One of the side effects of cabin fever is that I’ve been scrutinizing my home, the tableware, especially. Tory Burch’s collaboration with the Jupiter, Florida-based potter Dodie Thayer is the answer to my spring table prayers. I love, love, love green, it’s so fresh. I’m eyeing the ginkgo pattern placemats, too.
Pleated checked wool midi skirt
High-rise straight-leg jeans
Blanche leather ankle boots
Bellechasse medium leather-trimmed canvas bag
Off-the-shoulder smocked satin top
Tie-waist cotton-corduroy coat
Siria suede mid-calf boots
Location, location, location—I love Elizabeth and David Netto’s mid-century Richard Neutra home in Los Angeles where Mario Testino shot Vogue‘s February cover story on Dakota Johnson. Very chic, indeed. Johnson is the star of the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey—the house could be called fifty shades of beige.
Last week, Mark D. Sikes ran a few posts on botanical prints, which made me think of this picture of Stella Schnabel’s screens in Porter. I’m obsessed
In Cherry Bombe
I love a good tip and Kerry Diamond’s suggestion in the current issue of Cherry Bombe is tops. No fireplace? No problem–Kerry recommends burning a Diptyque wood-scented candle. I am also a fan of Izola candles.
I know that it’s a tad early to talk about New Year’s resolutions but, there’s one I need to act on this year—to stop procrastinating. Granted, my life can be hectic and, it’s okay if not everything on my list gets done but, sometimes I let something slide until I don’t even see it anymore.
For example, the couch in my bedroom has needed to be reupholstered since forever. I want the couch to be green and would love to use my favorite Brunschwig & Fils fabric but, I’m told it’s not heavy-duty enough. So, my first resolution is to find a fabric that will work and have the couch slipcovered, once and for all.
Then, the overflowing bookshelves need to be addressed…
With Thanksgiving just a few weeks away, I’ve been thinking about setting a less conventional table this year and the marbled dinnerware by Simple Life Istanbul would do the trick. Even just one of these bowls filled with nuts would change my tablescape. Also, we will be at a ball on Thanksgiving Eve, so I need to make the dinner less of a production; not having to hand wash my grandmother’s china would be a time-saver.
I’m thinking hostess gifts, too…
I’ve been on a mission to update my tableware and love the new tabletop collection by Tory Burch. Blue and white, a perennial favorite, is the color combo on Tory’s spongeware line.
I just picked up the Condé Nast Living Outdoor Style issue. There are lots of enviable gardens and pools pictured, but my favorite bit is this alfresco table at photographer Oberto Gili’s Italian farm. The best styling tip is the gorgeous piece of fabric layered over a simple white cloth.
I’ve collected many stunning remnants that are not large enough to cover my table, and this would be a clever way to use them.
Day before yesterday, as I was considering these vintage metal bamboo-style chairs in a shop window in Vineyard Haven (I’m on Martha’s Vineyard), Mark D. Sikes posted on green and white. Now, I just need to get them back to NY.
It was such a busy weekend that I didn’t have time to sit and read the newspapers, I’m just going through them now. I got a case of serious house envy when I came across this story in Friday’s WSJ. The modern house featured is in Montecito, California and hangs over the edge of the Pacific Ocean. New York based Kikka Hanazawa, president of fashion line VPL, and her husband bought and renovated it for vacations.
The couple’s goal was to maximize the views and natural setting. My favorite bit is the vertical herb wall in the dining room.