What fun to find Amanda Brooks and her darling family on The Selby this morning. The glimpses of the English countryside have me longing for a trip across the pond. The family calls Oxfordshire, England home and certainly seems to be making the most of their country life. See the full story here.
One of my Christmas presents was a weekend upstate (“did you hashtag best boyfriend ever?”) so this evening I’m packing my bags for Woodstock, New York. We’re driving up in the morning and I can’t wait to explore all the cozy towns along the Hudson. It’s going to be mighty chilly, but I figure it’s nothing a little wine by the fire can’t cure! Let me know if you have any recs of things to do/see/eat in the area. I’m especially looking forward to dinner at Cucina – I’ve heard rave reviews. Above is a rental a bit further upstate — isn’t it a stunner? Let the country house dreams commence!
Stumbling upon these fantastically styled photos of Wallpaper editor J.J. Martin on Tales of Endearment made my morning. While my own personal style is more subdued, I so admire those that can take things up a notch in the color and pattern department. J.J.’s life in Milan sounds pretty spectacular — she recently threw herself a black tie 40th birthday party at a villa in Rome and her Italian husband loves to by her vintage jewels. See more of her amazing abode here.
(photography by Natalie Joos)
I was thrilled to learn this morning that West Elm has collaborated with one of my favorite NYC fashion designers, Steven Alan. The 100% handcrafted collection is just as gorgeous as his highly coveted apparel. I’ve already added the tables and striped bedding to my wish list! Below, some more of the collection highlights.