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Friday, February 27, 2009

My Auntie Lulu

This week's NY Times Style Magazine got it right. In "ChiChi Devil" writer Christopher Petkanas profiles my Great-Aunt Louise DeVilmorin. On the 40th anniversary of her death her story is still quite amazing, her contributions still considerable. She wrote fiction, poetry, screenplays and (even memoirs for Coco Chanel). And talk about connected! Alaia and Lacroix worshipped her, Lanvin too, not to mention her many famous lovers. Though I have met my Parisian relatives, I never knew her. Merci Mr. Petkanas for this fabulous story!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Ace Hotel, Palm Springs

My ongoing love-affair with California is leading me to the new, long-awaited Ace Hotel in Palm Springs this weekend. Nothing like the desert for a little inspiration...the sun, the air, the architecture, I can't wait to soak it all up.
Dad and I often flew down for quick trips to our family home in Palm Desert but I must say I do enjoy the drive. A large diet coke, my Ipod, a friend to ride shotgun is all I need. That and of course a fabulous bikini.