Architectural Digest

Vanessa Traina’s Essentials

As I’m packing, yet again, I was reminded of this story on Vanessa Traina’s essentials from the September issue of Architectural Digest, which is now helmed by my old friend Amy Astley. I may not be grabbing a red lipstick for the beach, but I did tuck my favorite pillow, cased in D. Porthault, into my bag.

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VANESSA SEWARD

Dorian double-breasted checked cotton-blend tweed coat

GUCCI

Embellished quilted leather gloves

GANNI

Camberwell leopard-print linen-blend canvas jacket

FRAME

Le High straight-leg jeans

GANNI

Ipanema shirred halterneck swimsuit

LOEWE

Hammock small leather tote

SIMON MILLER

W006 Enid mid-rise wide-leg jeans

BLAZÉ MILANO

Silk and linen-blend blazer

K JACQUES ST TROPEZ

Fusain leather sandals

CEFINN

Belted muslin dress

JENNIFER BEHR

Black velvet bow barrette

MAX MARA

Belted cotton-twill midi dress

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WSJ. Magazine

‘Alessandro Michele’s Hot Plates’

Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele collaborated with porcelain maker Richard Ginori on Perroquets, a 12-piece collection of exotic bird embellished plates. I hope they’re not just decorative, they’d be perfect for a summer luncheon.

Image © WSJ. Magazine

On One Kings Lane

Kendall Conrad At Home

One Kings Lane photographed L.A.-based accessories designer Kendall Conrad in her Santa Barbara home. Kendall has laid-back, classics-inspired personal style that extends to her home decor— and now we can shop her picks.

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In Elle Decor

‘Striking A Balance’

There are so many beautiful elements in this Pacific Palisades home, especially the color used in the kitchen.

Images courtesy May Elle Decor

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The Best Tray

We are having Easter dinner with my in-laws in Bel Air. I wish I’d bought a scalloped-edge tray from Rita Konig, it’s the perfect hostess gift.

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Wondrous Wallpapers

I may wear a neutral palette, but my home is filled with color and when it comes to wallpaper, I’m a complete fanatic. I really love a big, bold print in a small space. If Domino is an accurate barometer, then I’m not alone. All of these images are from the Spring 2016 issue.

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Bringing The Garden Indoors, #3

We may be having a reprieve from the freezing temps but, there’s still a ways to go until spring. So, here is my third installment on how to bring the garden indoors during the winter months.

Tory Burch Instagram image, Lettuce Ware platter and Ginko place mat. One Kings Lane gold glassware, green glasswaregreen plate, and spoons. Leaf place mat.

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Bringing The Garden Indoors, #2

This picture from Elle Decor is perfect for my series on bringing the garden indoors during the winter months. The yellow orchids are cheerful and topiaries are always good, too.

Planters below from One Kings Lane

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A Holiday Table

If Halloween is the official kick-off to the holiday season, then let the games begin. I nicked this pic from JJ Martin’s Instagram feed because the colors and patterns make for a beautiful fall table. The red glassware is divine.

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In British Vogue

‘Cabin Fever’

British Vogue photographed stylist Clare Richardson’s Catskills cabin for the November issue. Having spent a bit of time in the area 20 years ago at the home of another British stylist, Camilla Nickerson, these pictures remind me of fun and laid-back times. The perfect place to spend a fall long weekend.

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