MDS- What is your favorite Color?
LF- Pink is my favorite color. One of my favorite rooms is the London studio of my friend Charlotte di Carcaci.
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.
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.
MDS- What is your favorite Indulgence?
LF- Grey Goose martini with olives
MDS- What is your favorite Store?
LF- 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.