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Katie Ridder intaglio necklace with rose gold
Katie Ridder’s jewelry in Elle Decor

Interior designer Katie Ridder is known for wearing big, bold statement jewelry pieces, often of her own design. Now she's making those designs available to others. See her collection here....

Hong Molitor-Xu bedroom in NYCG
A suburban house that’s anything but, in NYCG

Hong Molitor-Xu's family home in suburban NYC reflects an ecclectic mix of her Asian sensibilities with her German husband's minimalist tendencies, and artifacts garnered on their world travels, to pretty cool effect. See the whole house here....

Marta Ferri for Molteni
Marta Ferri’s collection for Molteni, in Elle Decor

Marta Ferri is known to some as the go-to fashion designer for the Milanese jet-set, and to others as the head of fabrics for Molteni. For the Milan fair, Ferri created a capsule collection of women's styles, made out of Molteni's fabrics, that will be used to accessorize their ever- popular closet systems. Sadly, you can't buy them...

Iggy Pop's door at the Chelsea Hotel
Chelsea Hotel door auction in How To Spend It/The FT

50-plus doors from the Chelsea Hotel in New York City will be auctioned next week via Guernseys. It's such an incredible opportunity to own a piece of history - some of the doors on sale led to rooms once occupied by the likes of Leonard Cohen, Tennessee Williams, Humphrey Bogart, Bob Marley, Jack Kerouac, Jackson Pollock, Jim Morrison, Bob Dylan, Isabella Rossellini, Jimi Hendrix, Madonna, Andy Warhol, Liam Neeson, and Brian Jones. You can read the full article here and preview the pieces at Rico Maresca Gallery starting April 5th....

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Faena’s Tierra Santa Healing House in Luxury Magazine

Faena, undoubtedly one of the hottest hotels in Miami today, gets a lot of press for its decor, restaurants, and owner who dresses head to toe in white. More people should be looking into the Tierra Santa spa. Located on the mezzanine level of the oceanside hotel, it has a gorgeous hammam and DIY all-marble wet spa water circuit, but also a new menu, that incorporates more healing treatments, developed for the spa by a (female) shaman. Read more at Luxury's current issue, available online here....

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Chable Resort, Mexico in Luxury Magazine

Chable, a resort located about 45 minutes from Merida, Mexico, opened last year. Designed by Paulina Moran, it's one of the best resorts, all-around, that I have ever visited. Each room is a free-standing modernist house with its own pool, hammock, indoor and outdoor shower, etc, the Hacienda on property dates to the 1800s, and the spa is beyond. You can read more here....

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....