Food lovers and frequent visitors to NYC will love this charming book from John Donohue, a former editor at The New Yorker. John's been sketching iconic NYC eateries for years, and this book compiles over 100 of them in a made-to-display great looking coffee table book. Tad and I had a blast thumbing through our copy, recognizing places we'd been together, sharing stories about spots we've tried in past lives, and making a bucket-list of where we've yet to go. Such a fun gift to give this season, and a steal at $13 for a hardcover. Make sure you also check out his online shop - you can buy prints of his sketches, memorable spots like I Sodi, Balthazar, Carbone, Gramercy Tavern, 11 Madison Park and more. I'm placing an order today of a few faves to gift to friends.
Yesterday I caught Tad napping under this coat. It's always getting some action, whether one of us is absent-mindedly stroking a sleeve, or it's admired by a Maitre d' who helps slip it on. This one is perfect for NYC when it's cold - you don't really have to add any extra layers under it to stay warm. I'd throw it over a long sleeve bodysuit, with jeans, and stay perfectly toasty even on blustery, extra-chilly nights. The hood is great as well - I don't have to worry about losing a hat. Because I will lose anything not attached to me, dare me. My coat was an early Christmas gift from Sandro, and I can't say enough good things about it. It's 100% faux, for realz and it gives me the literal feelz. Check out the details here, and shop a few other options that look appealing.
fab faux furs I'm feeling
I am living for Sucession right now. It's so freaking good. Most everyone I've asked about it has given me a hard no (whyyyy???), but I just love it. Interestingly enough, somehow we managed to watch season 2 first, thinking that was the start, and about 2/3 of the way through we realized season one existed. That's like those dreams where you realize there's a whole other room in your house you never knew you had, and it's 100% joyful. We've restarted from the beginning and devoured the first season, wedding and all, and now we're back to 2, and gonna roll through with a whole new perspective! My fave character is Roman - Kieran Culkin's dark humor tickles me to a LOL point often. When we're back in the same town together, Tad and I will pick it back up but I wish that was NOW.
We're offering a new edit of pretty Italian tumblers at Furbish for the holidays. From our best-selling Modena set, we've selected two festive colors, and this time you can buy just 4: 2 red and 2 green. Such a lovely hostess gift, I've already packed up several sets to send to Aspen so we're stocked up on gifts for the party season. I swear, it makes life so much easier if you just buy 4 or 5 of something you know that works, and then all that scrambling on the way to a dinner to pick something up that doesn't look like you picked it up on the way to dinner is adverted. My real-life go-tos are these glasses, a set of evil eye charms (they make everyone happy and it's cute to add one to a bottle of wine), a stack of our rainbow linen napkins, diptyque votives, and fun coasters. Keeping these on hand has made being the favorite guest even easier. Just kidding. But it does make me happy to bring friends fun gifts.
hostess gifts you can hoard
How about this dreamboat of a bathroom we're wrapping up just in time for Santa to stop in if he needs to. (Like, how's that work??). My client updated her existing navy blue-tiled bathroom with a Tiffany-blue color on the cabinets, and my job was to find a wallpaper that made the two meet in a scheme that made sense. We went with Farrow and Ball's Hornbeam, which I was so happy to get to use for the first time! And the sconces are pretty antique brass from Visual Comfort. My client snapped this pic and texted it to me over the weekend and I responded with a float all around the screen 'holy shit!!!'. It pleased me, mostly because it pleased her. Barf. Feelings. More to come though from this house - it's literally the first project I ever worked on (my sweet mama helped me) and we're doing a 10-year update - some fun stuff to share later this week as we get it finished.
This Tuesday, 12/10, we're launching a new pop-up shop with artist Jeanne McKay Hartmann, who does these really sweet watercolors of scenes from her travels. She loves to paint in Paris, Venice, the Italian Isles and snowy ski resorts. These little moments are so charmingly captured, and would make great gifts for friends that you've shared trips with, or made memories with in a special place you want to commemorate. There are 30 pieces and they're really affordably priced from $175 to $285. Stop in tomorrow at noon to see if there's a place that perks you up - maybe for yourself, or mark a few gifts off your list! Also make sure you signup for our newsletter, because in tomorrow's, Jeanne is sharing her top 10 must-haves for traveling. BTW you should check out our newsletters, in general. We put a lot of work into them, and there's some solid content that's pretty to look at, a great resource for sourcing product, and has behind the scenes looks at plenty of projects that we don't share on IG, or here on my blog. You can try it, and if you don't like it, throw it right back - there's an unsubscribe button right at the top. At least click through and watch for the winky eyes. They're fun, right?
I schlepped a big rug up to NYC this weekend to try in the apartment. It's from the newest batch at Furbish - and I just couldn't stop thinking about it, so one night around midnight, I got up from bed, went to my desk and just quietly took it offline so it's shalt not be bought during the night. We have this really cool ligne roset red sectional, and I wasn't sure if a darker Persian would work, but I'm feeling the vibe. We do have some really attractive rugs up right now, most mentionable in my opinion, are Buckley (the border on this runner is amazing), Courtni (this is one of the fanciest rugs we've had) and Poppy (she was the other contender for NYC b/c I love the bits of hot pink)