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Little Friends

Here at WIJW we love our four footed friends! We also like a good cause. It’s the perfect time to pay tribute since we are well into the American Humane Association’s Adopt-a-Cat month. As you may know, I share a special bond with my lovely animal companions, Rupert and Nigel – they always put a smile on my face when skies are less than blue. The health benefits of having pets are quite well documented – some studies have even shown that a pet can add as much as ten years to a pet owner’s life! – What else out there can make this sort of claim? There are so many good reasons to own a pet, and so many little friends looking for a home. If you have given some thought to it, and can make the commitment, why not go and adopt a cat this weekend at your local shelter!

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Celebrating Adopt-a-Cat month, I’m wearing my fabulous “Chairman Meow” red and black t-shirt from Viva Chairman Meow with a black linen denim jacket by Gucci, Tom Ford black and white silk pocket square, Club Monaco black and white cotton gingham seersucker shorts, red alligator belt with sterling buckle by Ralph Lauren, black, white and silver leather loafers (not shown) by Gucci and Dior sunglasses – tote is by Gucci.

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.

Heavenly Stairway

My beloved Scott McBee whisked me away for a wonderful winter getaway this past weekend at the uber chic La Concha Resort just outside of Old San Juan Puerto Rico. This recently revamped iconic masterpiece of late 50’s tropical modernism provided me with some much needed rest and relaxation on the beach and inspired me with a whole host of fascinating design details – I look forward to incorporating many of these into upcoming projects. For example, I love this sculptural curved floating staircase – perfect for a duplex or to transform an existing uninspired utilitarian staircase into the ultimate super cool statement. Can’t wait!

Of course as always I had a blast pulling together my looks for this mini-holiday. I decided to do a mix of yellows, lavenders, and crisp whites. I am putting a bit of a twist on the tropical theme – instead of the Cuban guayabera cotton shirts popular in Latin America and the Caribbean, I chose an Indian version – a Kurta (panjabi). Here I am in front of this beautiful staircase wearing one of these Kurtas in heavily embroidered (Thank you Kuki) white cotton voile with a slim pair of white cotton shorts by H & M and a yellow ribbon belt by Club Monaco, completing the look with white leather Gucci loafers and sunglasses.