Fisherman Sweater

While I was lying in the hammock and reading the New York Times Style section this morning, PERFECTION is the word that came to my mind. This joy was not because it was a beautiful day or the amazing yoga class I attended this morning but because of a Theory ad. As you know, I wrote a post about the fisherman’s/aran sweater trend. I feel everyone should add this sweater to their wardrobe because it is such a versatile piece. It can be dressed up or worn casually and would look amazing with …

Great leather pieces to add to your wardrobe this fall.

Maje Leather Jacket $860  Net-A-PorterThis is  a great option if you live someplace warm and/or a leather jacket is not your style. Theory Elleria washed-leather peplum top $485 Net-A-PorterThis would look great with a denim shirt. Philip Lim leather skirt. $895 Net-A-PorterI want these. J Brand Stretch-leather skinny pants. $895 Net-A-Porter1234Here’s another option for a motorcycle jacket $1200 from J.Crew.If you are not ready for a leather jacket, try this striped t-shirt only the sleeves are leather. $148 J Crew also available in gray.If a leather jean/pant is not for you, …

Where has the time gone….part one

Watch out Boston, here she comes… I am off to Boston to take my youngest to college. I remember taking this photo like it was yesterday. She is happy and excited for her new adventure. I am so proud of her. Where has the time gone? Any advise for the soon to be empty nester? am excited for my next post. What is in my world will be going through a few design changes. Stay tuned. You can follow me on Instagram. Have a great week. X

The Lazy Days of Summer

I hope you enjoyed your weekend. I had a hammock installed that I have been procrastinating about for years. It is my new favorite place to be outside. The hammock is located in the shade of the ylang ylang tree so you always smell a sweet fragrance. It is the perfect place to read on a lazy summer day. I am currently reading Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo. It takes place in Mumbai slum. The book is extremely well written. Earlier in the summer I read And The …

Green Bean, Cucumber, Blackberries and Mint salad.

After my post last week on watermelon salad, I came across a recipe for a salad by Joseph Lenn. As you know, I am an enormous fan of the Wall Street Journal weekend edition. It is one of the best gifts I have ever been given. The “Off Duty” section covers everything : fashion, art, travel, design, food and wines. If you are not a WSJ Saturday reader I highly suggest you try it. Last weeks edition of the weekly column “Slow Fast Food”, highlights Joseph who is the chef …

Watermelon Salad

My favorite way to cook is only using a few ingredients, especially in the summer. I search for the best and ripest produce and then simply enhance the flavors.  One of my favorite creations is watermelon salad.  While at the Ocean Club in the Bahamas I ordered the watermelon salad and from that day on I was addicted. They used red and yellow watermelon, which was cut into a lattice pattern and stacked on the plate. I just cube the watermelon and sprinkle it with sea salt or pink salt, …

Wynwood Art District Miami,Fl

A few visionaries and graffiti artists have saved a neighborhood in Miami. Once a warehouse district ridden with drugs and crime, this area has been transformed into having the highest concentration of graffiti in the world. Art Basel started coming to Miami in December of 2002. It put Miami on the map as a destination for contemporary art. As a result, art started filtering to many neighborhoods besides South Beach. Today, Wynwood is a destination known for art galleries, restaurants, bars and coffee shops. Two men are responsible for pioneering …

Key tips for shopping sales

It is that time of year again, summer weather has not arrived in most areas and everything is on sale. I personally do most of my shopping this time of the year. Net-A-Porter Saks Fifth Avenue Neiman Marcus J. Crew Barneys Ralph Lauren Restoration Hardware When I am shopping a sale, I have in mind what I need for my wardrobe or an interior project. Are you in the mood to add something in silver? A pair of white shoes? Are you ready to try mixing patterns? What about lucite? …