Chrison & Bellina is my favorite go-to shop for hostess gifts, children’s presents, and treats for myself. The shelves are stocked with jams and teas from Hediard in Paris, Turkish tea glasses that I use as vases for garden roses, Egyptian cotton towels, and boho blouses for running around. Selfishly, I should have posted on this amazing shop ages ago, but was reluctant to share.
In the heart of historic Oyster Bay, along with The Printery, Ben’s Garden, and a slew of adorable antique/resale shops, Chrison & Bellina is a true secret address.
I think the attendees at Cannnes are chicer than any of the other award show/film festival-goers; it must be the glorious setting and European influence. This Vuitton dress from the ss13 collection on Sofia Coppola is beautiful in it’s simplicity. And Doutzen below is simply just beautiful.
Cara Delevingne looks good in everything and this Burberry Prosum dress above is no exception. The Christian Dior couture dress on Nicole Kidman is fresh and lovely.
And the adorable Léa Seydoux in fw13 Valentino steals the show!
All images courtesy of Vogue and Vogue Paris.
A few days ago my dogs trampled my beloved ‘Mr. Henry Cox’ geraniums below. I love their unusual coloring– not your typical garish red flowers with lime green leaves bought-at-Home-Depot variety.
After berating the dogs, I collected the broken stems and hit YouTube for a tutorial in geranium propagation. Up popped an English gardener with a great how-to video on the best way to save my plants. The most interesting bit, dip the stems in honey before planting. So I did just that and I’ll let you know if it works.
I shouldn’t be surprised, honey is purported to be nature’s best cure-all.
Natalia shot by Alasdair Mclellan with Anastasia Barbieri’s spot-on styling = a knockout cover. And The Row sweater is certainly a covetable piece for fall. The WSJ. gets it right again!
On newsstands May 25th
The top knot bun is not my thing, but this low, messy twist is really gorgeous. I love the just-out-of-bed sensibility. Now I need to learn how to do it…
I need new sneakers (I’m still trying to replace my Supergas which are too narrow) and I like this cool collaboration between A.P.C. and Nike. Love the tan ones, but not a fan of high tops. TBC.