Monthly Archives: February 2013

New York Botanical Garden Orchid Dinner

One of my favorite events of the season is the New York Botanical Garden Orchid Dinner, held at the Mandarin Oriental in New York. Featuring exceptional orchid centerpieces by leading designers, it was underwritten this year by founding sponsor Tiffany & Co, principal sponsor Karen Katen Foundation and major sponsors Mr.…
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Rachel Laxer Paris Design Finds | Avant-Scène

All of Rachel Laxer’s interiors are marked by a sophisticated and often unexpected edge, due in great part to her inclusion of both fine and functional art. While many these days are comfortable with collecting fine art, the category of functional art is one that seems to be only now fully coming into its own.…
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Rachel Laxer | Favorite Paris Design Finds

With offices in the States and London, Rachel Laxer is a design star on the rise. After a successful career in finance at the firms of investment legends George Soros and Michael Steinhardt, a relocation to Tokyo took her career in another direction.…
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Stylish Shopping with Susanna Salk & Alexa Hampton

In the world of design, Alexa Hampton needs no introduction. Armed with all the right credentials, including an honorary doctorate, Alexa (or should we say Dr. Hampton) has built her own successful career since assuming the role of president of her father’s eponymous firm in 1998.…
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Astier de Villatte at Maison et Objet

Since 1996 Ivan Pericoli and Benoit Astier de Villatte have been producing their furniture and distinctive white ceramics that are now carried in upscale boutiques around the globe. Establishing their charming Saint Honoré boutique in 2000, it quickly became a go-to destination in Paris for chic home accessories.…
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Style inspiration Coming Soon!

Dear readers, time has finally caught up with me this week but I will be working faithfully over the weekend to bring you more exciting style inspiration from near and far. Here is  just a bit of what is on the horizon – some sooner and some later in the coming weeks or months.…
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Créations Métaphores at Paris Deco Off

The triumverate that is Créations Métaphores represents the brilliant blending of three distinct brands that are as different as they complementary. And  together, discreetly under the Hermès umbrella, they coordinate for a super sophisticated understated chic. It’s a good thing they had a prime Paris Deco Off locale on the rue Furstenberg, otherwise I might have missed them.…
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Midipy and More from Maison et Objet

Among the thousands of exhibitors at Maison, I was delighted to discover Midipy, a French brand looking to revive the heritage of the century old wool mills and weavers’ workshops of the Pyrenean mountain valleys. With skills handed down by generations, they have translated these traditional and authentic goods into a stylish line of beautiful blankets, rugs and leather products.…
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Vintage Meets Modern at Nautic Lighting

While wandering the overwhelming halls at Maison et Objet, I was stopped by the stunning lighting at Nautic. Part of the Belgian lighting company Tekna, Nautic, celebrating their 20th anniversary this year, is an elegant architectonic line of bronze, copper, cast iron and brass lights.…
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J.Crew Fall 2013 | Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

While Moroccan themes have been at play for a while in both fashion and interiors, inspiration from a recent trip to Marrakech led head J.Crew women’s designer Frank Mora to spearhead one of the most appealing collections for the brand in seasons.…
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