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04 . 24 . 08

It’s Here!

The new May 2008 Domino is on the newsstands in New York. Woo hoo! I’m not going to tell you anything that’s in it lest I get accused of ruining it but I will say that it’s chock full of great designs! Hope you get yours soon!

04 . 23 . 08

You Know You Love It!

I think maybe by now you’ve realized that my tastes range from the high brow (auction previews, independent movies, beautiful books) to the very low (US Weekly, Real Housewives, Kid Rock), but I’m not exactly sure where my love of Gossip Girl lies. It seems to straddle the line and I love it! Sure I’m […]

04 . 22 . 08

Happy Earth Day!

Did you know that New York actually has a very low carbon footprint compared to the rest of the US? “The city’s emissions were just under one percent of the nation’s, with about 2.7 percent of the national population of 300 million. That means the city emits only about one-third as much as the rest […]


I sometimes have a hard time explaining to people what it’s really like to live and work in New York. The amount of wealth here is staggering but it’s kind of like living in fantasy land. I decorate summer homes that are bigger than most American’s main homes. It’s a bit ridiculous and you really […]


If anyone embodies the notion that anything is possible in America, it is the story of how Bronx born Ralph Lifshitz who started out selling ties became Ralph Lauren, a man, a brand, and a lifestyle. I recently ran across photos from his Bedford, New York home that epitomize the Ralph Lauren style with a […]

04 . 19 . 08

And one to grow on…

Sorry I’ve been MIA for the last few days. My cable and internet were out all night Thursday and today I’ve been traveling around the eastern seaboard thanks to USAirways. Probably not the best idea to travel on your actual birthday. (Remind me to tell you that story later!) I also know that I said […]


For all those who depressed to learn that Michelle Adams started her company Rubie Green at the age of 25, did you know that Julia Child didn’t start cooking cooking until she was 37? She started taking classes at Le Cordon Bleu after she moved to Paris with her husband when he took a diplomatic […]


When I was shopping on Lexington this past weekend, I walked past Nina Griscom‘s fabulous shop. I only go into the store when I’m shopping for clients since it’s beyond expensive but it’s fun to window shop. Her New York townhouse was featured in House & Garden a few years back and it’s worth a […]


My friends and I often talk about starting our own companies but it’s a little daunting trying to figure out where to start. Then one of them wondered aloud how the blogger behind the site M.A . Belle started her organic fabric company Rubie Green and it got me wondering too so I decided why […]

04 . 15 . 08

Become Your Dream

While I was walking home one day last week, I passed the “Become Your Dream” graffiti on a board in the trash pile. It was created by the famous New York sidewalk philosopher/artist James De La Vega. I’d been thinking about writing some more inspirational posts to get people to find their bliss so it […]