CELEBRATE THE SUMMER. . .with our favorite champagne Veuve Clicquot, at the beach, lake or anywhere you love to spend the wonderful summer. This perfect champagne was launched in the late 1700’s, and we wonder if it was Marie Antoinette’s favorite. It is ours. . .and we enjoyed it in my boathouse.
Available at all fine liquor stores
CATCHING UP WITH A NATURAL BEAUTYJet setter supermodel and actress Genevieve Morton is busy going to such events as the Washington Correspondence Dinner and Oscar parties. . .and taking Hollywood by storm. Her star quality shines and I was lucky to catch her for lunch in New York City and get some of her beauty tips. Simple tricks like using coconut oil over her face and entire body keeps that perfect skin, and baking soda once in awhile for toothpaste. Her tips must work as she looked gorgeous with nothing but a little mascara, even after her red-eye flight. We had a delicious lunch at the Gramercy Tavern.
A COVER-UP THAT YOU WILL WANT TO WEAR FROM MORNING. . .until cocktail hour. We love this beautiful lace cover-up with a drawstring waist from designer Marie France Van Damme on Kathy Leutner. You’ll never want to take it off—even to reveal the great strapless swimsuit underneath. . .also from the same talented designer. Photograph by Ernesto Gonzalez.
Available at mariefrancevandamme.com
THE ARTFUL TRIM. . .in cherry red on this divine swimsuit from designer Red Carter, accentuates the positive on spectacular Kathy Leutner. The lovely structured top and peek-a-boo bottom makes this a swimsuit that will make a splash at la plage or la piscine. Photograph by Ernesto Gonzalez.
Available at neimanmarcus.com
WHEN YOU FEEL YOU’VE HAD ENOUGH. . .this is the perfect hideaway. The most divine resort for a retreat from the world to luxuriate and relax is the Turtle Island Resort in Fiji. If you love fresh fish caught outside your door (or Bures as the individual cottages are called), water as clear as a swimming pool, and—oh yes—peace and quiet, this is the place for you. . .and your personal Bure “Mama” is there for your every need.
HAVE NO FEARThe diamond wing and hamsa hand from Sydney Evan protects spectacular Kathy Leutner from any harm. These lovely jewels will take her from ship to shore and anywhere her heart desires. And watch for more of that Calvin Klein suit. Photograph by Ernesto Gonzalez.
Available at Bergdorf Goodman