Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Il Porticciolo

I am always delighted to discover beautiful new childrenswear and I am usually drawn to so many of the impeccable European brands. Thus, I was so happy to recently be introduced to Il Porticciolo, which is London based and curates traditional Italian children's brands {in addition to it's gorgeous own namesake knitwear collection}. You may have seen on instagram, but I am seriously swooning over their classic cashmere pieces as well as these knits with absolutely exquisite collars. The next time I am in London I cannot wait to visit their charming shop, but for those of us across the pond you are just in a luck as they are currently holding their winter sale online... Happy Shopping, darlings!

Monday, February 18, 2019

Midsummer Night's Dream

Chloe Richard's wedding to Lee Rubenstein was simply that ... a midsummer night's dream.  The Creative Director of M2M (Made to Measure) created an absolutely magical evening at her family's Southampton home. Every detail from the De Gournay invitations to her custom Giambiattista Valli gown was absolutely impeccable. After getting a glimpse of this wedding on Vogue.Com I have been dreaming about this day.{See the complete feature here}

{images: Vogue}

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Love Letters

All I truly ever want for Valentine's Day is a handwritten note or card {my husband knows this well by now!} and if you are looking for a card that is truly special look no further than Bernard Maisner Calligraphy. He creates the most stunning cards like this one that is more traditional or this "secrets' card that features tiny note cards with his beautiful calligraphy and one left blank for you to include your own sentiments to your valentine. What a truly lovely love letter.


Monday, February 4, 2019

Chic Slippers

To me comfort combined with effortless style is the ultimate luxury and Birdies are just that. The chic flat {that is secretly a slipper!} is absolutely irresistible. The San Francisco based brand has done an incredible job introducing luxe fabrications and darling details to their classic silhouettes and lately I am loving these and these. Your feet will look as good as they feel! 

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Spring 2019 Couture

Each season I seriously swoon over the Couture shows and the collections show in Paris this past week made me do just that. Of course as always I adored the Giambattista Valli and Chanel collections, but the highlight of the week {both literally and figuratively} was this Valentino dress. The color in combination with the silhouette with purely perfect. 
{image: @hamishbowels}

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Lately, Inspired By

Lately, there are so many beautiful people, places & things inspiring me as we start out the new year. Here are just a few of the moment ...

Bailey McCarthy's Exquisite Home in AD
{New to Me} Artist, Alexis Walter featured at the gorgeous new shop @shoppalomaandco
Pepa & Co's stunning bespoke Christening gowns {& their amazing sale!}
NET-A-PORTER'S can't miss sale

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Can't Get Enough of this Calendar

 Lately, I have been utterly inspired and absolutely enchanted by the work of Verry Robin & Co. The creative business consulting agency creates is absolutely impeccable at story telling and what I love most are the mood boards they put together. Thus, I was beyond delighted to see that Robin created a 2019 Desk Calendar with her mood boards. I cannot wait to add one to my desk for the ultimate source of fresh inspiration each month. What a beautiful way to kick off the New Year!

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Fiona Leahy Design

Lately, I have been seriously swooning over event designer, Fiona Leahy's fabulous fetes. London-based Leahy has truly become the fashion world's go-to party planner extraordinaire and there is absolutely no questioning why. Each detail of her tablescapes are utterly impeccable from her custom Christmas crackers to her signature velvet bow as a place card {complete with monogram}. After absolutely drooling over some of her latest events for Love Shack Fancy, Aerin,  and Moda Operandi ... I just had to share a little glimpse of her magical world with you.


{images: @fionaleahydesign}

Friday, December 21, 2018

AERIN x Janie & Jack

Aerin Lauder has long been one of my true style icons for her impeccable taste throughout all aspects of her life. Thus, I was absolutely delighted when she collaborated with Janie & Jack (a children's brand very near and dear to my heart) for an irresistible resort collection. The pieces are perfect for any of your upcoming travel and have been wonderful for the warmer weather we have been enjoying this week in Southern California. I cannot get enough of the darling swim (for girls and boys), seriously chic shifts, irresistible infant pieces, and absolutely adorable accessories! The collection also includes incredibly beautiful layette gifting items like these sweet sets and keepsakes perfect for any new babies in your life.  Truly loving this lovely limited edition collection. 


Monday, December 10, 2018

Make Drying Off Dreamy

Maybe it's because new towels are actually on my Christmas list this year, but I have been on the hunt for the perfect set. Thus, I was delighted to come across the new brand, Weezie that has done just that. Their towels are luxurious, fluffy, and beautiful {yet actually dry you off!} for an incredible value. They are perfectly polished, thanks to gorgeous piping and perfectly personalized, thanks to endless monogram options {which you know I absolutely cannot resist}. They even make the most clever and adorable make-up towels that would make the perfect gift for a girlfriend {I'd like a pair too please, Santa}. Happy drying, darlings!

Thursday, December 6, 2018

St. Frank x Mignonne Gavigan

I have long adored the work of jewelry brand, Mignonne Gavigan {particularly their statement earrings}. Thus, I was delighted to hear they had partnered with my dear friend's home decor brand, St. Frank. The collaboration is a natural fit for the two as they both share a deep appreciation for hand-crafted artisty and are inspired by artisan crafts and culture from around the globe. The collection features gorgeous pieces that combine intricate beading with a modern aesthetic {like these earrings I absolutely cannot get enough of!} They make the perfect statement pieces for your holiday parties or a unique gift for someone else.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Pamela Munson Resort Collection

Since Pamela Munson launched her luxury label just over a year and a half ago I have been continually obsessed with her seriously chic straw accessories. They exude the perfect understated elegance ready for any resort, pool, or beach {or if you are like me and use them in the city too!}. Her latest Resort Collection is absolutely my favorite yet {and I actually didn't think it was possible to adore her product more} as she has updated her classic silhouettes with sophisticated details like tortoise chains and croc embossed leather. I am seriously smitten with my Beatrix Bag.  In addition to the brand's website, you can shop the latest collection at Bergdorfs, Neiman Marcus, and Shopbop. Her bags make the perfect holiday gift for the girl who has everything!

Monday, November 26, 2018

California Dream

When I came across Moda Operandi Communications Director, Hayley Bloomindale's Santa Barbara wedding I could not help but swoon. Maybe it is because I grew up in Southern California, but this is truly one of the dreamiest weddings I have seen in a long time. It is absolutely the epitome of understated elegance. Hayley looked breathtaking in her Carolina Herrera gown designed by Wes Gordon, but for me it was her second dress (also designed by Wes) that took the cake! It was absolute perfection ... from the tiered silhouette and pearl edging to the incredible blue grosgrain bows, which perfectly matched her flower girls (my other favorite aspect of the day!). Could the wedding party have been any more darling? I absolutely adore those custom outfits by Spanish children's brand, La Oca Loca with the perfect touch of blue to match the dreamy flowers. A true California Dream. 
See a complete look at the day on Vogue.Com.

{images: Vogue}

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

dCc Deal Alert: Designer Sales

Well darlings, as we all know well Black Friday is no longer just a "day" of sales, but rather a week of sales! Just today so many of my favorite retailers launched their designer sales, which are all actually all at the same deal ... up to 50% off! Black Friday week is a great time to get started on your holiday gift shopping, but also the perfect opportunity to splurge on something for yourself. Here are a few of the style steals I am most excited about ... 

 BARNEYS NEW YORK - the sweetest baby set, this chic swimsuit, these shoes
NET-A-PORTER - this incredible dress, these showstopping shoes, these PJS
NEIMAN MARCUS - this set for your little love, the 'must-have' sneakers, this beautiful dress
MODA OPERANDI - these earrings, this seriously chic top 
 Happy Shopping!

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Make A Chic Statement

The holiday season {especially with all the parties} is my favorite time to make a statement and there is no chicer way to do it than with statement earrings. These from Oscar de la Renta are at the very top of of my wishlist and here are a few other chic show stoppers  ...
OSCAR DE LA RENTA - Bow Beaded Drop Earrings 
REBECCA DE RAVENEL - Gold Ava Earrings

KATE SPADE - Pouf Earrings

OSCAR DE LA RENTA - Pearl Bow Drop Earrings

LELE SADOUGHI - Crystal Lily Earrings


Monday, November 12, 2018

Daniel and Sofia Childrenswear

I recently discovered the most beautiful shop based in Australia, Daniel and Sofia, which carries the truly timeless childrenswear.  They carefully curate lovely European brands and their pieces are some of my favorite I have found for Grace's closet. I absolutely adore this Chloe dress, this Celena dress, and these darling nightgowns. Gorgeous clothing that will stand the test of time {and little ones running around!}

Friday, November 9, 2018

Dream Design Live

 I have long admired interior designer, Paloma Contreras' impeccable taste {and been a long time reader of her beautiful blog}. Thus, I was absolutely delighted when she came out with her book, Dream Design Live. I had the pleasure of finally meeting Paloma in person at an event celebrating her book last night and she is just as lovely as the spaces she designs. The book is extremely well done and I found incredible inspiration on every page. It would make a wonderful gift for any design lover in your life!
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