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12 . 21 . 07

The Design Police

The New York Times ran a very interesting and thought provoking article today about design trends that have been deemed to be over. Now, I have said time and time again that homes are very personal and as long as you love it who am I to judge. To each is own. If you want […]

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I want to thank everyone who left comments and emailed me about my last post, Dreaming. It’s comforting to know that I’m not the only one who feels a little lost and unsure and the advice was beyond inspirational. I’m so glad I opened myself up to all of you. I completely agree with Maison21 […]

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12 . 18 . 07

Dreaming

I love this photo from Elle Decor. I wish I lived in a fabulous Paris apartment and worked at a desk that looked out to the Eiffel Tower. Sigh. I feel like I’m having an early mid-life crisis. I haven’t been happy at the design firm that I work at for a while now and […]

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12 . 16 . 07

Something for the Boys

Since I normally write about girly things, I thought it might be fun to suggest some holiday gift ideas for the men in your life and for the few men who read my blog put on their wish list. You know who you are. But I have to say, I think some of these items […]

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There was such a great response to my Favorite Things post from the Fall that I would create a new one for Winter. It also seems like perfect timing considering the ice storms in the Midwest and the snow we are supposed to receive tomorrow in New York. I thought it could also serve as […]

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Bye Bye Blueprint. According to a memo sent yesterday from Susan Lyne at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Blueprint is folding. First House and Garden and now Blueprint. Am I going to have to start my own shelter magazine just so we have something to read?! Jeez. Good thing the UK and Australia continue to publish […]

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12 . 11 . 07

Christmas at Biltmore

There are certain places that stay with you long after you visit them. Biltmore House in Ashville, North Carolina is one of those places for me. I visited it when I was about 11 years old and it has made a lasting impression. I even wrote a paper about it in college for my architectural […]

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12 . 08 . 07

Busy Avenue of Life

After an exhausting week in New York, there is nothing I love more than staying in on a Friday night and watching a movie, especially one like Avenue Montaigne (Fauteuils d’Orchestre). The New York Times calls it “a film about love and art, about passing time and time passing, Avenue Montaigne is a humble pleasure” […]

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11 . 29 . 07

An Eventful Evening

It’s funny how a night of no plans can quickly turn into a fun and eventful evening. I ended up attended a book signing for Park Avenue Potluck at the Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller Gallery on 72nd Street. Quite a few of the socialites were in attendance including Coco Kopelmann in her Chanel finery, Jamee Gregory […]

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11 . 20 . 07

Life is a Banquet!

In honor of the upcoming holiday, I thought it might be appropriate to recommend a movie that will make us all feel better about our own crazy families, Auntie Mame, based on the book by Patrick Dennis. The most famous tag line of the movie comes from Mame Dennis herself, “Life is a banquet and […]

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As I was saying before my computer decided to stage a revolt, I attended the launch of the Tony Duquette book and the holiday window unveiling party at Bergdorf Goodman Wednesday night. The windows were inspired by Tony Duquette and all I can say is the Bergdorf’s has outdone themselves! They always have the most […]

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While I was at the movies to see The Darjeeling Limited recently, I saw the most intriguing movie preview. It was for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, the English title of the French movie Le Scaphandre et le Papillon. The visuals were stunning and the story seemed so interesting. Even more interesting was the […]

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It’s finally getting chillly in New York and for me that means it’s time to start frequenting my favorite cold weather places. I’m obsessed with decor as much as cuisine when I go out and I love the lodge-like feel and comfort food at Freemans. Tucked away at the end of a little alley, you […]

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One of the first things I put on my Christmas list this year is Sophie Conran‘s Collection for Portmeirion. I already own a few pieces including the sugar bowl and creamer that sit on my stove (see last photo) but now I want the place settings. Actually, I want the whole darn collection. Every last […]

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Bethesda Fountain, Central Park, New York I’m always in awe of artists who are capable of evoking the feeling of a particular place through their art, especially those old-school artists such as Julian Barrow. When the invitation for his upcoming exhibition at W.M. Brady & Co. in New York crossed my desk, I thought his […]

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10 . 23 . 07

Park Avenue Potluck

I am excited to announce that a very great book for a very great cause is finally released today! More than just a cookbook, Park Avenue Potluck is an unprecedented peek into the dining rooms of New York’s poshest addresses and savviest hostesses. It offers advice on how to entertain in true New York style […]

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