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It was the photos of the blue entry decorated for Christmas in the December 2009 issue of Elle Decor that had me thinking back to Aerin Lauder’s blue Christmas. I love blue and white porcelain any time of year but I think it looks especially festive at the holidays. Miles Redd, who can do not […]

Blue Christmas

12 . 07 . 09

One of the most famous holiday spreads has to be Aerin Lauder’s East Hampton house from the December 2007 issue of House & Garden magazine. I have been seeing a lot of blue backdrops to holiday decorations this year and it had me thinking about Lauder’s blue dining room. The table was beautifully set for […]

The holiday windows at the Ralph Lauren mansion this year are glamorous and elegant with a Hollywood movie star feeling. They also have a great bar which I wish I had seen before my post last week! Cheers! Photos by Heather Clawson for Habitually Chic

Holiday Traditions

11 . 29 . 09

I started decorating for Christmas this weekend and one of my favorite traditions is making pomanders. Pomanders are clove studded oranges, or in this case clementines since they looked better than the oranges at the store. They fill the house with a wonderful holiday scent and look pretty displayed with greenery and pine cones. I […]

Deck the Halls!

11 . 28 . 09

Have you started to deck the halls for Christmas yet? I can’t wait to visit the flower district tomorrow to pick up a wreath, garland and a few Amaryllis bulbs! There was a dark cloud hanging over my holidays last year due to my job loss but now that life is good, I want to […]

The Bergdorf Goodman holiday windows were still being “tweaked” tonight according to the man in charge David Hoey who I ran into when I was there to photograph them. They looked pretty great to me and I thanked David for always putting together the best windows! The theme this year is “Curiousier and Curiousier” which […]

Christmas Memories

12 . 25 . 08

I was telling my friend Kelly recently about my favorite Christmas memory and she couldn’t believe that I had one. It happened one Christmas when I feel asleep on the sofa waiting for Santa. The next morning I awoke in my room with a new canopy bed with Holly Hobbie bedspread and linens as if […]

Merry Christmas!

12 . 24 . 08

I want to wish all my fabulous friends and readers a very Merry Christmas! Card from R. Nichols

Christmas in New York

12 . 23 . 08

Before I left for the holidays, I managed to take a few photos of the city dressed up for Christmas. The twinkle lights look especially beautiful at night! Kind of makes putting up with the hoards of tourists and lack of taxis worth it! Enjoy!

I wanted to do a gold themed gift guide but wasn’t sure what book would work with it until I saw Megalomania: Too Much is Never Enough on Style.com. I have to say that I’m not exactly sure what the book is about exactly but at least the cover fits the theme perfectly. Kind of […]

I liked Domestic Art: Curated Interiors so much that I actually paid for price for it at Archivia books in NYC because I wanted to take it home and read it right away. Not only are the interiors beautiful but the art collections are too. It’s definitely worth picking up for yourself or your favorite […]

My gift guides got a little waylaid by last minute holiday shopping and traveling so I’m going to see how many more I can get in before the big day. Maybe they will help the last minute shoppers out there. As I mentioned before, I wanted each guide to be themed around a book and […]

Holiday Toffee

12 . 18 . 08

One of my holiday traditions is making toffee. Sometimes you want to give a friend or co-worker a little something but not necessarily buy them an expensive present so the toffee is perfect. People appreciate that you took the time to make it yourself and it really is delicious! For a larger group like my […]

What better why to treat the fashionista in your life than with an Yves Saint Laurent themed holiday. The first place to start is with the new book Yves Saint Laurent: Style which chronicles the designer’s 40 years of fabulous designs through photos and drawings. To learn more about Yves and also Karl Lagerfeld “and […]

As worried as I am about the future of art, I’m even more nervous about the future of books. I’ve been hearing rumblings that the publishing houses aren’t doing so well which scares me. I love my reading and can’t imagine pulling out a Kindle instead of a real book. And what will happen to […]

Silver and Sage

12 . 06 . 08

I’m not a huge fan of red and green for holiday decorations so when I saw the home of decorator Michelle Morgan Harrison’s 1885 New Canaan Colonial in the new issue of Connecticut Cottages and Gardens, I was immediately smitten. There are a lot of great ideas that anyone take away and use in their […]

Behind the Windows

12 . 01 . 08

David Hoey, Senior Director of Visual Presentation (the man behind the windows) of Bergdorf Goodman, was too busy to speak with me before I posted the photos of the gorgeous windows but last week he took time out of his exhausting schedule to give me the scoop on what it takes to put these amazing […]