Category Archives: living

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 […]

John Derian: Fall 2015

It’s not even Halloween yet, but I’m already sneakily starting to think about Christmas lists, both for giving and receiving. John Derian‘s fall 2015 collection is bursting with decoupage plates and paperweights that show off my favorite subjects (birds, foliage, and constellations) to simple, elegant effect. A few of my favorites are highlighted above — I was […]

My London: Produce Stands

There are many things to love about living in London, chief among which is the weather (no arguments, natives: you’re wrong), but one of the happiest surprises was the abundance of top-notch produce stands. Open year round, which to a former Chicagoan is a dream come true. Whatever the neighborhood, have a wander: more likely […]

Tricia Foley Life|Style

“Tastemaker” and “Curator” are titles that can quickly lose meaning in today’s “everyone’s an expert” world, but there is no doubting designer Tricia Foley‘s credentials as a lifestyle authority. She’s written numerous books, consulted for Ralph Lauren Home and Wedgwood, and has a decorating aesthetic well known for interiors that are soothing and elegant, yet […]