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Now that Thanksgiving is over, I’m ready to start thinking about Christmas. The last time I went all out decorating for the holidays, I was cleaning up pine needles in my apartment for months. So I’ve been thinking about how I can get the look with less mess. My current inspiration is Alessandra Branca‘s dining room that […]

One of the best things about staying in New York over Christmas is the beautiful and festive decorations.  Anyone who follows me on Instagram knows they are my favorite thing to photograph. My only regret is that I was too busy to make it to the West Village so these are all from the Upper […]

Holiday at Home

12 . 23 . 14

I enjoy reading Tory Daily, the blog on designer Tory Burch‘s website, especially when it includes photos of her entertaining at home. Everyone loves her New York apartment but it looks even more beautiful when it’s decorated for Christmas.  The green living room walls are the perfect backdrop and adds to the festive look. I’ve […]

Winter Wonderland

12 . 21 . 14

Sleigh bells ring Are you listening In the lane Snow is glistening A beautiful sight, We’re happy tonight Walking in a winter wonderland Gone away, is the bluebird Here to stay, is a new bird He sings a love song, As we go along Walking in a winter wonderland In the meadow we can build […]

I was looking for holiday images when I came across photos of Christmas at Swan House.  Some show the gorgeous decorations that Dan Carithers created that were featured in an old issue of Southern Accents and some are new. They are all spectacular and make me want to book a trip to Atlanta asap. Since […]

There was no question that interior designer Ryan Korban would be the perfect person to write a luxury holiday gift guide. He is known for his glamorous interiors not just for the home but for retail stores such as Balenciaga and Alexander Wang. What I love most is that his look is sexy and elegant […]

City sidewalks, busy sidewalks. Dressed in holiday style In the air There’s a feeling of Christmas Children laughing People passing Meeting smile after smile and on every street corner you’ll hear Silver bells, silver bells It’s Christmas time in the city Ring-a-ling, hear them sing Soon it will be Christmas day Strings of street lights […]

Cabin Fever

12 . 12 . 14

I really thought I would be feeling better by now but I’m still sick. I’m starting to have cabin fever from staying home more than usual but I’m also having real cabin fever.  Pinterest was full of snowy winter cabins this morning that had me wishing I was visiting one this holiday season. It also […]

The day after I thought about asking my friend Alice Ryan Miller to contribute ideas for a children’s gift guide, she announced that she was pregnant with her third child with husband Kirk Miller. Talk about serendipity. Alice and Kirk have an precious six year old son Grey and an adorable two year old daughter […]

I’m still recovering from my first full day at Art Basel.  I saw some amazing art and pretty much everyone from New York in Miami. There is so much to do that it’s exhausting but definitely worth the trip. It is hard though to think about Christmas when it’s 80 degrees and sunny everyday.  I […]

Since I’m currently traveling, I thought it would be appropriate to post the holiday travel gift guide.  When I was thinking of who I could ask to contribute their travel gift suggestions, Julia Leach, the founder of Chance was the first person who came to mind.  She always seems to be off somewhere and they only […]

I’ve slacked off on holiday gift guides for the past few years.  To make up for this, I’ve asked some of my favorite people to contribute gift guides in their area of expertise.  Some of them you will know and some will be an introduction but I guarantee you will love all of their choices. Aerin Lauder […]

I braved the arctic temperatures on Tuesday to stop by The Holiday Workshop by Bronson Van Wyck. You might remember that he created a similar holiday workshop last year on the Upper East Side.  This year The Holiday Workshop is located in the St. Regis Hotel which Bronson also decorated for Christmas. “Located off the beloved hotel lobby, the […]

Speaking of the holidays. I was excited to be asked to curate a holiday gift guide for One Kings Lane that includes lots of chic gift ideas for your friends and family, as well as yourself.  It also includes a few of my gift giving tips to help you navigate what to get for everyone […]

I usually prefer to wait until after Thanksgiving to start thinking about Christmas but retailers won’t let me.  So in the spirit of “if you can’t beat them, join them” I give you some looks from the J.Crew December Style Guide.  The cute family photos shot in Norway actually make me excited for winter and […]

Chic, Le Sport

12 . 24 . 13

Christmas came early to Habitually Chic. Yesterday, I received a copy of the book Jacques Henri Lartigue: A Sporting Life.  In French, the title is Chic, le sport ! which obviously, I find amusing. I was first introduced to the book at a press preview at Hermès whose 2013 theme for the year was “a sporting life” which […]

Uptown at Christmas

12 . 22 . 13

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world,  and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.  – Norman Vincent Peale All photos by me via Instagram