Cocktail Cubbies, Rich Texture, and Sexy Lighting

These are a few of my favorite things from the now-closed San Francisco Decorator Showcase. The numerous cocktail cubbies and petite bars were an entertaining stop throughout this 4-level home. I don't even think we saw all of them. The puffer fish pendant was most amusing, and I am glad we met in-person. But I ask,…

Commonwealth: Tasting Menu

While the kids were away at the school's annual camping trip, Martin and I (plus Conny and Joe) treated ourselves to a leisurely dinner at Commonwealth. You can always find good food in San Francisco. The only problem is that I can never keep up. If you keep a running record of must-visit restaurants, put…

My Cruise Collection Crush

Entering the runway with his second show for Louis Vuitton, Nicolas Ghesquière elaborates on rich texture, bold patterns, and bright color accents for his 2015 Cruise Collection. The pre-season line, also called Resort Collection, often seems superfluous to me, or worse, like an afterthought. However, this is a deeply creative portfolio come to life. Simply gorgeous. I especially love the gladiator-boot-inspired sandals and the…

Dr. Scholl’s Sandals

When I was in high school, I had a pair of classic navy blue Dr. Scholl's sandals that were the height of fashion. The open toe, square buckle, and nail head details, what's not to love? I wore them with my coolest jeans (you know, the ones with a fancy design on the back pockets)…

Floral Sighting at the Anna Wintour Costume Centre

I love the trio of color and texture in this shot, taken at the opening of the Anna Wintour Costume Centre at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I especially love First Lady, Michelle Obama's outfit, the forest-green floral embroidered dress by designer Naeem Khan. She simply has great style and is not afraid of bold…

Audrey Hepburn

I was so fortunate to have met my heroine, Audrey Hepburn, at a UNICEF event in 1990. In person, she was graceful, humble, stunning, thoughtful, and passionate. She was larger than life. Happy Birthday wherever you are.