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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....

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Feature on Barneys, Bergdorf’s, Saks, Bloomies and Dover Street Market in Departures

A kind of major shopping story with loads of insider tips (from the likes of Jill Kargman, , Maya Jankelowitz and Jordan Roth) on navigating what can seem like daunting spaces. Did you know that Barneys has a concierge who can get you the hottest reservation in town? Or that Bloomingdales plays Frank Sinatra's "New York, New York" throughout the store every morning when the open the doors? Or that if you buy any two skincare products at the La Mer counter in Bergdorfs, you get a free facial? I didn't either, until reporting this story. It's in the November/December issue...

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Roi du Lac home furnishings in Departures Magazine

Haven't heard of them? That will change soon. This new line, from Marco Kinloch and Antea Brugnoni Alliata, who are based in Rome, is just hitting the US, with everything from crazy candles to tabletop and even wallpaper. Read more here....

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Page of velvet home and fashion pieces in Alexa/The NY Post

Velvet is EVERYWHERE - from pieces for your home, to clothing, even sunglasses and dog beds. This page in Alexa highlights some of the season's best, from Gucci sneakers to a Saint Laurent necklace and even a pair of sunglasses with real velvet frames....