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John Derian stands against a brick wall in his new West Village shop on Christopher Street NYC
John Derian’s new West Village shop in WSJ

John Derian has made East Second Street a must-visit shopping destination, thanks to over 20 years on that block and now three stores. Later this month (in reality it will probably be next month) he will open a shop on Christopher Street in the West Village. You can read more about it here (behind WSJ paywall, for now)....

Jan-Feb 2018 cover
Two shoots for JCK Jan/Feb issue

Yours truly is the new jewelry editor for JCK magazine which, for the uninformed, is like the WWD of the fine jewelry industry. What's more fun than being on photo shoots playing with jewelry? Here's my first cover, featuring pieces by Ileana Makri, Sorellina, Jacquie Aiche, Eden Presley, Adel Chefridi and Renee Lewis.    ...

Jill Kargman drinks Cayman Cabernet at home in New York City
Drinking with Jill Kargman/The Daily Beast

You know her as the star of Odd Mom Out, or the New York Times best-selling author, or the (now) movie actress, but you probably don't associate Jill Kargman with booze. Turns out, the girl loves her red wine and even let me into her home to talk to her about it. Read all about it here....

Insider's guide to Chelsea and the High Line
Insider’s guide to West Chelsea/Elliman magazine

A lot of really cool creative people live in West Chelsea -- like the interior designer Jamie Drake, co-founder of Fathom Pavia Rosati, and gallery owner Michael Jenkins.  I bugged them, and a few others, for this article, where they reveal their favorite spots to eat, hang out, and shop....

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Stuff to buy in Miami during Art Basel

Art, handbags, fashion! The insanity that is Art Basel Miami Beach is almost over but you can still buy (most of) these things. 'Tis the season and all that....

Fashion Designer Peter Som in his West Village kitchen
In the kitchen with Fashion Designer Peter Som/The Daily Beast

This is not my first time in fashion designer Peter Som's kitchen. I've been the lucky recipient of many meals chez Som, so writing a piece about him in his kitchen, while he makes minestrone soup (something I usually don't like, but his was delicious, and I'm not just saying that because he's my friend), was really fun. Read more about it here....

John Derian scarf with mushrooms
John Derian’s new scarves, in Vogue

John Derian, aka the guy who could make a minimalist crave decoupage, has designed a line of silk and cotton scarves in collaboration with Sonya Park of Arts and Sciences. See them all and get more backstory here. PS It's also my first-ever piece for Vogue. Yay!...

Rebecca Gardner's holiday pop up shop at the St. Regis New York
St. Regis New York’s holiday shop in How To Spend It

Every year, the St. Regis Hotel in New York City has a fabulous, but temporary, holiday shop. This year they enlisted event designer Rebecca Gardner, who has produced some of the hotel's famous midnight suppers (most recently for fashion designer Jason Wu), to create a pop-up featuring her favorite things, which include Venetian glassware and Elizabethan collars for dogs (really). Read more here, and if you can't make it in person, you can shop it online here....