When Sunscreen is Not Enough

Trying to stay cool this summer is an impossible feat. The sun is that much hotter. Even after a short walk my skin starts to resemble a roast chicken. Nothing seems to help, not even sunscreen. If you are dealing with the same, here are a few suggestions.

Grab an umbrella...

It's not just for the rain...
Or a paper parasol...

And pretend you're in Japan

Focus on something else...

Because art still matters - Antonello Silverini

Say goodbye to Britain...but not British design

Lulu Guinness Bloomsbury Umbrella

Take a break from the news...

Margins by Radek Szlaga

Don't let the sun ruin your eyes...

Dolce & Gabbana Sunglasses from Farfetch

Start dreaming of fall, cooler weather and long warm sweaters like this one...

Rochester Sweater by Magda Butrym

Get your hat on...

Medusa Hat from Super Duper Hats

Save your jewelry for the evening...

Dolce & Gabbana from The Corner


The Perfect White Summer Dress


Why Art in New York is Never Boring

Judging by the number of sold signs at Frieze New York, the art market is likely in better shape than anticipated. But then again, this is New York not Boston. Well-known artists sell regardless of the economy and slower sales can offer one of the best opportunities to buy. At peak times, acquiring certain works may not be as easily available. When others hesitate, taking a risk can pay off big time. It's not easy predicting trends, but if you do your homework and watch for consistency you may come out ahead of those who wait for all the right indicators. Ultimately, if you buy something you love, you'll win anyway.

1.  Jeppe Hein, This is All You Need, 2015, Galleri Nicolai Wallner


Art New York 2016

Art New York may be in its embryonic stages but that doesn't mean its featured artists were too, unless you count actor Adrien Brody who was also included. But then again who knew that he could paint anyway? Luckily his fame didn't distract from the rest of the show which was really quite good. Maybe there will be more in store next year.

1.  Adrien Brody, Impressionist Fish, 2016


Still Waiting for Spring

When it comes to fashion I like classic lines and feminine details. Nothing over the top trendy. Clothing is supposed to flatter your shape not constrict it to suit every trend. If you don't get the foundation right you're going to waste your time and money every season. With that said, there's no harm in looking at designer goods for inspiration. You can always find similar items at a fraction of the price, buy used, or even add your own handmade touches if you're so inclined. The most important elements are the cut and the fabric. If you get that right your look will seem effortless and your style will be timeless.

1.  Givenchy Black Cashmere and silk top available at Montaigne Market


A Look Back at Art Brussels 2016

Art Brussels had a little something for everyone. I wouldn't want to categorize the collection as anything specific except to say it was a pretty strong showing overall. I suspect that is precisely what was intended. I especially liked the works below which I think reflect the depth and quality of the fair. What more could you want?

1.  Armen Eloyan, Untitled, 2015, Timothy Taylor


Art Cologne 2016

Art Cologne was a mix of fun and humour, somewhat odd and cryptic but with bits of beauty peppered in between. Sometimes the smaller art fairs can be full of surprises:

1.  Grace Weaver, the tall girlfriend, 2016, Soy Capitan