Feasting at the Plaza Food Hall
A few weeks ago I had the chance to see the architect behind one of my favorite New York spots, the Plaza Food Hall, speak about the past and ongoing process of its design. Jeffrey Beers, a veteran of the hospitality design industry, and Kristin Franzese, EVP of The Plaza’s retail operations, began working on the idea four years ago, conceiving a design vision for a European-style food...
"C'mon Dover, move your bloomin' arse!"
As an interior designer, I am constantly inspired by fashion. Just like your home is a reflection of who you are, fashion is a reflection of you — except you get to change it everyday!! When I was a little girl, my favorite movie was My Fair Lady and like many other girls Audrey Hepburn has always been a style icon for me. The vision of her as Eliza Doolittle at the Ascot racecourse in her...
Parisian Flair in NYC: The Nomad
You may remember that I previously declared my appreciation for designer Jacques Garcia after visiting the La Mamounia Hotel in Marrakech — well my love affair continues with the Nomad Hotel, right here in New York City. Housed in a historic Beaux-Arts building with the original bay windows and a glass-ceilinged atrium, this hotel is the perfect mix of Garcia’s signature Parisian...
Eye On: Au Jour Le Jour
While in Dublin recently, I noticed mentions in some magazines of a relatively new Italian brand, Au Jour Le Jour. Started by Mirko Fontana and Diego Marquez, two cool young designers with a background in fashion PR. Au Jour Le Jour means from day to day, which is quite a perfect way to describe the casual cool of the clothes. I love the Pre-Spring 2013 collection’s prints, collars and...
At the foot of the Papal Palace in Avignon, you’ll find La Mirande, an exquisitely decorated hotel set in a 14th-century Cardinal’s palace. About twenty years ago, this historical building was restored and refinished in the fashion of an 18th-century aristocratic residence with all the luxuries of a modern hotel. As a person who has a serious obsession with interiors —...
Shopping for a Cause, Merci!
Last month in Paris, we had a chance to stop by the French concept shop, Merci. In 16,000 square feet, this three-story space has everything, from clothing (think Stella McCartney, Isabel Marant, Carven), books, furniture and home accessories, to multiple cafes, and a garden. All of this is housed in a beautiful 18th century building, rich with enviable architecture and several stunning...
Charlotte Moss Collection
Photo source: Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Tomorrow, Doyle New York will be auctioning from Charlotte Moss’ collection of furniture, art and decoration. I thought this would be the perfect time to share this story: Seven years ago when visiting the Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse, I walked into this blue and white bedroom designed by iconic interior designer Charlotte Moss and was...
eye on: oversized coats at Carven
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Bijoux Haute Fantaisie
I’ve just returned from a girls trip to Paris with my dear friend Megan, a jewelry designer who owns a shop in Boston’s South End with her sister, Moria. While in Paris, I accompanied her to the showroom of Les Néréides in Le Marais to check out a new line of jewelry they’re considering for the Spring. Of course, what immediately stood out to me was the store’s decor....
This whole blizzard mess has really left me dreaming about spring, and what better way to cope than to highlight some of my favorite looks from the 2013 spring collections? Leather & Pearls at Chanel How chic is this gold, lace trench at Burberry Prorsum? Blazing shades of red at Carven All things denim at Miu Miu A perfect summer dress at Isabel Marant Super chic at Céline ...
The World of Astier de Villatte
I wanted to write a quick blurb about the loveliest little shop on rue Saint-Honoré in Paris — Astier de Villatte. This amazing store carries handmade ceramics, crafted in Paris out of black terracotta and then glazed into a final, milky white perfection. The forms of the pieces are inspired by designs from the 18th and 19th century, and yet there’s something very modern about them,...
December has arrived and there’s a definite chill in the air here in New York as the winter season quickly approaches. Each year it’s the same, my brain begins instinctually to focus on all things warm, comfy and cozy — big sweaters, soft blankets and crackling fireplaces. It reminded me of my trip to the Lake Placid Lodge a few months ago, which is lovely any time of year, but...
H&M X MMM
If you follow fashion news you probably already know that this Thursday marks the release of the Maison Martin Margiela capsule collection for H&M. Set to bring the avant-garde aesthetic of Margiela to the masses, this collection of more than 100 pieces features edited and re-issued designs from the designer’s archive — a nod toward the history of the acclaimed Belgian fashion house....
de Gournay opens in nyc
To fully illustrate my love for de Gournay I must mention our last trip to London. Two years ago, we took the red-eye there, checked into our hotel in Mayfair and I immediately dragged my husband in search of this very special showroom which I insisted he too would love. With only a day and half in London, there was no time to waste. When I tell you that I dragged him, I’m not exaggerating....
calling all prepsters
It’s a rare occasion when I am at a party more interested in what the fellas are wearing than what the ladies have on. This was the case at FIT’s “Ivy Style” exhibit opening last Friday where men came to the reception in bow-ties and boater hats. Curated by the museum’s deputy director, Patricia Mears, the exhibit focuses on menswear from the 1920’s to present....
"or et rose" or "rose et or"
When I was a little girl, I was a pink kind of girl, loooved pink. I wanted to be into green or blue…they seemed way cooler then…but as much as I liked those colors they just weren’t the same for me. As a grown-up you’d think that I’d be over pink, but the little girl in me stays true to all pinks, from the palest blush to the brightest magenta. Through my travels in...
The blistering heat in New York these past few days reminded me to write about the bits of coolness and shade we found when we visited Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech. Jardin Majorelle is a botanical garden created in the 1920’s by Jacques Majorelle, a French painter and son of the famous Art Nouveau furniture designer Louis Majorelle. Majorelle arrived in Marrakech in 1917 for health reasons...
thé menthe maroc
As an avid tea drinker, I was delighted to have a cup of Moroccan mint tea with every meal during our stay in Marrakech. We took a day trip to the Atlas Mountains and had a chance to visit and sip mint tea with a Berber family in their home. I was amazed to see how the rooms and hallways were open to the sky, and even more amazed when we turned a corner and saw a cow in their house! Our guide told...
the little black jacket
You could probably tell from my prior posts, I have a love for anything Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld related. Last week, I was invited to the preview party for Karl Lagerfeld’s exhibition for “The Little Black Jacket” but sadly could not attend as we were out of town. I finally had a chance yesterday to see the exhibit, which features photographs by Mr. Lagerfeld. The photographs together show the...
Marrakech went to the top of my travel wish list when I first read about the redesign of the famous La Mamounia hotel by Parisian interior designer Jacques Garcia in 2009. I was first introduced to Garcia’s design style when visiting Hôtel Costes in Paris several years ago and I immediately became a huge fan - enamored with his use of luxurious textiles, deep moody colors and extravagant finishes....
luxury in a carpark
I spent a ladies weekend in South Beach last month and enjoyed a day to myself strolling Miami’s Lincoln Road in search of Isabel Marant’s new spring pieces. I admit, Lincoln Road was one of the least likely places I would have thought to look but I had read about a shop - alchemist - which carried the line. Owned and run by a super chic couple, you can find a wonderfully curated...
Mr. Lagerfeld has been quite busy - last week, his new Chanel couture collection showed in Paris and as posted before he launched his more affordable line KARL with Net-A-Porter. What I find most exciting though are the mini Karl’s we can buy at the pop-up shop on Bleeker Street in the form of dolls, figurines, key chains and necklaces… 375 Bleeker Street Photos by MLG
Karl interviews himself
Karl Lagerfeld’s KARL collection launched today on NET-A-PORTER. Watch him interview himself. Source: NET-A-PORTER.com
chic western style
I stumbled upon Henry Beguelin in Aspen this past summer. Not only did I immediately fall in love with the boots, bags, belts but also with the beautifully designed shop. Over Thanksgiving weekend we happened to be staying down the street from the Chicago outpost and it reminded me to finish this post. Here are photos of both locations. The Aspen shop. 614 East Cooper Avenue. Aspen CO. ...
In October, I celebrated my birthday weekend in the city I adore and try to visit most - Paris. I felt like the luckiest of girls to stay at the newly opened Mandarin Oriental on Rue Saint-Honoré, a modern oasis right in the heart of shopping heaven. It truly was a special weekend. A big thank you to my dear husband and my good friend Adrian! Here are some photos I took while I was there. Interior...
My latest shoe obsession is the entire Charlotte Olympia line. Last week, with only one day in London, visiting her flagship store in Mayfair was on the top of my list. To no surprise, the shop is gorgeous just like the shoes!
Harper's Bazaar: A Decade of Style
Last Friday, Glenda Bailey, editor-in-chief, Harper’s Bazaar, and guest curator, Vince Aletti gave a special private tour of Harper’s Bazaar: A Decade of Style exhibition for FIT’s Couture Council members at the International Center of Photography. It was amazing to hear the stories behind the beautiful images - would you have ever guessed that in the image below, Kate Winslet...
I had read about Maison 24 in the design blogs but had yet to visit until my friend Julia in London reminded me about her friends who own the shop. I was in search of a decorative trunk for a client so I stopped by last week and found a fabulous lucite version. For those of you who want to add some stylish fun in your home, you can find Maison 24 on Park Avenue in NYC or in Bridgehamton. ...
Lanvin for the little ones
Lanvin’s children’s line launches next month. It will be a happy day for little girls 4-10. In the meantime, download some coloring fun for your little ones drawn by Alber Elbaz for Lucky Magazine. Photos: via nymag.com courtesy of Lanvin
paris mon ami
Hermes…le sigh…mon obsession toujours… Paris Mon Ami!
le grand fooding 2011
French chef Adeline Grattard of Parisian restaurant Yam T’cha dazzled us last weekend with four courses of delectable Franco-Chinese cuisine at Le Fooding’s Exquisite Corpse.
a bit of paris on bleeker
Anxiously awaiting the opening of one of my go-to shops in Paris - Maje, located just down the street from the recently opened Zadig & Voltaire and Comptoir des Cotonniers on Bleeker Street. If they only moved Laduree and Isabel Marant to the West Village, then I’d never have to leave my hood!
Daphne Guinness exhibit opens at the Museum at...
Opened last night, the must see exhibit of Daphne Guinness’ most extraordinary wardrobe collection including McQueen, Dior, Balenciaga, Karl Lagerfeld and, of course, the fabulous Valentino - who I spotted at the opening reception. Tried desperately for a good photo of him but alas… I lack the paparazzi talent and camera.
bergdorfgoodman: Loved.Loved.Loved Marchesa. Hope you enjoy the finale. - James A
lela rose spring 2012
Polka dots, flowers, color blocking, so feminine and flirty… photos by MLG
It was a girl’s dream come true to wear vintage Valentino in the presence of the great couturier (even if he was several tables away!). All the talk of a Valentino musical makes me want to burst into happy song and dance. Please let the fabulousness continue!
i ♥ heart chrome hearts
Hurricane Irene sent us on a detour while on our way back home to NYC from Jackson. Luckily, we were in driving distance to one of my favorite vacation spots -Aspen! Our unexpected extended holiday enabled me to visit Aspen’s Saturday street market where Bijou Aspen caught my eye. The jewelry line designed by an adorable couple, Taylor DeWind and Adam Tessier, features agates, crystals and...
My very first post!
Welcome to Or et Rosé, my scrapbook of beautiful and inspiring things. This week, I am on lovely Nantucket island visiting a dear childhood friend for a ladies only trip. We’ve had many adventures spending childhood summers here and it’s been fun revisiting some of our old favorite haunts. Here are a few home finds that I fell in love with on island.