How to throw an awesome backyard movie night.

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Hi! Last week was a doozy! I was a bridesmaid in Courtney's wedding, interviewed Leandra, founder of  Man Repeller in front of hundreds of women for Women Exceed, a non profit I work with that helps women entrepreneurs, and last, I threw our first party at the new house, a backyard movie night for Cookie's 8th birthday. I don't think I ever EVER had a party this fun in my entire life! The night was warm, the kids were so happy, after the party was over the adults sat up drinking beer and eating left over birthday cake in the tent until midnight. It had the vibes of an amazing summer night... I … [Read more...]

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Iksel wallpaper in Iznik, hand painted decorative wallpapers by Dimonah and Mehmet Eksel. … [Read more...]

Inside a Dreamy English Estate.

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Two blog posts in one week about the Brooks family! This is the home of fashion insider Amanda Brooks and her husband painter Christopher Brooks, who was once married to Miranda Brooks, the landscape genius who designed Anna Wintour's magical gardens. (The gardens here were Miranda's first garden ever, she and the family are still close!)  The English farm house was where Christopher was born and raised, but Amanda and her family were using it as a vacation house for a only couple of weeks each year.   One day, burnt out from NYC life - the striving, oh the striving! - Amanda suggested to her … [Read more...]

Brands You’ll Love | Khaite

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Khaite (pronounced Kate) was developed by creative director Catherine Holstein-  the New York-based label is hot off the presses. It debuts exclusively at The Line this fall. The collection invokes feelings of true American Sportswear, with sumptuous fabrics, fantastic lines, those wonderful beiges.... and of course, a denim collection that does everything we want a jean to do - look like a stiff vintage jean, but with a little invisible give in the right places. The look books, shot for the line by Hanna Tveite are so lovely, they are why I fell in love with the brand in the first … [Read more...]

Anna Wintour’s Wild Garden

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Off in Long Island, in an unfashionably distant location from the Hamptons pristine beaches, Anna Wintour sits atop 40 acres of old farm land that she and landscape architect Miranda Brooks have transformed into a wild, effortless, rambling, beautiful exercise in homesickness, as Miranda called it. The two are both English and they connected twenty five years ago, and planted this magnificent garden. Everything is meant to look casual and elegant and wildly beautiful, but of course, it is all meticulously planned and cared for. It feels like a story book, like a fable. Gardening is like a … [Read more...]