ROOM OF THE MONTH


1 ABC HOME, TIBETAN LEATHER COVERED BOX BY TIBET ARTS & CRAFTS, $995.00 2 PLANTATION, BAMBOO FRAMES, $60.00 - $115.00 3 ANTIQUARIO, VINTAGE AVIATION MILITARY GLOBE, $2,250.00 4 SEA FAN PRINT BY KERRI SHIPP, DRIFTWOOD INTERIORS, $25.00 5 WILLIAMS-SONOMA HOME, CORAL BRANCHES BEADWORK PILLOW, $108.00 6 WILLIAMS-SONOMA HOME, TILED BONE TRAY, $895.00 7 CRABTREE & EVELYN, CASUARINA 3-WICK CANDLE BY INDIA HICK ISLAND LIVING, $80.00 8 ISLAND LIFE BY INDIA HICKS AND DAVID FLINT WOOD, STEWART, TABORI, AND CHANG, $29.70 9 WILLIAMS-SONOMA HOME, CORAL GINGER JAR, $250.00 10 PLANTATION, CORAL ON LUCITE TABLE LAMP, $500.00 11 WILLIAMS-SONOMA HOME, PORCELAIN PALM LEAF BOWLS, SET OF 3 $158.00 12 JAMALI GARDEN, 6 INCH TIGER NATURAL NAUTILUS, 19.99

I'M SURE MOST OF YOU ARE FAMILIAR WITH INDIA HICKS AND HER FABULOUS BAHAMIAN HOUSES. DID YOU KNOW YOU CAN RENT THEM?!? SO COOL, I KNOW! TO VIEW MORE PICTURES AND LEARN MORE ABOUT STAYING IN ONE OF INDIA'S PROPERTIES VISIT HIBISCUS HILL.

PHOTO: ISLAND LIFE BY INDIA HICKS AND DAVID FLINT WOOD

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COSTA RICA


CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT | NET-A-PORTER, MARA HOFFMAN BANDEAU BIKINI, $180.00 | CALYPSO, GUATEMALAN TOTE, $165.00 | FURBISH STUDIO, CAPRI CLUTCH, $48.00 | RAY-BAN, AVIATOR SMALL METAL, $99.00 | BARNEY'S NEW YORK, LEMLEM MARE TUNIC, $175.00 | LEMLEM, ESKENDAR SCARF, $99.00 | MAX & CHLOE, PRIMADINA TURQUOISE RING, $220.00 | TOPSHOP, RHINESTONE AND FABRIC BRACELET, $20.00 | NET-A-PORTER, STELLA MCCARTNEY CROSSOVER RAFFIA SANDALS, $375.00 | FOREVER 21, BEADED GLADIATOR BRACELET, $11.80 | KIEHL'S, SUPER FLUID UV DEFENSE SPF 50+, $34.00 | CLINIQUE, CLINIQUE SUN SPF 45 TARGETED PROTECTION STICK, $18.00 | DRUGSTORE.COM, NEUTROGENA ULTIMATE SPORT SUNBLOCK LOTION SPF 70, $10.99 | J. CREW, PANAMA HAT, $58.00

I'M LEAVING BRIGHT AND EARLY SUNDAY MORNING FOR A WEEK IN COSTA RICA. WE ARE STAYING IN THE MANUEL ANTONIO AREA WHICH IS KNOWN FOR ITS SCENIC NATIONAL PARK, HILLTOP VISTAS, AND IDYLLIC BEACHES. I HAVE CREATED LOTS OF FUN POSTS THAT WILL UPLOAD WHILE I'M AWAY AND LOOK FORWARD TO SHARING MY ADVENTURES WITH YOU WHEN I RETURN...UNTIL THEN, PURA VIDA!!

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OSCAR'S BLING


1 JULIUS COHEN, GREEN KALEIDOSCOPE EARRINGS 2 JAMES MARTIN, GOLD INDIAN ROSECUT DIAMOND EARRINGS, $12,000 3 TONY DUQUETTE, KUNZITE AND MALAYA GARNET DROP EARRINGS, $27,000 4 CHRISTINA ADDISON FINE JEWELRY, CUFF WITH SEMI PRECIOUS CABOCHON STONES, $5,500 5 TONY DUQUETTE, GREEN, PINK AMETHYST, LEMON QUARTZ, BLUE TOPAZ BRACELET, $50,000 6 TONY DUQUETTE, PINK AMETHYST BRACELET, $40,000 7 TONY DUQUETTE, SPHENE AND PERIDOT BRACELET, $86,700 8 TONY DUQUETTE, MULTI TUMBLED STONE NECKLACE, $125,000 9 DONNA VOCK, BOLD BERYL EARRINGS, $16,200 10 CHRISTINA ADDISON FINE JEWELRY, WHITE GOLD CITRINE, RUBELITE, DIAMOND STAR EARRINGS 11 DONNA VOCK, AMETHYST AND DIAMOND EARRINGS, $13,500 12 TONY DUQUETTE, AMETHYST, GREEN AMETHYST, AND BLACK PEARL RING, $16,000 13 DONNA VOCK, TOURMALINE AND DIAMOND COCKTAIL RING, $18,500 14 CHRISTINA ADDISON FINE JEWELRY, THREE FLOWER CLUSTER EARRING 15 TONY DUQUETTE, TOURMALINE AND DIAMOND RING, $19,800 16 TONY DUQUETTE, KUNZITE AND TSAVORITE GOLD RING, $30,000 17 M. KHORDIPOUR, INC.,PAIR OF CORAL AND TURQUOISE BRACELETS BY VAN CLEEF & ARPELS, $104,000 18 TONY DUQUETTE, FLUORITE, PERIDOT, AND CORAL EARRINGS, $18,000 19 JERI COHEN, EMERALD, DIAMOND, AND SAPPHIRE EAR CLIPS, $21,800 20 JULIUS COHEN, PLATINUM, PEARL, DIAMOND, PINK, AND BLUE SAPPHIRE EARRINGS, $8,000 21 DONNA VOCK, LIVELY TOURMALINE STUDS

JEWELRY OFTEN GETS OVERLOOKED AT THE OSCARS, BUT AS EVERYONE KNOWS, THE ACCESSORIES ARE OFTEN WHAT MAKES THE OUTFIT. AS YOU MAY HAVE NOTED BY THE PRICE TAGS, THESE ARE NOT COSTUME PIECES, BUT HEY, THIS IS THE OSCARS! ALTHOUGH I REALLY LOVE ALL THE CANDY-COLORED EARRINGS, IF I HAD TO PICK A PIECE TO TREASURE FOREVER, IT WOULD HAVE TO BE THE VAN CLEEF & ARPELS CORAL AND TURQUOISE BRACELETS. I KNOW I WOULD NEVER TIRE OF THE BASKETWEAVE'S TIMELESS DESIGN AND I LOVE HOW THE SET ISN'T MATCHING - IT MAKES IT MORE INTERESTING :)

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SPRING ADS


ALL OF THESE BRIGHT SPRING ADS REALLY HAVE ME THINKING THAT SPRING IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER...IT IS, ISN'T IT?!? THAT, AND THE FACT THAT THE WEATHER HAS BEEN SO WARM HERE IN ATLANTA LATELY. THE PRADA AD IN THE TOP RIGHT CORNER IS MY FAVORITE. THE PICTURE ITSELF IS ARRANGED SO WELL AND WHO CAN RESIST A PAIR OF BRIGHTLY WOVEN PRADAS?

PHOTOS: FASHIONLVR, RDuJouR, KATE SPADE

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BUDGET BUYS


CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT | ANTHROPOLOGIE, WINDHOEK DISHTOWEL, $18 | Z GALLERIE, GLASS OYSTER SHELL SHALLOW BOWLS, $14.95 - $24.95 | FURBISH STUDIO, CARMEN SMALL ZIP, $35.00 | MISSIVE, ANTIQUE BEE LETTERPRESS STATIONERY, SET OF SIX FLAT NOTE CARDS, $12.00 | FURBISH STUDIO, TOKUSA PLATE, $7.00 | FURBISH STUDIO, BLUE AND WHITE LATTICE DISH, $5.00 | Z GALLERIE, TUNIS LANTERNS, $19.95 - $59.95 | HIGH NOON BY LEIGH VINER, 8 x 12 $28.00 | BURKE DECOR, HERRINGBONE LINEN NAPKINS, $22.00 | LE PETIT GARAGE, CHINOISERIE CHINTZ CERAMIC STOOL, $59.00 | FURBISH STUDIO, FLAMESTITCH LONG TRAY, $22.00 | IKEA, ROXÖ, $19.99

I'M IN THE MARKET FOR A NEW MAKE-UP BAG AND THE COLORFUL IKAT CARMEN BAG FROM FURBISH STUDIO MIGHT BE JUST THE THING. IT ALSO COMES IN TWO LARGER SIZES AND A BRUSH-SIZE CASE, WHICH IS ALWAYS NICE FOR TRAVELING. I'M ALSO LOVING THIS NEW ZEBRA DISH TOWEL FROM ANTHROPLOGIE. I USE DISH TOWELS LIKE CRAZY IN THE KITCHEN FOR EVERYTHING FROM CLEANING TO NAPKINS AND THESE MARCHING ZEBRAS ARE SO CUTE :)

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NYFALL2011 FAVES


I KNOW, I KNOW, NEW YORK WAS SO LAST WEEK. BUT I JUST HAD A CHANCE TO LOOK THROUGH ALL THE PICTURES OVER THE WEEKEND AND YOU KNOW I LOVE MY COLLAGES :) OBVIOUSLY THE COLLECTIONS ARE NUMBER ONE, BUT I THINK EVERYONE KNOWS THE STREET STYLE IS A CLOSE SECOND. ONE OF MY FAVORITE ENSEMBLES WAS SUSIE BUBBLE'S (PICTURED BOTTOM LEFT CORNER) VINTAGE RALPH LAUREN SEQUINED PANTS, PAIRED WITH A CHAMBRAY SHIRT AND BLUE BLAZER. I LOVE THE WAY SHE TOPPED OFF HER LOOK WITH A TURBAN, WHICH SHE CAN TOTALLY PULL OFF :)

PHOTOS: PHIL OH FOR VOGUE.COM, JAK & JIL, TOMMY TON FOR STYLE.COM, NEW YORK MAGAZINE, STREET PEEPER

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LEE KLEINHELTER'S MUST-HAVES


WELCOME TO MY FIRST EVER MUST-HAVES! I AM SO EXCITED TO KICK OFF THIS SERIES WITH NONE OTHER THAN LEE KLEINHELTER, WHOM I'M SURE YOU ARE FAMILIAR WITH FROM HER FABULOUS SHOP PIECES. LEE WAS GRACIOUS ENOUGH TO SHARE WITH ME HER STYLE ICONS, FAVORITE PLACES TO TRAVEL AND SHOP...WHERE SHE DRAWS INSPIRATION AND MORE. I ALWAYS ENJOY LEARNING THESE TYPES OF THINGS ABOUT PEOPLE I ADMIRE AND I SEE THE MUST-HAVES SERIES AS THE PERFECT WAY TO DISPLAY THEM. I REALLY HOPE YOU ENJOY IT AND I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO CREATING MANY MORE!!

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DVF HOME


I ALMOST HAD A MINI STROKE LAST NIGHT WHEN I REALIZED THE DIANE VON FURSTENBERG HOME LINE LAUNCHED LAST FRIDAY! I HAVE BEEN SO BUSY PLANNING A LAST-MINUTE VACATION TO COSTA RICA (WE LEAVE IN JUST TEN SHORT DAYS, CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?!?!) THAT I COMPLETELY MISSED THIS AND JUST HAD TO POST IMMEDIATELY. DON'T YOU JUST LOVE IT?! FROM THE CHEETAH TO THE FLORAL BATIK, THESE ARE GREAT ACCENT PIECES FOR ANYONE AND SCENE STEALERS FOR THE MORE DARING :)

ALL PIECES AVAILABLE AT BLOOMINGDALES.

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ALL-AMERICAN MUSES


DIANE VON FURSTENBERG CITES FASHIONABLE STYLE MAKERS AND AMERICAN LEGENDS DIANA VREELAND, NANCY CUNARD, AND MILLICENT ROGERS AS THE INSPIRATION FOR HER HIGH-IMPACT COLLECTION FOR FALL 2011. HER DESIGN DIRECTOR, YVAN MISPELAERE, NOTED THAT THESE WOMEN ALL INSPIRED WITH THEIR "SELF-CONFIDENCE, DARING, COLOR!" AND ADDED THAT HE HAD "THE BEST EXAMPLE OF ALL CLOSE TO ME, SO THAT WAS QUITE EASY." THIS IS SO TRUE - HER EMPOWERING SPIRIT IS CERTAINLY A CLOSE MATCH TO THAT OF HER MUSES :)

PHOTOS: VOGUE.COM, AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, MIMI FROUFROU, FRENCH SAMPLER

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BOOKMARC


DID YOU KNOW MARC JACOBS HAS A BOOKSTORE? IT OPENED LAST FALL ON BLEECKER STREET IN THE WEST VILLAGE AS PART OF MARC JACOBS INC.'S EVER-EXPANDING EMPIRE (THE ONLY THING MISSING IS FOOD, WHICH IS RUMORED TO BE IN THE WORKS.) BESIDES BOOKS, THERE ARE PLENTY OF NON-LITERARY ITEMS TO ENJOY LIKE CLEAR PENCIL CASES (ALWAYS FUN FOR MAKE-UP BRUSHES), TOTES, AND COLORFUL TINS. DEFINITELY CHECK IT OUT NEXT TIME YOU'RE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD!

ALL ITEMS AVAILABLE AT BOOKMARC OR MARC BY MARC JACOBS STORES.

BOOKMARC, 400 BLEECKER STREET, NEW YORK, NEW YORK, 10014

PHOTO: STYLE.COM

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CLASSIC ROMANCE


I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE FUN TO TAKE A NOSTALGIC LOOK BACK AT SOME CLASSIC ROMANCES. DON'T PICTURES OF HAPPY COUPLES MAKE YOU SMILE!?! HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY TO YOU AND YOURS....I HOPE YOU HAVE A L-O-V-E-L-Y DAY!

PHOTOS: SEIZE THE DAY, BRIDAL WAVE, FRENCH SAMPLER, DIPITY, NEW YORK TIMES, CMT, THE GLOSS, A CERTAIN CINEMA, BARE WALLS

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JE T'AIME CHANEL


1 COCO CHANEL BY ANNIE KEVANS, PERRY RUBENSTEIN GALLERY 2 ASOS, VINTAGE CHANEL 1990'S DROP EARRINGS, $1,308.89 3 MADISON AVENUE COUTURE, CHANEL 95P BLACK LUCITE CUFF, $1,800.00 4 ORNAMENTI D'AUTORE, CHANEL HAUTE COUTURE INDIAN BRACELET, $1,200.00 5 MADISON AVENUE COUTURE, CHANEL VINTAGE GRIPOIX CROSS PENDANT NECKLACE, $1,450.00 6 POTTERTON BOOKS, CHANEL, $375.00 7 DRAGONETTE LTD., LINK NECKLACE AND HEART PENDANT, $2,600.00 8 ASOS, VINTAGE CHANEL CAVIAR DUFFEL BAG, $2,815.01 9 CHANEL PREMIERE WATCH 10 ASSEMBLAGE, ROUND GILT IRON & GLASS WHEAT SHEAF TABLE, $1,500.00 11 EMMA KISSTINA, CHANEL NO5 MINI POSTER, $40.00 12 ASOS, VINTAGE 1980'S ETCHED 'CC' LOGO CLIP ON EARRINGS, $726.17 13 JENNIFER KOBRIN, 1980'S CHANEL CHANEL QUILTED RED LEATHER BAG, $1,650.00 14 SVENSKA MÖBLER, MARK SHAW-EDITIONED PORTRAIT OF COCO CHANEL #8, PARIS, 1957, $800.00 15 RESURRECTION, BLACK LIZARD MINI EVENING BAG, $2,400.00 16 ASOS, VINTAGE 1980'S QUILTED INTERLOCKING 'CC' LOGO CLIP ON EARRINGS, $824.78

LIKE MOST GIRLS, MY OBSESSION WITH CHANEL RUNS LONG AND DEEP, WITH A WISH LIST INCLUDING THE USUAL 2.55, BALLET FLATS, TWEED JACKETS, AND VINTAGE JEWELS. OF EVERYTHING CHANEL I LUST OVER, MY ALL TIME FAVORITE IS THE GOLD PREMIERE WATCH (PICTURED ABOVE NUMBER 9.) I LOVE ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING ABOUT IT. THE SIMPLE FACE IS PERFECTLY SHAPED AND LOOKS TERRIFIC WITH OR WITHOUT DIAMONDS AND YOU JUST CAN'T BEAT THE HEAVY GOLD LINK BRACELET. AAHHHH....SOMEDAY!

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FASHION WEEK ESSENTIALS


THE COVETEUR (FORMERLY THE COVETED) HAS TEAMED UP WITH VOGUE.COM TO SNAP FASHION WEEK ESSENTIALS FROM THE LIKES OF NATALIE JOOS, SYLVANA WARD DURETT, AND STEPHANIE WINSTON WOLKOFF. AS ALWAYS, THE ITEMS ARE ENVIABLE AND THE ARRANGEMENTS ARE SPOT-ON. HARLEY VIERA-NEWTON'S CÉLINE BAG IS ONE OF MY FAVORITES WITH ITS LEOPARD BLACKBERRY, ORANGE SMYTHSON DIARY, ASPINAL OF LONDON PASSPORT HOLDER, HERMES STUDDED LEATHER GLOVES, AND ILLESTEVA SUNGLASSES...PHEW! NOW THAT'S A COVETABLE BAG :)

PHOTOS: THE COVETEUR + VOGUE.COM

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BREAKFAST IN BED


1 WILLIAMS-SONOMA, BREAKFAST TRAY, $129.00 2 DIANE JAMES HOME, PINK PEACE ROSE, $110.00 3 WILLIAMS-SONOMA, CERAMIC PANCAKE WARMER AND SERVING DISH, $26.95 4 ANTHROPOLOGIE, FLEUR-DE-LYS JUICE GLASS, $6.00 EACH 5 KING ARTHUR FLOUR, GRADE B MAPLE SYRUP 1 PINT, $16.95 6 D. PORTHAULT, COEURS PINK 7 MOTTAHEDEH, QUEENSWARE HEART SMALL SERVER, $95.00 8 20-PIECE FLATWARE SET IN PEARLY RED, $75.40 9 AMAZON, ZAK DESIGNS HEART BOWL SET, $27.77 10 CLINTON ST. BAKING COMPANY COOKBOOK BY DEDE LAHMAN AND NEIL KLEINBERG, LITTLE, BROWN AND COMPANY, $19.79 11 CRATE & BARREL, VALENTINE HEART PANCAKE MOLD, 2.95 12 ANTHROPOLOGIE, FRANCOPHILE DINNER PLATE, $24.00

OH THE INDULGENCE OF BREAKFAST IN BED...WITH PANCAKES...WITH MAPLE BUTTER...DOES LIFE GET ANY BETTER?!?! DEFINITELY NOT! EVERYONE HAS THEIR FAVORITE BRUNCH SPOT AND FOR ME THAT'S CLINTON ST. BAKING COMPANY IN THE LOWER EAST SIDE. KNOWN FOR THEIR PANCAKES AND ACCOMPANYING MAPLE BUTTER - IT'S LIKE NOTHING YOU'VE EVER HAD, I CAN ASSURE YOU - IT'S ONE OF THOSE PLACES THAT'S DEFINITELY WORTH THE WAIT. SINCE I NO LONGER LIVE IN NYC AND DON'T VISIT NEARLY OFTEN ENOUGH I WAS SO DELIGHTED WHEN A COOKBOOK WAS RELEASED LATE LAST YEAR. ALTHOUGH MY HOMEMADE VERSIONS AREN'T QUITE THE SAME, THEY COME PRETTY DARN CLOSE AND I CAN NOW HAVE MY FAVORITE BREAKFAST IN BED :)

P.S. DO YOU OWN A PANCAKE WARMER? I MUST GET ONE IMMEDIATELY!!

P.P.S. CLINTON ST. BAKING COMPANY SERVES PANCAKES ALL DAY - LUCKY US! - I HIGHLY RECOMMEND SKIPPING THE BRUNCH CROWD AND INDULGING IN THE BREAKFAST FOR DINNER ROUTINE :)
RECIPES: NEIL'S PANCAKES | MAPLE BUTTER | ALL RECIPES FROM CLINTON ST. BAKING COMPANY COOKBOOK
PHOTO: CELERIE KEMBLE'S BEDROOM IN LONNY - DOESN'T THE CANOPY CREATE THE COZIEST SPACE FOR BREAKFAST IN BED?!?

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WELCOME HOME


I'M REDOING A HALLWAY IN OUR HOUSE AND HAVE BEEN TURNING TO THESE (SOME OF MY FAVORITE) IMAGES FOR INSPIRATION. I LOVE COLOR AND PATTERN AND THINK THERE'S NO BETTER TIME TO GO BOLD THAN IN A HALLWAY OR SMALL SPACE. MY TWO FAVORITE ROOMS ARE THE BLUE ZEBRA NARROW HALLWAY BY ASHLEY WHITTAKER AND THE SHINY LACQUERED BLUE WALLS IN THE ENTRYWAY BY MILES REDD. MOST OF OUR HOUSE IS BLUE, SO I'M TAKING A DIFFERENT APPROACH AND HAVE ORDERED RED GREEK KEY RUNNERS FROM BALLARD DESIGNS AND AM PLANNING ON PAINTING THE WALLS A GLOSSY PURPLISH-PINK...KEEP YOU POSTED!!

PHOTOS: DOMINO, DOMINO: THE BOOK OF DECORATING, ELLE DECOR

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VALENTINE'S FOR HIM


1 BARNEY'S NEW YORK, VILEBREQUIN HOUNDSTOOTH TURTLES SWIM TRUNKS, $200.00 2 HERMES, RUBANS SILK TIE, $185.00 3 JONATHAN ADLER, SPORTS CAR NEEDLEPOINT PILLOW, $165.00 4 MICROPLANE, SEA SALT SHAVER GIFT SET, $24.95 5 BAKED, SWEET & SALTY BROWNIE, 6 PACK $21.00 6 FRED FLARE, TUNES FOR 2 HEADPHONE SPLITTER, $16.00 7 J. CREW, CORGI™ STRIPE SOCKS, $32.00 8 VOSGES, MIX 'N' MATCH MINI CANDY BARS, 6 BARS $12.50 9 ONE LOVE: SOCCER FOR LIFE BY LEVON BISS, UNIVERSE, $29.95 10 THE ART OF SHAVING, SHAVING CREAM WITH SANDALWOOD ESSENTIAL OIL, $22.00 11 KIEL JAMES PATRICK, EAST MATANUCK BEACH LIFEGUARDS CROFFIX SAILING BELT, $88.00 12 CO-OP BARNEYS NEW YORK, VENETIAN DRIVER, $230.00 13 KATE'S PAPERIE, CAMPO MARZIO ROLLERBALL PEN, $50.00 14 URBAN OUTFITTERS, HOTLINE TELEPHONE, $48.00 15 RIO, BRAZIL - RED DANCERS BY STEWART HALPERIN, PHOTOGRAPHER'S GALLERY, 13 X 19 $900.00

GUYS ARE ALWAYS TRICKY TO SHOP FOR AND I USUALLY KEEP A BACKLOG OF GIFT IDEAS THAT I STUMBLE UPON, LIKE THE TUNES FOR 2 HEADPHONE SPLITTER - SO CUTE...AND FUNCTIONAL!! IF YOU'RE NOT FEELING INSPIRED YOU CAN'T GO WRONG WITH THE CLASSICS; TIES, SHAVING CREAM, BELTS, ETC. I LIKE TO COMPLEMENT MY GIFT GIVING WITH SOMETHING HOMEMADE, OFTEN BAKED GOODS. I LOVE TO BAKE AND USUALLY END UP BAKING BROWNIES FOR VALENTINE'S DAY - I GUESS IT'S SOMETHING ABOUT THE CHOCOLATE. BAKED IN NEW YORK HAS THE BEST BROWNIES IN FLAVORS LIKE PEANUT BUTTER, SPICY, AND SWEET & SALTY. YOU CAN ORDER THE BROWNIES FROM THEIR WEBSITE OR BUY THE COOKBOOK AND BAKE YOUR OWN....EITHER WAY, THEY'LL BE SURE TO PLEASE :)

BACKGROUND: SCHUMACHER CROSSTOWN

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VALENTINE'S FOR HER


1 RACHEL LEIGH, NICO STUDS, $124.00 2 TOPSHOP, PINK LEATHER HEART BELT, $32.00 3 LOVERS BY PEYNET BY RAYMOND PEYNET, ASSOULINE, $25.00 4 ARISTON FLOWERS, PINK FRENCH TULIPS, $125.00 5 TWIST, PINK QUARTZ BEAD AND HEART CHARM BRACELET BY TAI, $52.00 6 ASOS, FACETED BANGLE WITH CONTRAST HEART, $13.79 7 JONATHAN ADLER, PINK HEART SUNGLASSES CASE, $38.00 8 JAYSON HOME & GARDEN, HEART BOX, $15.00 9 URBAN OUTFITTERS, HEART-SHAPED NESTING BOXES, $8.00 10 FURBISH STUDIO, RED CHEETAH TRAY, $24.00 11 PAPER SOURCE, HEART PAPER CLIPS, $6.95 12 WHITING & DAVIS, HEART MINAUDIERE, $135.00 13 TOPSHOP, BLUSH SUEDE BOW GLOVES, $36.00 14 EMMA KISSTINA, LOLITAS SMALL, $12.00 15 JO MALONE, RED ROSES BATH OIL, $65.00 16 ABC HOME, LOVE REPLICA, $65.00

I THINK VALENTINE'S DAY IS A FUN HOLIDAY AND A NICE CHANCE TO CELEBRATE THE BONDS WE SHARE WITH LOVED ONES. FLOWERS, CHOCOLATE, AND JEWELRY ARE THE STANDARDS, BUT WHY NOT GIVE SOMETHING DIFFERENT LIKE A MINIATURE PINK LOVE REPLICA OR LOVERS BY PEYNET? THAT BEING SAID, I HAVE TO ADMIT I WOULDN'T MIND RECEIVING A LOVELY BUNCH OF FRENCH TULIPS OR FINDING SOME JEWELS TUCKED INTO A HEART-SHAPED NESTING BOX....OH THE ANTICIPATION!!

BACKGROUND: SCHUMACHER CROSSTOWN, AVAILABLE THROUGH FURBISH STUDIO, $140.00

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INITALLY YOURS


1 CHARMCO, LUXE DISC 14K GOLD CHARM BRACELET, $1,570.00 2 CHARMCO, AUDREY MONOGRAM DISC 14K GOLD CHARM BRACELET, $375.00 3 TIFFANY & CO., HEART LOCKET AND BRACELET, LOCKET $575.00 BRACELET $1,950.00 4 MAX & CHLOE, WEST AVENUE JEWELRY BLOCK MONOGRAM EARRINGS, $225.00 5 KACEY K, SMALL DIAMOND SCRIPT NAME RING, $750.00 6 KACEY K, LARGE DIAMOND SCRIPT NAME NECKLACE, $1,200.00 7 TIFFANY & CO., OVAL SIGNET RING, $1,395.00 8 DES KOHAN, MANNIN MONOGRAM EARRINGS, $1,350.00 9 YLANG 23, CATHERINE MICHIELS STERLING INITIAL WITH PINK SAPPHIRES, $200.00 10 YLANG 23, CATHERINE MICHIELS INITIAL ON TURQUOISE BEADED CHAIN, $265.00 11 YLANG 23, CATHERIN MICHIELS INITIAL PENDANT IN PINK SAPPHIRES, $200.00 12 ZOË CHICCO, TINY INITIAL NECKLACE, $194.00 13 ZOË CHICCO, INITIALS NECKLACE WITH DIAMOND, $271.00

I'M ALWAYS PARTIAL TO THE CLASSIC CHARM BRACELET AND SIGNET RING, BUT LATELY HAVE HAD MY EYE ON A ZOË CHICCO NECKLACE. I PREFER TO USE MY FIRST AND LAST INITIALS - KO JUST SOUNDS SO MUCH COOLER - AND LOVE THE DOUBLE INITIAL NECKLACE WITH A DAINTY DIAMOND IN THE CENTER. WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE MONOGRAMMED PIECE?

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BOOKSHELF


CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT | CARTIER: THE POWER OF STYLE BY EVA EISLER, RONY PLESL, PIERRE RAINERO, AND PASCALE LEPEU, FLAMMARION, $31.21 | THE WEDDING DRESS BY OLEG CASSINI, RIZZOLI, $60.00 | ALBERTO PINTO TODAY BY ALBERTO PINTO AND JULIEN MOREL, FLAMMARION, $65.00 | ROBERTO CAVALLI BY ROBERTO CAVALLI, RIZZOLI, $85.00 | RICHARD GILLETTE: THE ART OF THE INTERIOR BY RICHARD GILLETTE, RIZZOLI, $60.00 | DRESSED TO PERFECTION: THE ART OF DRESSING FOR YOUR RED CARPET MOMENTS BY CARMEN MARC VALVO, RIZZOLI, $50.00 | LA MAMOUNIA BY LAURE VERCHERE, ASSOULINE, $150.00 | GREAT ESTATES BY WILLIAM G. SCHELLER, UNIVERSE, $35.00 | AXEL VERVOORDT: WABI INSPIRATIONS BY AXEL VERVOORDT AND TATSURO MIKI, FLAMMARION, $65.00 | PARISIAN INTERIORS BY BARBARA STOELTIE AND RENE STOELTIE, FLAMMARION, $69.95

OF ALL THE NEW BOOKS COMING OUT THIS MONTH (AND A FEW FROM JANUARY) I AM MOST EXCITED ABOUT OLEG CASSINI'S THE WEDDING DRESS. HIS FIRST BOOK, A THOUSAND DAYS OF MAGIC, IS A WONDERFUL CHRONICLE OF DRESSING JACKIE KENNEDY FOR THE WHITE HOUSE. THIS BOOK FOCUSES ON CASSINI'S LOVE AFFAIR WITH THE WEDDING DRESS AND ALSO INCLUDES PICTURES OF HIS ENGAGEMENT TO GRACE KELLY (PRIOR TO HER MARRIAGE TO PRINCE RAINIER OF MONACO). WEDDING DRESSES TRULY ARE THE ULTIMATE EXPRESSION OF PERSONAL STYLE AND I CAN'T WAIT TO READ THIS ONE!

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HIGH GLOSS


JUST IN CASE ANYONE MISSED IT, I WAS FEATURED IN THE PREMIER ISSUE OF HIGH GLOSS MAGAZINE YESTERDAY. HIGH GLOSS IS A NEW LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE FOUNDED BY PALOMA CONTRERAS, THE CREATOR OF THE STYLE BLOG LA DOLCE VITA. I HAVE SO MUCH RESPECT AND ADMIRATION FOR PALOMA AND THE OTHER EDITORS FOR CREATING SUCH A WONDERFUL FIRST ISSUE. YOU CAN REALLY TELL HOW MUCH HARD WORK WENT INTO IT AND IT'S QUITE AN ACHIEVEMENT - GREAT WORK LADIES!! I HOPE YOU ENJOY THE ISSUE AS MUCH AS I DID AND RETURN TO READ IT MANY TIMES (I KNOW I WILL!) IT'S AN ABSOLUTE HONOR TO BE A SMALL PART OF IT : )

P.S. AND A BIG WELCOME TO ANY NEW READERS!! PLEASE FEEL FREE TO INTRODUCE YOURSELVES, I'M SO GLAD YOU STOPPED BY : )

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MUST-HAVES


1 HUDSON, WINCHESTER MANDALA MELAMINE PLATE, $10.00 2 MAX AND CHLOE, JORDANA AGATE TRIAD CUFF BY DARA ETTINGER, $238.00 3 FURBISH HOME, PINK CAPIZ LOTUS, $16.00 4 ANYA HINDMARCH, JUNIE PURSE, £100.00 5 YVES SAINT LAURENT STYLE BY THE FOUNDATION PIERRE BERGE - YVES SAINT LAURENT, ABRAMS BOOKS, $50.00 6 L-ATITUDE, PINK HORSE SCARF, $155.00 7 JILL ROSENWALD, NUMBER 5 HAMPTON LINKS VASE, $68.00 8 SAVE ON CRAFTS, LIGHT PINK CHERRY BLOSSOM BRANCHES, 38" $7.99 EACH 9 DIPTYQUE, KUNTZEL + DEYGAS ROSEROS, SET OF 2 $78.00 10 IOMOI, MUSTIQUE RED MATCHES, SET OF 2 $12.00 11 BURKE DECOR, COTTON CANVAS PILLOW FROM THE BAZAAR COLLECTION BY KOKO COMPANY, 22 x 22 $96.00 12 FURBISH HOME, HOT PINK MOROCCAN LEATHER POUF, $265.00 13 VALENTINO: THEMES AND VARIATIONS BY PAMELA GOLBIN, CONTRIBUTION BY VALENTINO, RIZZOLI, $86.00 14 BERGDORF GOODMAN, CHILDS SENSITIVE BRISTLE HAIRBRUSH BY MASON PEARSON, $85.00 15 MADELINE WEINRIB, LINGERIE BAGS 16 PALM SPRINGS BY LINDSAY COWLES, UGALLERY, 20 x 24 $600.00

PHEW! I ALWAYS BREATHE A SIGH OF RELIEF AT THE BEGINNING OF FEBRUARY. WINTER'S HALFWAY OVER AND FEBRUARY IS A FUN, SHORT MONTH FILLED WITH FASHION WEEK, UPCOMING SPRING VACATION PLANS, AND OF COURSE, VALENTINE'S DAY. I'VE NEVER BEEN A PINK GIRL, BUT I'LL ADMIT I DO LIKE A DASH OF IT NOW AND THEN. THE FIRST THING THAT COMES TO MIND IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE BLOOMS, CHERRY BLOSSOM BRANCHES. SINCE THEY ONLY BLOOM A SHORT TIME IN APRIL, I MAKE DO WITH SOME FAUX SILK STEMS. BUNCHED TOGETHER ON A CONSOLE TABLE OR AS A DINING ROOM CENTERPIECE, THEY ARE REALLY LOVELY AND ONE OF MY PERPETUAL FAVORITES.

PHOTO: MILES REDD'S APARTMENT SHOT BY TIM STREET-PORTER, 1ST DIBS

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