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April in the City

All is abloom on Park Avenue! – I’ve been enjoying a sublime afternoon soaking up the sunshine, feasting on lobster salad, and drinking rose wine on a friend’s Park Avenue terrace. I’m finding that appreciation is integral to happiness and I do have a lot to be happy and thankful for! “More of this please,” is what I’m sending out to the universe these days.

I had great response to a post I made some time ago with some well priced clothing – so sharing another one today. Here is my take on “high/low” – I couldn’t find any shorts I liked at some of my usual shopping destinations and found that Club Monaco had a huge selection of fantastic shorts. I was reminded of what Carrie in Sex and the City said so perfectly – “I need a $25 dress to go with my $500 shoes.”

I snapped up some Club Monaco black and grey plaid cotton seersucker shorts and lemon yellow ribbon belt and I paired these bargain shorts with an unusual shirt in cotton/silk black and white micro stripes with drawstring neck by Balenciaga. I completed the look with a Gucci white leather bag, black, white, and silver leather loafers, and a sharp looking pair of Dior sunglasses.

Le Marché aux Puces – Connecticut

Although it may look like I’m at the Parisian “Le Marché aux puces de Saint-Ouen,” I’m actually at Harbor View Center for Antiques – part of the fabulous antiques mecca in Stamford, Conn. This wonderful haven for dealers and buyers alike is comprised of several warehouse sized buildings, all located within a few block radius. Only forty-five minutes from New York City, I often go here to find unusual and well priced items for my clients when I have either exhausted all my New York sources or need to save my clients a few dollars.

Wonderfully overwhelmed by the vast selection, I’m wearing a navy cotton safari jacket by Gucci, a Balenciaga blue chambray shirt with blue and white striped cotton lining on the collar and cuffs, lemon yellow jeans by Cassette, silver chain link belt by Gucci and Dior silver leather sneakers.

Country Chic

I define “Transitional” as a mixture of modern and classical – to this end, I worked with one of my favorite clients to develop an interior integrating both modern and antique elements. We started with a fabulous large scale floral Aubusson carpet from Doris Leslie Blau and added a neutral luxe fabric upholstered Dupré-Lafon chair, ottoman, and sofa, (all produced to my specifications by one of my best artisans). Other select elements include an onyx 1940s Spanish coffee table, a pair of Régence Bergeres covered in antiqued chocolate brown leather, and several carefully chosen pieces that strengthen the overall thematic motif. The final effect is one of comfortable sophistication – a perfect country/chic interior!

I am wearing a Gucci olive nylon box quilted hunting jacket with brown suede details, a Balenciaga chambray band collar shirt, a plum silk paisley Gucci scarf, brown tweed Gucci motorcycle pants, and a Gucci python belt with silver double horse head buckle. “Eton” boots in aubergine suede are Yves Saint Laurent.