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Pestemal

My winnings!

I recently coordinated an auction for a charity I’m involved with. One of the items was a pestemal robe along with two pestemal towels and a collection of soaps from Turkey. I had never heard of the fabric before but for some reason the items called to me. I just picked up the pieces last night and am already envisioning how I’m going to rock the towels as a cover up by the pool this summer!

Available at Marlowe + Wren

Looks like I’m not the only one obsessed.

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Mint Julep Cups

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Courtesy of CupcakesandCashmere.com

I love the idea of having fresh cut flowers around the house – no special occasion needed. But without any flower arrangement training, I find that my displays tend to look sparse. It would seem that I’d have to either pump them up with filler flowers or spend a bundle to achieve a fuller-looking bouquet – neither of which I want to do for a causal display. I recently saw a photograph of flowers in a mint julep cup and fell in love. A very handy solution to get a bigger impact out of a small amount of flowers. I bought an antique mint julep cup on etsy immediately, and until I receive it I’m surfing the web for inspiration!

Courtesy of thelittlehouseinthecityblog.com

I had to include this last one – I’m going to need more cups.

Saratoga Springs

Vintage Dress and Blazer. Minusey necklace. Mata Hari Bag. Zara Shoes. Bottega Veneta Sunglasses.

My boyfriend and I spent Memorial Day weekend relaxing in Saratoga Springs, NY. Since it was off-season at the Saratoga Race Course, it was very peaceful. We spent most of the weekend walking through the park to the main race track (which was closed, unfortunately) and browsing the small shops on Broadway.

We also had some notable meals. Our first stop was lunch at Sperry’s Restaurant. The food was nothing to write home about, but the outdoor patio and attention to detail made it a perfect spot to relax after a long drive.

Hattie’s Fried Chicken was a completely different story. The decor was very kitschy, but it was the best fried chicken I’ve ever had in my life, just as promised. But the highlight of our trip was our excursion to the Roosevelt Baths. We each took 40 minute baths in the slightly disconcerting brown-colored water (the natural minerals straight from the earth cause the discoloration). The old-fashioned tubs make you feel as if you are stepping back in time, maybe all the way back to the 1930’s when the Baths were constructed.

Behind the Scenes at J.Crew

I recently worked (very sparsely, I must admit) on the CNBC production “J.Crew and The Man Who Dressed America.” One of the cooler things I got to do was take some snapshots of former Gap CEO and now J.Crew CEO Mickey Drexler. He is the quintessential “most interesting man” in the room, who also has a knack for making everyone else feel like they too are pretty interesting.


The producers also interviewed Jenna Lyons and Anna Wintour – two women I would have loved to have met. Jenna looks absolutely adorable in her interview with David Faber. Only she could pull off sequins pants, a sequins vests, and a white oxford.

The show premiered on Thursday, May 24, but CNBC will likely rerun the special a few more times. If you can’t wait, there are some great clips on the CNBC website. Check it out!