‘The Forever House’

Marina Rust’s 1816 Georgian brick home in Charlottesville, Virginia is profiled in August Vogue and it’s lovely. The charming guest house above was once the summer kitchen—perfection.

Photography by Roberto Gigli



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Double-breasted wool-blend felt coat


Pierce gold-plated choker


Pierce medium embellished leather shoulder bag


Tie-backgathered stretch-cotton jersey top


Jacquard-knit midi skirt


open flat ballerina shoes


Ritzy A-line wool-blend skirt


Emil leather ankle boots


Snake-trimmed intrecciato leather shoulder bag


Grosgrain-trimmed ruffled cotton-velvet jacket


Pleated cotton-velvet culottes


Woven canvas clogs

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‘Get Guest-Ready’

Instead of putting together a collage of hostess gifts, I thought I’d turn the tables and run this page from July-August Veranda on items to spruce up your home in preparation for houseguests. Many, actually, would make great hostess gifts—anything from the Aerin x Williams-Sonoma collaboration would be appreciated, and the Dempsey and Carroll note pads are always a good idea.

On My Mind

Tennis Time

Wimbledon is my favorite tournament and it’s on while I work. Now that my girls are older, I am freed up and can work more. I’ve been thinking (and learning) about real estate and how I love to look at houses, much the same way that I look at shoes and bags. As with fashion, it’s all in the details when it comes to a good house, which brings me to the indoor and outdoor courts at this 1920s brick Georgian home (and it’s for sale!) in Lattingtown, NY—for a tennis fanatic like myself, it doesn’t get much better than this.

Please let me know if you would like more information on this amazing house.

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On My Mind

July To-Do List

The Fourth of July holiday weekend—wow!  We hit the ground running this summer with everyone working and I’ve been attending a ton of events. Many have been Out East, a great excuse to spend more time on the other end of Long Island. Speaking of the Hamptons—the GOOP MRKT pop-up in Amagansett looks adorable and worth a visit.

On a cultural note: Magnum Photos’ 70th anniversary is being celebrated with a number of must-see exhibitions in NYC and Europe—the Tory Burch blog has the scoop. And author Julia Glass’ new novel, A House Among the Trees, looks like the perfect beach read—her award-winning Three Junes is still one of my favorite books.

I couldn’t resist putting in this tray of ice cream from a past issue of Cherry Bombe; it’s a great way to serve a sundae.

Red, white, and blue top.

My Music

Feel It Still

I had “Feel It Still” by Portugal. The Man on repeat last evening as I drove home from Jennifer Ash Rudick’s “Out East” book signing in Southampton–I predict that this groovy track will be the song of summer 2017.

Summer Solstice Field Trip

Seward Johnson at Old Westbury Gardens

I cannot think of a better way to celebrate the summer solstice than a field trip to the Seward Johnson sculpture exhibition at Old Westbury Gardens — it is in my back yard after all.

Elle Decor

‘Field Notes’


Designer Richard Mishaan knocked the cover off the ball with this veranda in Amagansett — I am seriously inspired by this image.

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Father’s Day

I’m a little late on the Father’s Day gift front, but I think my husband will like these two items. An amazing cook, I bet he’ll love this cookbook by personal chef Mina Stone—it’s packed with family-style recipes. And these painted canvas totes are actually plant holders—a bit quirky, but could be wonderful filled with herbs.

My Music

Ti Amo

NPR sat down with two members of Paris-based band Phoenix to talk about their upbeat new album Ti Amo. The All Songs Considered podcast is a good listen.

Vogue January 2014 Issue

‘A Peaceable Kingdom’

This Vogue story on Emilia Fanjul Pfeifler’s Locust Valley, New York home is a Pinterest favorite and with good reason—it’s fantastic. I’ve run this lovely image of their garden before and I thought of it today since we will be out in ours this weekend. New gardening gloves are in order since my recent run-in with poison ivy.

Photography by Oberto Gigli

Hair by Sam McKnight
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