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It is a bit exciting that so many new hotels are opening in Paris and now you can add Le Grand Mazarin to that list. The 50 rooms and 11 suites that look like they take their color schemes directly from a box of Ladurée macarons. They were designed by London based interior designer Martin […]

It’s finally cold enough to finally feel like October and thus post my October Inspiration post for 2023. Photo of a New York townhouse by me. Max Mara Coat Wool-blend bouclé turtleneck sweater By Malene Birger Brown Leather Boots Quote created by me. Photo of Girafe in Paris by me. You can buy my Paris […]

As soon as I heard Charlotte Gainsbourg was going to open her father, Serge Gainsbourg’s house at 5 bis rue de Verneuil for tours, I immediately put it on my Paris Guide because I knew it would be incredibly popular. It just opened this week and the combined house and museum tickets are already sold […]

I’m all about sweater dresses and separates this fall since they feel like loungewear but make you look totally put together. They are perfect for those who have to go back to the office but with they were still working from home. They look especially great with knee high boots which you definitely need to […]

The Saint James and Relais Christine hotels in Paris are beloved by guests and now the group behind them have just opened a new hotel, Hôtel Norman. Billed as “open, vibrant, lively”, the hotel which opened today has a younger and more contemporary look for its 37 rooms and suites located at 9 rue Balzac […]

September comes in with a bang in New York every year thanks to fashion week but it’s also the best time for new exhibitions, films, shows, books, and more. Here are some of the things that should be on your radar this month. The highlight of the Fashion Icons sale at Sotheby’s is the Warm […]

This morning, I headed down to Soho in 90 degree humidity for a preview of Banana Republic‘s new home and fashion collections in their new temporary space at 515 Broadway. First, I want to clarify that this is not a sponsored post. I have already been loving the fall fashions from Banana Republic and I […]

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 […]

I already posted my What I Bought for Fall post but since then I’ve added a few more pieces. They are some items I posted in my Instagram Stories but since many people won’t go looking for them in my saved Shopping highlights on my bio page, I thought I should post them here as […]

The days are getting shorter and the light is getting lower which means summer is almost over. While I might be shifting to wearing more neutrals instead of bright colors, I don’t plan to give up wearing white just yet. Cutout stretch-jersey midi dress Knot flat sandal Large textured-leather tote One shoulder seersucker swimsuit Lace […]

I reposted a meme this weekend that asked, “Before Instagram, were people always on vacation?”. It has felt like people have been away all summer but right now it’s compounded by the fact that most Europeans are on holiday for two weeks or even the whole month of August. So if you can’t beat ’em, […]

One of the more special things I did in Paris in April was stay at Le Grand Contrôle Airelles Château de Versailles hotel which included private after hour tours of Versailles. There are two different tours that are possible for the first evening of your stay, the King’s Apartments or the Queen’s Apartments, and depend […]

Color My World

08 . 09 . 23

I’m a little nervous about this post. I know it feels a bit out of left field but I like to keep you on your toes. Everyone is clamoring for fall fashions which usually means neutrals and wool fabrics but there is another theme for fall which is pastel and bright colors. You can wear […]

If you search for Cravan bar in Paris, the first one that will probably come up is the original location in the 16th arrondissement. But recently Franck Audoux, the co-founder of Le Chateaubriand and Cravan owner, has partnered with Moët Hennessy on a second larger Cravan location in the heart of Saint-Germain. The French who […]

The reason I get so excited about fall is because it’s New York’s best season. It can still be quite hot into October though so I’ve put together an array of pieces that can be mixed and matched when it’s still warm and then can easily transition to cooler temperatures. If you aren’t into skirts, […]

The Dries Van Noten store on Quai Malaquais is one of my favorite places in Paris. I always tell people to go inside to look around even if they can’t afford anything since the flowers, fashion, and interior design is infinitely inspiring. Down the way at 9 Quai Malaquais is the equally impressive men’s store […]

There comes a point each summer when I want to burn my summer clothes. I have not reached that point yet but I am ready to start thinking about fall fashions and planning out my wardrobe. I’ve already started buying some things too so I thought I’d put together a first look post. I’m sure […]