Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending the first installment of Best of the Fest Children's Film Series, produced by Chicago's Facets Multi-Media and presented at Gorton Community Center in Lake Forest. Milos Stehlik (pictured above), founder of Facets, travels the world to find films for children that engage, entertain, and empower. Last … Continue reading This Weekend: Best of the Fest Children’s Film Series and The Antiques & Garden Fair
Michael Smith, one of America's premier interior designers (and the one chosen by First Lady and President Obama to redecorate the White House family quarters), gave a fantastic lecture on Friday at the Chicago Botanic Garden's Antiques and Garden Fair. I've been a huge admirer of Smith's work, particularly his ability to layer textures, ages, … Continue reading Michael Smith at the Antiques and Garden Fair + Treasures from the Day
Do you always gravitate to the same color? This is it for me. Thank goodness it works on brunettes. I'm loving the above swimsuit from J Crew, though I'd rather cut off a small appendage than put it on after the holidays. Seriously. Now this is more like it! Throw this oversized cashmere beauty from … Continue reading Dream in Sea Green
Today's inspiration comes from the masculine shades found in winter's austere landscape. Silvery grey, snow white, midnight and weathered teak meld with the warmth of deep mahogany, rich amber, camel, and espresso to create a sophisticated neutral palette in menswear and interiors. Images via The Gifts of Life, Patterson Maker, and Pinterest.
When it comes to personal style there is no one I admire more than Aerin Lauder, so I was over the moon when I read she would be launching an eponymous lifestyle brand this fall. Her cosmetics line will be available in late August (a sneak peak available here) and I've read that the brand will … Continue reading Girl Crush
If you were to take a stroll through my home, my closet and my breakfront you would see that the common thread is undeniably blue. I've read that every room needs a touch of black, but I find blue to be much more soothing and welcoming. From the deepest navy Edelman leather on our dining … Continue reading Kind of Blue