I’ve written before regarding how much I adore the collection Italian architect/furniture and interior designer Paola Navone has created exclusively for the American store Crate & Barrel. Her new collection is out. My siblings were kind enough to give me a gift certificate to Crate & Barrel and I had to get these glasses. Now … Continue reading Stylish Simplicity – Como Glasses – Paola Navone for Crate & Barrel
I can tell Spring is really here despite the cold (actually freezing) mornings and the rain. My allergies are on a different level this year. I do not approve. It’s Easter weekend. When I was very young this meant a new Easter outfit. We’re talking the full enchilada – dress, shoes, gloves, and a HAT!!! … Continue reading Weekend Inspiration – Tulips – Park Avenue, New York City
It’s not easy to be thousands of miles away from my family on this day. While we did celebrate Thanksgiving, it’s not a Caribbean holiday or tradition. Christmas on the other hand, is celebrated big time on the islands and my parents brought their traditions with them to America. It wasn’t really about the presents. … Continue reading Merry Christmas – Buon Natale!
My sister, Daniella, is ten years younger than me and six years younger than our brother, Gerry. We were old enough to remember the day our parents walked into the house with a new baby. She had a fine pair of lungs. Later that night, my ten year-old self was annoyed. Sure Daniella was an … Continue reading “Ornament, ornament, ornament!”
The holiday season is upon us. Lights have just started to go up in my neighborhood and I saw a few festive window displays this morning on Via Condotti and Via Babuino. I haven’t seen any panettone movie commercials. Several friends have assured me they are coming. Excellent. One of my goals for 2014 is … Continue reading Stylish Simplicity – Williams Sonoma – Rustic Italian Platter
What a crazy week this has been. My sister, who lives in Washington DC, was in Hamburg for an international public policy conference and we decided to meet in Munich. One of the highlights of our very quick trip was the Brandhorst Museum. This modern art space has some really impressive pieces, including works by … Continue reading Weekend Inspiration – Dead Macbooks and Cy Twombly
When I was growing up in the States, rosé had a reputation for being a second rate wine. I don’t know why that is. However, in St. Martin (the half French, half Dutch island) I noticed it everywhere, restaurants (including upscale ones), beach bars, house parties, etc. Once my parents moved back to the island, … Continue reading Weekend Inspiration – Rosé Wine