1 Butterfield 8, Amazon, 48 hour rental $2.99 2 Gearys, Baccarat Mille Nuits Decanter, $725.00 3 Post Script, Mink Capelet, $475.00 4 Carolee, The Jacqueline 72 Inch 10mm White Pearl Rope Necklace, $60.00 5 Tyler Galleries, 19th Century French Mirror, $1,150.00 6 New Metal Crafts, Pair of Crystal Sconces, $4,445.00 7 Pieces, Byzantine Tumbler, $58.00 each 8 Ericofon, Western Electric Princess, $70.00 9 Net-a-Porter, Burberry Silk-Satin Robe, $195.00
Of all the photos I've seen of Elizabeth Taylor this past week, the Tiffany Blue interiors from Butterfield 8 have stood out the most. The color is repeated not only throughout the apartment, but used a connecting element in other scenes of the movie too. For those of you who haven't seen Butterfield 8, Turner Classic Movies is airing it as part of a special Elizabeth Taylor tribute on April 10....I know I'll be tuning in!
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- ROOM OF THE MONTH
- DO YOU TAIGAN?
- PEN PALS
- IN THE DRESSING ROOM
- THE TRUNK CLUB
- MICHELLE ARMAS
- BUDGET BUYS
- LAURA & DIEGO GARCIA
- GARDEN PARTY
- ROY OTWELL'S MUST-HAVES
- KELLY GREEN QUEEN
- IN THE SPIRIT OF ST. BARTHS
- THE PRINCE OF CHINTZ
- MONICA VINADER
- SPRING AWAKENING
- PARIS STREET STYLE
- ALL THE BUILDINGS IN NY
- THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT
- VANESSA BRIGGS
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1 Siman Tu, Large Blue Turquoise Necklace, $750.00 2 Imperio JP, Watercolor Painting from Vietnam, $400.00 3 YLANG | 23, Sydney Evan Diamond Wishbone Peach Coral Bracelet, $420.00 4 Woo Skincare & Cosmetics, Large Gold & White Makeup Case, $30.00 5 Elements, Dransfield & Ross Ribbon Stripe Pillow, $215.00 6 House of Lavande, 1960's Nettie Rosenstein Button Earrings, $298.00 7 And George, Antique French Enamel Waste Bucket, $395.00 8 YLANG | 23, Gurhan Rose Cut Green Corundum Quartz Earrings, $1,400.00 9 Imperio JP, Gajumbo Tote Bag Napa Leather, $450.00 10 Rodeo, Monarca Western Boot by Old Gringo, $448.00 11 Elements, MOR Cosmetics Essential Soap, $13.00 12 Hollyhock, The Astronomer Limited Edition Giclee Print by Harrison Howard, $390.00 13 G. Gilbert, Coral Wide Cuff Bracelet with Vintage Brooch by Gypsy, $603.00 14 Haven, John Robshaw Cerulean Decorative Pillow, $99.00 15 Imperio JP, Watercolor Painting from Vietnam, $400.00
If you're not familiar with Taigan, let me introduce you. Taigan is a collective of online specialty shops from (mostly) around the country. Shops include well-knowns like House of Lavande and Elements, and carry everything from apparel and jewels to gourmet food and wine. The site is highly addictive in a late-hour sort of way and is a resource I use for vintage and special items. Taigan also has a really great magazine called Fetch that is definitely worth bookmarking.
1 Linda & Harriet, Hello There Greeting Card, $1.50 2 Kate's Paperie, Campo Marzio Elite Rollerball Pen, $40.00 3 Kate's Paperie, Calligraphy Set & Embellishments, $18.00 4 Jack and Lulu, Koi Flat Notes, set of 25 cards and envelopes $50.00 5 Kate's Paperie, Campo Marzio Calligraphy Pen Set, $30.00 6 Paperwink, Woodcut Calling Cards, set of 25 $31.00 7 OhSmile, Green Calling Cards, set of 100 $28.00 8 Letter Love Designs, Pagoda Calling Cards, set of 20 $15.00 9 Urban Outfitters, Hotline Telephone, $48.00 10 iomoi, Lemons Address Labels, set of 120 $42.00 11 Primele, Custom Calligraphy Return Address Stamp, $62.00 12 Letter Love Designs, Greek Key Personalized Note Pad, $19.00 13 iomoi, set of 14 pens, $25.00 14 Paperwink, Telegram Personalized Notecards, set of 25 $47.00
There's nothing like a handwritten note and with that in mind it's important to keep your stationery closet well stocked. I recently ordered some new Kelly Market calling cards and stationery from Letter Love Designs (pictured above number 8). I just love the pagoda and Susannah will customize it in any color for you - I got mine in a Tiffany blue!
I was so excited to stumble upon these photos of Anna Dello Russo's dressing room on French Vogue's website (where I look, but read little). Her much-blogged about style really never grows old. My favorite ensemble is definitely the white Nina Ricci dress, which of course wouldn't be complete without cherries on top — ADR always gets it right :)
1 African Elephant with a Pierced Ear by James Hager, Art.com, 9" x 12" $17.99 2 Governors' Camp, Masai Mara, Kenya 3 Furbish Studio, Boho Elephant Bangle, $30.00 4 Max & Chloe, Dream Mullick Gold Faith Elephant Charm Necklace, $70.00 5 Privileged, Gold Elephant Bracelet, $53.00 6 Letter Love Designs, Elephant Personalized Return Address Labels, set of 60, $18.00 7 iomoi, Elephants Marching Glass Coaster, $26.00 8 Target, Elephant Teapot, $15.99 9 Velocity Art and Design, Simrin Raja Elephant Napkins, set of 4, $40.00 10 Anthropologie, Elephants' Child Dishtowel, $18.00 11 Flair, Elephant Small Bowl by Waylande Gregory, $350.00 12 Jonathan Adler, Darjeeling Cookie Jar, $150.00 13 Furbish Studio, Elephant Bracelet, $48.00 14 Plantation, Pewter Staple Remover, $60.00 15 Furbish Studio, Cosmopolitan Elephant, $5.00 16 Neapolitan, Infants and Children Vintage Re-covered Book, $24.00 17 Aurélie Bidermann, Enameled Mother of Pearl Charm, 73 € 18 Anthropologie, Savannah Steed Rug, $148.00 19 Furbish Studio, Elephant Safari Earrings, $25.00 20 The World's Greatest Elephant by Ralph Helfer, Philomel, $12.23 21 Elephant Matriarch Clashes with an Intruder by Chris Johns, 24" x 18" $49.99 22 Flair, Orange Elephant Salt and Pepper Shaker Set by Waylande Gregory, $125.00
I'm a bit obsessed with all things elephant and keep a running list of items I come across in my bookmarks folder (have you noticed they're everywhere lately?...not that I'm complaining). My ultimate dream would be to stay at the Little Governors' Camp in the Masai Mara, where zebras and elephants freely roam the camp's luxury tents and watering hole. Anyone with me?
Atlanta artist Michelle Armas has just added new paintings to her shop. The bright colors are P-E-R-F-E-C-T for spring and perhaps the best part, they're all $200.00 or less.
Update: Oh no! Unfortunately, several of these paintings have already sold :( Michelle said to please contact her if the one you want has been purchased and she can make something unique for you at no extra charge. You can also get updates by reading her blog or signing up for her newsletter, and, lucky for us, she adds new work to her shop a few times a month.
Clockwise from top left | Target, Blue & White Ikat Dinner Plate, set of 4 $9.59 | Target, Blue & White Ikat Salad Plate, set of 4 $7.99 | Target, Blue & White Ikat Bowl, set of 4 $7.99 | CB2, Casbah Rug, 5' x 8' $79.95 | Target, Sonia Kashuk Stripe Pencil Case, $6.99 | tilly maison, Peacock/White Chevron Stripe Lucite Tray, $45.00 | Forever21, Ikat Woven Scarf, $8.80 | Urban Outfitters, Branch Curtain Tie-Back, $14.00 or 2 for $24.00 | Urban Outfitters, York Trash Bucket, $24.00 | Crate & Barrel, Mini Potted Fern, $6.95 each | Forever21, Striped Raffia Belt, $11.80 | Urban Outfitters, Coil Side Table, $79.00 | Urban Outfitters, Azteca Bone Frame, $18.00 | Urban Outfitters, Hand Painted Floral Coaster, $4.00 each | Seaside by Samantha French, 8.5" x 11" $30.00
I must confess, I've already purchased a few things pictured here (the pencil case, scarf, and tray from Target's ikat collection) and I wish I had the floor space for that rug. It's made of recycled polypropylene, which means you can put it just about anywhere (indoors and out) and it can literally be cleaned with a garden hose....now how easy is that?!?
Laura and Diego Garcia originally met in college, fell in love, but then drifted apart. The couple reunited again in Rome (of course!) fell in love, married, and started a family. They live in an apartment (two floors beneath her parents) on the Upper East Side. My favorite space is baby Georgiana's room with light gray walls and a hot pink Elizabeth Taylor portrait...what a fresh take on pink for a nursery.
p.s. How adorable is their baby...I mean honestly?!?
Photos: Claiborne Swanson Frank for VOGUE.COM
1 NYBG Shop, Botanical Pewter Picks, $28.00 2 Cielo Home, John Derian Rose Platter, $450.00 3 Ariston Florist, Jardin Verde, $100.00 4 Cielo Home, John Derian Pansy Tray 5 Geary's, Blue Butterfly Napkin Ring by Anna Weatherly, $78.00 6 Sur la Table, Botanical Ceramics Teapot, $24.95 7 Bloomingdales, "Gardner Street" Mini Peony Bowl by kate spade new york, $60.00 8 Gump's, Medard de Noblat Ikebana Salad Bowl and Platter, $198.00 - $298.00 9 NYBG Shop, Redouté Rose Coasters, set of 6 $18.00 10 Williams-Sonoma, Cloisonne Peony Napkin Rings, set of 4, $48.00 11 Macy's, Floral Fusion Salt and Pepper Shakers, $19.95 12 Anthropologie, Verdant Acres Dinnerware, $12.00 - $16.00
Recipes from Martha Stewart | Spring Onion Soup | Orzo with Peas and Mint | Almond-Crusted Chicken | Marsala Cheese Tart with Oranges
Spring is officially here and all these floral prints have me dreaming of a garden party. I would definitely invite all of you and hopefully by the end of the night we would be hanging from the trees like this fun-loving crew in an old Henry Clark photo from Vogue :)
I'm so excited about my second must-haves! Roy Otwell is the Co-owner/Creative Director of SwitchModern, a web-based resource for modern furniture and accessories and the companion to the Atlanta based showroom Switch. I love Roy's picks, especially his home accessories and blooms: Orlando, Molly, Leopold, Harold, too clever! And I'm so envious of his upcoming trip to Milan for the furniture fair and visits to his friend's place in Le Pré aux Margeurites...looks gorgeous, definitely check it out if you have a second. Thanks so much Roy!
p.s. I think it's nice to get a male perspective to mix things up around here, don't you think?
1 Roberta Roller Rabbit, Placemat, $12.00 2 Vivre, Medium Green Flower Tray by Waylande Gregory Studios, $295.00 3 Tiffany & Co., Elsa Peretti® Quadrifoglio™ Earrings, $500.00 4 Untitled Green by James Nares, Delta Hunter Gallery 5 N. Green & Sons, Earclips by Jean Vitau, $1,495.00 6 Proenza Schouler, PS1 Pochette Leather, $895.00 7 Matthew Bain, Rolex Day-Date Green 8 Furbish Studio, Geometric Green Lamp, $85.00 9 B Designs Letterpress, Four Leaf Clover Box of Six Cards and Envelopes, $14.00 10 Crane & Co., Kelly Green Edged Correspondence Cards, Set of 25, $180.00 11 Galerie Valérie Danenberg, Lucky Charm Bracelet, $3,500.00 12 Oomph, Tini Table IV, $395.00 13 Net-a-Porter, Jil Sander Glossed Silk-Twill Parka, $3,245.00 14 Tiffany & Co., Elsa Peretti® Quadrifoglio™ Pendant, $600.00 15 Net-a-Porter, Miu Miu Canvas Polka Dot Sandals, $485.00 16 Net-a-Porter, Halston Heritage Ruched Silk-Crepe Dress, $325.00
Whether or not you choose to partake in the tradition of adding some green to your outfit today, I absolutely endorse incorporating a pop of it into your wardrobe and home throughout the year. Naturally, kelly green is one of my favorite shades, and I own quite a few pieces of clothing, handbags, baubles, and even shoes in this lovely shade. You can bet I won't be getting pinched today :)
1 In the Spirit of St. Barths by Pamela Fiori, Assouline, $45.00 *All of the following items are from Calypso St. Barth 2 Agate Bracelet, $195.00 3 Batik Sailor Tunic, $295.00 4 Tata Clutch, $65.00 5 Bone Bangles, $275.00 6 Kuba Jaipuri Pouf, $425.00 7 Sea Shell Sandal, $150.00 8 Jewel Garden Lantern, $80.00 each 9 Oui Goat Suede Pillow, $185.00 10 Madras Ikat Top, 85.00 Madras Ikat Bottom, 85.00 11 Navia Tote, $150.00 12 Edie Mandala Dress, $450.00 13 Bellini Bougi Parfumée, $45.00
The recent release of In the Spirit of St. Barths has me wishing I was still on Spring Break (have I really only been back 10 days?). The book is filled with gorgeous images of the French West Indies Island and also includes insider tips and interviews with locals and bold-faced regulars. After flipping through the book, you might want to order something from Calypso St. Barth. I'm obsessing over the ikat bikini...what about you?
p.s. Is anyone else counting down the days until the Calypso St. Barth/Target collaboration on May 1?!?
Get the Look | Gump's, Porcelain English Jar Lamp, $268.00 | Chintz: Indian Textiles for the West by Rosemary Crill, Victoria & Albert Museum, $33.54 | Estate Eclectic, Pair of 22 Inch Floral Pillows with Inserts, Dennis Lee for Tyler Hall Fabric, $120.00 | Ballard Designs, Double Ball Boxwood Topiary, $49.00
Dubbed the Prince of Chintz over 25 years ago, Mario Buatta is a living design legend and is the latest profile in the New York Social Diary's House series. Unfortunately, these photos aren't of his own apartment (sneaky, I know!) but are of a favorite project. If you have a moment, the interview is a fun read....Mario is quite a character :)
Photos: New York Social Diary
I am obsessed with Monica Vinader's friendship bracelets. Gold, colorful, and with an adjustable cord (perfect for my small wrist) they will be perfect for stacking this spring and summer!
Rio, Fiji, and Fiji with Gemstone bracelets can be purchased on Monica Vinader's website (don't let the £'s scare you...they ship to the U.S.) or through Net-a-Porter (limited color options).
DEEP ROYAL BLUES AND CITRON GREENS ARE ONE OF MY FAVORITE COLOR COMBINATIONS AND ALWAYS REMIND ME OF SPRING. I'M OBSESSED WITH THIS PAIR OF ANTIQUE GLAZED TERRACOTTA LIONS. I CAN PICTURE THEM AS A DOORSTOP, ON A BOOKSHELF, MY KITCHEN COUNTER, THE LIST GOES ON AND ON....ISN'T THEIR GRUMPY EXPRESSION THE CUTEST?!?
P.S. IT'S GOING TO BE 70 IN ATLANTA TOMORROW...HOPE IT'S NICE WHEREVER YOU ARE! HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND :)
PHOTOS: PHIL OH FOR VOGUE.COM, TOMMY TON FOR STYLE.COM, GARANCE DORÉ
P.S. YOU CAN PURCHASE PRINTS OF ANY OF HANCOCK'S DRAWINGS AT HIS STORE.
WE SAW BUTTERFLIES EVERYWHERE IN COSTA RICA, MANY OF THEM NEON YELLOWS, PURPLES, AND GREENS. A SURE SIGN THAT SPRING IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER, THIS FAVORITE INSECT SEEMS TO BE POPPING UP EVERYWHERE. MOTTAHEDEH'S SACRED BIRD AND BUTTERFLY IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE CHINA PATTERNS AND WAS USED IN THE DINING ROOM OF THE FAMED NATHANIEL RUSSELL HOUSE IN HISTORIC CHARLESTON....I JUST LOVE THE ORANGE HUES AND TIMELESS CHINESE PATTERN.
RUNWAY IMAGES: ALEXANDER MCQUEEN, BLUMARINE, AND LOEWE SPRING 2011 COLLECTIONS FROM STYLE.COM
BACKGROUND: SCHUMACHER SONRIZA PRINT
TO VIEW MORE OF VANESSA BRIGG'S WORK AND TO PURCHASE PIECES, VISIT HER SITE.
FOR MORE ON SOLUDOS AND TO PURCHASE, VISIT THEIR WEBSITE.
BACKGROUND: SCHUMACHER ANTRIM JUTE PLAIN
I AM SO EXCITED FOR THE RELEASE OF PAMELA FIORI'S IN THE SPIRIT OF ST. BARTHS. IT WILL SURELY BE JUST AS CHIC AS HER FIRST ASSOULINE BOOK IN THE SPIRIT OF CAPRI, WHICH IS FILLED WITH STUNNING PHOTOS AND REALLY CAPTURES THE "MAGIC" OF CAPRI - I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT!
THIS PAINTING BY KAMROOZ ARAM CAUGHT MY EYE ON 1ST DIBS SOME TIME AGO AND SEEMED LIKE THE PERFECT PIECE TO BASE THIS MONTH'S MUST-HAVES AROUND. THE COLORS ARE SO PRETTY - I LOVE THOSE SHADES OF BLUE - AND I FIND THE MOTION OF THE LEAVES VERY MESMERIZING.