“Ker Arvor” is an exceptional estate in pristine, museum-quality condition that sits on 9.1 acres off Ocean Drive near Newport Country Club. “Ker Arvor,” French Breton for ‘littoral” or “seaside” was derived from the rest camp for Allied Forces in the pine forest of Pexonne near the town of Badonvillier in Lorraine, France. Built from 1931-1933, it was built for summer resident Snowden Andrews Fahnestock (1886-1962). The architects were Russell & Clinton of New York.The French 18th Century neo-classical style summer house was inspired by the hunting lodge of La Lanterne (1787) at Versailles. The home was featured in the May 1935 issue of Country Life Magazine.
Aurélie Bidermann’s ‘Tao’ earrings are from the designer’s ‘Contemporary Spirit’ collection and inspired by the myths of the Greek Islands. They’re cast from gold-plated brass in a curved hoop shape and etched to resemble a snake. Though substantial in size, this handmade pair feel surprisingly lightweight.
Adriana Iglesias is a luxury womenswear brand based in Spain. Launched in 2014, the styling of the line is inspired by “glamorous retro Mediterranean” looks from the 60s and 70s. If Jane Birkin went to Capri or Ibiza back in the day, she’d have done it in Adriana Iglesias.
Every once in a while, a special property comes to market that captures the true spirit and essence of its neighborhood. 19 Hubert Street is that residence. Ideally situated at the corner of Hubert and Greenwich Streets in a former 19th-Century spice and coffee warehouse, this rare and utterly charming loft is flooded with light from 10 windows and will appeal to those who appreciate the integrity and authentic texture of old New York!
Oversized sunglasses are Alessandro Michele’s favorite finishing touch for an outfit. Gucci’s angular square-frame pair is made from gold-tone metal outlined in clear acetate and sprinkled with silver glitter. The delicate arms have tortoiseshell tips embossed with bumble bees – the brand’s signature symbol.
The New York Times bestselling author of Bergdorf Blondes takes us back to the decadent 1980s in this comic murder mystery set in the tony world of Oxford University.
It’s 1985, and at Oxford University, Pimm’s, punting, and ball gowns are de rigeur. Ursula Flowerbutton, a studious country girl, arrives for her first term anticipating nothing more sinister than days spent poring over history books in gilded libraries—and, if she’s lucky, an invitation to a ball.
But when she discovers a glamorous classmate on a chaise longue with her throat cut, Ursula is catapulted into a murder investigation.
Determined to bag her first scoop for the famous student newspaper Cherwell, Ursula enlists the help of trend-setting American exchange student Nancy Feingold to unravel the case. While navigating a whirl of black-tie parties and secret dining societies, the girls discover a surfeit of suspects. From broken-hearted boyfriends to snobby Sloane Rangers, lovelorn librarians to dishy dons, none can be presumed innocent—and Ursula’s investigations mean that she may be next on the murderer’s list.
Clueless meets Agatha Christie in this wickedly funny tale of high society and low morals, the first book in Plum Sykes’ irresistible new series.