Little Moments of Fuck You

Seven girls, five bottles of wine, three sheepskin rugs, a sleeping dog and a crackling fire. It’s the stuff chick flicks are made of. But this gathering has all the trappings of a sorcerer’s circle, with philosophical, spiritual and herbal banter bouncing around the room… READ MORE

January 22, 2015 / 6 Comments

Meanwhile at the Ramones Ranch

The first indication is the house I am standing in front of. It is pink: a bright, unapologetic, screaming, pepto-bismol pink. With prairie green roof and window trimmings, candy canes planted on the front lawn and life size figurines depicting the Nativity of Jesus… READ MORE

January 7, 2015 / 10 Comments

Non Basel Stuff

I’ve been holding my breath all morning. From the moment I woke up, while I was eating my goat cheese and spinach omelet, the entire car ride to the store, until now – it’s just about 2 PM – pulling… READ MORE

December 9, 2014 / 1 Comment

Faeries and Pentagrams

I’ve been in this house before. As a matter of fact, I am here quite often. Because it’s my sister’s apartment, or to be more precise, William’s, her roommate. It’s a grand old Williamsburg loft, with rackety wooden floors, walls of… READ MORE

December 2, 2014 / 1 Comment

Antiques & Co.

The Pier Antique Show happens only twice a year. It’s recognized as New York’s largest antiques, vintage, art and collecting event, with more than four hundred exhibitors under the roof of Pier 94 on the Hudson River. And it’s been… READ MORE

November 26, 2014

The Princess Diaries

Melusine Ruspoli is having the time of her life. She’s young. She’s beautiful. She’s privileged. And at just 20-years old, she has the social world at her fingertips. In November 2013 she made her debut at the Crillion Ball in… READ MORE

November 7, 2014

We are a Dedicated Bunch

Layna Isle Vancauteren is worried. She doesn’t really want to cut her hair. She’s had it long for a while and is quite happy with it. Her bangs are finally starting to grow out and it’s back to its natural… READ MORE

October 28, 2014

Being a Vehicle

The first package arrived about a year ago in September. It came unannounced, hand delivered to my room at the Hotel Principe di Savoia by an eager concierge in uniform. A card and a coffee mug, if I’m not mistaken…. READ MORE

October 10, 2014 / 4 Comments