Adler and Elkins


i loved spending time in lake forest this past weekend as the honorary chair of the lake forest show house.

shelley johnstone and her lovely family hosted me and we had the best time. we drove around for hours looking at all the beautiful and historic architecture in lake forest. i saw so many david adler houses. i was in awe and so inspired. i will treasure my time there.

one of most famous houses in lake forest is the reed house designed by mr. adler and interior design by frances elkins. did you know adler and elkins were brother and sister? talk about a dynamic duo. they did 15 houses together. 

reed house is extraordinary. love the grand staircase in the entry with a moroccan stair runner, the dining room with hand painted chinoiserie wall paper, the library with hermes leather walls and the guest bedroom with twin anglo indian canopy beds. so chic, i could move right in.

thought i would share some images of reed house. there’s nothing quite like and adler house. enjoy!




the met gala is the biggest fashion night of the year. i was wondering what everyone would show up in tonight considering comme des garcons avant garde japanese designer rei kawakubo was being honored with the exhibition rei kawakubo/comme des garcons: art of the in-between.  there were some theatrics of course, but all in all everyone looked really beautiful and gala appropriate. 

what i was really taken with was the decorations inside. just look at all the color- the blues, the reds and the pinks. in honor of rei kawakubo and her japanese heritage all guest were greeted with sake and a pair chopstick. these beautiful touches mixed with all the blue and white gives us the story of the night….and  did you notice the color of the carpet outside? it’s cobalt! i told you cobalt was cool! 

thought it would be fun to mix in my picks for best dressed in with “the colors of the met!” enjoy!

Elle Fanning in Miu Miu

Mandy Moore in DVF

Diana Kruger in Prada

Lily- Rose Depp in Chanel

Sarah Paulson in Prada

Gwyneth in Calvin Klein

Tracee Ellis Ross

Alexa Chung in DVF

Sofia Coppola in Marc Jacobs

J Lo in Valentino

Ansel Elgort

The LSD in Proenza Schuler


today is the first monday in may, that means tonight is the most anticipated fashion event of the year, the met gala.

this year the costume institute will celebrate the work and design of japanese designer rei kawakubo of comme des garcons, but before we do, i have to take us back to the 2015 gala that celebrated china: through the looking glass. the party was beautiful! the gala was swathed in de gournay, bamboo and fresh cut flowers. i can’t wait to see what they come up with this year!!