1 Robert Kime, Stratfield Sofa 2 Jayson Home & Garden, Harriet Lamp, $195.00 3 The English Country House by Mary Miers, Rizzoli, $85.00 4 Robert Kime, E W Godwin Table 5 Jayson Home & Garden, Soft Spring Pot, $45.00 6 John Robshaw, Messy Block Print, $125.00 Kashmir, $80.00 7 Michael C. Fina, Blue Fluted Half Lace Teapot, $535.00 8 NYBG Shop, English Aged Terra Cotta Planters, $14.00 9 Miss A.L. North on "Ivanhoe" by Heywood Hardy, Art.com, 9" x 12" $34.99
Robert Kime is a quintessential English decorator and even does work for Prince Charles. Known for his signature textiles, Kime is a master at creating the layered and lived-in classic English look. Can't you just picture Prince William and Princess Catherine (yay!) snuggling up by this fireplace?!?
Photo: Christie's sale catalog An English Look: Robert Kime, Piers von Westenholz, David Bedale, and James Graham-Stewart via Emily Evans Eerdmans
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Jackie and John F. Kennedy are about the closest thing we have in American to a royal couple and although their marriage didn't end well, their wedding photos bring a smile to my face! Tick-tock, the countdown continues—less than 24 hours to an actual royal wedding....
1 Pergola Teapot by Philippe Deshoulieres, Michael C. Fina, $405.00 2 Two Tier Pastry Tray, Michael C. Fina, $200.00 3 Isabelle Bouquet, Diane Jame Home, $400.00 4 Pergola Bread and Butter Plate by Philippe Deshoulieres, Michael C. Fina, $55.00 5 Sterling Silver Tea and Coffee Service by Estate Silver, Michael C. Fina, $6,000.00 6 Sacred Bird and Butterfly Tea Cup and Saucer, Mottahedeh, $70.00 7 Leaf Napkin, Kim Seybert, $120.00 - $152.00 8 Fortnum & Mason Piccadilly Biscuits, Williams-Sonoma, $39.95 9 Fortnum & Mason Royal Blend Tea, Williams-Sonoma, $14.95 10 Coombe Abbey Devon Cream, Amazon, $4.75 11 Fortnum & Mason Preserves, Williams-Sonoma, $26.00
Recipes from Martha Stewart | Mummy's Sweet White Scones | Cranberry Shortbread Hearts | Smoked Salmon Tea Sandwiches
There's nothing like a quintessential British afternoon tea complete with scones and crustless sandwiches. I think it will be the perfect afternoon pick-me-up to this Friday's morning-looong coverage—hope you can make it!
1 Fifi Chachnil Eau de Parfum, Fifi Chachnil, $117.00 2 Atelier Cocktail Shaker by Monique Lhuillier for Royal Doulton, Bloomingdale's, $60.00 3 Martini Glass Cuff Links, Michael C. Fina, $395.00 4 Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick, Saks Fifth Avenue, $30.00 5 Platform Sandal, ZARA, $109.00 6 Byzantine Whiskey Decanter, Pieces, $198.00 7 Set of Six Martini Picks, Thomas Jolly Antiques, $200.00 8 Matz Borgstrom Martini Glasses, Cocktail Town, set of 4 $35.00 9 Retro Princess Decorator Phone, Internet Savings Store, $34.95 10 Stripe Border Cocktail Napkins, Caspari, $12.00 11 Simulated Glass by Esque Studio, Vivre, $250.00 12 Alfie, Amazon Instant Video, $2.99 13 Baccarat Harmonie Ice Bucket, Bloomingdale's, $635.00 14 Olive Pick, Crate & Barrel, $0.95 each 15 Faux Bamboo Brass Barcart, Gustavo Olivieri Antiques, $950.00
Ever since I saw Janie Schoenborn's (design director of Lilly Pulitzer no less) candy-colored bar cart in Ivy and Piper's April/May Issue (page 63), I have been thinking of bar trolleys, cocktail napkins, and swizzle sticks. Combine that with Brit classic Alfie and we have ourselves a little cocktail party...Chin-Chin!
1 Large Union Jack Teapot, Amazon, $22.00 2 British Flag Coaster Set, Jonathan Adler, $48.00 3 London Calling Idiom Bangle, kate spade, $78.00 4 Big Ben Christmas Ornament, Ornament Shop, $12.95 5 Union Jack Shopper Bag, Topshop, $20.00 6 Union Jack Pillow Group by Old Hickory Tannery, Neiman Marcus, $425.00 7 Vintage Ulster London Guard Linen Tea Towel, Estate Eclectic, $14.00 8 Union Jack Footstool, High Street Market, $85.00 9 Vintage UK Brass Ring, Grape Strap $16.00 10 British Flag Paperweight, Jonathan Adler, $38.00 11 Crystal Britannia Box Clutch by Alexander McQueen, Matches, $2,178.90 12 Vintage Arabic Tea Box, Vintage Memory Chest, $15.00 13 British Flag Pillow, Jonathan Adler, $98.00 14 Union Jack Scarf by Vivienne Westwood, Matches, $283.50 15 Zebra British Flag Rug, Jonathan Adler, $995.00 16 Union Jack Suitcase, Yale R. Burge Antiques, $2,850.00 17 Keep Calm and Carry On, Keep Calm Gallery, $29.75
In just four short days all eyes will be on Kate Middleton and the royal wedding. Even though the never-ending coverage is getting a little, well, never-ending, I'm still excited for the wedding and cannot wait to see her dress. Any other anglophiles out there?!?
p.s. Out with the old and in with the new....I gave KELLY MARKET a mini-makeover last night—love to hear your thoughts!
Clockwise from top left | Matt & Nat, Hendrix, $165.00 | Shades of Light, Cork Table Lamp, $165.00 | The Macbeth Collection, Eco Speakers, $14.00 | Tata Harper | The Green Glass Company, Frosted Tumblers, set of 4 $40.00 | Les Indiennes, Fringe Deco Pillow, $63.00 | Spirit Beauty Lounge, Ila Tuberose and Rose Candle, $65.00 | IKEA, Solar-Powered Table Lamp, $19.99 | Viva Terra, Patterned Bamboo Plates, set of 4 $39.00 | SURevolution, Palm Hors D'Oeuvre Set, $195.00 | Barneys New York, Eyerus Scarf by Sammy Handmade in Ethiopia, $90.00
Happy Earth Day! Staying chic and helping the planet (and yourself!) is easier than ever thanks to products and companies like these. My latest obsession is Tata Harper's skincare line—made on her farm in Vermont, the entire line is 100% natural and non-toxic. Have a green weekend!
1 The Art of Simple Food by Alice Waters, $35.00 2 Crate & Barrel, Farmer's Market Bag, $12.95 3 Terrain, Ames Farm Honey Sampler, $24.00 4 The Container Store, Giara Hermetic Bottle, $8.99 each 5 Terrain, Printed Herb Jar, $5.00 Printed Jam Jar, $7.00 6 Sur La Table, Rooster Timer, $12.00 7 Katz & Company, Citrus Blossom and Black Button Sage Honey, $11.00 each 8 Bonnie's Jams, Raspberry Jam, $10.95 9 Sur La Table, Le Creuset Stoneware Mortar and Pestle, $28.00 10 Jayson Home & Garden, Farmers Market Baskets, $20.00 - $38.00 11 Weck Jars 12 Stonehouse California Olive Oil, Blood Orange Olive Oil, $14.00 - $20.00 13 Anthropologie, Farmer's Egg Crate, $14.00 14 Chef Tools, The Ring Vegetable Brush, $4.49
Perusing the produce, sampling homemade jams and honeys, and picking up fresh flowers is one of the best ways to spend a Saturday morning. Our favorite farmers' market in Atlanta just reopened for the year—the Peachtree Road Farmer's Market at St. Philip's Cathedral for those of you in the area. I can't wait to take a stroll this Saturday!
1 Baggu, Sea Stripe, $8.00 2 Iomoi, Large Shopper, $158.00 3 Baggu, Sailor Stripe, $8.00 4 Feed Projects, Feed 100 Bag, $30.00 5 Crate & Barrel, Marimekko Joonas Bag, $79.95 6 Endless, Envirosax Midnight Safari Shopper, $21.95 7 Bloomingdale's, Bric's X-Bag Sportina Shopper, $150.00 8 Marc by Marc Jacobs, Packables Shopper, $58.00 9 ZARA, Large Soft Shopper, $109.00 10 Endless, Envirosax, Nomad Shopper, $21.95 11 American Apparel, Bull Denim Woven Cities Bag, $34.00 12 Topshop, Natural Hessian Slouchy Bag, $60.00 13 kate spade, Flicker Bon Shopper, $225.00 14 La Garçonne, Orly Shopper Tote by Want L.E.V., $145.00 15 Imperio JP, Striped French Cotton/Leather Tote, $120.00 16 ZARA, Colorful Shopper, $109.00
Whether out running errands or stopping into the market, one should never be without a shopper or tote. For packable totes, Baggu is my favorite. They come in a huge array of colors and prints—including stripes and even a darling elephant. I've also been eying an Iomoi monogrammed tote for quite some time. Their totes come in five sizes and are available in their usual signature prints and you can even upload a custom design. Besides, who doesn't love a monogram—I know I do!
Clockwise from top left | Elsa Smock Shirt, $188.00 | Mare Tunic, $175.00 | Inka Wrap, $140.00 | Adama Scarf, $125.00 | Open Weave Scarf, $125.00 | Adama Tunic, $175.00 | Elsa Smock Shirt, $188.00
Liya Kebede is one of my favorite models—did you know she's also an actress and World Health Organization Goodwill Ambassador—and I also love her line Lemlem. Meaning "to bloom" or "to flourish" in Amharic, Lemlem is handmade in Kebede's native Ethiopia from natural cotton and helps preserve the ancient art of weaving. I love the bright colors and the lightweight cotton—perfect for what's sure to be another hot summer!
Photos: Vogue Italy
Comedian Brad Wollack | Net-A-Porter, Ray-Ban Metal-Frame Aviator Sunglasses, $240.00 | Madewell, Denim Midi Shorts in Whitewash, $59.00 | Diane von Furstenberg, Kourion Sandal in Gold, $270.00 | Hermes, Silk Twill Scarf, $385.00 | Sugar Paper, Gold Label Recipe Box, $96.00 | J. Crew, Panama Hat, $58.00 | Barneys New York, Missoni Malika Beach Towel, $225.00 | Kiehl's, Vital Sun Protection Lotion SPF 40, $19.50 | Balenciaga, City Bag, $1,445.00 | Farmshop | Pressed Juicery
We're back with Shannon Wollack and a few of her summer essentials and daily rituals. Some of you might recognize Shannon's husband, comedian Brad Wollack, from Chelsea Lately (I know I did). I love that she goes on daily walks with a longtime friend to get coffee and fresh juice—sounds like the perfect way to begin the day. If only Pressed Juicery were around the corner from me... And of course Shannon and I are currently carrying the same bag—my forever favorite, a Balenciaga—hers in yellow, and mine in black :) Thanks so much Shannon!
Happy Friday! I'm so pleased to introduce you to the latest in our Must-Haves series, Shannon Wollack. Shannon is the owner of Life.Style., a boutique company based in Los Angeles that focuses on styling, interior design, and events. From her orange Goyard bag and WhoWhatWear obsession to her love of Waylande Gregory and Irene Neuwirth baubles—Shannon is definitely my kind of gal :) Stay tuned Monday for a few of Shannon's summer essentials and favorite resources!
Shala Monroque has been on my radar for quite some time now. I really admire her fearless style and she always manages to stand out from the crowd—easier said than done. It's hard to pick a favorite look, but the hot pink Jason Wu dress and blue turban is perfection in my book. Shala was until recently the editor-at-large at Pop Magazine and has kept mum about the details of her new project...I can't wait to hear what she's up to!
Photos: Harper's Bazaar, Garance Dorè, New York Social Diary, Jak & Jil, Style.com
1 Charm & Chain, Lunar Druzy Necklace by Isharya, $188.00 2 Barneys New York, Smythson iPad Case, $355.00 3 Plantation, Cubist Frame, $30.00 4 Kate Spade, Wish Wedges, $225.00 5 Anthropologie, Curvy Chrysanthemum Vase, $28.00 6 Forever 21, Tri Striped Scarf, $7.80 7 Barneys New York, Sidi Kacem Beach Candle, $45.00 8 Z Gallerie, Filigree Urn, $99.95 9 Anthropologie, Latte Bowls, set of 4 $20.00 10 Shopbop, Anya Hindmarch Lacing Cross Body Bag, $550.00 11 Chic Shop, Blue Italian Ceramic Basket Weave Dish, $36.00 12 Burke Decor, Surya Large Serving Tray, $116.00 13 Kendra Scott, Turquoise Danielle Earrings, $60.00 14 Jayson Home & Garden, Lime Mohair Throw, $195.00 15 IKEA, Pömpos glass, $1.99 each 16 Furbish Studio, Pink Flecked Pillow, $50.00
Sometimes all you need is a little pop of color to make an outfit or room come together. How darling is the pale mint vase with the chrysanthemum bud on the side? I don't even think it needs a flower!
Country Classic | Barneys New York, Royal Stewart Folding Umbrella, $195.00 | La Garçonne, Aigle Jumping II Rain Boot, $199.00 | Les Nouvelles, Vintage Barbour Jacket, $276.00 | Colorful Chic | Crate & Barrel, Marimekko Silkkikuikka Orange Umbrella, $24.95 | J. Crew, Sperry Top-Sider Cormorant Rubber Slip-Ons, $98.00 | Net-a-Porter, Burberry Glossed-Twill Trench Coat, $650.00 | City Slicker | MoMA Store, Sky Umbrella, $48.00 | Barneys New York, Loeffler Randall Rain Boot, $195.00 | Topshop, Yellow Pac-A-Parka, $50.00
I take my rain gear very serious—some might say a little too serious. April's unpredictable weather means I must always be prepared with umbrellas, wellies, and trench coats at the ready. This spring I am really loving Sperry Top-Sider's Cormorant Slip-Ons. J. Crew has them in white, mango, and yellow and I think I might just have to get myself a pair—they will be a much needed break from the Hunters routine.
1 Jonathan Adler, Talitha Coaster, set of 4 $5.00 2 ZARA, Three-Tone Stretch Sandals, $99.90 3 Topshop, Premium Silk Colour Block Blouse, $92.00 4 Untitled, c. 1953 by Mark Rothko, Art.com, $21.99 5 The Rug Company, Cell Yellow Tapestry Cushion by Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby, $350.00 6 Jonathan Adler, Handmade Wool Table Runner, $136.50 7 Marc by Marc Jacobs, High Tide Colorblock Bolt Bangle, $68.00 each 8 Topshop, Colour Block Silk Playsuit, $125.00 9 MoMA Store, Vasa Octagonal Cube, $95.00 10 Jonathan Adler, Turquoise Pill Carafe, $48.00 11 NARS, Trio Eyeshadow, $45.00 12 Charm & Chain, 6-Strand Multi Color Chain by Lee Angel, $170.00 13 Kate Spade, Ginette Sunglasses, $138.00 14 Tory Burch, Viva Shopper, $325.00 15 Jonathan Adler, Design Your Own Rug, 4 x 6, $720.00
Though I'm typically more of a print type of gal, I do enjoy a dose of graphics like those we're seeing in the color block trend lately. Mark Rothko is a favorite artist of mine and I never tire of his work. His paintings are available in so many colors I know I can always find one to coordinate with whatever room or gallery I'm trying to match. I think the print I have shown will look perfect amidst a group in my freshly painted blue hallway—the blues will look perfect against each other.
Runway Images: Gucci and Jil Sander Spring 2011 from Style.com
I'm heading off to Augusta for the weekend for the Masters, which is known as "a tradition unlike any other." Besides the famous pimento cheese sandwich, the Azalea cocktail is a must-have for enjoying the afternoon (and the golf, obviously). Sipping one underneath a green and white striped umbrella on the perfectly manicured lawn sounds like the perfect way to take in the golf to me....have a great weekend!
Tea-Time at the Masters and the accompanying series are wonderful cookbooks produced by the Junior League of Augusta that include recipes from players and their wives like crab casserole from Mrs. Jack Nicklaus and zucchini bread from Mrs. Arnold Palmer. It's a wonderful gift for any golfer and a great cookbook!
1 Piperlime, Juicy Couture Double Finger Sparrow Ring, $88.00 2 Bloomingdales, Diane von Furstenberg Celeste Silk Jersey Romper, $365.00 3 Plantation, Dark Grey Glass Decanter, $190.00, Gold Glass Decanter, $150.00, Green Glass Decanter, $125.00 4 Retrosun, Gucci Oversized Butterfly Vintage Sunglasses, £150.00 5 ZARA, Elasticated Belt, $29.90 6 Jonathan Adler, Hollywood Coasters, set of 4 $68.00 7 Pieces, Bronze Glass Globe Pendant, $598.00 8 West Elm, Terracotta Cylinder Planter, $12.00 - $29.00 9 Madison Los Angeles, Missoni Scarf, $182.00 10 New Arcadia Studio, Sunflower Rocks Set of 4 glasses, $89.00 11 Tory Burch, Drea Wedge, $375.00 12 Urban Outfitters, Streak-Dyed Bowl, $6.00 or 4 for $20.00 13 Jonathan Adler, Bargello Puzzle Pillow, $175.00 14 Jonathan Adler, Mod Love Sunglasses Case, $38.00 15 Max & Chloe, Ettika Peace Chain Necklace, $63.00 16 Jonathan Adler, Vidalia Bud Vase, $28.00 17 Bohemians: The Glamorous Outcasts by Elizabeth Wilson, Rutgers University Press, $18.99 18 Topshop, Double Zig Zag Cuff, $28.00
Although I tend to stay true to the classics, there is always an element of bohemian style lurking in both my wardrobe and home. Those who know me well can easily identify my flowing blouses and tunics and stacks of bracelets and necklaces. I am welcoming with open arms the return to seventies style this spring...not that it really ever left my closet!
Also, the second issue of High Gloss Magazine is officially live! I'm so excited to be a contributor—be sure to check out the Mother's Day Gift Guide on page 19. The entire issue is really great and it's wonderful to be a small part of it :)
Clockwise from top left | Rhapsody Attic, Chinoiserie Dish, $50.00 | Rhapsody Attic, Vintage Chinoiserie Planter, $24.00 | Fabulous Mess, Pair of 60's Chinoiserie Persimmon Table Lamps, $395.00 | Reminisce Treasures, Retro Black and White Greek Key Juice Set, $29.95 | Sara Kate Studios, Antique Greek Key Tea Set, $170.00 | Pippin & Pearl, Vintage Mid Century Grecian Compote Vase, $15.00 | Rosehilde, Japanese Porcelain Owl Dish, $5.00 | Sara Kate Studios, Blue and White Vases, $18.00 | Nick Haus, Vintage Blue and White Porcelain Lamp, $125.00 | Fabulous Mess, Pair Vintage Hammered Pots, $85.00 | Austin Modern, Vintage Gold Leaf Mirror, $775.00 | Dutchess Fare, Vintage Hollywood Regency Peacock Fan Back Arm Chair, $500.00
Finding a fab deal in a vintage shop is one thing, but navigating eBay or Etsy like a pro is quite another. For me it's all about using the right search terms and searching, searching, searching. Rarely do I stumble upon that perfect piece the first time I set out to look for it—it takes time and plenty of patience to find it. On eBay, I keep a running list of saved searches of items I'm currently looking for. On Etsy, I save favorite shops and items in the favorites folder and consistently search for those items. As the saying goes, finders, keepers!
Hotel Il Pellicano by Robert Violette, Rizzoli, $60.00 1 Zappos, San Diego Hat Company Ultrabraid XL Hat, $38.40 2 ZARA, Glasses with Golden Side Piece, $39.90 3 My Theresa, Missoni Mare Bengala Kaftan, $685.00 4 Tory Burch, Metallic Bradshaw Sandal, $350.00 5 Max & Chloe, Roberta Chiarella La Luna Necklace, $40.00 6 Charm & Chain, Gold Crocheted Teardrop Earrings, $98.00 7 Diane von Furstenberg, Penny Leather Medium Handbag, $565.00 8 Charm & Chain, Gold Hammered Cuff by Sequin, $65.00 9 Net-a-Porter, Missoni Mare Bretagna Crochet-Knit Bandeau Bikini, $565.00 10 Bluefly, Cynthia Vincent Coral Thong Sandals, $138.00 11 ASOS, Warehouse Straw Foldover Shopper Bag, $53.79 12 Bluefly, Car Shoe Nappa Driving Loafers, $360.00 13 Singer 22, Anu By Natural Zig Zag Scarf, $48.00
Today's release of the new book, Hotel Il Pellicano, has me dreaming of Missoni kaftans and the Italian coastline. The book is filled with stunning photos of the legendary hotel from Slim Aarons, John Swope, and Juergen Teller—oh the glamour!
Clockwise from top left | Summers in France by Kathryn Ireland, Gibbs Smith, $35.00 | Ari Marcopoulos: Directory by Ari Marcopoulos and Neville Wakefield, Rizzoli, $65.00 | Living Traditions by Matthew Patrick Smyth, The Monacelli Press, $50.00 | French Seaside Style by Sebastien Siraudeau, Flammarion, $34.95 | Todd Eberle: Empire of Space by Todd Eberle, Rizzoli, $85.00 | Rooftop Gardens by Denise LeFrak Calicchio and Roberta Amon, Rizzoli, $45.00 | How To Be a Man: A Guide to Style and Behavior for the Modern Gentleman by Glenn O'Brien, Rizzoli, $24.95 | Ruhlmann by Florence Camard, Rizzoli, $150.00 | Bulgari: 125 Years of Italian Magnificence by Amanda Triossi, Skira, $80.00 | Parisian Chic: A Style Guide by Inès de la Fressange and Sophie Gachet, Flammarion, $29.95
Indulge your inner Francophile this month with three new titles: Summers in France by Kathryn Ireland, French Seaside Style by Sebastien Siraudeau, and Parisian Chic: A Style Guide by Inès de la Fressange. Parisian Chic is packed with insider tips from de la Fressange—France's own icon of chic and a former face of Chanel—on how to dress like a Parisian as well as a mini guidebook to Paris; including where to eat, visit, and, of course, shop!