It looks like i’m not the only one who thinks lisa fine defines chic, glamour and style- all of you do too! i’ve had so many comments and emails reiterating the same feelings. actually last night at the jasper showroom party here in LA, i had several people come up to me and say how much they love lisa fine- and clearly, i do too!
a few other things i love about lisa- i love that her favorite color is the color i have been preaching for the last few months (can you guess?), i love that she loves animals, i love her chic home in paris, i love more than can be expressed her textile collection, i love that she is best friends with my neighbor alex hitz, i love that her favorite store is one of my new favorite stores, and i really love that she and carolina’s irving’s clothing line called irving and fine just did a collection for lucky brand. for those of you who know me well, know why i love that especially!
i hope you enjoy part 2 of the MDS interview with lisa fine- trust me, you’ll discover more of lisa to love! i did!
LF- Pink is my favorite color. One of my favorite rooms is the London studio of my friend Charlotte di Carcaci.
London studio painted Sanderson Pink Allure
MDS- Right now, what is your favorite Book?
LF- My favorite book this year was “The Lady in Gold”, a story of Gustav Klimt’s masterpiece portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, and “The Hare with Amber Eyes”. Both are riveting social histories of the turn-of-the-century Vienna. At the moment, I am reading William Dalrymple’s “Return of the King”. I always love his books.
MDS- What is your favorite Restaurant?
LF- I love to eat and I often tease about where I will have my last meal. It has always been between Galatoires in New Orleans or Trishna in Bombay. However, on my recent trip to Hong Kong I fell in love with Inagiku, the Japanese restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel. The food was delicious and the space was one of the most glamorous restaurants I have ever seen. The floor to ceiling windows faced the harbor and the city of Hong Kong.
“My favorite meal at Trishna: chili garlic crab, friend bindi (okra), hyderabadi dahl, coriander mint chutney, raw onion with Kingfisher beer.”
MDS- What is your favorite Accessory?
LF- My favorite accessory is gold hoop earrings. I love the Ippolita Gold #2 Glamazon Hoops from Neiman Marcus.
MDS- What is your favorite Gift to give or receive?
LF- I often give books, especially when they are written by a friend. Alex Hitz’s “My Beverly Hills Kitchen” was my Christmas present of choice this year. His pulled pork is one of my favorites.
I love to be given anything beautiful or inspiring, especially things with animals.
MDS- What is your favorite Flower?
LF- Magnolias are my favorite flower and they are also the state flower of Mississippi. I love the frangipani trees in India as they remind me of magnolias.
MDS- Who is your favorite Artist?
LF- I love The Company School, a school of painting done by natives in India for the British. I love the orientalist paintings of Delacroix. I love the simplicity of Van Dongen. I love the mixed patterns of Matisse.
A Company School painting
Jeune Arab- Kees van Dongen
Odalisque Sitting with Board- Henri Matisse
MDS- What is your favorite Indulgence?
LF- Grey Goose martini with olives
MDS- What is your favorite Store?
LF- Creel & Gow
Interior of Creel & Gow
MDS- What is your favorite Vacation spot?
LF- The Oberoi in Delhi and The Raj Villas in Jaipur are my favorite vacation destinatons.
The Raj Villas
“I adore the VERY kitsch welcome at the Jaipur airport. Only in India….”
“I love this Pink Pavilion in The City Palace of Jaipur. It’s magical the way the birds fly around and play on the crystal chandeliers, one of the many charms of this city.”
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