Author Archives: alexis

alexis’ 24-hour valentine itinerary

It has been a while since I’ve been able to sit down and write, so I thought a 24-hour Valentine’s Weekend Itinerary was a perfect re-entry. In my opinion there is no greater Valentine destination than Napa Valley — an instagramer’s dream … finish reading alexis’ 24-hour valentine itinerary

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for the person who has everything…

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cruise with chris phelps… coming this spring!

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the hostess’ ultimate party resource

A prop closet dedicated to party-giving is all sorts of magic. When surveying shelves of lovingly organized accoutrement, one’s imagination is free to jump from weekend brunch/ afternoon tea/ dinner party/ mid-summer night’s feast– in a split second. For the … finish reading the hostess’ ultimate party resource

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the art of packing a picnic

The picnic is what makes summertime living easy–even for the maximalist hostess. Here are tips + tricks for throwing an epic moveable feast– with minimal fuss. Hint 1: One slice of bread is better than two. An open-faced sandwich fancifies … finish reading the art of packing a picnic

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celebrating 10 years with chris phelps

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the world of figue

For me, it was love at first sight when I saw the naughtily embellished FIGUE army jackets…. So much so, that upon my last visit to NYC, I called upon the FIGUE showroom and begged to see more; more jackets, … finish reading the world of figue

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20% off our favorite secret weapon: pinot grigio!

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late night itch!

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i am loving michael chiarello’s coqueta

I am having a full-blown love affair with Michael Chiarello’s Coqueta in SF, right on the Embarcadero– with the lit-up Bay Bridge as its’ back drop. The space/ the views/the menu are equally dazzling + impressive + wildly memorable. I … finish reading i am loving michael chiarello’s coqueta

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R.I.P. lilly pulitzer

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veronica beard super-bling army jacket

With passion, I collect army jackets– as they are the perfect storm for my persnickety sensibility– a combination of absorbent, light- weight cotton in my favorite color– army green. I have over a dozen in my closet– sourced from every … finish reading veronica beard super-bling army jacket

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while supplies last… our award winning cabernets!

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the party’s over… goodbye to tommy toy’s

Last night I had my very last crabmeat wonton, minced chicken lettuce cups, dumplings and mango mousse at Tommy Toy’s– the very same menu that was served at my baby shower; delivered to my hospital bed upon the birth of both … finish reading the party’s over… goodbye to tommy toy’s

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my latest obsession

Never, in a million years, would I have imagined myself the kind of mother who would take her four-year old daughter to the nail salon. Noooooooo way. But as with so many unsuspecting things that come with age/ maturing/ life– I LIVE to go with … finish reading my latest obsession

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