I tend to like to change it up in terms of wreaths and Christmas decor. I tend to get bored of the very same wreath and decorations each year.  The past few years I have had a lovely peacock wreath. This year I was ready for something new.  We naturally needed a horse wreath after.. read more →

This is it folks.  You have one week from today to have your shopping completed, wrapped and under the tree. I am a bit behind but can take the pressure as I am a well seasoned shopping professional. I realized I had not shared my gift guide for the home.  It is perfect for anyone.. read more →

Emporium Home created a gift guide last week too.   I was honored to be one of their Taste Makers!  TASTE MAKER’S GIFT GUIDE from Emporium Home STILL TRYING TO FIND THAT PERFECT GIFT FOR YOUR SOMEONE SPECIAL? We enlisted the services of some of our favorite design professionals to select their top gifts for this.. read more →

I was thrilled to create another curated gift guide on one of my favorite websites, Taigan.   Pronounced “Tie-Gun” (bowtie and shotgun… as in wedding) Taigan is a premier online marketplace featuring a lifestyle collection of apparel, accessories, home décor, gourmet food, sporting life and children’s items created by emerging designers, artisans and purveyors from.. read more →

This weeks Artist Spotlight Series takes us back to Charlottesville, Virginia for a feature of another talented abstract expressionist. She was mentioned as a favorite by Jane Pope a while Back. Sarah Boyts Yoder Charlottesville, VA   What is your training? I grew up loving to draw, I was attracted to art at a really.. read more →

I had to share this lovely ode to Oscar and the last collection he had a hand in designing. No one does “the classic lady” better.  Oscar de la Renta Pre-Fall 2015 Oscar de la Renta didn’t do shows for his pre-collections. He preferred a presentation format—that way he could chat with attendees not just.. read more →

Everyone welcomes a new treasure for their tree and I’ll be damned they made me as an ornament!  Lord & Taylor Shop-A-Holic Doll Ornament Here are the best of 2014.  To ease your hectic holiday I have curated a creative collection of gift guides you can shop directly from my website home page.  Gift Guide for the.. read more →

Have you ever in all your days seen anything as beautiful as this vellum bar cabinet?  I fell for this beauty at High Point Market and I cannot get it out of my head.  Emporium Home NEVER disappoints! This chair rocks my world too.  And ever bar needs a signature cocktail?    Blood Orange Margaritas.. read more →

I am not sure how I missed this beauty earlier this fall.  This entrance alone is a real stunner.  Home Tour: Inside a Glamorous and Bold New York Townhouse via Domaine Home When something works, it really works. So is the case with the partnership between Jordan Carlyle, president of Carlyle Designs, and his clients, a.. read more →

I am a HUGE fan of the kitchy velvet slipper.  This latest collaboration between Alison Lou and Del Toro has me drooling.  They are inappropriate and awesome all at the same time. Head over to Moda Operandi to preorder THIS SALE. Here are some of my favorites…the sale has many more HERE. The Holly Fowler.. read more →

I am a long time fan of designer Kit Kemp and her hotel design.  We often used to stay at Number Sixteen on buying trips for the shop in the UK.   Last week, while in NYC I attended a lovely tea hosted by Urban Electric Co.  It was at the oh so chic Crosby.. read more →

The Furbettes at Furbish Studio are launching another fab pop-up shop today featuring Samantha Priddy‘s awesome felt banners.  They are priced from $80 – $105 and are a nice big size, most of them around 15″ by 23″ I’m attaching some images – these would be great Christmas gifts! The sale starts at 11am EST.  .. read more →

Everyone love a good book!   I am not much of a novel reader…I actually prefer to be read to by Audible but I devour lovely coffee table books. I picture really does say a thousand words. I cannot get enough…always.  I preorder all the time too from Amazon.   Here are a collections of.. read more →

I cannot get enough of this weeks Artist Spotlight Series featured artist.  Andy Dixon‘s wild use of color and subject matter truly speak to me. Enjoy getting to know him.  “Vancouver- based artist Andy Dixon’s latest works obviously borrow subject matter from the greats – Rousseau, Matisse, Picasso – even as a punk sensibility permeates.. read more →