June 21st, 2018
On My Mind

Summer Solstice Resolution

Today is my favorite day of the year—I love that it’s light late into the evening. It’s also a good time to reflect on where we are. This year I’m taking that sentiment literally.

Last week my friend and fellow blogger Heather Clawson of Habitually Chic emailed that she wanted to visit Old Westbury Gardens and invited me to tag along. Over the years I’ve participated in numerous events at the nearby historic estate, but I’ve never taken a proper tour of Westbury House and the formal gardens. I learned so much that it really took me aback—I realized that there is a lot to enjoy right in my own corner of the world. It reminded me that I didn’t go to the Statue of Liberty until friends visiting from Europe insisted that I join them—I’d lived in NYC for 20 years at that point…

So, my resolution is to explore more, even places in my own backyard. Also, a big thank you to Heather for berating me (in a nice way) for using an old phone/camera.  I went straight to the Apple store and bought an iPhone X. My pictures are significantly better—it’s a game changer.

Welcome to summer!


What's New


Belted leather biker jacket

Jil Sander

Gathered Knit Midi Dress


Cropped leather jacket


Triple Francois 18kt gold vermeil earrings


Jimmy Leather Puffer Jacket


Le 57 quilted leather shoulder bag


Belted wool blazer


Blade velvet slingback pumps


Silvia silk-twill scarf


Logo-embellished leather loafers


Crocheted Cotton-Blend Midi Skirt


Braided leather bangle


Delcie tie-detailed ramie midi dress


Gate knotted leather slippers


Postcard fringed crocheted straw bucket hat


Santos de Cartier metal shield sunglasses

  • Lovely

    MillaJune 21st, 2018  9:20 AM

  • Beautiful!

    JackieJune 21st, 2018  9:42 AM

  • This is a beautiful resolution and picture of you. Outfit details, please?

    C.MicholJune 21st, 2018  10:10 AM

  • Good one! I am trying to do the same. Come see the Kusama installed at Ft. Tilden in The Rockaway’s. I’m planning a trip.

    Mary AliceJune 21st, 2018  10:20 AM

  • Love your outfit! Will you share who your jeans are by? Thank you.

    Cherie M.June 21st, 2018  10:23 AM

  • Top: Atlantique Ascoli, jeans: Frame, Bag: Celine, shoes: Gucci. Thank you for asking!

    PrestonJune 21st, 2018  10:24 AM

  • Good for you Preston to remaining open and trying new things, it’s so easy to take for granted the experiences in our own backyards. I’ve also always loved June as it seems like such a beautiful, hopeful month with so much promise ahead. Happy Solstice to you and yours.

    SueMJune 21st, 2018  10:27 AM

  • Dear Preston,
    I love your sentiment regarding appreciation of our own beautiful places. Love where you live! wherever that may be.
    Thank you.

    LorraineJune 21st, 2018  10:29 AM

  • Happy summer Preston; you look great!

    SuWuJune 21st, 2018  10:52 AM

  • Your blog is the perfect mixture of lifestyle, culture, fashion, and all things beautiful. Your own personal styling is a favorite of mine. Please include more head to toe outfits of your own! I remember when you listed those jeans, and I wish I had bought them, they look great. I did, however, purchase the shoes. I am struck today on how much I rely on what you showcase.

    KimJune 21st, 2018  12:39 PM

  • Fantastic!!!!!!

    MathildeJune 21st, 2018  12:43 PM

  • What a great idea, now I just have to figure out how to deal with LA traffic! You look fantastic, and I know you shopped your own closet, which I love – you look classic, elegant, chic and beautiful.

    KathyJune 21st, 2018  4:33 PM

  • Thank you for the nice comments, I’m flattered!

    PrestonJune 21st, 2018  5:11 PM

  • Thank you for the outfit details!!

    Cherie M.June 21st, 2018  7:45 PM

  • Super adorable ~ super chic ~ super smart!

    PaulaJune 22nd, 2018  1:08 AM

  • You are your own best advertisement for keeping it chic!
    Enjoy summer, exploring your own backyard and capturing it all with the new camera/phone.

    ClaireJune 22nd, 2018  5:49 AM


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