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04.07.14

J’Adore: The Lace Sweatshirt

It’s starting to feel like spring in NYC (finally!) and my favorite item from the new collection - The Lace Sweatshirt - is taking a starring role in my spring wardrobe. I love how the melange grey feels light and feminine, and I wear it oversized for extra comfort- although some of the girls in the office prefer a more fitted look. I sometimes wear it over a striped top and let the stripes show through the lace insets for extra interest, and I love it with the Lace Skirt from the runway. It’s sport-inspired modern luxury and beyond trend, I can see myself wearing this for years to come!

J’Adore: The Lace Sweatshirt

It’s starting to feel like spring in NYC (finally!) and my favorite item from the new collection - The Lace Sweatshirt - is taking a starring role in my spring wardrobe. I love how the melange grey feels light and feminine, and I wear it oversized for extra comfort- although some of the girls in the office prefer a more fitted look. I sometimes wear it over a striped top and let the stripes show through the lace insets for extra interest, and I love it with the Lace Skirt from the runway. It’s sport-inspired modern luxury and beyond trend, I can see myself wearing this for years to come!

03.30.14

The Uncommon Reader

My friend Robbie gave me The Uncommon Reader by Allan Bennett as a gift and I love to gift it as well. It’s a delightful novella that poses a scenario: Queen Elizabeth, at the age of 70, suddenly becomes a voracious reader. She starts reading out of duty, then finds duty turns to curiosity, and curiosity to pleasure:
“What she was finding also was how one book led to another, doors kept opening wherever she turned and the days weren’t long enough for the reading she wanted to do.” 

Alan Bennett’s writing is such a joy to read, The Uncommon Reader is a witty tale of the subversive pleasures of reading. Treat yourself to this little treasure of a book!
See more book recommendations on our Great Books Pinterest Board.
Read some of the most beautiful quotes in literature and shop the Black Tie Collection in the Literally Lovely lookbook.

The Uncommon Reader

My friend Robbie gave me The Uncommon Reader by Allan Bennett as a gift and I love to gift it as well. It’s a delightful novella that poses a scenario: Queen Elizabeth, at the age of 70, suddenly becomes a voracious reader. She starts reading out of duty, then finds duty turns to curiosity, and curiosity to pleasure:

“What she was finding also was how one book led to another, doors kept opening wherever she turned and the days weren’t long enough for the reading she wanted to do.”

Alan Bennett’s writing is such a joy to read, The Uncommon Reader is a witty tale of the subversive pleasures of reading. Treat yourself to this little treasure of a book!

See more book recommendations on our Great Books Pinterest Board.

Read some of the most beautiful quotes in literature and shop the Black Tie Collection in the Literally Lovely lookbook.

01.24.14

Wild

I recently read this very emotionally riveting book, “Wild” by Cheryl Strayed, about a woman’s journey hiking the Pacific Coast Trail … ultimately about the choices we make, the adventures of life, the will of the human spirit.  Highly recommended!

Wild

I recently read this very emotionally riveting book, “Wild” by Cheryl Strayed, about a woman’s journey hiking the Pacific Coast Trail … ultimately about the choices we make, the adventures of life, the will of the human spirit. Highly recommended!

01.15.14

Site We Love: Kinfolk
Discovering new things, to cook, make and do.  
Kinfolk

Site We Love: Kinfolk

Discovering new things, to cook, make and do.  

Kinfolk

06.26.13

With Glittering Eyes: Paris and London

I recently took an inspirational trip to Paris and fell in love with the beauty of the city all over again:  The Musee d’Orsay takes my breath away, there are always exciting new artists to discover in museums (this time I learned of Armand Berton and Francois Petrovich) and found myself always looking up with wonder:  the blue ceiling with gold stars at St. Germain Des Pres, and the beautiful ship chandelier at my favorite shop in Paris, Astier de Villate.  Everytime I go to Paris I find something new, and this time it was this lovely candy store, Meert. 

London always provides a creative spark and this time I went with a purpose … to see the David Bowie Exhibition at the V & A Museum, which raised the bar on museum exhibitions and literally left me breathless, I thought I would faint… the man is a genius! I also managed to shop, of course, and visited one of my favorite stores, Dover Street Market.

03.19.13

Rebecca’s Beach Getaway Essentials
Leopard printed bag from Head Porter, a striped St. James top, army mechanic pants, Moscot sunglasses; Neutrogena total sunblock, a rich Bobbi Brown moisturizer and extreme party mascara, Nars pink nail polish and lip gloss, Astier de Villate eau de cologne, vintage Victorian lace tops, Pedro Garcia sandals, a bandana, a versatile dress like the beaded collar floral print dress, sketchbooks, my iPad mini with books and music, and a few bottles of wine shipped ahead of time to the destination.  A perfect vacation for me includes spending time with family, relaxation, new experiences and fantastic food.
See more Getaway Essentials

Rebecca’s Beach Getaway Essentials

Leopard printed bag from Head Porter, a striped St. James top, army mechanic pants, Moscot sunglasses; Neutrogena total sunblock, a rich Bobbi Brown moisturizer and extreme party mascara, Nars pink nail polish and lip gloss, Astier de Villate eau de cologne, vintage Victorian lace tops, Pedro Garcia sandals, a bandana, a versatile dress like the beaded collar floral print dress, sketchbooks, my iPad mini with books and music, and a few bottles of wine shipped ahead of time to the destination.  A perfect vacation for me includes spending time with family, relaxation, new experiences and fantastic food.

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10.16.12

The Paperboy
A film noir shot with primarily pale pastels, I loved this movie- especially Nicole Kidman’s performance as a sexy, feral yet vulnerable Southern woman. Must see!

The Paperboy

A film noir shot with primarily pale pastels, I loved this movie- especially Nicole Kidman’s performance as a sexy, feral yet vulnerable Southern woman. Must see!

09.26.12

prosciutto and rosé
espadrilles from bensimon - so comfortable
reading the sunday times on the beach: heaven
best idea ever -- ice/wine bag!
afternoon delight
mussels on the barbie
love my stars + stripes (but especially stripes)... celebrating receiving US citizenship
nothing beats a bonfire

Dog Days Are Over

As I’m working on Summer 2013 collection I’m thinking about some of the fantastic moments from this past summer on Shelter Island, where my husband and I and the kids spend many weekends… enjoy these stills and sounds from summer

Couldn’t have lived without:

citron espadrilles from bensimon, the sunday times, rosé, ice/wine bag (best invention ever), stripes (and stars too, since I became an American citizen over the summer!)

Summer Playlist:

Florence and the Machine - No Light No Light

David Bowie - Young Americans

Robyn - Dancing on my Own

09.20.12

I was recently on the Upper East Side visiting the store on Madison and afterwards found myself at Bemelmans, a bar in the Carlyle Hotel. The charming illustrations caught my eye —- whimsical but not overly cute,  there’s even a stalking rabbit in the mix.
Bemelmans was named after, and the illustrations were created by, Ludwig Bemelmans, author and illustrator of the Madeline books and a former resident of the Carlyle.
Now I’m inspired to add a mural to the walls of the Madison store… details to come…
xxRT
Bemelmans

I was recently on the Upper East Side visiting the store on Madison and afterwards found myself at Bemelmans, a bar in the Carlyle Hotel. The charming illustrations caught my eye —- whimsical but not overly cute,  there’s even a stalking rabbit in the mix.

Bemelmans was named after, and the illustrations were created by, Ludwig Bemelmans, author and illustrator of the Madeline books and a former resident of the Carlyle.

Now I’m inspired to add a mural to the walls of the Madison store… details to come…

xxRT

Bemelmans

09.14.12

Shut Up and Play The Hits
Music is a huge passion and influence in my life —- I love to read about musician’s lives and I loved this documentary about LCD soundsystem, Shut Up and Play The Hits. Must see!
xxRT

Shut Up and Play The Hits

Music is a huge passion and influence in my life —- I love to read about musician’s lives and I loved this documentary about LCD soundsystem, Shut Up and Play The Hits. Must see!

xxRT