We just fell in love with Jay Jeffers first book, Collected Cool.  This  acclaimed interior designer displays the sophisticated yet playful spirit of his work.  Jay is known for his fearless and inventive use of color and pattern, his brilliant mix of art and furnishings-including antique, vintage, and modern-and the redefinition of traditional style from his modern point of view.
Jay Jeffers is the founder of Jeffers Design Group located in San Francisco. He

Don’t be fooled into missing this most fabulous fête of the spring social season on Monday, April 21 at the elegant Mandarin Oriental when the Friends of New Yorkers for Children will revel at the 11th Annual Fool’s Fête.  Join Event Chairs Alina Cho, Natalia Gottrett Echavarria, Nicole Esposito, Lydia Fenet, Elisabeth Noel Jones, Amy McFarland, Clare McKeon, Susan Shin, and Honorary Chair Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos in supporting New York City’s youth in foster care.  For information,

The most anticipated cultural phenomenon of spring,  The 2014 Tribeca Film Festival is upon us. From April 16 through April 27, some of Hollywood’s biggest stars will make their way to New York for the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff founded The Festival in 2001 following the attacks on the World Trade Center to spur the economic and cultural revitalization of downtown Manhattan  through an annual celebration of film, music and

If you miss the inspirational 60 Minutes Segment on the spirit of Boston on the anniversary of the bombing at the Boston Marathon, click on the link to watch.  You will meet Shalane Flanagan and many others who stories are inspirations for us all.   We will be watching on Monday, April 21, as we honor the victims and pray for those that lost their lives on that tragic day.
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Please join us on  Wednesday April 23rd 2014 11:30am  for the Ninth Annual Purse & Pursenalities Luncheon. With over 100 Designer and Vintage bags to bid on, your pure pursenality can really be defined.   The dashing Chuck Scarborough, NBC’s Emmy Award winning anchor and correspondent is the MC and will present honors to Elaine Turner, Laura Vela, Yliana Yepez.   The Chairs, Mindy Fartin, Amy Hoadley, Karen Klopp, Tiffany Moller, Betsy Pitts and Kathy Prounis along with the Design Chairs, Carlos Falschi, Eric

How do you blush?  Not exactly tan, nor pink nor beige, blush is an allusive hue whose name conjures images up the flush of a first crush or a first kiss.  We were working on a post about the seasons’ sultry shade,  and ran into Nina Griscom who was rocking the cool girl meets demure look.   She paired the softest silk top with a scrumptious pashmina in the same spun sugar shade and then edged

Have you heard about The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt?  It is the world’s biggest egg hunt, with over 260 egg sculptures individually created by leading artists and designers. For the first time ever, it  has come to our fair city.  The sculptures will be placed across the five boroughs of New York City. The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt runs until Thursday, April 17.  Then all of  the eggs will be placed in Rockefeller Center until

A tisket, a tasket a brightly colored basket . . . . . of dresses for Spring just in time for Passover and Easter.  We love how they look all together, like a basket of freshly dyed eggs.  Eggs symbolize rebirth and renewal,  and as such play a part in the traditions of these two important religious and cultural holidays. And whether your faith takes you the temple or the chapel, we can all join

Ladies and Gentlemen, start your engines!  On Thursday, April 17th, 2014 , East Side House Settlement will host the 15th Annual Gala Preview of the 2014 New York International Auto Show.  Jeep will offer guests a private preview of the entire New York International Auto Show before it officially opens to the public.   The exciting evening is chaired by Philip L. Yang, Joan P. Young, Chris LaSusa, and Elia Zois and the Benefit Committee is chaired by our stylish and sultry friends, Fe Fendi,  Morgan

Black is back, well actually it never goes out of style and looks especially chic and crisp in spring and summer. While shopping Net-A-Porter for, East Side House Settlement Gala Preview of the New York International Auto Show we came across a fantastic collection of Little Black Dresses that will be your go-to’s this season.   Whether you are looking for a day dress to wear to work and all over town, or one for cocktails and

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