Ten of my favorite summer discoveries, exactly half of which won't cost you a brass farthing to enjoy.
1. Free chic. My friend David Netto has a new website. Check out the section called "The Notebook", filled with mementos and anecdotes from his too-fabulous life.
(On the left, a card from the VIP room of the legendary nightclub. On the right, fifteen year old David in front of the windows he designed for Diane von Furstenberg's Fifth Avenue boutique!)
2. Not free, but also chic. Antique brass distressed knobs from Bosetti-Marella. Just ordered 24 of the one on the left, already have the two on the right in my kitchen. Love this line.
3. Free house tours. For Downton Abbey fans with time on their hands, a meticulous record of England's lost country houses. Gone but not forgotten.4. Not free, but just as fun to tour. Have you ever in your life seen tents like these?
(Find out what's in Alice Gao's kit HERE.)
(Compiled by Chris Mullen in a most satisfyingly idiosyncratic manner. Here.)
(Chiswick House. HERE.)
(Manor House. HERE.)
My New Roots.
My friend Lucy's Ladles and Jellyspoons.
10. Not free, but is there a more clever way to tell them you made it with love?
(Biscuit stamp. Here.)