Jackie and Rose

Jackie and Rose

Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis  loved being a grandmother just as much as she loved being a mother to her own children.  When her first grandchild was born in 1988, it was Jackie who chose the baby’s name.  Although Jackie never got along with her former mother-in-law, Jackie named the little girl Rose after Rose Kennedy.  … Continue reading

Mint Condition

Mint Condition

Think of sipping mojito’s in South Beach… or savoring mint chip ice cream at the old-fashioned ice cream parlor… Spring’s hottest color is MINT.  Mint is cool and refreshing.  Some of my favorite designers have included the shade in their designs for Spring. I have picked out some of my favorites from Coach… Kate Spade… … Continue reading

Fit To Be Tied

Fit To Be Tied

The scarf is the single chicest accessory of modern times.   A scarf can add instant elegance when draped over the head, around the neck, or around the waist.   A scarf can complete an ensemble or completely alter an ensemble.  Every woman needs to have several in her wardrobe.   When it comes to purchasing silk scarves–go … Continue reading

The Devil’s Life

The Devil’s Life

Miranda Priestly from “Devil Wears Prada” is my all-time-favorite movie character.   I was ecstatic when I learned that Lauren Weisberger is working on writing a sequel to the “Devil Wears Prada”, called “Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns”, due out in June 2013.  Both Meryl Streep and Emily Blunt have said in recent interviews that … Continue reading

Miss Dior’s Poison

Miss Dior’s Poison

Do you have a signature perfume or do you prefer to alternate a variety of different scents?  Is there one brand that holds your loyalty?  Do you ever ask yourself why a certain brand lures you in?   Is it the citrus, the jasmine, or the sandalwood that attracts you?  Or is it the colorful or … Continue reading

The Book Nook

The Book Nook

Winter is at last here!  What a perfect time to curl up inside your warm home and catch up on a little reading, while looking out the window at the falling snow. If you don’t have a designated spot in your home for reading, perhaps now is the time to set one up.  Find a … Continue reading

My Favorite Things 2012

My Favorite Things 2012

Ah, yes…it is at last that time of year…time to trim the tree, make some hot toddy’s, gather with friends…and pick out my top favorite things of 2012!!! In no particular order, here are my fifteen favorite things/ gift ideas.  I hope that you find them inspiring or at least worth checking out for someone … Continue reading

Louis’ Muse

Louis’ Muse

American model, Arizona Muse, is the new face of Louis Vuitton.  She first appeared in ads for LV in Spring 2012 and is now the center of the new launch for Fall 2012.  LV’s first-ever commercial appeared last week, featuring Muse.  Muse awakes in her bed in Paris.  Wrapped in lace-trimmed sheets, she holds a … Continue reading

Tips for Dressing like a Parisian

Tips for Dressing like a Parisian

This summer, I became obsessed with Parisian fashion style!  I read three books—Stuff Parisians Like: Discovering the Quoi in the Je Ne Sais Quoi by Olivier Magny,  Paris in Love by Eloisa James, and Parisian Chic: A Style Guide by Ines de la Fressange and Sophie Gachet. Each of these books had tips on helping … Continue reading

How to be a Hitchcock Blonde…

How to be a Hitchcock Blonde…

Grace, Tippi, Kim, and Eva Marie. These actresses were Alfred Hitchcock’s most famous leading ladies. There are two movies about Alfred Hitchcock currently under production and Hitchcock’s 1958 “Vertigo” just ousted “Citizen Kane” as #1 on BFI’s Best Movies of All Time List. With all of this renewed interest in Hitchcock, I thought it was … Continue reading