NEW YEAR’S EVE 3 Looks, 1 Night

Hope everyone has had a great holiday season thus far! Now that the craze of Christmas is over, I can actually seriously think about New Year’s Eve…what to wear, what to wear? This year I see three very big trends: gold sequins, the black jumpsuit, and a pop of red. Here are some picks &

ART IN ADVERTISING Guy Bourdin, 1970′s Fashion Photographer

In those rare moments of downtime, I do love getting caught up in one of my fave magazines, PORTER. Without a doubt I find new-to-me forward-thinkers, visionaries, inspirations. The most recent Winter Escape 2014 issue features the provocative work of 1970′s fashion photographer Guy Bourdin (1928-1991), and it fired me up! Inspired by Surrealism and photographer

ONE’S NEST Happy Holidays with 20% Off!

I recently had the opportunity to style this shoot for home decor site One’s Nest, and I had such a blast! The mother-daughter team super duo were wonderful to work with — that mix of smart and sweet and you know you’ll be great friends. They have style and business savvy to boot, and I

BRAND STYLED Rebecca Atwood, Textiles Designer

For the third instillation of “Brand Styled” we’re honored to feature client/textiles guru Rebecca Atwood! This incredible designer got her start at Anthropologie before launching her eponymous line. It was more than a pleasure working with Rebecca to establish a brand that would reflect her handmade, organic fabrics and products. Name & Title Rebecca Atwood

INFORMAL CLASSIC in Barcelona

Yet another apartment in Barcelona that incorporates my ’5 pieces’ rule so very well! Loving the combination of traditional architectural details, mid-century modern classics, contemporary art, and a bit of rustic edge mixed in. (And don’t forget to pay close attention to the details, such as gold-backed bookshelves and chesterfield sofa in the dining room!)

WORKOUT PLAYLIST December 2014

During the month of December, I like to take advantage of holiday lattes and Christmas cookies…which means doubling up the workouts every week. Above are my fave tunes for this month to keep you moving! I’m especially obsessed with #8. Listen to and download the songs here: http://playlists.net/the-e-list-dec-2014-workout-playlist Also check out past months’ playlists for

DECEMBER GIVEAWAY Win a Pillow from TMHstyle!

I pretty much gasped when I first laid eyes on these pillow covers from TMHstyle. And I get to give one away to one lucky reader (a $100 or $150 value)! But which would you choose? The Kelly Wearstler agate cover (love!) or the Pierre-Frey-ish gold leather triangles cover (ooh!)? So tough to choose, but you must!

STYLE INSPO Grey Is The New Black

Theyskens’ Theory skirt via Nordstrom Jenny here. Growing up, I was always a bit of a peacock. I loved showing off in vibrant shades of red, orange, yellow, blue, green, and violet. Basically I dressed up as a rainbow. Like any self-respecting New Yorker who appreciates fashion, there was always a part of me with

MASCULINE NEUTRAL Bedroom

You may remember I helped a friend with his living room recently, and we’ve since moved to his bedroom decor. Keeping with the same palette of masculine materials like metals, leather and stone in neutral colors, the bedroom takes on a Mad Men meets Tom Ford sensibility. And bonus: every piece is available for purchase

ART BASEL MIAMI 2014

UPDATED Hello from sunny Miami! I’m here in the midst of one of the biggest art events in the world — Art Basel is exhilarating and inspirational and motivational and exhausting all in one. The creativity, the connections and events all over the city provide endless opportunities to soak in new experiences and I am

CARTE BLANCHE How To Style A Cart-Free ‘Bar Cart’

Jenny here! When I turned 21 earlier this year, the opportunities for liquor-store raiding thrilled me: I could finally have a bar cart! A bar cart, to the avid decorator who never quite developed that biting taste for alcohol, is more of an accessory than a tool. Unlike Erika, raised by wine lovers with the sort

AUTUMN in Wine Country

  Hello! I’m back from a quick getaway to see my parents in Napa Valley, with lots of good food, wine and company along the way. And bonus: there are actually seasons up there! I couldn’t resist but take lots of pics of the beautiful fall colors on our excursions to Schramsberg & Cade Winery.

NAPA VALLEY Thanksgiving Packing List

Off to Napa tomorrow to spend Thanksgiving with my parents! I may be biased, but my mom is one of the best cooks I know, and I’m super excited to be treated to what will be another outstanding gourmet feast (check out last year’s menu). Not to mention (another bias) my dad has the one

THE MIX WITH YUKI Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie

 Greetings! I don’t know about you but I’m so excited for Turkey Day! I love Thanksgiving. I especially love bringing together family and friends over a tasty meal and yummy adult beverages. This year is particularly special because my parents are rolling into town. It has been a long time since my sister, parents, and I could all be together on Thanksgiving.

SOHO LOFT #swoonworthy style

Last week I had the amazing opportunity to stay with my dear friend and client Tamra Sanford of ever swoon in her gorgeous loft on Broome Street, right in the heart of Soho. Built in 1871 with wall-to-wall windows, high tin-pressed ceilings, painted brick walls, skylights and original columns, the large space is cleverly constructed

NOVEMBER GIVEAWAY Hand-Knit Scarf by Remember A Day

I’m thrilled to announce The E List’s November giveaway, generously provided by none other than my fab assistant Jenny Rose! As mentioned in our “get-to-know” post, she’s already established herself as a featured Etsy seller and an Urban Outfitters vendor. I’m honored that she is offering one lucky ‘The E List’ reader a hand-knit Remember A

TREND WATCH Shearling You’ve Herd…

Gucci I enlisted a dear friend of mine to report on a trend of the season for us, as she’s led a career in fashion and by trade, has to look out for what’s on the style horizon. Please welcome Jolie Smith! Winter is here and what is winter without the cozy, warm and luxe

New York, New York

Ah, New York in the fall….I’m so fortunate to get to take a quick business trip to the city during its most beautiful season! But it’s been so busy that I honestly did not have a chance to get many photos, going from meeting to meeting, here and there. Lucky for me, my dear friend

DIY SHOE CLOSET A Renter’s Love Story

  Jenny here! Last time we spoke, it was about budget  decor. So I realize it may seem ironic that I have enough shoes to wear a different pair everyday for at least two months. But alas! A working gal has to have her indulgences, and I wear my work on my feet! I love shoes,

BRAND STYLED Michela Aramini, The Lovely It Girl

For the second installation of “Brand Styled” we’re honored to feature client Michela Aramini of The Lovely It Girl! When I was first approached by Michela to brand her new venture, I was immediately excited by her vision: empowering women to find their inner “It Girl,” which she accomplishes through one-on-one consulting, group workshops and

BEAUX-ARTFUL CONTEMPORARY in Paris

Fell in love with the autumnal aubergines and warm woods set against original 19th c. beaux-arts moldings, herringbone floors and 11 ft. high ceilings in this Parisian dream by Champeau & Wilde. Add some glam brass + Lucite, mid-century furnishings, and modern art, and well, you know, I’m not recovering any time soon. This piece

WORK/WORKOUT PLAYLIST November 2014

It’s definitely feeling like fall here in So Cal (at least for the moment). Perfect time to hunker down and get into the groove at my desk or out in the crisp autumn air. My current faves to work/workout… Listen to and download the songs here: http://playlists.net/the-e-list-nov-2014-workout-playlist Also check out last month’s playlist: http://playlists.net/the-e-list-october-2014-workout-playlist Some

HALLOWEEN HOMAGE The Bests in the Biz

Happy Halloween! I continued my no-carve pumpkin tradition this year, and set out to create an ever easier version than my 2-step paint & stick “edgy chic pumpkins” DIY, and my 1-step stick “disco ball pumpkin” DIY. But well, inspiration struck and I couldn’t resist having some fun with them this go around….call it an

NEW BOOKS Art, Fashion & Design

I have a problem: I can’t get enough of design books. Art, photography, fashion, interiors — I want it all, in my home. It’s a problem because I am running out of room to store them! But due to the endless inspiration they provide me, I will make room. ‘Warhol’ / ‘W: Stories’ / ‘Jean-Louis