Jackie Kennedy in India and Pakistan

This year I want to do more posts about historical events, inspirations, and design—I hope that’s okay with all of you! I leave for India in 25 days (but who’s counting?) so naturally, it’s been on my mind. In 1962, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy embarked on a goodwill tour of India and Pakistan (as depicted in this darling book). Accompanying her was her equally chic sister, Princess Lee Radziwill of Poland (remember her Paris apartment?). Their India itinerary included stops in New Delhi, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra, Benares, Udaipur, and Jaipur. I especially love the images from New Delhi of Jackie feeding a baby elephant named Urvashi. While in Jaipur, Jackie and Lee also rode an elephant (this one was named Bibia) around the courtyard of the Amber Palace. While in Udaipur, they took a picturesque boat ride on Lake Pichola. My friend Jane and I will be visiting Jaipur and Udaipur (have you ever been to Rajasthan? I’d love to hear your tips!) and I can’t wait to follow in Jackie and Lee’s footsteps! Below, explore more images of the First Lady’s magical trip. READ POST

Allison Allen’s Charming Atlanta Home

Happy New Year, my dears! I thought we’d kick off 2018 with this charming home tour published by Southern Living. When decorator Allison Allen moved into her circa 1951 Atlanta home (inherited from her husband’s grandparents) she saw serious potential. The dilapidated home was ripe for a makeover and in two short months (!!) Allison made it happen. I especially love the Madame de Pompadour wallpaper in the dining room and the classic white kitchen with a readymade island from Wayfair. Below, explore more of the lovely abode and find my suggestions on how you can get the look. READ POST