Chic People
Glamorous Places
Stylish Things
Part 2

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.

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.

a magnolia



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.” 



  1. Oops. The painting labels are switched Loved the interview


  2. Love Lisa fine!! Have always admired her fabrics every time I hit the John Rosselli Showroom In NYC, and I just bought the great little go to jacket form Irving and Fine for Lucky! I still have that Leopard Jacket from Irving and Fine on my wish list though!! SHe is one stylish , worldly lady and anyone who loves animals like her is fine by me!!
    XO Karolyn


  3. loved this interview, Mark! Thank you.
    She is so inspiring, love her fabrics and definitely share some of her indian favorites! xo


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