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I’ve been asked before how I come up with some of my post topics. I usually just write about what piques my interest. Sometimes, it’s a magazine article or sometimes, this being New York, a special event or exhibition. Such was the case when I received an invitation to attend the Willy Rizzo exhibition of […]

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10 . 18 . 07

Thank you!

I want to thank everyone who reads my blog for your wonderful support and kind words today. I’m sorry I have been out of touch and not responding but I lost my internet connection while in the middle of writing a really great post about a fabulous designer you’ve never heard of. I hope I’m […]

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My family has a few classic recipes that are always a hit but the one for pumpkin cookies is an all time favorite. I’ve tried to make them myself but they never turn out the same in my gas oven as they do in my parent’s electric one, so they always make me a batch […]

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I just received this interesting email from the fine folks over at The Charlotte Moss Townhouse. It’s entirely too hot in New York for me to even think about Christmas shopping yet but it’s never too hot to buy clothes. I may have to take a walk over and check out the new dresses!

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10 . 01 . 07

Vogue Living Update

I thought you might be interested to read what will be included in the new Vogue Living: Houses, Garden, People book that was edited by Hamish Bowles and should hopefully be released at the end of this month. “The archives of Vogue have yielded these thirty-six spectacular houses, gardens , and vacation retreats whose owners […]

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10 . 01 . 07

A Fashionable Read

It’s Paris Fashion week right now so I thought I would start the week off on a fashionable note. There is a gorgeous new book out now that pays homage to the ultimate king of fashion, Valentino, who also recently celebrated his 45th Anniversary in the business with a three days of decadent parties in […]

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09 . 29 . 07

You Are Where You Eat

There are two different types of restaurants in New York, there is the one kind where you don’t care where it is or what it looks like because the food is unbelievably good and the other is where you go to see and be seen. The Waverly Inn is of the latter type. I usually […]

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09 . 25 . 07

Chic at Sotheby’s

We buy a lot of things from auctions for our clients so I’m often perusing the catalogs. Even if you don’t buy anything, I think they are a great resource for design ideas and a reference for custom pieces. There’s a great photo of Kelly Wearstler from her book Domicilium Decoratus of her lying around […]

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09 . 22 . 07

Autumn

Why did summer go so quicklyWas it something that I saidLovers walking along the shoreLeave their footprints in the sandWas the sound of distant drummingJust the fingers of your handPictures hanging in a hallwayAnd a fragment of this songHalf remembered names and facesBut to whom do they belongWhen you knew that it was overWere you […]

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It’s a little dreary in New York this morning so I think I little shopping might be in order today but before I go, I thought I would tell you about a few of my new favorite things. Enjoy! J. Crew Enamel Bracelets – These bracelets are fabulous and affordable! Plus, they come in a […]

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The only good thing about your family having a house in the middle of nowhere is that it’s only an hour away from one of the most famous houses in America, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, also in the middle of nowhere. I first visited the site over 20 years ago so I thought it was […]

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I’m sure most everyone has seen the Slim Aarons photo of CZ Guest pictured above but how many of you know the story about the man behind the camera. I posted this photo about a month ago along with a recent photo from H&G that reminded me of the Slim Aarons photo and wondered if […]

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I have travel on the brain this week. I think it’s because I wish I was going somewhere exotic for Labor Day weekend instead of Pennsylvania, which is where I am actually going. I was also originally going to tell you about another hotel in Florence but it’s small and actually very reasonably priced and […]

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So, I failed to mention earlier what I was doing with the rest of my Friday. Well, this morning I was touring the Charlotte Moss Townhouse with none other than Charlotte Moss herself and her wonderful assistant Cathy! Go ahead. Take a moment to hate me. I know you want to. I would hate me […]

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Recently, Anna over at Absolutely Beautiful Things profiled the most gorgeous hotel in France, Chateau Les Merles, that I am absolutely drooling over. I’m sure all of you saw her post but the hotel’s website has so many more beautiful photos online that I just had to share some of them. I hope Anna doesn’t […]

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08 . 22 . 07

To My Shagreen

I happened to be looking around blogland today and stumbled upon Studio Annetta’s lovely blog to find that she had just profiled one of my favorite design firms, Augousti. Owners Ria and Yiouri are pictured above. You have probably seen their shagreen and snakeskin bags around, as many stores carry them but their furniture is […]

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Some of you might remember my post, Apres le Deluge, from about a week and a half ago where I waxed poetic about a fabulously chic townhouse that I walk by on my way to work everyday that was redesigned by architect Edward Durell Stone after he bought it in 1956. Well, the next day, […]

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