SUZANNE RHEINSTEIN CONTINUED

everyone loved the first “MDS Interviews” yesterday with interior designer, taste-maker and hollyhock owner suzanne rheinstein- thank goodness i have a few more questions for her! yesterday i asked her about what inspires and influences her, as well as, what she thinks is chic, stylish and glamorous! today i’m going to ask her about one of my favorite subjects- favorite things!

my introduction yesterday was pretty expansive, so today i’m going to be more brief and get on to what you really want to know about- suzanne’s favorite things. i don’t know about you but while i’m writing this post i find myself green with envy over suzanne’s gardens, i’m in the mood for something sweet, punta cana is calling and if at all possible, i feel the need for more books (suzanne’s book at home: a style for today with things from the past is a must!)

lastly, i so loved the picture yesterday of suzanne in bright blue and mish chalcedony earrings, however, i think everyone is going to be talking about today’s picture of suzanne, in one of her custom made tunics, in scotland with an elegant bald eagle over the 4th of july.

i can’t wait for our next lunch- scotland, bald eagles and favorite things will for certain be the discussion! enjoy!

Thank you suzanne for letting us into your chic world and also for sharing with us your own intimate pictures!

 

MDS- CURRENTLY, WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE BOOK?

SR- FOR INSPIRATION, I LOVE THE VOLUMES FROM CONNAISSANCE DES ARTS : DECORATION. THEY WERE PUBLISHED FROM 1963 TO 1968 IN EIGHT VOLUMES. MANY OVER THE TOP HOUSES AND APARTMENTS, BUT THERE IS SOMETHING THAT ALWAYS INSPIRES.

DECORATION BY CONNAISSANCE DES ARTS

 

MDS- WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE RESTAURANT?

SR- ANIMAL, PROVIDENCE, NEVEUX FOR DELICIOUS ICE CREAM.

ICE CREAM FROM NEVEUX ARTISAN CREAMERY IN LOS ANGELES

 

MDS- WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ACCESSORY?

SR- THE PHOTOPHORES THAT HOLLYHOCK MAKES…BEAUTIFUL MOUTH BLOWN GLASS SHADES AND A TURNED, PAINTED BASE.

PHOTOPHORE FROM HOLLYHOCK

 

MDS- WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COLOR?

SR- TO PARAPHRASE WILL ROGERS- I NEVER MET A GREEN I DIDN’T LIKE!

A GREEN DOOR IN LAKE FOREST

green garden

bagatelle

green botanicals

 

MDS- SINCE WE ARE APPROACHING THE HOLIDAY SEASON, WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE GIFT TO GIVE OR RECEIVE?

SR- BOOKS!

AT HOME: A STYLE FOR TODAY WITH THINGS FROM THE PAST BY SUZANNE RHEINSTEIN- A GREAT GIFT!

 

 

MDS- WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FLOWER?

SR-  I AM A GARDENER. TOO MANY TO CHOOSE! THOUGH I DO ADORE GREEN HELLEBORES.

GREEN HELLEBORES IN SUZANNE’S WINTER GARDEN

WINTER GARDEN CIVIAS

EARLY SPRING ROSES

 

MDS- WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE ARTIST?

SR-  ZURBARÁN, TWOMBLY, EAKINS…TOO MANY TO CHOOSE!

CY TWOMBLEY

 

 

MDS- CURRENTLY, WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE INDULGENCE?

SR- DARK CHOCOLATE, THOUGH I CONSIDER IT A NECESSITY!

Ladurée on madison ave. in nyc

 

MDS- What is your favorite store?

SR-  TOO MANY TO CHOOSE!

Suzanne’s store Hollyhock on la cienega blvd. in west hollywood.

 

MDS- What is you favorite vacation spot?

SR- I LIKE TO BE IN A FAR AWAY PLACE THAT’S SIMPLE LIKE JOSÉ IGNACIO IN URUGUAY OR LIZARD ISLAND IN AUSTRALIA

hawaii in january at the house suzanne rented in kauai.

suzanne’s husband in heaven at the punta cana house of bunny williams and john rosselli.

 

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  1. Good day! Would you mind if I share your blog with my twitter group?
    There’s a lot of folks that I think would really enjoy your content. Please let me know. Cheers

  2. Hi mark

    i discovered your beautiful holiday mantel from last years House beautiful cover on paloma’s blog and am writing to ask permission to use that photo in an article i am writing for fireplacemall.com on how to decorate with natural items. Proper credit and links would, of course, be provided.

    I hope to hear from you soon.

    Thanks so much

    Diane haynie

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