| Oct 5, 2013
| 7:34 AM
Every year, trends seem to fall straight from the sky into our homes. I mean that literally. You'll recall, several years back, the butterfly trend, soon joined by the dragonfly trend. The highly stylized winged insects appeared on everything from wall...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 11:48 AM
The best part about moving into a new home is the fresh start. You have another chance to get life right. If you're like me, you believe that somehow, if you put things just right, your whole life will fall into place.
Oh but that were so.
| Apr 28, 2013
— Within 30 seconds in her airy, orchid-filled office three floors above Central Park, Betty Halbreich had zeroed in on one of my chief torments as a professional woman.
"I know why you have a problem with pants," Halbreich said dryly, patting...
| Mar 3, 2013
The season's crop of floral prints is blooming as fresh and varied as a field of spring wildflowers.
At Marni, Consuelo Castiglioni's collision of checks and chrysanthemum prints on roomy skirts and tops is reminiscent of Scandinavian modern design,...
| Dec 30, 2012
Marni comes to L.A.
The Marni for H&M collection launched in L.A. with a star-studded soiree that included Drew Barrymore, Andrea Riseborough, Jessica Chastain, Milla Jovovich, Lily Collins, Freida Pinto and Winona Ryder. The setting — the 1926...
| Dec 30, 2012
IT'S ALMOST 2013 — which means it's time to take a look back at the sartorial standouts (Gwyneth Paltrow on the Oscars red carpet) and fashion faux pas (Paul Ryan on the campaign trail) of the previous 12 months.
Though the world didn't end, as...
| Sep 2, 2012
Pow! Hot-hued, high-impact accessories can put the finishing touch on the season's sporty looks. Take a vibrant piece, like Marni's cherry-red perforated leather bag, or 3.1 Phillip Lim's vivid yellow gold leather boots, and pair with a dress, a button-...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 8:13 AM
I'd had it with the tree monster taking over my driveway. It loomed larger every day and threatened to eat me and my car every time we pulled in. As my personal rainforest grew thicker and more menacing, so did my resolve to hack it back … some...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 5:46 AM
When I first heard that expression used to criticize a home interior that was polished to perfection, I thought I was going to have to break something. No sooner had I gotten to the point where I could almost pull off a perfect room than I...
| May 31, 2013
| 8:47 AM
Shortly after I moved to Orlando, I learned I lived near the Tiffany museum.
"Cool!" I thought imagining cases loaded with glimmering unaffordable jewelry on cushions of turquoise.
Not THAT Tiffany, the locals corrected, Tiffany as in those leaded-...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 2:26 PM
I am obsessed with H&M. When I visited the Swedish fashion emporium in New York City for the first time in 2001, I went bananas for the men’s, women’s and children’s store that stocks well-made fashions at affordable prices. I emailed...