a breath of fresh air.
There are some homes that just invoke a feeling of serenity and ease. This one I recently spotted in Australian VOGUE Living does just that. Located in West Chelsea in Manhattan, I can imagine what a breath of fresh air it is to come into this open light haven. I am sure it is quite the escape from the city and a welcomed one. I love the Dorothy Draper candle holders on the coffee table,...
My mom finally yelled at me for not posting more often. I know. Sad, but it still has an affect on me. Anyways, I’ve had lots going on this past month. I thought I would go ahead and post a few recent pieces below (and- there are more to come)! Then, I will go ahead and give you a “real” post - or whatever that amounts to at nearly 11pm on a Monday night! Enjoy :) My...
Sweetest Kill- Broken Social Scene
Very French Summer Reading: Part 2
Bonjour! Just as I promised, albeit - a bit late, here are some additional novel recommendations from Dr. Elizabeth New of French Affaires. One of the additions was Madame Bovary. I have been wanting to read this particular selection, a classic, for some time, so I may bump it up on my list. :) Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert Then of course, we have another classic: Dangerous...
Very French Summer Reading : Part One
Because I am currently taking a French class review with the fantastic Dr. Elizabeth New of French Affaires, I have been feeling French in many other areas of my daily life. Some of my favorite books I’ve read in the past year, have been French inspired. I absolutely loved The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery and True Pleasures by Lucinda Holdforth, which I spotted ages ago on...
Thoughts on Mystery.
“It’s the quiet ones you always have to watch out for….” I wish I could always remain mysterious.. to everyone! Maybe it stems from my mother’s obsession at a young age (and hence, my later obsession) with Nancy Drew Mysteries. Too many people give everything away at first glance. They are like a bad US Weekly cover, you know what’s there without even...
Tom Ford Lipstick - NUDE PLEASE!
There's Nothing Chintzy about Chintz!
Maxwell and Williams I love a great chintz pattern. Not so long ago, I ordered some wallcovering samples from a new collection by Ralph Lauren. They are gorgeous, but a part of me is afraid to cover the entire wall in the pattern. I think it might be great for a small powder room, but then possibly too dark. Isn’t it beautiful? Ralph Lauren: NEW FEATHERBED FLORAL - VINTAGE BLACK ...
Sophie Dahl Cookbook.
So, I am REALLY wanting this cookbook. I know absolutely nothing about it, but fell in love with the cover and pictures. I thought I almost had it at Barnes and Noble tonight. The computer said “IN STOCK,” but as it so happened, it was just taken off the truck and they couldn’t find it in the storeroom. super cute cover- CHECK. Charming nonchalance - CHECK. ...
I’ve been dying for a new pair of glasses for some time. However, now that I have PLUM in the picture, extra funds somehow go to her and her new cupcake collar, cupcake id tag, and doggy day care. That’s not even INCLUDING the list of things I want to get her, like this POPPY collar and cabana crate cover. So, how can I POSSIBLY shop for a pair of glasses for myself with a list...
Jane Wilner Designs
I was recently searching online for a new bedspread. There is so much to choose from now, it is really hard to narrow the options down to one particular color palette or even style! In addition, though I’ve been considering a solid color in a super luxe material (and accenting it with an array of pillows) there are so many gorgeous print selections, it’s hard not to fall head over...