J. Jill

J. Jill

Oh how I adored hosting J. Jill’s Upper West Side store opening in New York City. I’ve long loved the brand, as has my mom, who along with some very notable women joined me to celebrate. We sipped champagne and shopped all of my Fall favorites. I have to give a special shout out to the Lenox Topper as it hits all the right notes for Fall sweater weather. Plus, I love, love, love the Ponte Knit Seamed Leggings that I am wearing in dark charcoal heather. At the end of the evening every guest took home a Blanket-Striped Poncho! I have to be honest, I’m a true petite and never thought I could wear a poncho, but consider me a convert. And on that petite note, one of my most beloved photos from the evening is attached. I’m here with J Jill’s arsenal of gorgeous very tall models and I’m representing the petites who the brand really caters to. I want to thank the entire J. Jill team and BFA for capturing so many gorgeous photos.

Play Time

Play Time

Upgrade your child’s play time with my hand crafted luxe blocks. Each block is custom and every block full of possibility in terms of design. I created these #SPYLUXEBLOCKS with a focus on a child’s eye for color and adult’s appreciation of interior design. All orders are personal. Please email me at Samantha@SamanthaYanks for process and pricing. It’s a simple step to figure out color way, dimensions and if you’d like the items gift wrapped or as a treasure for your own home.

White Hart

White Hart

New England is filled with many a lovely bed and breakfast. White Hart, a charming 16-room inn in Salisbury, CT.has recently been restored and on its walls hang works from local artists such as Jasper Johns and Frank Stella who donated pieces for the common spaces. British chef Annie Wayte’s restaurant opens this February with a daily-changing menu filled with seasonal ingredients sourced from the nearby farms. www.whitehartinn.com

White Roses

White Roses

Oh how I love a gorgeous arrangement of blooms. I’m always recommending my favorite florists across the globe to my friends. But,
if you’re in a pinch for time and need a dose of simple elegance in your home or office nothing is as lovely as crisp white roses.

Salmon and Eggs

Salmon and Eggs

While I love the combination of salmon and eggs I prefer this version to the traditional. My how-to: make whipped scrambled eggs and then place cold smoked salmon atop with Crème fraiche and a healthy snip of fresh dill. A gorgeous tablecloth always amps up brunch.

Soludos

Soludos

It’s undeniable that the chill of winter has set in. But, there’s no reason not to look toward summer and start shopping. My go-to espadrilles company Soludos takes the traditional canvas flat and kicks them up with kitschy prints and creative colors. www.soludos.com

Champagne Charlie’s

Champagne Charlie’s

The High Line Hotel’s decor is to-die-for and full of gorgeous vignettes and collectible nicknacks perfectly positioned in the historic lobby. It’s boîte to imbibe in is the sweetly named Champagne Charlie’s which has bits and bites that are perfect for snacking and quite a good good wine list, in addition to the obvious champagne. www.thehighlinehotel.com

Toms Roasting Co.

Toms Roasting Co.

TOMS one-for-one shoe program is revolutionary in the world of philanthropy. Giving a child in need a pair of shoes for every pair you buy is my idea of a perfect match. Set to change the world even further TOMS has launched their Roasting Co. For every bag of coffee purchased a week of clean water is given to a person in need. Bravo! www.toms.com

MZ Wallace

MZ Wallace

Provisions by Food 52 has partnered with accessories brand MZ Wallace on a farmers market tote. It’s chic, totally functional and $50 of every purchase is donated to Edible Schoolyard Project and the Founding Edible Schoolyards. It holds up to 70 lbs of market produce and has six exterior pockets for wine and flowers. www.mzwallace.com

Petrossian

Petrossian

The essence of luxury is exquisite product and also an ease in receiving it. Petrossian has a new concierge service that delivers caviar right to your door. Need I say more? Utterly #spyluxe www.Petrossian.com