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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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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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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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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 . 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 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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Last week, in a small post about bathrooms, I included a few photos of the fabulous white bathroom of David Jimenez that was included in a profile of his Kansas City home in the August issue of House Beautiful magazine. Soon after, I received a comment on my blog from David’s friend Zim Loy, an […]

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08 . 14 . 07

I Heart New York!

We are having the most glorious weather today in New York! The sun is shining. It’s warm but not too hot. There is no humidity. Everyone is happy and smiling. It’s an I Heart New York Day! As opposed to an I Hate New York Day when it’s raining and you can’t find a cab. […]

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The staircase in the back of the first floor leads directly into the dining room on the second floor. There was a main dining table above and the little breakfast table below. All set with the most exquisite china from France. I love how everything was decorated for summer with light colors and patterns and […]

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As a treat for all my new blogger friends, I decided to visit the new Charlotte Moss Townhouse. I have been reluctant to do so until recently since they are a competitor and also because I interviewed with them this past spring and have just barely recovered from the experience. I won’t go into all […]

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I spent this past weekend in Southampton and the old adage “red sky at night, sailor’s delight” really is true. We saw the most amazing sunset Saturday night and on Sunday the weather was just gorgeous! I need to work harder so I can afford a beach house on Meadow Lane with a view this […]

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07 . 11 . 07

I Married Adventure

If there is one book that is prized above all others for it’s beautiful cover, it’s Osa Johnson’s I Married Adventure. It’s part of my library above and is often styled for magazine shoots like the Vogue photo montage below. Besides being chic and pretty, it’s actually a great read! Martin and Osa Johnson lived […]

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