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One of the places I always stop in Sag Harbor is Bloom. Except for the one time I went out with a guy I was dating who rushed me through shopping and I missed saying hello to owner Mona Nerenberg. She was so disappointed that I vowed it would never happened again. The first time […]

I’ve been to Versailles twice but didn’t make it to Le Hameau on either trip. The recently renovated and reopened Maison de la Reine will make it a first priority on my next visit. Marie-Antoinette had Le Hameau built by Richard Mique from 1783-86 as a place to escape court life and host small gatherings. […]

Paris Pied-à-Terre

05 . 09 . 18

In another fit of spring cleaning, I decided to get rid of more magazines. I was going to throw out a stack of World of Interiors until I started to leaf through them. I came across this beautiful Paris pied-à-terre designed by Isabel López-Quesada that I don’t remember seeing before. The owners asked the interior designer […]

By Terry Lifestyle

03 . 26 . 18

Terry de Gunzburg is the creator of the By Terry beauty brand and my favorite product Baume de Rose lip balm. Now she has a new chic venture By Terry Lifestyle store at 21 Galerie  Vero Dodat in Paris. It’s filled with a mix of antiques, tabletop pieces, accessories, and rare objects to make your […]

I was saddened to hear of the death of legendary French fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy this past weekend at the age of 91. The world has not only lost an immense talent but I remarkable human being full of elegance and grace. I came across a wonderful interview he gave to How to Spend […]

Chateau de Luxeube

03 . 05 . 18

I’ve started reading a lot of magazines online to cut down on them piling up but one that I always pick up at the newsstand is Town & Country. I love the luxury and sophistication mixed with a little cheeky humor. The April 2018 issue is full of beautiful features but my favorite is a […]

The best place to learn about new hotels is on Instagram and that’s exactly how I learned about the Hotel des Grands Boulevards in Paris. It was developed by the Experimental Group and designed by Dorothée Meilichzon in the 2nd arrondissement in an 18th-century building “erected shortly before the French Revolution on the foundation of […]

I’m back from Boston and had a wonderful weekend. Until I have time to edit my photos, I’m leaving you with this lovely historic home in the Loire Valley that was brought back to life by Tino Zervudachi. The chateau just featured in Architectural Digest dates from the 17th and 18th-centuries and was acquired by the […]

I consider La Réserve to be one of the most beautiful boutique hotels in Paris. I knew it was part of a group of La Réserve Hotels but I didn’t know there was one owner and that his home is also available for rent. La Chartreuse is the private residence of Michel Reybier and his family that is […]

All of my fashion friends are in Paris this week and before they left, I suggested they stop by the new Buly 1803 in the Marais. This new location not only carries their cult beauty products but also has a cafe, Grand Café Tortoni. One of my friends who visited said she preferred the original […]

If a Picasso painting is out of your price range, you might want to think about buying the artist’s last home in France. Mas de Notre Dame de Vie in Mougins where Pablo Picasso lived and worked from 1961 till his death in 1973 will be sold at auction on October 12, 2017 by Residence365.com. […]

The French cult brand Sézane opened last week in New York and they are already a huge hit. I stopped by on Friday when I was downtown on again on Saturday with a friend when Jessica Alba also happened to be shopping. The large store and floor to ceiling shelves are filled with clothing, shoes, […]

It feels like everyone I follow on Instagram has been in the south of France this summer. That’s how I came across Le Mas des Poiriers. Julia Engel of Gal Meets Glam stopped by the the recently renovated 18th-century farmhouse on a pear orchard (Poire is the French word for pear) in Avignon and posted beautiful photos. […]

Last year, I wrote about how the Christian Dior company purchased the designer’s former home Château de la Colle Noire in Grasse, France and brought it back to life. Now there is a book that celebrates the gorgeous Provence house and gardens, Christian Dior in the South of France: The Château de la Colle Noire.  The Musée des […]

The Chicest Chateau

07 . 08 . 17

Visiting Coco Chanel’s apartment was a bucket list item that actually came true. Perhaps if I wish hard enough, I may find myself at Chateau de Wideville someday. Not exactly sure under what circumstances that might happen but a girl can dream. Chateau de Wideville is the 17th-century home in France owned by Valentino who […]

I always enjoy seeing what fashion editors and influencers wear during the Haute Couture fashion shows every January and July. The attendees are usually dressed in more relatable and inspiring outfits instead of the over-the-top attention seeking ensembles usually seen during the ready to wear shows. Vogue Paris always seems to capture the best looks […]

After a four year closure for renovations, the Hôtel de Crillon in Paris reopens today. The historic site on Place de la Concorde was built in 1758 for King Louis XV by French architect Ange-Jacques Gabriel. Apparently, Marie Antoinette took piano lessons in the mansion at one point. The Count of Crillon bought the building in 1788 […]