Friday, August 31, 2012

Savoring Summer

Labor Day weekend in America is the unofficially end of summer.  Where did the time go?!  But just because it's almost fall doesn't mean you have to put away your stripes.  Saint James has just debuted a new eight piece capsule collection at Barneys that are perfect for what the French call  la rentrée.  It was designed by Martin Carvajal of Freemans Sporting Club who kept the pieces in line with Saint James history which dates back to 1948 when they started making Breton striped shirts for the French Navy. The collection was then photographed on a group of New Yorkers by Backyard Bill for a 2013 calendar. 

“I thought of someone who has style, but is not complicated. Someone who can combine a striped sweater with a sport coat and dress shoes, but can also wear it with shorts or sneakers. I thought of people who appreciate a garment that can stay relevant in your closet for decades. The pieces are comfortable but also tough.” - Martin Carvajal

Bon weekend! 

Kirk Miller of Miller's Oath

Alex Burns

Zani Guglemann of Filigrana by Zani

John and Mark Barboni of Hudson Clearwater (also top image)

Judi and Marly Wong of Cafe Cluny whose wait staff wear Saint James. 

Benjamin Towill of The Fat Radish

Alexander Gilkes of Paddle 8

Architect Kelechi Odu

Jon Tietz

Anyone know who them?

Writer Glenn O'Brien

Angus McIntosh of Saturdays

All photos by Backyard Bill

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Loving Lake Bell

I've always thought Lake Bell had great personal style but now we get to see that she also has great eye for design.  Probably helps that her mother, Robin Bell, is an interior designer but the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.  Thanks to APT by LSD today on Vogue, we get to peek into her West Hollywood home.  The architecture is quintessential California, especially the bathroom, but she's filled it with pieces from around the globe.  For the full story and all the details, click here.  Enjoy! 

Photos by Claiborne Swanson Frank

Iomoi Three Custom Trays Winner

The lucky winner of the three custom lacquer trays from Iomoi is Jamie from La vie...J'aime blog.  Congratulations! And those of you who didn't win can check back soon for the next fabulous giveaway!  

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Playing Hooky

I have a million things I could write about today but the sun is shining, the sky is blue, and the humidity is low. I'm off to enjoy this gorgeous day while it lasts.  I'll be back later with some pretty pics. 

Later skaters! 


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

It's Back Again!

It's back!  The Fall/Winter 2012 issue of Domino is on newsstands now.  I am also honored to be included in it as part of Domino's Style Council.  The group includes designers, architects, and stylists including Bunny Williams, Steven Gambrel, Jonathan Adler, Nathan Turner, and more who weigh in with advice on what makes a house a home. It also includes more unseen photos than the first issue so definitely check it out!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Ancient Greek Sandals

Seems we have the Greeks to thank for the Olympics and really chic sandals.  I saw the photo above of store owner Tiina Laakkonen on the Tory Burch Blog and loved her sandals.  Turns out they are the Iphigenia sandal from Ancient Greek Sandals and Michelle Williams is also a fan. Sandals weather may be almost over but I think I might stock up on a few pairs for next summer.  Opa!

Sunday, August 26, 2012


“I look out the window and I see the lights and the skyline and the people on the street rushing around looking for action, love, and the world's greatest chocolate chip cookie, and my heart does a little dance.” 
― Nora EphronHeartburn

Photo by moi

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Iomoi Three Custom Lacquer Tray Giveaway

When one giveaway ends another begins thanks to my lovely sponsors.  Iomoi is the most amazing site for colorful gift and accessories and has graciously offered a tray giveaway.  You can win not one but three Custom Lacquer Trays to keep for yourself or share with friends and family.  They make the best hostess gifts too.  

To enter, please leave a comment on this post with your name and which tray design is your favorite.  (I will contact you later to choose your three custom lacquer tray designs.) This giveaway is open to US residents only and one entry per person. You can enter until Wednesday, August 29, 2012.  A winner will be announced on Thursday, August 30, 2012.  Bonne chance!

And don't forget to check out the fabulous custom stationery, iphone covers, bags, and more on iomoi!

UPDATE: This giveaway has ended and a winner has been chosen.  Good luck next time!

Haiku Fan Giveaway Winner

The winner of the Haiku Fan Giveaway is Bob Kerr who chose the Matrix Fan in White.  


Thursday, August 23, 2012

Chic in LA

After seeing so much of Daniel Romualdez's interior design work, it was nice to see one of his own homes.  His Los Angeles abode is clean and bright with varying shades of whites and neutrals. It would be interesting to see how it differs from his New York home but I guess we'll have to wait until someone publishes it to make the comparison.  Until then, you can read the entire story here.  

Bon weekend!

Photos by Roger Davies

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