i cannot wait to get my hands on the new fall cabana magazine. i’m so obsessed with getting one i have friends from nyc bringing me copies to high point market.

the fall issue has nine different covers all covered in schumacher fabrics (some of my favorite schumacher fabrics too, like lotus garden). truly, these covers have to be the most beautiful things i’ve ever seen- so chic, so cool, so very cabana! once i get past the covers, i cannot wait to see what’s inside.

hats off to the schumacher team as well, your marketing genius and innovation never ceases to amaze me. so proud to work with you.

follow cabana magazine on instagram here.  the new cabana will be on stands in the u.s. on november 12.


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who’s leading fashion right now? my money is on lauren santo domingo. not only does she have old school modern style, she runs moda operandi, a fashion site offering fashion strait off the runways. pretty genius!

lauren was seen running around nyc, london and paris during the spring 2107 fashion season in black and white. she was seen several times wearing black tops with white bottoms, actually white cropped pants. she was also seen in lots of ruffles. sometime white ones, sometimes in black ones.

what i admire most about lauren is her restraint and confidence. when everyone else is running around during fashion weeks in splashy and avant garde frocks, lauren is seen in simple black and white. that’s called a leader!

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MDS and Henredon


the last few weeks i’ve been highlighting some themes from my new book Beautiful: All-American Decorating and Timeless Style. next up is chapter 4, ‘always blue.’ there’s no question i love blue, especially when it is soft, feminine and pretty.

something really exciting is happening this week. I’m launching my new 100 piece furniture and accessory collection with henredon at high point market in north carolina. i’m calling the collection ‘California Today.’ The collection is easy, elegant, comfortable and inviting. i’ve been working on this collection for 3 years, so to say i’m anxious, thrilled and excited is an understatement.

i went back and forth about doing a little preview of the collection, but when the theme of ‘always blue’ presented itself i just had to share a peek into the Pacific Palisades lifestyle. can’t you just picture a beautiful blue master suite in the pacific palisades overlooking perfectly manicured gardens….the windows are open, you can smell the flowers and hear the melodic sounds of a fountain … further tell the story of why it’s always blue for me i have to mix in some images of blue shirts, my tried and true. i love a blue shirt, it’s classic, timeless and easy just like my new henredon ‘california today’ collection.

we will be celebrating the launch of the collection october 22nd at the henredon showroom at market square in high point from 4-6 pm. hope to see you there!



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