Designer + Co-founder of Matchbook Magazine

This is a blog for musings on design influences, decorating, style, travel, new york, etc.

Please contact me directly for design and editorial inquiries, and collaborations. Thanks!


baby it's cold survival tips

No need to intro the current weather situation going on... Here are my my tried and true suggestions for survival. There's also a new little matchbook magazine out yesterday that's rather swell for reading by the fire/on the sofa/anywhere warm and cozy. Enjoy!

PRODUCT PICKS: l.l.bean black rubber mocs / coach classic city bag /  raccoon fur hooded parka / earrings / bow gloves / cinnamon spice tea / lumbar pillowserena and lily white sale / ny times / TCM


2014 resolution: travel far and wide

Happy New Year! As New York wakes up to a white wonderland and frigid temps, I'm eagerly counting down the days till Jamaica. I resolve to start traveling again in 2014. Throughout my childhood, high school and college I was a boundless traveler. Since starting a business, and being swept up in the general busyness of life I've put several trips I want to make on the back burner... So my first my first task of the New Year was to change all that. I've been to Jamaica before, but different parts of the country - around Montego Bay. This time I'm eager to explore the famous Blue Lagoon, Frenchman's Cove, Port Antonio, and end the vacation at Strawberry Hill – a former coffee plantation high up in the Blue Mountains above Kingston. 

PACKING LIST: soludos / clinique sunscreen / butter nail polish in jaffa / scalloped satchel / nars lip gloss in scandal / floral print bandeau top /  high waist bikini bottoms / madewell hepcat sunnies / all abuzz earrings / striped skirt

Hopefully this is the first of many trips to come this year! I'm curious to hear...What is your top resolution for 2014?


winter whites fit for a new year's fete

Winter whites + a dose of sparkle is the best recipe for that desirable balance of playful sophistication that holiday fetes call for. What better way to welcome the new year! I especially adore this A-line embellished dress / sparkly clutch / kate spade keds / erickson beamon earrings / luxeffects nail polish / mini lomography camera / lulu frost bracelet (on sale!) / sofia champagne 


pieces of december

Charming neighborhood stoops decked in holly, a jaunt upstate to the Adirondacks with my family
and Zelda for Christmas, and drinks at Bemelmans Bar... reason 1000000 why I love New York.
Hope you all are having a fun + peaceful holiday!

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