Tune In…

Two big series are playing this week on tv.  They both look good and I have set my VCR.
Madoff -ABC Wednesday, February 3 and Thursday, February 4th
(This is a mini-series)
Starring Richard Dreyfuss as Bernie Madoff and Blythe Danner as wife Ruth, this series is supposedly based on the novel “The Madoff Chronicles: Inside the Secret World of Bernie and Ruth” by Brian Ross.  Watch a preview here.
 Reviews are good for this, focusing on the family and the fallout after his arrest.  This story is also being told in an HBO movie down the road starring Robert DeNiro and Michele Pfeiffer.
The People v. O. J. Simpson: An American Crime Story
Premieres F/X Tuesday, February 2nd at 10 pm
(This is a new series with many episodes)
Directed by Glee’s Ryan Murphy, this series details the horrific details of the O.J. Simpson trial and all the craziness that ensued.  Based on the Jeffrey Toobin novel, “The Run of His Life, The People v. OJ Simpson”.  Watch the preview here.
How can you not watch this?  It looks so good and apparently tells a lot of behind the scenes information that we don’t know.  David Schwimmer’s silver streak is hilarious as Robert Kardashian.
Intrigued by these two crooks and their stories,
xoxo, kp

Kendall + Kylie

Not ashamed to admit that I watch Keeping up with the Kardashians.  I think they are hilarious and they do a good job of putting together an entertaining show each week.  One thing that always makes me wonder is how all of a sudden Kendall and Kylie have so much money?  Before Kendall started modeling, she was in high school and just had a small part on the show.  Now her net worth has skyrocketed and Kylie just bought herself a pretty nice house for herself!
They have several product lines, endorsement deals and get paid for tweets/Instagram posts.  The whole family never stops working and earning.  Now the younger Jenner sisters have a new clothing line that is about to debut.  

Lace Up Safari Dress $168..comes in several colors

 Alisha Shoe $140

Corey Shoe $89

Cross Front Dress $188
Suede sandals $125
Mixed Lace Dress $298
Fifi sandal $110
Lace Babydoll Dress $178
These girls don’t stop!
Very curious to see these in person..coming soon at Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue and some online retailers.
Kardashians and Jenners are everywhere, 
xoxo, kp

In Search of Hampstead

My next project is tackling my bedroom.  I have talked about re-doing my bedroom on this blog so many times-

and here

Not much has changed except that I now own the fabric I need pinch pleat panels made in to go behind my headboard.  My Mom can make these but she has been quiet as a mouse when I talk about them, so I am heading to a place off 72nd Avenue to get them done.  This will kickstart the project for me.  The fabric I own for this is below:

Once I get those finished, I need to pick a paint color.  Currently, my walls are a pale blue.  This has served me well for years, but I am ready for a creamy white.  The thought of taking almost everything out of my room to paint gives me hives.

My bedside tables now are small wood (or almost wood) dressers that I had painted a thousand coats of glossy white and added sparkly crystal knobs.  They looked really great for about a month before one of the drawers got stuck and sort of fell apart.  My handyman is currently residing in Amelia Island, so that has been a problem.  They have slowly been disintegrating  and I have been on the hunt for replacements. Of course the ones I want are almost $1,000/each.  They are the Hampstead bedside tables from Williams Sonoma Home.  Yikes, everything on that site is pricey! 

I have been looking at other options that are similar-Hollywood Regency-type..

Lacquer Louis 3 Drawer Table from Ballard Design $399
I would paint it bright white and change the pulls.

Addison Bedside Table from Pottery Barn $299

White Quinn Nightstand from Pier 1 Imports $189.98

There are tons out there but none as cool looking at the Hampstead.  Then I started searching for bamboo white dressers and at the name Henry Link kept popping up.  There are a bunch on eBay and now I am thinking maybe I should buy a pair online, even though there are rarely pairs for sale together, paint them and be done with it.

and then while doing this post, I found these in Vero Beach…

and these

or these from Wayfair that come in white…

So either some hefty delivery charges are in store or a road trip is in my future.  One thing is for sure, before I start tearing apart my bedroom, I need to purge some clothes because my closet is overflowing!  It’s all in the plan…

Hoping for a magazine worthy bedroom,
xoxo, kp

More Instagram Favs

Here is the second edition of my Instagram favorites..there are still so many more and I keep finding good ones every day.  Enjoy these…
Habitually Chic is a blog that chronicles the comings and goings of NYC interior designer Heather Clawson. She goes to fabulous events and travels the world.  She is getting ready to go to Paris for Fashion Week.
An obvious one to follow, especially if you enjoy the 5 x 5 prints they put on their feed from the Lilly print designers.  Also an easy way to see all the new Lilly wears coming to stores.
There is no one more funny/crazy than Jill Kargman.  Before starring in her hit Bravo show Odd Mom Out, she was an amazing author.  Her books are laugh out loud funny and so is this hilarious show.
Photographer Claiborne Swanson Frank takes pictures of all sorts of people, her feed is a mix of her photos of family and famous friends.
Longtime favorite artist Caitlin McGauley.  I LOVE her paintings and this feed shows what she is working on and what inspires her.  
Another obvious feed for design junkies, the Veranda Magazine feed has beautiful pictures of all different types of design.  
If you don’t live in Miami, you might not know about the gem that is Country French.  A charming little store in the middle of South Miami, you can find linens, candles, home accessories, china, furniture and much more all displayed in a way that makes you want to purchase the whole room-people sometimes do!  Sweet girls will help you make the best choices and wrap your purchases up so pretty, you will be proud to take something from here as a gift to anyone.
Another obvious feed for me.  Love seeing what Gwyneth Paltrow is up to.  I am also dying for her to post more pictures of her beautiful house.  She always just posts this gorgeous entryway. 
If you have a hankering for pink and green, this feed is for you.  These sisters in Palm Beach get around and post awesome pics of their comings and goings.  They have a blog and an online shop palmbeachlately.com
Last but certainly not least, my dear friend of over 25 years, Jamie has been perfecting her photographic eye and her feed filled with her beautiful family and her travels is so fun to see.  One of the most creative people I have ever know, you will be sure to learn a lot by adding her to your Instagram lineup. 

xoxo, kp

KD Hamptons on One Kings Lane

One of my favorite Instagram feeds, KDHamptons belongs to Kelli Delaney, the editor in chief of kdhamptons.com, a digital luxury lifestyle magazine.  It is filled with the most beautiful homes scattered around the Hamptons in New York, parties and general lifestyle pictures.  One Kings Lane featured her Water Mill farmhouse from the 1880’s on their site along with plenty of goods you can purchase so you can make your home just like hers!  Check it out…

Foscari White Garden Stool $119

Reed Tufted Wingback Bed $769.00 – $955.00

Lavielille Ginger Jar 14″ $69

Italian Sconces $$775/set of 2

Oil Paintings, Set of 2 $325

Kelli, I am ready to move in,
xoxo, kp

Hearts for 2.14

I am a sucker for anything with hearts on it. February is always a fun month since hearts are everywhere for Valentine’s Day.  Here are some heart treats I found…

Gucci Heart Key Ring $185

DVF Arrow Heart Cotton Tee $98

Elsa Peretti Open Heart Pendant in rhodonite $275

Herend Heart of Gold $185

Burberry Phoebe Heart Dress $265

Gap Heart Boxers $12.95

bkr Glass Water Bottle $35

Gap Toddler Heart Sweater Dress $17.99

Nordstrom Heart Cuddle Up Accent Pillow $48

Pink Pineapple Heart Elbow Patch Cashmere Sweater $298

Mini Silicone Spatulas, Set of 2 at Williams-Sonoma $14.95

Gap Big Heart Dress $12.99

Noodle and Boo Heart Soap $15

Gap Heart V-Neck Shirt $27.99

Alessi Big Love Ice Cream Bowl and Spoon $63

J. Crew Girls Heart Gem T-Shirt $49.50
(I would totally buy this if it came in adult sizes)

and one of my favorite lines Boatman Geller has a pattern called Amor.  You can order anything they sell with this pattern in any color.  My phone case for many months has had these pink hearts on it..so cute.  Contact me for more details. 

Still have 19 days to find a valentine,
xoxo, kp

Painted Bookshelves

I love a good bookshelf..there are a ton in my apartment.  One of them needs serious re-styling and I just haven’t had the energy to remove everything and start over.  There are tons of pictures online of perfectly styled bookshelves and so many of them are painted inside.  It is such a good way to add a pop of color to a room.  Here are some good examples…

Drowning in books,
xoxo, kp

My Date With M

Last night I went to see Madonna for probably the eighth time in my life. It was amazing, as usual. Even though she came out 2 hours and 20 minutes late, she didn’t disappoint with her boundless energy and elaborate stage presence.  Hard to believe she is 57!!!
My seats were so far up, it was ridiculous. Zaria and I happened upon these tickets last week and I did t even check where they were-a serious fan I consider myself that it didn’t matter as long as I got to see her. 
She sounded great and her set list was a mix of new from Rebel Heart and seriously old songs from the beginning. 
She never stopped moving. Even in sky high heels, she ran and danced around the stage. It was quite impressive. 
We moved our seats so many times so we could see better.  I texted my friend Joey, who I knew was down on the floor and asked him to send me a pic
His view was much better!
She talked a bunch throughout the show. At one point asking everyone to turn in their phone flashlights. It was so cool. 
At one point, her daughter Mercy joined the stage and was dancing with everyone.  It was her 10th birthday and then everyone sang Happy Birthday to her. It was sweet.
Singing La Vie En Rose with a ukelele..it was amazing.

The most outrageous part of the show, and there were may outrageous parts was when these dancers hopped up on these sticks and started swinging around.  I seriously could not believe what I was seeing.  Here is a video of another show where they perform this..it gets really good after 2:00

I would so recommend seeing her in concert at least once, it is really something to see!

Forever a Material Girl fan,
xoxo, kp

The Swans of Fifth Avenue

I have been waiting for this book to release for weeks! So excited to read this one…

The New York Times bestselling author of The Aviator’s Wife returns with a triumphant new novel about New York’s “Swans” of the 1950s – and the scandalous, headline-making, and enthralling friendship between literary legend Truman Capote and peerless socialite Babe Paley.
Of all the glamorous stars of New York high society, none blazes brighter than Babe Paley. Her flawless face regularly graces the pages of Vogue, and she is celebrated and adored for her ineffable style and exquisite taste, especially among her friends – the alluring socialite Swans Slim Keith, C. Z. Guest, Gloria Guinness, and Pamela Churchill. By all appearances, Babe has it all: money, beauty, glamour, jewels, influential friends, a high-profile husband, and gorgeous homes. But beneath this elegantly composed exterior dwells a passionate woman – a woman desperately longing for true love and connection. 
Enter Truman Capote. This diminutive golden-haired genius with a larger-than-life personality explodes onto the scene, setting Babe and her circle of Swans aflutter. Through Babe, Truman gains an unlikely entrée into the enviable lives of Manhattan’s elite, along with unparalleled access to the scandal and gossip of Babe’s powerful circle. Sure of the loyalty of the man she calls “True Heart,” Babe never imagines the destruction Truman will leave in his wake. But once a storyteller, always a storyteller – even when the stories aren’t his to tell. 

Truman’s fame is at its peak when such notable celebrities as Frank and Mia Sinatra, Lauren Bacall, and Rose Kennedy converge on his glittering Black and White Ball. But all too soon, he’ll ignite a literary scandal whose repercussions echo through the years. The Swans of Fifth Avenue will seduce and startle readers as it opens the door onto one of America’s most sumptuous eras.

To purchase this book, click here.

The Swans are Amazing,
xoxo, kp