I’m seeing a lot of orange for Spring. I do like the color but I don’t have any of it in my home and very little of it my wardrobe. I went to Syracuse University. Trust me, I have worn my share of orange in the past. Photo: Syracuse.com Every time I jog past the Hermès … Continue reading Thinking About Orange.
A new Pope was elected this week. We still don’t have a Prime Minister. It’s kind of nuts but I digress. The determined sun fought its way through today’s stubborn clouds and after a week of horrendous weather, we finally had a few hours of sunshine. The angels sang. Perhaps it’s a little early for … Continue reading Weekend Inspiration – Let There Be Light – A Family Room Designed by Peter Dunham
We had some sunny and warm weather here in Rome on Saturday (only to get slammed with more rain yesterday, today, and apparently for the next three days). On Saturday all the outdoor cafes were packed. Everyone was rocking their sunnies and most of the heavy winter coats were packed away. Of course, some Signore … Continue reading Stylish Simplicity – Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour – Ballerina
Seven years ago I traveled to Rome for the second time. The first time was a revelation and I fell hard for this crazy city. It didn’t make sense. Nobody in my family is Italian and I was not an Italophile by any stretch. I loved London, Paris, and Amsterdam. When I was in junior … Continue reading Weekend Inspiration – A View From Positano.
What a week. Just when you think Italian politics couldn’t be more confusing or bizarre, they are. I have no idea what is going to happen now. Maybe we’ll have new elections. The Pope said good-bye yesterday. The city is packed with tourists who came to see him for the last time. Cardinals are flying … Continue reading Weekend Inspiration – Shower – Monteverdi, Tuscany
It’s a cloudy, rainy day in Rome. To be honest, I’m so over the rainy season it’s not funny. Perhaps living in sunny Los Angeles for ten years has ruined my ability to cope with normal winter weather. I went to college in Upstate New York. I’m from the East Coast. Now all of a … Continue reading Weekend Inspiration – Kate Spade + Bicycles + Shutters On The Beach = Stylish Fun
I’ve been a fan of these glasses for ages. I saw them in Kathryn Ireland’s kitchen last year and thought to myself, “I need to buy some when I move to a bigger apartment.” I had to find a new kettle. I decided to go ahead and spend money on a solid one, as the … Continue reading Stylish Simplicity – Bee Still, My Beating Heart – La Rochere Tumbler
Design, fashion, and lifestyle bloggers have gone crazy over Miranda Brooks’ Brooklyn home which was featured in the January issue of American Vogue. I completely understand why. Brooks, a landscape architect/contributing editor at Vogue and her French husband, architect Bastien Halard, have created a beautiful home. It’s stylish but not stuffy. How much do I … Continue reading Weekend Inspiration – A Little Bit Of France In Brooklyn
I was recently hired by the very talented architect Domenico Minchilli to work on the interiors for a home in the Chianti region of Tuscany, Italy. Words cannot adequately express how excited I am about this project. We have a mid/late Spring deadline. Early on, I started to pull images for an inspiration board on … Continue reading Work In Progress – Country House – Tuscany, Italy
I was at a Rome Bloggers meet up a few months ago and one of my fellow bloggers told me she missed my old blog. My former blog was more personal and a bit all over the place. One day I would write about politics , or my friend’s big Italian wedding, and the next … Continue reading What Is The Purpose Of A Blog Now?