Monthly Archives: May 2010


Invite to BBQ: check! Homemade mango salsa to bring: check! Outfit-… A.L.C. of course! Over the past couple of weeks the invites for Memorial Day BBQ’s and picnics have been flowing in. This weekend marks the start of hot summer days and hopefully cool summer nights. Since we viewed A.L.C. summer’s collection, I have been […]

Here comes the Sunrays

I met Julia Muggenburg, the uber chic London designer of Belmacz jewelry, in the store last week.  Out of her jewelry box spilled a mass of aptly named Sunray earrings – fun and easy to wear in gorgeous colored stones.  Rutilated quartz are my favorite–  perfect summer earrings! Christine Morris – Buyer,  Fine Jewelry

Back to Basics

The last time I entertained the idea of buying a pair of loafers, it was summer at Radcliffe. I wasn’t a student at Radcliffe, but a sixth grader at Ivy League Day Camp where each group was named after a college. I was a part of the Radcliffe Rockstars. I remember that summer it was […]

California Dreamin’

Last week I took the briefest of jaunts out to San Francisco for our trunk show with The Row.  It went very well, by the way – and it was lovely to meet a sampling of our smart and chic San Francisco clients.  I grew up in the Bay Area and went to school in […]

Staff Picks for the Grad

The Barneys Web Team picked gifts they love for the Grad –  Shop Now!

Nikki B Friendship Bracelets

We just received in the new Nikki B friendship bracelets in 8 colors and I bought 2 this morning for my bestest friend… I love them. Nikki is also an amazing person….she lives in a “tree house” in Chile and employs and trains Chilean women in her beading techniques. So I can also feel extra […]

The First Lady Wears Barbara Tfank

Some might say Michelle Obama has an affinity for fashion.  Major understatement?  Probably.  We’re often curious to see what she’s wearing for her various activities – attending state dinners, gardening at the White house, heading off for date night –  to name a few.  We spotted this photo of her meeting with participants of the […]

A taste of African culture in the Gulf of Mexico

In planning for my most recent trip to Playa Del Carmen in Mexico, I had everything on my checklist: a great book, sun tan lotion, big sunglasses, my straw hat.  The one piece missing was a truly amazing, gotta have it swimsuit.  After looking through my bin of last summer’s clothes and feeling underwhelmed by […]

CSA Goodies

These are some goodies from our CSA up in Ulster County.  We pick them up at an empty barn at a nursery up the road – no locks, total honor system, another era.  Such gorgeous organic eggs and chives, I can look at them all day.  The asparagus comes from a nearby farm – those […]

A Fringed Metallic Mini for Every Occasion

Last week I had the pleasure of skipping out on the office and spending my day with the fabulous designers of E2, Michèle and Olivier Chatenet, at their very first Barneys trunk show. Drawing from a vast archive of vintage fabrics and scarves, their creations drive a girl to have some serious fun with her […]