Author Archives: Katie Armour

Over 50 Fabulous Mother’s Day Gifts

Mother’s Day is just over 3 weeks away and I can’t wait to celebrate with my mom and grandmother in Paris. Below I’ve rounded up my favorite Mother’s Day gifts for your loved ones. If you’re hoping to give one of the monogrammed items, keep in mind that you should order as soon as possible. Hope you find something perfect for mummy dearest! READ POST

MDS Stripes Spring 2017

One of my favorite fashion lines, MDS Stripes, has launched their spring collection and it is insanely chic. I especially admire how all of Mark’s designs strike the delicate balance of being timeless yet current. Adding to the dreaminess, some of the new styles were photographed in front of the gorgeous Gracie wallpaper above. My top picks? The bell sleeve ruffle top, the stripe tiered skirt, and the striped ruffle dress. Love free shipping? MDS Stripes is also available on Shopbop. READ POST

20 Books to Read Before Visiting Russia

This morning I booked a solo July trip to Russia. I’ve long been fascinated by the country (the Hermitage! the Bolshoi!) and can’t wait to experience it first hand. I’ll be there for six days, splitting my time between Moscow and St. Petersburg, and want to visit all the best sites. In preparation for my Russian adventure I’m going to be doing a lot of reading. Below is a rather ambitious Russia reading list (the only one I’ve tackled thus far is Anna Karenina–so good!). Any additions you’d suggest…? Have you been to Russia? As always, I would love to hear your tips on what to see and do! READ POST