For Winter? Velvet.

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  • About #HHLife:  My partner, Jodi, has been dogging me to do a blog forever and, to be honest with you, I was like - why would I do that?  We have Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and Snapchat?  Blogs seemed so out of date to me. I didn’t get it.  I finally saw the light when Jodi asked me what I was inspired by... [read more]

    •  TRUE LOVE - WITH AN AUTOMOBILE  •



    I’m always broke, because I can spend money like a you-know-what. Jodi always says, “Even when you’re poor, B, you’re rich.” It’s true. I have always had a fascination with the finer things in life - but not in a creepy way...[read more]

    •  BEYOND THE CROP  •



    Things are not always as the cropped image on Instagram would have you believe. Sometimes -- most times – there is a reality that exists beyond the crop...[read more]

    •  INTERNATIONAL HOUSE OF WOMEN  •



    She is strong but vulnerable. Nurturing but tough. She is generous, empathetic, and caring. She is forgiving. She is flawed. She is soft, pretty and open. She is sometimes foolish but she is always honest...[read more]

    •  KIND OF BLUE  •



    I am no stranger to the blues. As a matter a fact, I have them right now! So I certainly know what it means to feel blue. And that’s what the blues are, a feeling. They are not a fact...[read more]

    •  THE GOODS & THE BADS  •



    Two summers ago I was headed to Positano with my children for a summer vacation. Now, normally, people who go to Positano have been there before or are passing through on tour or are on a honeymoon...[read more]

    •  VALENTINE'S DAY MASSACRE  •



    OK, so it’s the mid-90s. I’m depressed but I don’t know it. I’d left Los Angeles with some vague plan of making a movie in Asbury Park, New Jersey and I was staying at my mother’s in Chelsea. The plans were loose at best...[read more]

    •  WHEREVER YOU GO, THERE YOU ARE  •



    Last summer my family took a trip to a small island in the Tyrrhenian Sea, just North of Sicily. It’s a lovely island and has a lovely name, but after a while I started to refer to it as The Rock.  Regardless of all its natural beauty, that’s exactly what it is: A rock... [read more]
     

    •  OUT OF TOUCH  •



    So I first got into this business through my love of textiles. I’d spent two years at FIT in their textile design school and loved it. It’s an excellent program and practically free to New York State residents. Somewhere during that time I had two children and moved back to LA with my husband... [read more]
     

    •  FAENA HOTEL  •



    I have never had a problem being alone. I enjoy it; in fact I need to be alone in order to be able to be around other people. And there is no better place for me to be alone than in a hotel... [read more]
     

    •  THE CASHMERE CONNECTION  •



    I remember once meeting someone who was allergic to cashmere. Allergic to cashmere? That just seems unfair. Like people who are allergic to chocolate. Come on! Bees I get. Peanuts ok. But cashmere... [read more]
     

    •  OBSESSION  •



    I don't care if the bow isn't perfect, but it drives me nuts if the sheets and pillowcases are not a complete set. No dust ruffle? Unacceptable. The Roman shades are wonky when you draw them up? Not ok. Foam filling in pillows and cushions? Sorry, but No. Is that obsessive? [read more]


    •  TWIN PEAKS  •



    I grew up with twin beds, so naturally I have a thing for them. There's a nostalgic familiarity to them, I suppose. Furniture can do that to me. Certain pieces of furniture hold significant places in my memories...[read more]


    •  ENTREPRENEURS  •



    Anyone who meets me figures out pretty quickly that I'm stark raving mad, but not in a violent "white padded cell” way (at least not yet.)   Don’t get me wrong, I'm pretty harmless, kind, and I'm absolutely fascinated with people so I try not to alienate them too much....[read more]


    •  CORROON’S TRAVEL BAGS  •



    Kelly Corroon is the quintessential entrepreneur. She’s inquisitive, a risk-taker, has boundless energy, and never quits! She's a real gem and so are her products...[read more]

    •  IF VELVET COULD TALK  •



    Velvet walks a fine line. Used in one way it evokes 60s and 70s rock & roll. But dark, dangerous night clubs, opium, and late nights are not really my look...[read more] 

    •  HIGH MAINTENANCE  •



    Not everything can be "wash and wear.” Some things are just delicate, and in order to preserve them they must be taken care of. When I met my future husband, Josh, he had a watch collection. I say "had" because we got rid of most of those timepieces. Let me explain...[read more] 

    •  NECESSITY IS THE MOTHER  •



    The headboard cushion is a perfect example of the saying, "necessity is the mother of invention.” I had a beautiful king size headboard upholstered in a glazed chintz; chinoiserie with a koi fish motif...[read more]

    •  #HHLOVES JABONITOS  •



    Playa Grande Beach Hotel on the north shore of the Dominican Republic is the definition of luxury and glamour. In a day and age where the word ‘luxury’ is overused, and glamour is misunderstood, I can honestly say they nailed it...[read more]


     

     

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