23 September 2012


"I'm old school, I like stacks of books in every room."
Carole Radziwill

22 September 2012

Brooke Astor Auction at Sotheby's

A few days ago, I headed to the Upper East Side to see the contents of the Brooke Astor auction at Sotheby's.  The proceeds will benefit the charities she supported during her lifetime.  She lived to be 105 years old and I remember reading that one of her secrets to longevity was having friends of all different ages and being open to making new ones at all times.  Good advice.  
The contents are from her New York apartment and her Holly Hill estate.  There was lots of sterling silver, art, furniture and Chinoiserie items.  Everything was arranged as it was in her homes.  The auction takes place September 24-25 at Sotheby's in New York City, for more details click here.
 photo from Elle Decor
 photo from Sotheby's
 these tall bookshelves were a favorite
 this large screen was beautiful

 I loved these paintings and the small footstools.

 Her monogrammed luggage from T. Anthony.
Attendees looking at her jewelry collection.
 Holly Hill
 and lobster rolls for Lunch~Luke's is a short walk :)

15 September 2012

so inviting

photo from House Beautiful
I've been wanting to change our stair runner to a seagrass or sisal and paint the wood a darker color and  voilĂ ! -this came across my Pinterest page today.  Lovely!

04 September 2012

Tobacco Building DUMBO

Photo Jim Emery Photography
What a great space to dine, people watch and enjoy!
News from the Brooklyn Flea:
It's a dream come true: A hundreds-years-old open-air walled structure (the Tobacco Warehouse) right next to the Brooklyn Bridge with unparalleled skyline views, surrounded by a brand-new world-class public park, right near Jane's Carousel, River Cafe, and Grimaldi's Pizza, steps from the East River Ferry, and loaded with tourists from all over the world plus hungry locals--with enough delicious food to fill you up 10 times over. Smorgasburg is coming to DUMBO!