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A Farm House Update

We spent most of last month in New York on a buying trip and I was commuting from our Farm House in the Hudson Valley into the city. As spring turns into summer in the Hudson Valley, the place has really come alive. From blossoming buds and green pastures to sweet baby goats and afternoon rain...
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The Essentials: Spring Getaway

  Whether you’re jetting off to the Greek Islands or laying low on our local coastline, make sure you’re headed to your getaway destination in style. From a breezy shirt dress to a refreshing facial mist, we have gathered the travel essentials that will make packing your bags a breeze.     Start...
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London Calling

After my Paris buying trip in March, I hopped on the Eurostar and headed to London to spend some time reacquainting myself with this glorious city and catching up with friends. Here is a photo journal capturing the highlights of my visit and vintage finds for our home store. Some treasures found...
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Catching Up and Some Paris Finds

I’ve been absent from my blog this year (ack!), so I finally spent time this weekend gathering some pictures to get us caught up. There’s been a lot of travel keeping me busy, buying trips to NYC, Paris and London, so here’s a wee round up. For those of you who’ve been to NYC...
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Postcards from The West Indies

We recently returned from some much needed rest in the West Indies. I’m already dreaming about our next visit to this magical place where our batteries were recharged whilst soaking up the warm sun, soft breeze and torquoise waters. I think we found heaven and it’s not so far away.

Entered The Chill Zone

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Bags Are Packed

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Weekend Snapshot

After a busy week of buying in LA and waking up to a gloomy morning on Saturday, we decided to head up to Santa Ynez for lunch at our favorite spot, Trattoria Grappolo. There’s nothing like an afternoon in the sun, sipping rosé and noshing on the best Italian cuisine around. The beauty of Santa...
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Paris Fashion Week Wrap Up

A picture’s worth a thousand words and no more so than pictures of Paris. Fashion Week in Paris is like nowhere else in the world. The city is fashion and fashion is the city. It all works seamlessly together. So, whether you’re there to visit the museums, or to plow through the showrooms,...
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New York Fashion Week Wrap Up

This is the time of year where I am bouncing around between NYC, Paris and LA scouring the showrooms and runways looking for the best of the best to bring into DIANI for fall 2014. It has it’s glamorous moments, but if any of you have been to NYC in February (brrr!), you’ll know that it...
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Saipua Visit – Brooklyn, NY

If I didn’t have the job I have (which I love), I dream of having the life of Sarah Ryhayen, owner of Saipua, florist, soap and candle maker and farm owner. I’ve been meaning to make the pilgrimage to Brooklyn to her little jewel box of a space for a while and, although during the biggest...
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NYC Recap – Dec ’13

Earlier this month, the hubby and I took a trip to NYC, me for buying for the boutiques and he for a few business meetings and to take in some of the amazing theater that’s on Broadway. We also found time to catch up with some dear friends. And, it snowed! And snowed and snowed. Because of that,...
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Morocco Part 2 – Dar Ahlam

When we decided to go to Morocco for our honeymoon, we knew we wanted to go to Marrakech for starters, but didn’t know where to go from there. It seemed we had two options. One, head towards the coast, or, two, head towards the Sahara. Knowing that the Moroccan coast is unlike the West Coast where...
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Morocco Part 1 – Marrakech

My husband and I recently took our honeymoon in Morocco and I don’t think either one of us were quite prepared for how much we would fall in love with the country. We spent just under two weeks there and, thanks to my amazing friend, Claire Eastwood and her expertise in luxury bespoke travel.
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Moroccan Finds

One of the many joys of traveling is discovering what is indigenous to a place and how they use their natural resources. Morocco has a wealth of this and, they have, over the centuries, crafted a huge market for herbs, spices, lotions and potions, woven rugs, dyed silks and wools, baskets, leather goods,...
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Round Up – Paris Fashion Week

I’ve been off the grid for a few weeks traveling and have so much to share! The hubby and I finally found time to take our honeymoon (more on that later) and I had a trip to Paris for Fashion Week and a birthday celebration for a close friend. Paris is always magical, but when you add amazing...
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Black and Blue in NYC

I’ve been having so much fun jumping from showroom to showroom, seeing what’s new for spring. Although fall has definitely arrived in NYC and my color palette for the day was black and blue, my mind is firmly set on picking the best of the best for next spring from designer collections, denim,...
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NYFW Essentials

As I get organized for my buying trip to NYC, I’m realizing, eleven years in, that I have some key essentials figured out. There are certain things that I need on hand at all times. Every day is a non stop circus, rushing from one showroom to another, spotting and forecasting the latest trends...
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Flashback Friday – Ireland

There are so many words that come to mind when I think of Ireland: lush, wet, breathtakingly beautiful, disarming, historic, real, edgy, political, troubled. And, whether you’re in Northern Ireland or in the Republic, there is a raw truth that makes you see the humanity on both sides of all the...
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Flashback Friday – A Place in the Sun

There’s nothing better than getting to go back to my birthplace, Kenya as often as I can and the Masai Mara is one of my favorite places in the world. Here are some of my treasured moments on a safari last year. The place we like to go on safari literally has no one as far as the eye can see.
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