18 October 2012
If you happen to be in Paris over the next few months, it would behoove you to spent some quality time at 5 avenue Marceau, home to the Fondation Pierre Bergé—Yves Saint Laurent.
The foundation's latest exhibition is a evocative multi-room tribute to Belle Époque painter Jacques-Émile Blanche, who served as one of the inspirations for the artist Elstir in Proust's À la recherche du temps perdu.
To read my take on the show, which opened last week and was decorated by Jacques Grange, click here.
16 October 2012
The bathroom of British designer David Hicks, at his longtime country house in the English village of Britwell Salome, is reminiscent of a library. Photo courtesy of the estate of David Hicks
When is a bath more than just a place for a thorough scrub? When it's been decorated by Brad Dunning, Nancy Lancaster, Elsie de Wolfe, and, yes, even me.
To read all about it, click here to be swept away to the website of Architectural Digest.
03 October 2012
Brooke Astor in her New York apartment in 1997. Photo: Annie Leibovitz
Last week, Sotheby's sale of Mrs. Vincent Astor's estate brought in $18.8 million. And there's another sale with Brooke Astor provenance in just two days. "Where?" you ask? Click here to learn more.