All the Pretty Flowers

“She cared almost too much for flowers.”   — Virginia Woolf, from The Complete Works; “Mrs Dalloway,” c. 1925     Instagram: David Austin Roses  Dolce&Gabbana Alta Moda Fashion Show in Como, July 2018. “Shades of Roses”  the_vintage_palace   Vintage Floral China “One day you will look back and see that all along you were blooming.” […]

House Beautiful: Westbrook Interiors

“Timeless Elegance” best describes this beautiful home designed by Westbrook Interiors. Photography by Erica George Dines and William Waldron GARMON   Classical architecture comes to life thanks to a mix of European antiques, sophisticated upholstery with dressmaker details like pleats, ties and tufts and a bit of brilliance in the form of plexiglass and gold […]


KAROLINA KURKOVA TURNS UP THE GLAM FACTOR IN PAULE KA SPRING ’19   Karolina Kurkova stars in Paule Ka spring 2019 campaign HARPER’S BAZAAR TURKEY French fashion brand Paule Ka celebrates its 30th anniversary with the launch of its spring-summer 2019 collection.  The official campaign images feature Karolina Kurkova as the face.    Photographed by Charlotte Wales, the Czech […]

When I’m Tired, It’s time to INSPIRE

catsofinstagram     “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive.”   – Maya Angelou  *     Tiler Peck and Zachary Catazaro rehearsing Peter Martins’ Romeo + Juliet   Photo: Paul Kolnik  *   Royal Ballet in rehearsal * * “If you look at what you have in life, you’ll […]

In The Princess Parlor

“The finest qualities of our nature, like the bloom on fruits, can be preserved only by the most delicate handling.”   – Henry David Thoreau     Paolo Sebastian Rococo blush  o929leo Magnificent flowers: rhiannonbosse Vera Wang Roxburghe Diamond Tiara  Sold at Sothebys in 2015 to an unknown buyer Georges Chakra Spring 2018 Haute Couture Ritz […]

cool stuff

“It isn’t normal to know what we want.    It is a rare and difficult psychological achievement.”   – Abraham Maslow     cool stuff for you. MIU MIU s/s 2017 campaign   by Alasdair Mclellan Tassle Earrings instagram Pandora Winter Collection Abby Ross Dancing in the moonlight. “d. Dior couture“ Julia Nobis photographed by […]


PARIS, FRANCE   VALENTINO   SPRING 2019 COLLECTION   Review by Sarah Mower, Vogue There’s no way of speaking about this without sounding silly and girlish, but sorry, it has to be said: Valentino tonight was just utterly, lusciously all-round gorgeous. “I was thinking of paradises, about artists’ colonies of the past,” said designer Pierpaolo Piccioli. […]