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Summertime Blues 2023

I haven’t put together a color post since last year so I thought I’d create an ode to summer in honor of the long Memorial Day holiday weekend...
27-05-2023 21:38

Heidi Wynne Block Print Floral Dresses and Spring Cashmere w

Warm weather is finally here, and that means garden parties, outdoor dining, and special events. As you start planning your spring wardrobe, my fr...
26-05-2023 21:45

Eyeing, Buying, and Trying: May 2023

If yesterday’s airport travel outfit doesn’t work for you, I have a few other options for you today. I’m currently trying to get my ducks in...
26-05-2023 21:45

Timothy Corrigan for Kips Bay Decorator Show House 2023

?In all of our projects?, says interior designer Timothy Corrigan, ?we strive to create spaces that are comfortably elegant: where people feel tha...
26-05-2023 21:45

ME+EM May Collection

You might not be familiar with the UK based brand ME+EM but after this post, you will want to make them part of your everyday wardrobe. Clare Horn...
26-05-2023 21:45

An Idyllic Beach House

My friend Matt Albiani attended an estate sale in East Hampton this weekend just a stone’s throw away from Grey Gardens which he posted on his ...
26-05-2023 21:45

31 Chic Shirt Dresses for Warmer Weather

I know I’ve posted a lot of fashion this week which some people will love and others will hate. I started this shirtdress post last week and som...
26-05-2023 21:45

Jacques Garcia, Intemporel Auction at Sotheby’s

There are fewer and fewer designers and collectors left with impeccable taste and Jacques Garcia is one of them. Even if you don’t know his name...
26-05-2023 21:45

Airport Arrivals

The 76th Annual Cannes Film Festival is taking place in France right now and the airport arrival outfits in Nice are better than the fancy red car...
26-05-2023 21:45

New and Noteworthy: May 2023

I can’t believe it’s mid-May already although it feels like the height of summer with the beautiful weather we’ve been having in NYC this we...
26-05-2023 21:45

Memorial Day Weekend Sales 2023

While Memorial Day is a time we should be remembering and honoring people who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces, it also s...
26-05-2023 21:45

My Rules

You’d have to be living under a rock or taking a break from social media to not be aware of the hubbub surrounding the New York magazine article...
04-02-2023 21:43

Valentine?s Day Gift Guide 2023

While you hunkering down at home this weekend to escape the arctic cold, I recommend shopping for Valentine?s Day. I?ve put together over 50 gifts...
03-02-2023 21:42

Outfit Inspiration from Carolyn Bessette Kennedy: 2023 Editi

From what I’ve read on Instagram, I am not the only one who had a hard time getting motivated this January. I think we can blame it Mercury retr...
30-01-2023 21:42

A Gilded Age Mansion at 1009 Fifth Avenue is for Sale

Gilded Age mansions rarely come on the market but now this one can be yours for $80 million. So let’s take a look at what makes it special. ...
27-01-2023 21:42

New and Noteworthy: January 2023

I can’t believe it’s January 10th already. Time flies when trying to get back on track after the holidays. The one time I don’t mind climate...
12-01-2023 21:42

Daniel Craig’s Style as Benoit Blanc in Glass Onion

Did you watch Glass Onion from writer and director Rian Johnson on Netflix yet" I feel like Kate Hudson’s character stole the show with her exub...
05-01-2023 21:42

Write it Down, Make it Happen: 2023 Edition

Write it Down, Make it Happen used to be an annual New Year?s post based on the book by the same name. I hate looking back and always want to keep...
02-01-2023 21:42

35 Great After Christmas Sales

Photos from @murpheybeckerart I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. There are some great sales happening now in case Santa didn?t bring you wha...
26-12-2022 21:41

New and Noteworthy: December 2022

Even thought the month is more than half over, there is still a lot to look forward to this December. Here are some things to see, do, and most im...
21-12-2022 21:40

What I Bought Myself Recently: Paris and Holiday Edition

Back by popular demand is my annual post of what I’ve bought myself for Christmas with a bonus of what I bought myself in Paris. With a few othe...
21-12-2022 21:40

Holiday Dressing with Saks

Holiday parties and events are back in full force. If you need an outfit for a night on the town or New Year’s Eve, Saks Fifth Avenue has you co...
15-12-2022 21:41

Hamish Bowles Lists New York Apartment for $2.9 Million

I could have sworn that the Greenwich Village apartment of Hamish Bowles had already sold but I must have been mistaken since it’s currently mak...
15-12-2022 21:41

Too Gh?ud to be True

If you follow me on Instagram, you know I was recently in Paris for two weeks. My favorite thing to do is photograph what the Parisians are wearin...
13-12-2022 21:42

Tis the Season for Fair Isle Sweaters, Fisherman Knits &

The holiday shopping season is in full swing, and my friend Heidi Wynne?s classic collection of luxurious cashmere wraps and cozy wool sweaters ma...
02-12-2022 21:39

2022 Habitually Chic Favorite Things Gift Guide No. 2

Thank you for all the lovely messages about my first gift guide this season. I’m back with even more chic and fun gifts for the entire family. H...
06-11-2022 21:42

Preparing for Paris with Talbots

As I get ready for my upcoming trip to Paris, I want to pack comfortable clothes that do double duty and I?ve found the best pieces at Talbots. Th...
05-11-2022 21:39

New and Noteworthy: November 2022

I can’t believe it’s already November. This fall is flying by but at least it’s the best season for everything new in tv, film, fashion, boo...
04-11-2022 21:40

Deeda Blair: Food, Flowers & Fantasy

I get the feeling that maybe the very private Deeda Blair probably didn’t want to write a book but I’m very glad that someone talked her into ...
02-11-2022 21:42

2022 Habitually Chic Favorite Things Gift Guide No. 1

I know we still have to get through Halloween but it’s also time to start thinking about your holiday shopping. A lot of popular presents sell o...
31-10-2022 21:42

Table Setting Etiquette and Dining Manners

The foreword of Tiffany’s Table Manners for Teenagers by Walter Hoving says the following. “Good manners are as important as good grooming...
27-10-2022 21:40

Fair Isle Sweater Weather

It’s funny, How to Spend It, now HTSI, put Fair Isle sweaters on the cover of their magazine last year right before I posted about Fair Isle swe...
25-10-2022 21:42

Talbots Takes You from Work to Weekend

I’ve always had a soft spot for Talbots. I still remember a grey wool turtleneck dress I wore for years until it finally had to be retired. Talb...
19-10-2022 21:42

What I’m Packing for Paris

I’ve had a lot of questions about what I plan to pack for my Thanksgiving trip to Paris. Even though I don’t leave for five weeks, I’ve been...
16-10-2022 21:41

October Inspiration 2022

I delayed my October Inspiration post this year because it has still felt a lot like summer lately. I think next week should feel more like Octobe...
13-10-2022 21:42

My New Makeup Buys for Fall 2022

I had a moment in late summer when I decided to replace a lot of the makeup I use. After two years of not going many places and not wearing a lot ...
09-10-2022 21:42

Landscape Designer Miranda Brooks at Home

While most interior designers always want to be in the spotlight, I feel like all the landscape designers let their work speak for itself while th...
03-10-2022 21:41

New & Noteworthy: October 2022

I waited all summer for September to arrive and I can’t believe it’s already over. Time flies when you are having fun! New York is back and ev...
02-10-2022 21:31

Autumn Inspiration 2022

Autumn officially began yesterday evening and the temperature in New York this morning is 51 degrees so fall is really here. I’m excited to wear...
23-09-2022 21:30

What I Bought for Fall and How I Plan to Wear It All

Sorry for the radio silence on the blog. It’s been a busy week. I’ve been working on my annual What I Bought for Fall post but decided to add ...
18-09-2022 21:36

Fair Isle Sweaters, Fisherman Knits, and Cashmere Wraps with

I featured my friend Heidi Wynne?s luxurious cashmere wraps years ago in my post What Should I Pack for Paris. Her cashmere scarves are still the ...
09-09-2022 21:58

La Rentre September 2022

I?ve always loved the French phrasela rentrewhich means the reentry. It encompasses back to school and back to work as everyone returns from th...
06-09-2022 21:57

Labor Day Weekend Sales 2022

Whether you’re still on vacation or are at home because the kids are already back in school, there are some great sales happening this Labor Day...
01-09-2022 21:56

26 Chic Tote Bags for Fall and Back to Work

My friend Ana Mari Ortega mentioned that she was looking for a new tote bag so I told her that I would put some options together in a post. An Ins...
30-08-2022 21:56

Shifting into Neutral: August 2022

The days are getting shorter and the light is getting lower which means summer is almost over. While I might be shifting to wearing neutrals inste...
29-08-2022 21:57

A Grand English Estate for the Modern Times

One of the best things about fall besides crisp weather, changing leaves, and cashmere sweaters are the great interior design stories online and i...
26-08-2022 21:51

More Fall Transitional Outfits

I asked my Instagram followers this week what things they needed for fall and I’ve tried to incorporate some of their answers into this second f...
20-08-2022 21:37

24 Pairs of Chic Sneakers for Fall

I took all the photos above when I was in Paris for a month this spring. Residents and tourists of all ages wear sneakers for traversing the cobbl...
19-08-2022 21:40

Hampton Island: The Location for Ben and Jen’s Wedding

The rumors that Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are getting married at his property on Hampton Island, Georgia appear to be true. Two people close ...
17-08-2022 21:34

Fall Transitional Outfits

Even though we just got out of a heat wave, I’ve already been shopping for fall. I always joke that if you’re not sweating when you’re buyin...
13-08-2022 21:36

The Enduring Allure of La Piscine

If you missed the classic French film La Piscine at the Film Forum last summer, you still have a few chances to see it on the big screen at Criter...
08-08-2022 21:34

How to Buy My Paris Guide

I’ve posted the directions on how to buy my Paris Guide in Instagram stories and in one of my Bon Weekend posts but it seems to be getting lost....
02-08-2022 21:34

Outfits Inspired by Zanzibar

My dear friend Andrew Brown, and interior designer based in Birmingham, Alabama, celebrated his birthday in Zanzibar this year. I was so inspired ...
01-08-2022 21:32

Ben and Jen Take Paris

Just in case you haven’t been following my Instagram stories, Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck have been in Paris with four of their children on a...
27-07-2022 21:38

J.Lo’s Floral Honeymoon Dress

In case you have been living under a rock, Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are on their honeymoon in Paris along with their three daughters. I love...
24-07-2022 21:33

Humidity Proof Haircare for Summer 2022

Since the current heatwave shows no signs of abating, it feels like the right time to post my tips for humidity proof hair. I have very thick and ...
22-07-2022 21:33

New & Noteworthy: July 2022

I usually post what’s new and noteworthy on Fridays but seeing as how it’s 9,000 degrees everywhere, I thought you might like some ideas of th...
21-07-2022 21:36

Tennis Anyone" Chic Picks for On and Off the Court

The most asked question when I was in London was whether I was attending Wimbledon. I really wanted to but I had other obligations that prevented ...
19-07-2022 21:34

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2022: Beauty and Skincare Buys

The only good thing about July is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and it’s finally here. I especially love the beauty and skincare offerings. You...
16-07-2022 21:59

The Best 4th of July Sales for 2022

I’m getting ready to spend the 4th of July in Europe like everyone else on Instagram but there are a lot of the great y sales happening here in ...
02-07-2022 21:32

Breathtaking in Barcelona

My friends David Lawrence and Carlos Garciavelez of Carlos David have done it again. Their breathtaking project in Barcelona has been featured on ...
01-07-2022 21:32

Hostess Gift Guide for Summer 2022

If you are lucky enough to get invited to someone’s home or boat this summer, you definitely want to take a hostess gift so you get invited agai...
24-06-2022 21:31

Nine Orchard

I love living uptown but we are seriously lacking in the hotel department. That’s why I’m very jealous of the new hotel, Nine Orchard, that ju...
23-06-2022 21:35

Bon Weekend: 23 June 2022

While most of the country has been experiencing a heat wave, things have been very up and down in New York and even in Sag Harbor, where I spent l...
23-06-2022 21:35

Fourth of July Favorites for the Entire Family 2022

I can’t believe Fourth of July is in less than two weeks. Time flies when you’re having fun! It feels like everyone is in Europe right now bu...
22-06-2022 21:32

Heidi Wynne Special Summer Offer

The summer travel season is here and it?s time to plan your wardrobe. Fortunately, my friend Heidi Wynne has a new collection of cotton & linen dr...
17-06-2022 21:35

Checking In While Checked Out

I know I have slacked off on the blog since before I went to Paris. During the pandemic, it was hard to post because of brain fog but I’m not su...
15-06-2022 21:34

Bon Weekend: 4 June 2022

In case you’ve been living under a rock, Platinum Jubilee celebrations have been taking place across London to celebrate the Queen’s 70 years ...
04-06-2022 21:33

Memorial Day Weekend Sales 2022

While Memorial Day is a time we should be remembering and honoring people who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces, it also s...
26-05-2022 21:33

The Best Crossbody Bags for Summer

There are quite a few fashion questions that I’ve been asked since I’ve returned from my month long sojourn in Paris and I’ll be answering t...
24-05-2022 21:33

Bon Weekend; 19 May 2022

Guess who’s back" Thank you for being so understanding of my pause in posts. In the 15 years of blogging, I’ve never taken such a long break b...
19-05-2022 21:30

Chic in Paris

I haven’t died. I’ve just died and gone to Paris. Sorry for the lack of posts. Three weeks is the longest I’ve ever gone without blogging in...
25-04-2022 21:34

Pied A Terre Paris Apartment Rentals

I’ve written about many Paris pied-a-terre apartments so it will probably be a little confusing that I’m now writing about a company renting a...
04-04-2022 21:29

Sephora Spring Savings Event 2022

The Sephora Spring Savings Event started Friday for Beauty Insiders with Rouge status. It opens to VIB on April 5 and Insider on April 7 and runs ...
03-04-2022 21:30

Bon Weekend: 31 March 2022

The recent cold snap in New York is having a devastating effect on the spring buds and blooms. I’m afraid this might not be the prettiest or mil...
01-04-2022 21:33

Halsbrook Friends and Family Sale

If you still don’t have your spring wardrobe sorted, the Halsbrook Friends and Family Sale is the perfect time to do some shopping. From now unt...
01-04-2022 21:33

Habitually Chic Guide to NYC

The questions I’m asked most often on Habitually Chic Guide to NYC. I love Google Maps because they are interactive and easy to update. The Lege...
31-03-2022 21:47

Outfits Inspired by Anatomy of a Scandal

I’ve been working on this post about the fashions that Sienna Miller wears in the upcoming Netflix series Anatomy of a Scandal before it is rele...
29-03-2022 21:32

The Ojai House Where Windfall was Filmed

Did you watch the film Windfall that was just released on Netflix" I did and immediately fell in love with the house where it was filmed in Ojai, ...
22-03-2022 21:30

Bon Weekend: 17 March 2022

Spring has finally arrived but that means beautiful sunny weather mixed with cold and rainy days. We’ve got you covered if you want to be out an...
18-03-2022 21:32

Perfect Pairing: 2022 Edition

The weather is getting warm in New York so it?s time to post about my favorite outfit again. A white top with jeans is chic yet comfortable and ca...
16-03-2022 21:30

The House from Basic Instinct is for Sale

I just happened to see an email in my inbox on Friday announcing that the house seen in the film Basic Instinct is for sale. The iconic film was r...
14-03-2022 21:32

Spring Forward into Color

The switch to Daylight Saving Time this weekend means we are about to spring forward to more light and warmer weather. After this past winter, I?m...
11-03-2022 21:31

Chteau de Louveciennes

Would you like to own an historic French chateau that can also earn you money as an event space" If so, I present the Chteau de Louveciennes in...
09-03-2022 21:32

Dermstore Beauty Refresh Sale 2022

One of my favorite sales is the annual Dermstore Beauty Refresh Sale which is when I stock up on my favorite skincare products and try new ones. T...
07-03-2022 21:57

Bon Weekend: 5 March 2022

While it feels like world is about to end there are a few good things happening this month. In addition to new exhibitions, shows to binge, and cl...
06-03-2022 21:33

Mellow Yellow: March 2022

I apologize for the lack of posts for the past week and a half. I was having issues with the website, I also had a friend in New York, and then wa...
03-03-2022 21:29

Resort Ready 2022

Whether you’re headed to sun in the sun on a resort trip or just looking to get a jump start on your spring and summer shopping, I’ve put toge...
22-02-2022 21:31

Abandoned Italian Palazzo Damiani

Anyone in the market for an abandoned fixer-upper 16th-century palazzo in Italy with frescoes by Niccol Contestabili" I first came across Palazzo...
16-02-2022 21:53

Cour des Vosges

While I was working on my posts about the film France and 24 Place des Vosges, I came across a very chic hotel. Cour des Vosges sits at 19 Place d...
14-02-2022 21:29

Think Pink

In honor of Valentine’s Day, I’ve put together some pretty pink pieces to brighten up your day. XOXO, HC Prettiest pink silk-ge...
14-02-2022 21:29

24 Place des Vosges: The Amazing Home in the Film France

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that you never know what might be behind those large wooden doors in Paris. The last time I stayed in the ...
11-02-2022 21:31

Fashion on Film: France Starring La Seydoux

As soon as I saw the trailer for the new film Kino Now before it opens to winder steaming release later this month. I watched last night and I thi...
10-02-2022 21:29

Walmart Spring Home Refresh

After working at home for the last two years, I know my apartment could use a refresh. If you’re feeling the same way, Walmart has a wide select...
09-02-2022 21:29

Upcoming Hubert de Givenchy Collectionneur Auction at Christ

Editor’s Note: If you follow me on Instagram, you probably already know that I was dealing with a pretty bad case of food poisoning last week. I...
08-02-2022 21:32

28 Colorful Coats to Brighten Up Winter

There comes a time each winter when I want to burn all my cold-weather clothes. That time arrived today. I’m sick of all my grey coats and sweat...
01-02-2022 21:30

Gilded Age Mansion at 973 Fifth Avenue for Sale

Last year, someone I follow on Instagram posted a few photos just inside 973 Fifth Avenue. The decor looked very intriguing but I couldn’t find ...
31-01-2022 21:31

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide 2022

While you are snowed in this weekend, I recommend that shop for Valentine’s Day. I’ve put together over 60 gifts for women, men, terrible teen...
29-01-2022 21:31

Outfit Inspiration from Valerie Leberichel

One of my favorite Instagram accounts belongs to Valerie Leberichel who is the Paris based Communication and External Relations Director of the It...
27-01-2022 21:31

Benham Park by Albion Nord

According to Country Life magazine, Benham Park, an exquisite neo-Classical house in Berkshire was, a call centre, complete with plasterboard ceil...
22-01-2022 21:30
 



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