FF&E and dress the house. The interior design […]

I never met Pierre Durand but reading about him recently has made me wish I had known him. The late financier who co-founded The Chinese Porcelain Company lived an exquisitely elegant life out of the glare of the spotlight which is no easy feat in our online obsessed world and now his beautiful collections are […]

I wrote about these connected houses almost exactly five years ago and now they are available for the first time in 22 years. Architects Anne Fairfax and Richard Sammons of Fairfax and Sammons have put 183-185 West 4th Street on the market for $7.5 Million. If you don’t mind living across from a tattoo parlor, you’ll […]

Palate Cleanser

12 . 27 . 21

I’m spending this in between week trying to clean out my apartment. It feels like every time I get everything neat and tidy and squared away, new deliveries arrive, and not always things I’ve ordered myself. Although, I have ordered a lot during this pandemic and right now, it just feels like I have too […]

I watched the new film Silent Night that was written and directed by Camille Griffin over the weekend. It’s filled with lovely British actors like Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Annabelle Wallis, and Roman Griffin-Davis among others, who gather on Christmas Day in the English countryside. “As the group comes together, it feels like old times […]

I was going through old post when I came across the beautiful Park Avenue apartment of Fernanda Kellogg and Kirk Henckels decorated for Christmas from the November/December 2016 issue of Veranda. I love the elegant details they’ve added to each room and thought it was definitely worth reposting. I’ve combined those photos with non-holiday photos from Architectural […]

A Look at Lilliothea

10 . 29 . 21

I’ve just returned from Boston so I thought it was a good time to post this historic house outside the city in Manchester-by-the Sea that has recently been featured in Architectural Digest. Lilliothea which means “place with a view from a hill” was a Shingle-style house before architects Bigelow & Wadsworth wrapped the building within […]

Long time readers and Instagram followers will know that I love the wardrobe Gwyneth Paltrow wears in the 1998 film A Perfect Murder from director Andrew Davis which also stars Michael Douglas and Viggo Mortensen. I don’t want to give anything away for those who haven’t seen it but I came across this description on […]