May 25th, 2015
On My Mind

Summer Reds

Memorial Day may be the unofficial start of summer but, for me, the French Open is the opening act of my favorite season.

My stepfather was a television producer, primarily covering tennis. I grew up going to all the Grand Slam tournaments, except the French Open. Not until I was in college (and got out mid May) did I get to see matches on the red clay courts at Roland Garros. The color of Nantucket reds, I felt right at home.

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May 25th, 2015
On The Hunt For

White Slides

K. Jacques

Simple white slides are on my summer essentials list. This K. Jacques pair fit the bill, especially since they’re not too precious or expensive—a win-win.

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May 24th, 2015
On My Mind

Returner’s Remorse

I can count on one hand the number of items that I regret having bought over the last 10 years. However, the list of items that I wish that I’d bought, or bought and regret returning, is much longer.

This Céline barrette was once mine. But, it was heavy and would slip down my back. Yet, when I see it here, I wonder if I should have tried harder to make it work.

Image © British Vogue

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May 24th, 2015
Garden

To The Nursery

Yesterday, we hit three nurseries. My favorite, Main Street Nursery in Cold Spring Harbor, NY, has added a café with outdoor tables—the coconut cake slices are delicious. When my girls were little, they would feed the miniature horses out back while I perused the perennials.

This image, from the June issue of British Vogue, makes me think of my own plant choices this spring—I’ve decided to focus on pink and lavender flowering plants. And of course, anything bee friendly. Our hive miraculously made it through the tough winter and we are planting with them in mind, too.

If I do go to London next month, I would love to see the Chelsea Flower Show, I’ve never been.

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May 22nd, 2015
Pre-Fall 2015 Campaign

Saint Laurent

Bangs and long gloves, I could get behind these two trends for fall. It’s so chilly, I’m actually enjoying looking at the pre-fall campaigns. The ribbed coat below is pretty perfect.

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May 22nd, 2015
Streetstyle

Topped Off With A Sweater

I, too, want it to be warm enough for shorts and sandals but, it’s still sweater weather. Love these two knits on Frieze Art Fair New York attendees.

Images © Kyle Ericksen for WWD.

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May 22nd, 2015
In The WSJ. Magazine

Muriel Brandolini’s Pop-Up Shop

Memorial Day weekend—I cannot believe that the unofficial start of summer is already here. But, here it is. Sunday I’m heading out to Southampton for Muriel Brandolini’s pop-up shop opening. I’m excited to see the global treasure-hunting interior designer’s new outpost and wares, especially after reading this WSJ. Magazine story online.

Images © the WSJ. Magazine

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May 20th, 2015
In The WSJ. Magazine

‘Studio Sessions’

Just when I was trying to wrap my head around the fact that pre-fall pieces are hitting the stores, I was offered this stunning story from the upcoming WSJ. Magazine. Ludivine Poiblanc styled these beautiful images by photographer Lachlan Bailey. Even though summer hasn’t even begun, these pictures make me want to start a fall wish list, stat.

I’m inspired by the hair, it’s perfection. And Ludivine Poiblanc, an enormous talent, tops my must-profile list. Her styling, especially here, gives me hope that fashion is finally moving forward. Gone are the literal retro looks and super-sized pieces that swallow the wearer whole—this story may be a nod to the ’70s but, it still feels modern.

The June issue of WSJ. Magazine will be on newsstands May 30 and this story will be online May 21.

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May 20th, 2015
On My Mind

Three Things I Need

The upside of a freshly edited closet is that it’s easy to take stock of what I have and, surprisingly, don’t have. Honestly, I thought I had a lot more. I’d been storing pieces that were so old, unfashionable, or didn’t even fit, it only appeared that I had loads of things to wear.

There are some striking holes in my wardrobe. How is it that I don’t have a good black dress? Or a belt besides the ones I buy at the tack shop? A spring jacket? No wonder I always talk about a uniform and tight rotation—I’m reaching for the same few items day after day.

Jacket, Dress, Belt.

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May 18th, 2015
On Vogue Paris

Daria, Daria, Daria

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Daria covers the June/July issue of Vogue Paris—bring it on.

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May 17th, 2015
It Item

A Golden Disc

I love a classic gold disc with an initial, it looks really fresh right now.  Céline has a plain version for fall below.

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May 17th, 2015
In The Wall Street Journal

‘In Search Of That Perfect Summer Dress’

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This WSJ story by Meenal Mistry could be my story, too, and I didn’t realize to what extent until I finished cleaning out my closet yesterday afternoon.

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May 16th, 2015
Films

Date Night

The Age of Adaline

So, this was our Friday date night—-dinner at Serafina with our 15 year old daughter and her friend, and a movie. The girls saw ‘Pitch Perfect 2′ and we decided on ‘The Age of Adaline’. This was a compromise since he wanted to see ‘The Avengers’ and my pick was ‘I’ll See You In My Dreams’ with Blythe Danner. ‘The Age of Adaline’ was really good, loved Blake Lively and Harrison Ford.

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May 15th, 2015
It Items

Ready, Set, Summer

A hat, swimsuit, and sandals—the summer must-have trio. I buy one very good swimsuit every couple of years (when the current one shows signs of wear and tear) and it’s usually an Eres one-piece. I’m still on the fence re. gladiators but, if I go there, these by Ancient Greek Sandals won’t break the bank.

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May 14th, 2015
In The Edit

‘A Woman Of Spirit’

When I saw this story on Malaika Firth in The Edit I thought, summer can’t come fast enough. My girls are burned-out at school and we all just want some do-nothing time. Soon enough.

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