This is a room from HGTV's new design star, Emily Henderson. I love how she puts her outfits together so it was only fitting that she won the mantle by showing how to dress your room the way you dress yourself. Sounds like Domino? She used to work for the dearly departed magazine. Her new show, Secrets From A Stylist, aired last night on HGTV at 10 EST. Check out her fabulous portfolio.
Lisa Birnbach's much-anticipated True Prep hits shelves September 7th. I still have my copy of The Official Preppy Handbook somewhere underneath Mummy's Cole Porter records.
"True Prep is a contemporary look at how the old guard of natural-fiber-loving, dog-worshipping, G&T-soaked preppies adapt to the new order of things. Birnbach considers the prep attitude towards money (ambivalent), schools (good investment), wardrobe (now your clothes fit), work (some careers will never be prep), decorating (ask mummy), scandal (including rehab and prison), and food and drink (with some classic recipes for both). She also looks at weekends (and what to do to get asked back), entertaining, sports (including sailing and shopping), weddings, etiquette, the Internet and electronic gadgetry, political correctness, reality TV, and . . . polar fleece. And last but not least: a do-it-yourself eulogy." -Amazon Online
Can't wait! True Prep will sell for $10.77 at Amazon.
Upon seeing this Kate Spade Vase, I realized that something has been missing in my life...most notably this Kate Spade vase. I'm pretty sure it will fill the void and for only $25, that's really a small price to pay.
The hue and cry from Mad Men fans is that Sal, played by Bryan Batt, needs to come back to the agency, which is now Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. What is going on with their new art department? Who is in charge?
Check out Bryan's New Orleans garden party. My fellow New Orleanian really knows how to be put together a fabulous gathering with a Mad Men-inspired twist.
When I grow up, I want to be just like India Hicks. She was on HSN this week and I succumbed to the promises of having an island life like India's, or at the very least smelling like an island. As a copywriter, I should no better than to be lured like that, but apparently with this bag and its contents I will be transported to paradise. How could I resist? Click here at your own risk.
Photobooth Dogs is a book of pictures of Poo-Pups taken in photobooths over the last eighty years. I want to see what dogs of yore looked like. They probably wore hats back then. This sells for $14.95 at ANTHRO.
Whatever semblance of sanity I have (hush now), is due in large part to swimming laps everyday. Without this little outlet, I'd be undone. If only I could swim in a pool like this one owned by the glamorous Aerin Lauder Zinterhofer. Check out the fabulous gallery of celebrity pools on elle.decor.com.
When I was told to "Go to the eyebrow center" in my first yoga class, I thought they were talking about a special section of Sephora. It's your third eye...who knows. All I can say is, deep reflection makes me really hungry. Loving this fabulous Yoga and Pilates Bag by Kim Michie. It sells for $88 at Cambria Cove.
I've been pondering the state of my pouflessness. To pouf or not to pouf– that is the question. The answer is leaning towards yes with this Kuba Jaipuri Pouf from Calypso. It sells for $425. Poufs don't come cheap, my friends.
Having always been a waterbug, one of the happiest days of my life was when my parents bought a house with a pool. I spent so much time in the water, my hair turned green. Such is life. Check out the fabulous collection Daily Candy put together of gorgeous swimming pools around the world.
In the new season of Mad Men, we see that Don Draper is in desperate need of a decorator. The drab tenement he's inhabiting is hardly appropriate for a newly single dapper Don. And it's painfully clear by his choice of female companions: hookers, secretaries and debutantes, that he has yet to grasp being a bachelor (he had a hard time grasping being married). Think big, Don. For starters, date a designer who can help you with that ratbox.
Here's a handsome bar cart by Deborah Needleman as seen in Lonny magazine.
Audrey Hepburn fans, prepare to swoon. Bob Willoughby's new book, Audrey Hepburn Photographs 1953-1966 is giving me heart palpitations. The only problem is it sells for $500 at the always fabulous Taschen. As an almost Audrey Hepburn scholar, I'm wondering if I qualify for a discount.
I hate to use the four letter "f" word, but sadly FALL is hitting the stores. I practically live on the Equator, so I'm not happy about the sudden presence of woolen sweaters. Baby likes the heat, however this little number for $44.50 from The Loft caught my eye. It's all the FALL I can handle right now.