Rebecca de Ravenel


everyone wants the perfect outfit….. and guess what? i think i have it right here.

rebecca de ravenel, famous for her les bon bon earrings, has launch some new designs….a chic silk shirt dress, a fabulous bucket bag and some new glamorous hoop earrings….put it all together and you have the perfect outfit.

the ming shirt comes in 8 colors, her new lolli bucket bag also in 8 colors, and the hoop la la earrings in 6 colors (each color has it’s own name), all of them are available for pre-order on moda operandi/ shop here

leave it to rebecca to come up with the perfect outfit, and the best news, it’s all you’ll need!


Markham Roberts


the new house beautiful has a great project by designer markham roberts in it/ take a tour here. i especially love the blue and white bedroom in the feature.

all the layers of blue and white pattern and texture are signature markham. got me thinking of all the pretty blue and white bedrooms markham has designed over the years. there are a lot, here are a few of my favorites and they are all so beautiful!

markham is one of my favorite designers for obvious reasons, he exudes all-american style and great taste. he’s so talented and he sure knows how to do blue and white, especially a blue and white bedroom. enjoy!



i just got back from charleston, south carolina. i was there speaking at the historic charleston foundation antique show. what an absolutely beautiful city. i had the best time. 

there were so many wonderful parties hosted in so many beautiful homes. tom scheerer, timothy whealon and alex papachristidis were also there speaking. it was fun spending time with all of them. i also met charleston based designer and author amelia handegan, she invited us over to her apartment last night. she is lovely. 

one of the highlights of the trip was visiting gatewood. an early 18oo’s home that gil schafer worked on . the house and the gardens are spectacular, it also graces the cover of his book. the owner, along with antique dealer john pope, gave us a tour and it was truly inspiring. i was moved and so grateful for the experience. 

the best part of my trip was taking a tour of big white houses with my new friend olivia brock (the lacquered life). she is darling with a capital “d”. i just adore her. she picked me up in her golf cart and away we went. it was so fun and i learned so much about charleston architecture and preservation, along with their south side porches, kitchen houses, and carriage houses. 

for me there’s nothing quite as beautiful as a big white house. charleston sure had a lot of great ones. i hope you enjoy!

pictures by me. please forgive some of the angles. we were going fast on that golf cart.