quiet, please


ten ways to ease into the holiday season


As I head out to my first holiday party of the season tonight, there's no denying that though it's only November 12th and feels like a sultry spring day, mistletoe and hot toddies are just around the corner...
Here's 10 ways to ease into the coziest time of year:

1/ Add a touch of holiday to your decor with this double-happiness ornament   
2/ Brighten your walls with prints from Katie Armour's beautiful new Buddy Editions   
3/ Wrap yourself in this men's cashmere buffalo check scarf   
4/ Knits. Knits. Knits.   
5/ Make an understated pop of sparkle your wintertime day-to-night essential   
6/ Treat yourself (and monogram it!)   
7/  Remember that it's the little things that count... looking at you, pinky ring   
8/ More time lounging inside (with a book by the fire, hopefully) means an excuse to shop for throw pillows   
9/ Challenge your fam to a classic bout of bananagrams    
10/ Update the classics with this chic black + brown pair of duck boots  



fall fancies

Essentials for the changing of the seasons... Throw pillows: lions by luke edward hall + zebras by scalamandre
Crossbody bag: Michael Kors ostrich Blanket: Hudson bay co. by ll bean Weekend road trip: Falling water Art gallery afternoons: Helen Frankenthaler at the Gagosian Extra layers: Coach leather moto jacket Candlelight: Serena & Lily glass hurricanes Penny loafers: Enzo Angiolini in metallic silver

Cheers to my favorite season! x


5 NYC art galleries to visit this September

The art world is back from summer holiday and the city has been abuzz with fantastic openings this week. Wandering the gallery openings on the Lower East Side last night was one of those moments where the city feels like a small town, a reunion of sorts. And while a trip to the chelsea galleries is always worthy of an aimless afternoon, these are five shows that I particularly enjoyed. These artists come from diverse backgrounds and experience (emerging and established), and the shows highlight the best of a variety of contemporary styles – from surrealism to abstract, color field to landscape. Perhaps most exciting was to see the ilustrious Hockney reinvent his work by producing a body of iPad prints (The Arival of Spring), resulting in a purely fun and colorful exhibit – true to his painting aesthetic on the surface, but nuanced by his embrace of technology.

[Click the images for the gallery websites]

PS. If you find yourself in New Haven this week, pop into the fabulous Bruce Davidson/ Paul Caponigro photography exhibit at the Yale Center for British Art