Chic People
Glamorous Places
Stylish Things
Michael Smith portrait
Part 2

MDS- Currently, what is your favorite Restaurant?

MSS- Workshop Kitchen + Bar in Palm Springs, Amaya in London, Le Voltaire in Paris

Workshop Kitchen + Bar in Palm Springs



MDS- What is your favorite Book?

MSS- Joan Didion’s “The White Album” or Truman Capote’s “Other Voices, Other Rooms”


MDS- What is your favorite Color?

MSS- I have a propensity toward green but always trying to will myself to change it up.



MDS- Who is your favorite Artist?

MSS- Picasso, especially the very period right before World War II, when he was in Antibes.

Night Flying at Antibes- Picasso- 1939



MDS- What is your favorite Flower?

MSS- Carnations because they are so beautiful and I love the way they smell. French gray are my favorite.


MDS- What is your favorite Accessory?

MSS- Scarves by Etro or Dries Van Noten (when I’m in New York). Frédéric Malle’s floral room sprays.

Frédéric Malle’s room spray



MDS- What is your favorite gift to give or to receive?

MSS- I love to get sweaters. To give? Books, specific to the person, especially vintage books.

books- elle decor





MDS- What is your favorite Store?

MSS- JF ChenMr. PorterRichard James in London, Lost Horizons bookstore in Santa Barbara

JF Chen C project

 MDS- Currently, what is your favorite Indulgence?

MSS- Baths, black licorice and televisions shows like Upstairs, Downstairs and Revenge that I watch on my iPad.

Michael Bel-air bathroom- elle decor


MDS- Last, but not least, what is your favorite Vacation spot?

MSS- It changes, but my all-time favorite is Il Pelicano in Italy. So clean and unscrewed up.

Il Pelicano

the pool

the dining room

Slim Aarons photograph


  1. Mark,
    Just had to finally tell you how much I love your blog…always something special. Loved the posts on Michael S. Smith. I am a great admirer of his work!

    Keep up the great content!
    Linda Floyd


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