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  • My 5 steps for getting through holiday madness with ease


    I thought it would be a good time for a little (life)style motivation.    A time to take ten and nurture ourselves when it seems like there isn’t a slot left on the calendar to even think about it. The end of the year is usually a jam-packed time around here, as it is, I am sure for most of you. Sometimes, I feel like one of my fancy dressed lady ornaments hanging on my tree. The ones right next…

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  • Why travel? We brought the best Paris Holiday Windows to you!

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     Retail Remedy: Christmas in Paris by way of Galeries Lafayette, Printemps, Le Bon Marche Paris Holiday windows..  You know how I believe that Paris is where you find it  is and that special chic lies inside of us all.  Richard Nahem is an expat New Yorker who has been making Paris his home for the past nine years as a Paris insider blogger and personal concierge tour guide. Richard  brings his take on  Parisian Chic Anywhere! as one of the featured Bonus Experts in my C’est…

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  • The Decisive Guide On How To Set A Beautiful Table + Plan A Lavish Evening At Home

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    It’s that time of year when if you aren’t usually a person who does it big, you might just want to make the effort to set a beautiful and lavish table. I’m more of a casual host and prefer to arrange nibbles on stations throughout my loft rather than have a big sit down table setting. Partly, because it’s the lay of the land here. I have a very open floor plan with my kitchen and breakfast bar that is…

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  • Some of my favorite…


    Ahh, the tree is down and we headed off to our ski place out west but it deserves one last look. I couldn’t help but add to my husband’s whimsical ornament collection when we got married. A few of my holiday favorites from our New York tree. Full of poodles and pretty ladies and kooky creatures… and a menorah or two… oh, my! Have a happy merry to all who partake in the season of joy. All the holiday style…

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  • Paris Holiday Windows: Place de la Madeleine and Le Bon Marche


    Paris Holiday Windows that we bet you’ll find inspiring! Join us as we follow our resident expat Richard Nahem through Paris and rejoice in his weekly discoveries from the city of light. From Fauchon’s candy confections to Baccarat’s utter perfection, if there’s not a holiday decorating tip to take away here, at the least you’ll get a taste of festive French Chic without even leaving home… >>MORE: Holiday Style & Paris Holiday Windows Fauchon- The windows of Fauchon on Place de la Madeleine…

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  • Rev up a classic skirt suit for a night out like Julia Roberts

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    I’ll Have What She’s Having: A simple way to update what you own and turn it into a party outfit We thought you might like a last-minute holiday outfit idea that you can probably pull from your closet right now! In a classic skirt suit (hers is by Givenchy) , Julia Roberts pulls off an easy to do recipe for updating your go-to number for a night out… While a quintessential black skirt suit is often saved for days at the office, Julia…

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  • Wishlist luxury by way of Hermes Paris holiday windows


    No airline ticket required! We’ve got the snaps of the Hermes Paris holiday windows to inspire your most deluxe of desires… Sorbet shades of the house’s iconic patterns, panels of rich color and cacti a plenty, what gives? Our Parisian connection, Richard‘s visit to get a glimpse of what Hermes had in-store during the competitive holiday window frenzy season had him guessing what the season’s theme was -have a clue? We’re guessing Richard maybe be on to something as the series suggests…

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  • Last-Minute Holiday Style Questions: Answered!

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    I had so much fun on the phone last week answering your last-minute holiday style questions! The special bonus Q&A session was for my bestie’s on my newsletter list… it’s free to subscribe & this live call was a thank you for being part of my insiders. I love the connection of getting up close with you by phone for some quick-fire help. There will be more opportunities coming up in the new year (so hop on my list, why…

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  • Surely, I won’t forget…


    I want to share this simple and very thoughtful holiday gift that I received from my friend Steve. A box of lovely ribbons! Don’t you love it when “found” art meets memories and can all be wrapped up in a pretty decorative bowl?  Now, I will have plenty to choose from when I need to tie a ribbon around my finger… What are your simple and thoughtful gift ideas?   MORE: Holiday Style  

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  • Oh la la, it’s time for Paris Holiday Windows- Printemps and Galeries Lafayette


    It’s time for some Retail Remedy, holiday style! Our roving expat Richard Nahem starts the Parisian fête season with his photo tour of Christmas in Paris 2013: Printemps and Galeries Lafayette. Oh yes, since Richard is involved, there will be shoes… Hope you didn’t miss my start of the holiday window season with the Bergdorf Goodman Christmas windows in New York. Gorge!- S.H. >>DON’T MISS: Our curated Holiday Style Guide to help you dress your best this session! Today is the start of my…

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  • It’s here! New York holiday window displays with the BIG Bergdorf Goodman reveal

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    Holiday style starts early this year and it feels so good… Naveed and I popped over to see the big Spider-Man esque reveal for the Bergdorf Goodman New York holiday windows reveal last night. Usually, I like to wait until after Thanksgiving to get in to the holiday vibe with New York holiday window displays but this is too irresistible to not share. Besides, we haven’t done a Retail Remedy post in a while, so why not?! The V.I.P. crowd gathered close…

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  • New York Holiday Windows- Bergdorf Goodman & Saks

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    Retail Remedy: Voilà, our tour of Paris holiday windows is wrapped up and here we have a quick look at some New York elegance by way of Bergdorf Goodman and Saks Fifth Avenue The BG Follies of 2012 designed by David Hoey is the theme of Bergdorf Goodman’s holiday windows for 2012. Bergdorf’s windows are always a FocusOnStyle favorite for their whimsical opulence blended with glamorous theatricality. This year was no exception. >> RELATED: Holiday Style and Holiday Dress Tips Entertainment inspiration comes…

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