Archives: 2011

winter living series – beach getaways – careyes

This is the 3rd installment of the weeklong series on winter beach gateways and today’s is certainly one of my faves anywhere … the exclusive and rather reclusive Costa Careyes in Mexico’s Pacific coast. Gian Franco Brignone, founder of the … Continue reading

winter living series – beach getaways – Punta del Este

For the beautiful, cosmopolitan and chic of South America (and for that matter, the rest of the world) there is no place like Punta del Este, Uruguay. And it precisely now that this magical stretch of beach socially comes to … Continue reading

winter living series – beach getaways – Búzios

In many parts of the world, this is a Holiday week so rather than focus on beautiful pieces for the home, I’m bringing back the well received “summer living series” in its winter re-incarnation for a little travel inspiration.  And … Continue reading

dazzling wall sconces

A couple of weeks back the Pavilion of Art & Design debuted in New York (other venues are London and Paris).  The roster of galleries and dealers was highly impressive, so the goods did not disappoint.  For me, one of … Continue reading

capturing beauty in decay

The sunflower is symbol of warm weather and with it gone in the Northern Hemisphere, what is more apropos than a willowing sunflower to signal the cold weather ahead?  John M. Hall’s sunflower series is enchantingly beautiful and leaves you … Continue reading

the superb luxury of emile-jacques ruhlmann

One of the first places I turn for inspiration every time I have the opportunity and the client has the wallet, is to the Art Deco period, particularly as manifested in France. Paris, which has boasted an unrivalled tradition of … Continue reading

The cool look of Robert Stilin

I came across this living room by New York City (and East Hampton) based Interior Designer Robert Stilin and I just could not stop thinking about it.  It’s right up my alley!!! From what I can see, it is mostly … Continue reading