Date Night Top

Helmut Lang

It’s officially horse show season and this means that every bit of cash goes flying out of my account to cover the endless bills. So, I start looking for chic, yet inexpensive pieces to perk up my wardrobe. This Helmut Lang top has a sexy drape and would also look good tucked under a cardigan or wrap on cool evenings. Perfect for date night.

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Cherry Bombe is ‘The Bomb’

Cherry Bombe is a cool new magazine that “celebrate(s) women and food, those who make it, grow it, serve it, sell it, style it, enjoy it and everything in between”. Co-founded by KiC style setter Kerry Diamond and fellow Harper’s Bazaar alum, Claudia Wu, Cherry Bombe is a welcome and modern take on food-focused publications.

It’s pretty fabulous that model Karlie Kloss is baking cookies on both the front and back covers of the debut issue, but my favorite spread, the ‘last call’, has Sofia Coppola reminiscing on her favorite cocktail, the French 75 which is served at the Bar Hemingway in the Ritz Paris. The LV clutch looks yummy too.

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On my bedside table

The Corner Bookstore on Madison Avenue is my favorite spot to peruse new titles; I don’t think I have ever left the shop empty handed. On Saturday I picked up The House at Belle Fontaine, Lily Tuck’s new collection of short stories. The cover alone sold me.

My neighbors’ daughter, Joanna Hershon, has a new novel, A Dual Inheritance coming out in early May. The story, which focuses on two friends who overcome their differences, has received a number of good reviews.

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Yesterday’s post on block-heel sandals made me think of my favorite writer. Not that I have ever seen a picture of her wearing them, but they would look great with her wrap skirt and black t-shirt.

I’ll bet she had a pair.


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The block-heel sandal is my current obsession. After wearing chunky heeled pumps for the last 8 months, I am more than happy to continue with this chic, yet practical, trend this spring. The perfect run-around sandal; I am completely addicted to this style.

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Snake is a neutral

Some women love leopard print, I love snake. My Proenza Schouler python print T has been getting a lot of wear, even though at first I was worried it was a tad ‘Housewives of…’. With snakeskin, a little goes a long way. A clutch, like the 3.1 Phillip Lim above, is plenty. The best part is that it goes with everything, adds texture to a look, and feels a bit exotic.

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Cooking is not my forte, yet I am becoming more and more interested in food. We grow a lot in our garden and I gave my husband a share in a local farm as a Christmas present. We will get a box of organic vegetables each week June-October.

But I think I need to go back to the basics and “How to Boil an Egg” seems like a good place to start.

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I picked up “Harvest to Heat” last spring and it was my husband’s go-to cookbook last summer. Great recipes and stunning photographs.

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And for my foodie friends who travel, “Where Chefs Eat” will make the perfect hostess gift.

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This Kule look, tomato red topper and pant accessorized with a pinky signet ring, is so Gloria Guinness. It’s a modern take on pajama dressing, the jet-setters’ run-around uniform in the mid 1960’s. Paired with your favorite sandals, this becomes a go-to warm weather outfit. Leave it to the queen of cool, style setter Nikki Kule, to make such covetable pieces.

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