I love the look and feel of the Maison Martin Margiela Replica fragrance line… I love the concept that ties them to fabulous experiences: a morning walk on the beach; an afternoon sipping fragrant green tea; or late night cocktails in a New York City jazz club (Bemelmans Bar, for example). And I’m hoping I love at least one of the scents too, otherwise how disappointing!


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LEGO’s new Speed Champions series may be the coolest thing I’ve seen in a while… Just the idea of the McLaren Mercedes Formula One set, complete with pit crew, will keep me going until my boy Lewis gets back in the car for the 2015 season.

And while we’re on the subject, I love Seasonal Depression’s Lego Friends cartoon showing the best way to “girlify” LEGO sets – no pink required. Here’s an excerpt:

Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 9.03.37 AMForget Vettel and Räikkönen, MY Ferrari driver will be a girl!

My taste running to simple and modern, I had mostly ignored home furnishings and objets d’art made of marble. But lately I’ve noticed stone used in more streamlined ways, and I’m becoming a real fan. These are some of my favorites.