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Tired of Mother’s Day Brunch? Try a Tea


  “There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.” -Henry James, 1881 Three thirty in the afternoon this Mother’s Day, I will be sitting with Mallory and Averell at Bergdorf Goodman’s in New York City enjoying afternoon tea. Being with my daughters and enjoying

Spring At The Japanese Tea Garden


    It is positively warm in San Francisco today! I mean seriously, throw open all the windows, walk a bit slower, jacket off warm. Cherry blossoms are blooming, flowers are bursting and there is a real risk of construction workers taking their shirts off any minute. Things are looking up! It’s also the perfect

Bold Strokes and Artful Wear


All photographs were taken by Ashley Urban What better way to pay homage to Jean-Michel Basquiat, the late Neo-Expressionist and downtown-cool artist than to wear one of his art works – this time in the form of a printed A-line Dress, from the 17 piece capsule collection, by Alice and Olivia’s designer Stacey Bendet.  Some

About Face: Magic Cream in a Bottle


  Imagine wrapping yourself in a down duvet covered in the finest Frette cotton. That’s what this thick moisturizer by Charlotte Tilbury feels like on skin…soft, comfortable, basically heaven. And it also has a faint rose scent that adds to the whole pampering effect. Twenty years ago celebrity makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury started mixing up

Summer Series: Alfresco Baby!


Fresh ocean air, glimmering beach, warm ambience and oh-so-beautiful people are just some of the reasons  to make a dinner reservation at the Galley Restaurant next time you’re in Nantucket.  Oh yes, and let’s not forget about the utterly delicious food, which is inspired by the island’s abundant seafood and by the restaurant’s own organic garden.

South Park Cafe


One of my favorite squares in San Francisco is South Park. It’s very European in size and scale, in large part because British immigrant George Gordon, who longed for the elegant and stylish squares or crescent of London, designed it.   And what better way to enjoy its quiet ambience than dinning at the South

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