Monthly Archives: December 2009

I <3 Martin Grant!

I love Martin Grant. No really. It’s true. We’re supposed to refrain from using the word “love” too often in this blog, but what am I supposed to do? How about, I adore him? That works too. While in the store today perusing his new spring delivery, I realized that seeing his collection is like […]

Day Glo Borough

At times my Manhattan friends forget that Brooklyn, the borough I call home, is also part of New York City – in fact there is a stronghold of those who feel it is tantamount to Siberia, especially when it comes to meeting with friends for an evening out. Well, to each his own, but I […]

Toasty New Year

Each New Year’s Eve we celebrate by having a dinner party with friends, but over the last couple of years, with the acquisition of a ramshackle farmhouse in the Catskills, a new tradition has evolved. As the clock nears midnight, we and all of our guests pull on our winter boots and coats and head […]

A Winter Wonderland Wedding

I just got back from my friend Andrea’s wedding in NH! (Andrea is a fellow Barneys blogger and CO-OP buyer.) Part 1: We love Sariah Carson: Some of you may have first encountered Sariah’s “Georgina” dress on Blair Waldorf a few episodes ago on Gossip Girl. The CO-OP team and I fell in love with […]

Aesa – Warrior Woman

The new Aesa S10 collection appeals to my internal “warrior woman.” The designer, Randi Mates, was inspired by armor and medieval stone work, and she says that her new pieces “explore the notion of a totemic piece that someone wears to celebrate their own power” and that the pieces “are meant to symbolize the bounty […]

Seen on Screen: Gap misses the boot

Gap Holiday campaign features Barneys New York CO-OP boot!! Thanks to the Booth Moore at the LA Times for this great article Seen on Screen: Gap misses the boot

Understating the Unexpected

My personal style is not exactly understated. I tend to pile on the jewelry, love my studded Louboutin stilettos, and my favorite “tee shirt” is a sequin Proenza number. However, I’m being blown away by how in love I am with the simplicity of the Valextra Namaste hobo. It’s classically Valextra in its understated luxury, […]

3 oz, will travel. . .

I just booked a trip over New Year’s to the Caribbean. Since I always carry-on, packing can be a challenge. I have three beauty essentials that breeze through airport security. I’m obsessed with Shiseido Sun Protection Cream in SPF 55. It has a smooth non greasy application and quickly absorbs into the skin. And at […]

Jonathan Adler, Parker Posey, Fred Flare... OH MY!

Jonathan Alder believes that your home should make you happy; we believe that Jonathan Alder makes us happy!! Check out this fantastic video of Jonathan Adler in his studio with Fred Flare to see why. To fulfill your dire need for all things anti-depressive, take a look at And don’t forget…’tis the season for […]

Simon Doonan is the Cranky Elf!!!