Fashion: Clare Distenfeld’s Fivestory in Manhattan

I read about luxury boutique Fivestory in Elle Decor‘s October issue, and I was enticed to browse through its online collection. Fivestory, owned by Clare Distenfeld, is located on Manhattan’s upper east side and it caters to those looking for diverse high-end¬† brands including Roland Mouret, Alexander Wang, Nicholas Kirkwood, and Rosie Assoulin.

Before I share some of the shop’s collection, let’s just have a quick look at the sleek interior of the 5-story (get it?) townhouse.

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Fivestory-7And here’s some of what Fivestory carries:

Fivestory-1Dreaming of Diamonds eye mask, $110, Morgan Lane

Fivestory-2ziptop pouch, $495, Anya Hindmarch

Fivestory-4georgina pouch, $747, Anya Hindmarch

Fivestory-3metallic leather suede PVC pumps, $745, Gianvito Rossi

Fivestory-5starburst peal drop earrings, $250, Fallon

Fivestory-6fringe cube charm, $255, Pierre Hardy

Images via Fivestory unless otherwise noted.

Travel: One Fine Stay

Hi again. I’m back. Hope you all had a great week. Did you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Spring? The International Day of Happiness? The last two weeks have been completely stressful for me, and I needed a full break from the blog last week, but I didn’t actually use my extra downtime for celebrations. Hmm…maybe I should have. I probably could use another week off, but I actually really missed blogging. So, I’m back at it, since it makes me happy to plan and¬†write my posts and to connect with my blogging community.

Let’s start the week off with a bang, shall we? Today’s homes are all rentable places to stay via One Fine Stay.

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Scotts Alley – Manhattan apartment, One Fine Stay

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Woodland Creek – Catskill Mountains, One Fine Stay

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Mettacahonts Creek РHudson Valley, One Fine Stay

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York Lake House – Hudson Valley, One Fine Stay

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Purdy Hollow House – Catskills, One Fine Stay

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Egerton Crescent – London, One Fine Stay

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Argyll Road II – London, One Fine Stay

So who wants to go on vacation now?

Christmas: Stars at AOL Time Warner Center

I spent several holidays in Manhattan while my sister and her family lived there, and I always loved walking through the AOL Time Warner Center. The view is awesome and the star decorations are lovely. This photo is a few years old, but the stars Рand the view Рremain pretty darn special.

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Design: Manhattan Home on Style Me Pretty Living

I’m thrilled to announce that my sister and brother-in-law’s Manhattan condo was featured on Style Me Pretty Living yesterday! Can you believe it? SMPLiving¬†is¬†such a well-curated, well-respected¬†online¬†blog¬†and it is ridiculously cool that the SMP team decided¬†to feature my family’s city condo. Crazy cool, in fact!¬†Even though I knew the post¬†was coming, I was¬†still kind of surprised to see it online yesterday afternoon. Just. Too. Much. Fun.

Here are a few photos¬†of their place, but I encourage you to read¬†the full story and flip through all the photos. I’m so impressed with¬†my sister and brother-in-law’s approach to art and design (and, yes, they like white¬†too).

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Thanks to Caroline Frost for taking such lovely photos and to Jacquelyn Clark for putting this all into motion.

Marketplace: C Wonder

I am so glad that C. Wonder opened up in the AOL Time Warner Centre this past fall. It’s now within walking distance of my family’s home and so, thinking selfishly, it’s going to be really convenient for me to pop in and see what’s new. In between my trips to the Manhattan, I do enjoying browsing the collection of home accessories (among everything else) online.

bamboo nesting bowls, $44.99

tapered lacquer bowl, $38

bike helmet, $49

bullhorn speaker, $10

classic cloth napkins, $28

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