Brand I Love: Frances Valentine

Kate and Andy Spade’s latest venture, Frances Valentine, continues to delight and surprise me season after season. Their new fall lookbook reminds me of the early Kate Spade New York days which naturally makes my heart sing. Photographed in a handsome Greenwich Village townhouse, the Spade creative direction simply can’t be beat. I always want to move into the spaces they create—the rugs, the pillows, the art, that loveseat! And don’t even get me started on the shoes. These mules? Too good. Below, explore more of their brilliant new campaign. Shop the collection at FrancesValentine.com or Nordstrom and Shopbop. READ POST

Rebecca de Ravenel Launches Ready-to-Wear

Yesterday, jewelry designer Rebecca de Ravenel of the famous “Bonbons” silk chord earrings debuted her first ready-to-wear collection and it’s just as chic as her highly covetable baubles. The fashion collection includes gorgeous hammered silk kimonos, shell encrusted baskets, and Parisian-inspired polka dot silk dresses. Rebecca also revealed a bevy of new jewelry designs (seashell paradise!) that I am absolutely crazy about. Like what you see below? The entire collection is now available for pre-order on Moda Operandi. READ POST

Palais de la Zahia, Marrakech

A reader (thanks Natalie!) wrote tipping me off to this stunning Moroccan home published in the September issue of the Wall Street Journal magazine and I’m so pleased she did. I enjoyed my winter trip to Marrakech so much that I’ve already booked a return trip this December. Photographed by the brilliant Stephen Kent Johnson (love his work), the Palais de la Zahia is the private retreat of famed French philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy and his wife, actress Arielle Dombasle. The couple purchased the historic riad in 1998 before embarking on restorations and an expansion. Located in the bustling Marrakech medina, the property now boasts multiple courtyards, a swimming pool, and a roof terrace with a magical view of the city. Talk about living the dream. Below, explore more of the dreamy Moroccan oasis and read the full story at WSJ.com. READ POST