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Chic Chicago Townhouse

06 . 28 . 17

The Web Exclusive Home Tours on Architectural Digest are always my favorite features. They usually highlight more relatable interiors compared to some of the aspirational homes in the magazine. Long time readers might remember seeing the Chicago home of Lauren Buxbaum Gordon a few years ago. Lauren is a design director for Nate Berkus and moved to […]

Finding Vivian Maier

06 . 23 . 14

I was aware of the photographer Vivian Maier because the publisher of my book Habitually Chic: Creativity at Work, powerHouse Books has published two books of her work, Vivian Maier: Self-Portraits and Vivian Maier: Street Photographer. I wasn’t aware that her recognition as a photographer only came posthumously after I saw the trailer for the documentary […]

The first thing on my “to do” list on my book signing trip to Chicago was to visit the Art Institute of Chicago.  I still can’t believe I’ve never visited before and it was a treat to see the famous George Seurat painting A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte from 1884. The holiday […]

Giving Thanks

11 . 21 . 12

As my father reminded me the other day, I have a lot to be thankful this year.  I’m grateful to everyone who bought my book Creativity at Work, stopped by all of my events, and sent me lovely messages.  We’re almost ready for a second printing so if you want a first edition, I’d grab one […]

When I was in Chicago last month, I was finally able to visit Jayson Home & Garden.  I’ve shopped their website for myself and clients but nothing compares to seeing their mix of vintage and new furniture, accessories and curiosities in person.  Makes me wish I lived in Chicago but since I don’t, I’m happy I […]

One of the reasons I always wanted to move to New York was Studio 54.  Growing up, I would hear stories of this magical place where like in New York itself, anything was possible including seeing Bianca Jagger riding a white horse.  So when I was recently asked if I would like to attend the grand […]

Chicago Here I Come

10 . 10 . 11

While the rest of you are hopefully sleeping in on this beautiful Columbus Day, I’m off to Chicago.  I want to thank everyone who sent recommendations and suggestions for the city.  The Architecture Foundation Boat Tour was mentioned by so many that I will definitely try to schedule one during my visit. Danke Schoen! Photo […]

Chic in Chicago

10 . 03 . 11

Perhaps I should have announced my trip to Chicago before Morocco since my visit to the Windy City is coming up next week.  I will be in Chicago to celebrate the grand opening of Ian Schrager’s new Public Hotel and I’m excited to dine in the famous Pump Room and see the sights.  I am […]

I went onto Nate Berkus’ website yesterday to look for photos of his West Village apartment for inspiration for Black gloss trim, his turned out to be blue-black. Anyway, while there I stumbled onto his portfolio for his interior design firm, Nate Berkus Associates, and all I could think was wow! When you think of […]