Bag the Bag!!

Our Royal Wedding Contest continues this week. Enter by Friday for a chance to win this fabulous Joanna Lhuillier bag, whose work I profiled last week.
In case you missed it, the contest is to furnish Kate and Williams new home with pieces chosen from the brands at von Hemert Interiors, the store who inspired our game with their incredible upcoming Royal Wedding event.…

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Royal Wedding Contest

For the last several months, many of us have been following the news of the upcoming royal nuptials. And on twitter there has been major buzz about the fabulous event Carrie von Hemert and her family have been planning for their store, Von Hemert Interiors.…

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Wedding Week Fashion Fling

So far we’ve selected jewelry and bubbly libations for our royal wedding week. But what about a little fashion fling? If I were attending the wedding or a party celebrating it, I now know what accessory I would carry.  It all began at the Architectural Digest Home Show when the fashionable Maybelline Te, co-owner of Snug Furniture, wore a fabulous beaded bag that started a huge buzz both in real life and on twitter.…

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Spring Synergy

Last Friday I went to shop for some pieces to liven up my spring wardrobe. I walked into Richards in Greenwich and was greeted by this beautiful display.
This photo doesn’t do it justice – it was a vibrant creative expression of color.…

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Exciting Offer

Exciting news!! Imperio jp is offering Quintessence readers a 10% discount through March, just mention Quintessence in the order, or email them to inform them of your order at It’s the perfect way to start your spring fashion season off in style!…

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Impeccable Imperio jp

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Ever since I discovered Imperio jp, I had been trying to get to their showroom because I was so intrigued. This finally came to pass last week and let me tell you, the wait was worth it!…

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A Hint of Honeysuckle

I’m not really much of a pink girl (although salmon suits me fine), which doesn’t bode well for me this year, considering Pantone’s pick of Honeysuckle Pink as the color of the year. Even though I’ve already had my fill of hearing about honeysuckle, I’d hate to be totally out of the loop.…

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I Can See Clearly Now

Full transparency is the buzz word these days and the name of the game for this group of clearly terrific ideas. With the new year approaching, there is a feeling of wanting to start anew and embrace a fresh outlook and approach.…

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Gold and Silver

No matter what sort of decorative theme you have going for the holidays this year, here is one that never goes out of style. Let me present a little sparkling inspiration for your upcoming celebrations.

all photos above by stephen clement

from 1st dibs
Naples by Astier de Villatte
Dolores porcelain dessert place from Zara Home
l’Objet Lamina vase

limited edition Golden Jeroboam from Moet & Chandon
And just a few suggestions if you’re going out
Balmain brocade jacket
Diane von Furtstenberg clutch
vintage chanel bag via decades inc.…

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Winter Wonderland

Everyone loves a white Christmas. Although I live in the northeast, it actually doesn’t happen that often. I’ve always dreamed of spending the holiday in a luxe alpine resort where you would be guaranteed a winter wonderland in grand style. Gstaad, St.…

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