The Pursuit of Style

1. Grapefruit and Rosemary Cocktails | 2. Majolie Pink Opal Necklace | 3. Gilded Coasters | 4. Tulle Skirt (similar) | 5. D. Porthault Jete De Fleurs Boudoir Pillow | 6. Chloe Ballet Flats

We went to see The Nutcracker this weekend and as always, I was completely inspired by the costumes, set design, and elegance of the ballet. It really is magical. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to sit through a performance without secretly wishing I was a ballerina.

Toe shoes might be out of the question, but I think these Chloe ballet flats would fill the void quite nicely, don’t you?

P.S I’m still incredibly saddened by the events in Newtown, CT. To be honest, I haven’t quite felt like posting. Everything just seems hollow in comparison to those beautiful little children I can’t stop thinking about. Ultimately, I thought posting might be a welcome distraction to anyone feeling similarly. #PrayForNewtown


After being away from the blog for so long, I knew that a fresh start would require some fresh inspiration. Lately I can’t get enough of German artist Nina Nolte. The painting above is from her series “The Best is Yet to Come”–I can’t think of a more appropriate theme to start off 2012! I’m always searching for statement pieces to add to my jewelry collection and only wish I had snapped up this Kate Spade stunner when it was available. Jackie Kennedy’s equally beautiful sister Lee Radziwill is another icon of mine. Her book Happy Times is currently on my nightstand and offers the most intimate glimpse into the lives of the Bouvier sisters. In 2012 I’m resolving to take care of myself. Getting the requisite 8 hours of sleep should be no problem thanks to my dreamy new D. Porthault Tigre shams. Color and pattern continue to be my biggest sources of inspiration and Quadrille marries the two perfectly. GADABOUT’S “A Horse of a Different Color” note cards have been on my wish list for years. The fact that they continue to inspire me is reason enough to pull the trigger!

P.S Thank you for all of your kind emails and tweets over the past few months. I had no idea how many of you came to love this little blog and am eager to get back to posting!

P.P.S for more of inspiration follow me on Pinterest. I’m obsessed!


Given the lack of love this little blog has been getting lately, you might be wondering what’s going on. The truth is, after logging some seriously long hours at the office, I’m lucky if I get my face washed and my jewelry off before I pass out. I’m convinced I’d be so much more well rested if I had a set of these gorgeous D. Porthault pajamas to slip on before I hit the hay. Thank you so much for your patience with my less than stellar posts. I promise things will be back to normal soon!



If the boyfriend and I weren’t celebrating our anniversary this weekend I’d be on the next Amtrak train to NYC right about now. Why you ask? To wait in line for the D. Porthault White Sale!! If you’re anywhere in the vicinity of NYC you must go and report back. I want to see pictures and hear details! Of course, if you’re feeling generous you can pick me up a little something too!

Here’s the info:

When: January 17th-February 15th

Where: 470 Park Avenue (on 58th Street) New York, NY

Details: Discounts between 40-80%!!


I received a gorgeous set of Matouk Butterfield linens for Christmas so I’m hardly in need of new bedding, but if I was this whimsical display of D.Porthault sheets and pillows would surely lure me in. All that green has me longing for spring (something I’m sure my fellow east coast readers are all ready for-especially those in NY!)

P.S  be sure to visit Fallon at A Lovely Being for some beautiful shots of the D.Porthault store in New York.