Category Archives: living

Holiday Gift Guide, Part One: For You

Gift guides: depending on the day, I crave them or loathe them. But Christmas rolls around like clockwork, and I need ideas! (Which means you probably do, too.) To that end, I’ve compiled a few of my favorite things from browsing the Internet, broken down into two installments. Part One features items I think would […]

Laura Stoddart for Hester and Cook

Laura Stoddart could be my favorite illustrator. Her watercolors are quirky yet sweet and old-fashioned yet modern. It doesn’t hurt that the subjects she chooses are perfection: I love to look at pretty cakes and hyper-organized butler’s pantries. While I keep my fingers crossed that she will announce new work very soon, these placemats and […]

Rita Konig: The Complete House

I’m not sure where my infatuation/obsession? with Rita Konig began, but I know that it was cemented during the golden years of Domino magazine. Whenever I spotted her byline on a story, I knew I was in for a treat, whether the subject was how to decorate a rental (she found NYC’s “just paint it […]

Favorites: November 2015

I’ve finally figured out the disconnect between my “I love London weather!” admonitions and everyone else’s “Are you crazy?” reactions — it’s the fact that November weather, mysterious and sometimes gloomy and more-often-than-not overcast speaks deeply to me. Until this point, I thought I was a California-sunshine kind of girl, the one who basks in […]

My London: Fernandez & Wells

I have a confession: I’m not much of a fancy food person. Good food, served simply, goes a long way in my book. That’s probably why I’m so drawn to Fernandez & Wells. Launched in 2007 by Rick Wells and Jorge Fernandez, the mini-chain of London cafés has a guiding principle of serving food suitable […]