Friday, July 15, 2011

Play Date Over at



And playdate over on Madison Ave:

Photo: Hermès

Madison Avenue officially becomes a scarf lovers dream—they’ve opened an entirely new floor to house their classic carrès and accessories, as well as “The Silk Corner” where you can custom create and personalize any of the iconic scarves—what’s better than your initials on orange Hermès? {Hermès}

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Summer Reading List

What are you reading this summer? I am re-reading each of these books in an attempt to do writing research for my TK essays…some of my favorites I wanted to share with you. Enjoy!


Essays about being Southern & living in New York – hilarious and pitch perfect!

I Totally Meant to Do That

Jane Borden

[I TOTALLY MEANT TO DO THAT] BY Borden, Jane (Author) Broadway Books (publisher) Paperback


The Barney’s CD’s book is witty, twisted, and surprisingly true.

Beautiful People

Simon Doonan


I love this book. It takes me only hours to read – a perfect encapsulation of New York in the 80’s as a young girl tries to get herself together.

Story of  My Life

Jay McInerney

Story of My Life


God, I love this book. I LOVE Sloane Crosley. I want my novels to be as awesome as hers. In doing research for my memoir essays I’ve found that she kicks David Sedaris’ butt. Really.

How Did You Get This Number

Sloane Crosley

How Did You Get This Number


Observational read into the lives of the British elite, a comedy of manners.


Julian Fellowes



The thrilling, chilling, tale of an American in Italy – it helps to visualize Matt, Jude, and Gwyneth but the book is even better than the movie.

The Talented Mr. Ripley

Patricia Highsmith

The Talented Mr. Ripley

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

My Favorite Gifts Under $100


Whether for a wedding, a thank you, an entertaining gift, or a just-because, these are some of my favorite places to find thoughtful, beautiful gifts. I love to send monogrammed or personalized gifts because it shows you went the extra mile and didn’t just pick something willy nilly last minute!


Orange greek key monogrammed pillow, Luxury Monograms, $85

Rope door stopper, Burke Decor, $45


Numerology cocktail napkins, Burke Decor, $17.50

A Privileged Life

A Privileged Life, Assouline, $45

Double Sided  Luggage Tag - Personalized - Leather - Hand Stitched

Cheeky double-sided customizable leather luggage tags, Harlex Hong Kong on Etsy, $34.90

John Derian Hybiscus Un Vie Poche Decoupage Tray, Orange + Pear, $70

In the Spirit of St. Barths

In The Spirit of St. Barths’, Assouline, $45


Octopus Tray, Burke Decor, $26

Lucite Trays, iomoi, starting at $100

Lobster Pillow

Lobster Tray, Furbish Studio, $60


Complete Guide to Scotch, T.Anthony, $95



L’Objet Candle, Vivre, $95

Set of Mini Candles (Baies, Figuier, Roses)

Trio of candles, Diptyque, $84


“Chevronette” flat cards, Inslee by Design, $20

Chehoma silver salad servers with coral detail

Coral silver salad servers, Orange + Pear, $54

Monday, July 11, 2011

The McKittrick Hotel – The Coolest Spot in NY You’ve Never Heard Of

While reading an article on Emma Stone in this month’s Vanity Fair, I became super intrigued by SLEEP NO MORE, an avant-garde version of Shakespeare’s MacBeth in which visitors spend two hours following characters of their choosing through a horror/playhouse, all while concealed behind a Venetian mask. Countless celebrities have been and raved – have any of you? Anyone want to join me? Sounds amazing. Below, a few pictures pulled from Scoutny of the interior…does anyone know if this is what it looks like inside? If it even looks partly like this, then I’m game!

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Must. Go.


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