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Going to California

05 . 24 . 12

“Made up my mind to make a new start, going to California with an aching in my heart. Someone told me there’s a girl there  with love in her eyes and flowers in her hair.” – Led Zeppelin I can’t believe this is only the second season for Chance.  It just feels like it’s been […]

Stars and Stripes

05 . 23 . 12

This post of stripes is in honor of the Chance Co. pop up shop that is debuting in Barneys in New York and Los Angeles today. I’m off to the press preview and can’t wait to congratulate designer Julia Leach and see the new spring collection inspired by California.  While I’m gone, you can watch […]

Sweet August

08 . 01 . 11

Fairest of the months! Ripe summer’s queenThe hey-day of the yearWith robes that gleam with sunny sheenSweet August doth appear. –  R. Combe Miller

Dog Days of Summer

07 . 22 . 11

Since we’re in the dog days of summer, I figured why not post some real dogs. My favorite features on 770 Behind the Line: The (un) Official J.Crew Blog are the Pet Portraits.  J.Crew employees are photographed by Charity De Meer with their precious pooches and the results are beyond adorable. Bon Weekend! Photos by Charity […]

Happy Hydrangea

06 . 10 . 11

Part of my job for the Microsoft Preview event includes picking out and styling the flowers.  Hydrangea will definitely be on my shopping list. If you are lucky enough to live in an area with abundant bushes, you can just go right outside and cut them.  I will be picking mine up from the Flower District […]

Enjoy the Present

06 . 06 . 11

“Children have neither past nor future; they enjoy the present, which very few of us do.” – Jean de la Bruyere I posted this photo on my tumblr page and couldn’t resist sharing it here as well.  When you stop to smell the roses this summer, definitely stop and smell the hydrangea too! Photo by […]

Magical Maine

05 . 30 . 11

Vogue.com posted a photo of this house in Maine in their Best Hostess Gift guide recently and it reminded me how much I love this house.  Some of you might remember that it was published in the first issue of Vogue Living in 2006.  The house known as Mitchell Cottage, was built in 1916 for […]

While sourcing rugs for a project, I kept coming back to blue and white stripes and similar patterns.  There is something about them that is relaxed and casual yet crisp and sophisticated as in the Victorian Hagan room above.  Of course, they look perfect in beach houses which is maybe why they keep catching my eye at this […]

Summer’s Fleeting

08 . 13 . 10

Just because I’m excited for autumn, it doesn’t mean that I’m not trying to enjoy summer’s fleeting days.  I think these photos and quote sum up the end of the season.  Bon Weekend! “When summer gathers up her robes of glory, and like a dream of beauty glides away.” – Sarah Helen Power Whitman   […]

We’ve been having a never ending heat wave in New York and the forecast for tomorrow is 100 degrees! It’s hard to look chic when you’re sweating through your dress so here are a few options to beat the heat this weekend! There is no cooler place than a movie theatre so take in a […]

Speaking of Chanel…

06 . 09 . 10

Speaking of Chanel, these are three of my favorite photos of designer taken in Deauville. They epitomize seaside glamour and the one on the boat below looks like it could have been taken today! Just goes to show that classics stay in style forever! She also kind of looks like Catherine Zeta Jones in that […]

Back Soon!

08 . 06 . 09

I’ve been busy working all day and also preparing for a client meeting so there was no time to write up a post. Check back tomorrow for more coverage of the Traditional Home Hampton Designer Showhouse. Wish I was at my favorite beach in Southampton right now! Sigh. Ok, back to work!

Summer Reading List

07 . 08 . 09

I’m more than halfway through My Life in France and I am already starting to think about what I’m going to read after I’m finished. Vogue.com has a list of their Top 10 Summer Books that I am going to check out but I’d like to know what you’re reading. You all had some great […]

A big thank you goes out to Charlotte Moss for including me in her Dispatches from the Blogosphere: Tips for a Stylish Summer post on her blog Tete-a-Tete! Check it out and you can read what I’m wearing, reading, eating and doing this summer! Oh, and those are my photos from the Hamptons. Wish I […]

Happy Summer!

05 . 25 . 09

Although the calendar doesn’t mark the beginning of summer until June 21st, Memorial Day always announces the unofficial start of summer. While it may be too cold for a dip in the ocean, there is the anticipation of lazy days spent baking in the sun, boating on the waves and shopping in quaint little villages. […]

White After Labor Day

09 . 01 . 08

Usually by this time of the year, I’m officially over summer and ready to break out my fall clothes but not this year! Maybe because I spent so much time working or maybe because I don’t know what I will wear when I put away my white dresses and my white Goyard bag! Of course, […]

Perfect Beach Cottage!

08 . 31 . 08

I work on a lot of very expensive homes at work but they have nothing on this cute little beach cottage in the Hamptons owned by Lezlie Klotz. It was featured in the July 2008 issue of House Beautiful magazine and I fell in love with it the minute I saw it since it’s exactly […]