The Year Observed
Bill De Blasio might be coming onstage to the sound of “Royals,” but some of us have seen a diamond in the flesh. That said, “Cristal, Maybach, diamonds on your timepiece” and all the other stuff Lorde has never seen feels fairly 2003 (and “tigers on a gold leash” haven’t been chic since Scarface).
Here are the items that separated the royals from the pretenders in 2013. Read More
If you’re lucky enough to be invited inside Howard Slatkin’s elegant Fifth Avenue pied-à-terre, you will most likely be greeted with a flute of Cristal. The famed interior designer wants you to be as comfortable as possible in his home, which is crammed with antique vases, statuettes, porcelain flowers and embroidered curtains from India. Read More
The conventional wisdom is that shelter magazines are recession-proof. When people are getting laid off, they’re spending more time at home—and home might as well look nice!
But there’s something different about this downturn.
“You’ll see further fallout,” said Kate Kelly Smith, the publisher of House Read More