Sunday, September 29, 2013

Cole's-Greenwich Village

I had the pleasure of eating at Cole's Greenwich Village this past weekend. Located in the triangular space across from Jackson Square Park, the restaurant had a cozy neighborhood vibe. The design incorporated both retro and contemporary elements to evoke a feeling of 1950's Greenwich Village.
They had a superb cocktail menu, filled with classic drinks with a twist.

Here is their recipe for the Cole's Negroni with Lavender Ice:

To make lavender ice: In a saucepan, bring 1 quart water to boil with 4 teaspoons dried lavender flowers, remove from heat and let steep 5 minutes. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a large ice cube tray and freeze solid.

To make the cocktail: In a mixing glass stir 1 ounce Nolet's Dry Gin, 1 once Campari (or Apersol) and 1 ounce Capano Antica Sweet Vermouth with regular ice, then pour over a lavender ice cube in a rocks glass and garnish with an orange twist.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Diaz + Wearstler

The October addition of Elle Decor features Cameron Diaz's New York City apartment done by Kelly Wearstler. My favorite room was the emerald and brass kitchen with ebony cerused oak floors. The jewel tone and metallic color combination is unexpected and enchanting.

Monday, September 2, 2013


I was thrilled when Dress Boston co-owners Jane Schlueter and Martha Pickett approached me a few months ago to design a new store on Charles Street for them. Previously on Newbury Street for 7 years, Dress has been a long time favorite of mine.  Jane and Martha have a real talent of combining designers that are current, modern, and consummate closet staples. With designers such as Vanessa Bruno, A.P.C, Loeffler Randall, Current/Elliott and Fiorentini + Baker they bring a unique mix to the Boston market.

They not only wanted a store that had clean modern lines to complement their clothing, they also wanted to include home accessories and furniture in their new location. I am excited to be featuring custom, sourced and vintage products under the label Gallery NF. These products will also be available soon on

Dress Boston will officially open their doors tomorrow at 70 Charles Street in Beacon Hill.