Author Archives: Jane

25 Years

Today my husband and I celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary … and as someone who writes a lot about fashion, and flowers, and stationery (and has a terrible sweet tooth), I thought it would be fun to put together an inspiration board for my wedding, if I were getting married today.* Dress  from Oscar de […]

Simple Pretty Boston: Charles Street Top 5

Boston is one of my favorite cities: it’s très walkable, full of interesting shops and restaurants, and even boasts a charming public garden right in the middle of town. In fact, it feels a lot like a mini version of London. Whenever I’m in town, Beacon Hill is one of my favorite places to wander. […]

Favorites: April 2016

Is there anything better than peony season? My heart jumps a bit when I first spot a bucket of golf-ball sized buds at flower stands. That said, apologies in advance for the glut/surfeit/bounty of peony pictures you’ll have to endure at Instagram (just from me!) over the next couple of months — worth it, I […]

Simple Pretty Chicago: 3 Arts Club Café

One of my favorite outings during last week’s mad-dash through the US was a leisurely afternoon spent at Restoration Hardware’s new Chicago flagship. The building, known as the 3 Arts Club, was built in 1914 to house women studying music, drama, and the visual arts. Empty since 2003, the site was gloriously renovated under the guidance of […]

Fall 2016: Objects Without Meaning

Described by Vogue as a collection for those who are defined by their accessories* — which is totally me — I am glad to have found Alexandra Michelle’s fall collection for her Los Angeles-based label Objects Without Meaning. Understated silhouettes are exactly what I look for when shopping. (And the shoes featured are the perfect accessory.) […]