Books

Spring Reading Trifecta

Three of my favorite authors have new books out—a spring reading trifecta.

Anything Is Possible by Elizabeth Strout, Saints for All Occasions by J. Courtney Sullivan, Trajectory by Richard Russo.

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FRED LEIGHTON

Collection gold, silver and diamond ring

TOMAS MAIER

Eyelet-embellished intarsia merino wool turtleneck sweater

PRADA

Mid-heel suede knee-high boots

SELIM MOUZANNAR

Beirut 18-karat rose gold diamond ring

MARA HOFFMAN

Camilla one-shoulder textured-organic cotton maxi dress

MARNI

medium Trunk shoulder bag

BOTTEGA VENETA

Cotton-blend poplin top

MIU MIU

Wool sweater

SOPHIE BUHAI

Gold vermeil hoop earrings

KHAITE

Charlotte cotton-gabardine trench coat

HAIDER ACKERMANN

Two-tone crepe blouse

HAIDER ACKERMANN

Oversized silk-charmeuse shirt

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Mother's Day

Breaking The Rules

I have a “homemade gifts only” policy for my birthday and Mother’s Day, however, this year my daughter surprised me with peonies and a book by one of my favorite chefs. They are such thoughtful presents, I’m giving her a pass on breaking the rules.

Happy Mother’s Day!

To Do

Rainy Weekend Ahead

Sadly, the Mother’s Day weekend forecast is cool and rainy. The good news is that Eleanor Coppola’s “Paris Can Wait”, starring the fab Diane Lane, just opened, and my one-time Vogue colleague Plum Sykes’ new book “Party Girls Die In Pearls” is out.

My Music

Sounds of Spring

It’s been some time since I’ve put up a music post—here’s what I’m listening to right now. Glass Animals’ sophomore album, How to be a Human Being, is fantastic—my daughter saw them at Coachella and said they were amazing.  And I turn up Missio’s title song “Bottom of the Deep Blue Sea” every time it comes on.

To Watch

Twin Peaks

Anyone else excited for the limited series revival of Twin Peaks? The continuation of the 90s cult TV show by legendary director David Lynch will be on Showtime in May—can’t wait!

Architectural Digest

Espalier x Container Garden

My heart skipped a beat when I saw this image in AD—it’s from a story on Aerin Lauder’s family home in Palm Beach. I do a ton of container gardening and I’m also an espalier fanatic. This vintage cast-iron plant holder is right up my alley.

Porter Magazine

Katherine Ross Founder of Wear LACMA

Katherine Ross standing among Chris Burden’s Urban Light installation at LACMA

We will be in L.A. mid-June for our daughter’s graduation and, since we are out there often, I’m always looking for fun new things to do. Katherine Ross, founder of Wear LACMA and cousin of Amanda Ross, gave this fab list to Porter. 

Home

A Pretty Plate

I’m aware that I’ve already posted on the Aerin x Williams Sonoma tabletop collaboration but, I’m so smitten with this simple scallop-edged plate, I had to put it up.

A new Tabletop line and pop-up at Bergdorf Goodman

La Double J.

J.J. Martin, founder of the fab online shop La Double J, has been a busy bee recently with a newly launched tabletop line and an upcoming pop-up shop in Bergdorf Goodman. I look forward to catching up with my dear friend when she’s in NYC later this month.

On My Mind

April To-Do List

Top of my April to-do list is the Irving Penn exhibition at the Met. I worked with Mr. Penn often when I was at Vogue, an honor to say the least. The Whitney Biennial is up, but with spring break, I have yet to go. Date night drinks at the recently opened Whitby Hotel sounds fun. And readying the garden (just herbs this year) and tucking into Elizabeth Strout’s new book, which will be released April 25, are also on my list.