Tuesday
May122015

gucci westman + t magazine

I've long admired Gucci Westman's talent and sense of style (her House & Garden feature is one of my all-time favorites). So when I rediscovered this T Magazine piece on her home earlier today, I had to republish. I love the idea of framing dried flowers, epecially if the blooms hold significance. Wouldn't it be sweet to frame a few flowers from your wedding bouquet? :) Also, how amazing is that Colefax and Fowler wallpaper in the bedroom? Granny Chic at its absolute finest.

(photos by Kava Gorna for T Magazine)

Thursday
May072015

jackie + caroline

When I was little, I wanted to do everything my mom did. I would always be sneaking into her makeup bag and painting my cheeks with eyeshadow or trapsing the house in her shoes. I wanted to be just like her. These sweet photos of Jackie with baby caroline remind me of growing up. Jackie has been on my mind recently as I’ve been reading Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis: The Untold Story by Barbara Leaming. It would be a great gift for your mother if you haven’t already picked something up! Another highly recommended Jackie pick: Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy. It's surreal to hear her candidly talk about Camelot. As for me? My mom could care less about the Kennedy's, so I will be giving her a Lulu Lemon gift card :)      

(Photos by Alfred Eisenstaedt)  

Wednesday
May062015

truman capote + the paris review

"Truman Capote lives in a big yellow house in Brooklyn Heights, which he has recently restored with the taste and elegance that is generally characteristic of his undertakings. As I entered he was head and shoulders inside a newly arrived crate containing a wooden lion.

“There!” he cried as he tugged it out to a fine birth amid a welter of sawdust and shavings. “Did you ever see anything so splendid? Well, that’s that. I saw him and I bought him. Now he’s all mine.”

“He’s large,” I said. “Where are you going to put him?”

“Why, in the fireplace, of course,” said Capote. “Now come along into the parlor while I get someone to clear away this mess.”

The parlor is Victorian in character and contains Capote’s most intimate collection of art objects and personal treasures, which, for all their orderly arrangement on polished tables and bamboo bookcases, somehow remind you of the contents of a very astute little boy’s pockets. There is, for instance, a golden Easter egg brought back from Russia, an iron dog, somewhat the worse for wear, a Fabergé pillbox, some marbles, blue ceramic fruit, paperweights, Battersea boxes, picture postcards, and old photographs. In short everything that might seem useful or handy in a day’s adventuring around the world..."

Excerpt from a 1955 interview with Capote as published in The Paris Review. Read the interview in full here. 

(photo of Capote's home via)

Tuesday
May052015

at home with inès de la fressange

I'm a day late and a dollar short, but did you see the December/January issue of Vogue Paris? It was all about Inès de la Fressange. My favorite editorial in the publication, of course, was this feature on her Parisian home. A few years ago, I posted two photos of her flat as seen in a British Vogue piece. Much to my delight, this Vogue article gives us a much more in depth look at the space. I love her trademark pink walls and the home's overall feeling of easy, lived-in elegance. Also, I'm dying for my own giant chalkboard wall. Inès is a genius!  

Wednesday
Apr292015

life well planned

While flipping through channels the other day, I happened to pass MSNBC on a commercial break and caught a this wonderful Raymond James ad. Who thought that a commercial for a financial services company could be so stylish and good-natured? I want to be best friends with Emily Skinner, fastidious librarian and oldest woman to ever live. Raymond James also has another commercial I love called "The Five Harriets." Don't they make you happy? :)

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