Dallas resident Kimberly Schlegel Whitman, wife, mother, author and entertaining expert extraordinaire shares her chic insight on the good life with great friend Lance Avery Morgan
A classic designer I wish was still designing today is… Elsa Schiaparelli, because of her dramatic and chic, yet cheeky designs.
When it comes to one must-have clothing item… I almost always have an oversized Hermes cashmere scarf with me – it’s so versatile and a fun way to add color to any basic look.
My favorite coffee table style book…is actually my latest book Monograms for the Home: The Art of Making Your Mark.
The best souvenir I ever brought home is… since my parents started a gold charm bracelet for my travels as a young girl, I’ve added a charm from every city we visited and I continue adding to it to this day.
An unforgettable place I’ve travelled to recently is… magical Venice. I just returned from celebrating my birthday with my husband, Justin.
The last meal that truly impressed me was… every single pasta dish I ate in Italy last week – each one was better than the last.
If I had to limit my shopping to one neighborhood in one city…NorthPark Center in Dallas would certainly do the trick!
An artist whose work I would collect is… I love all of the Abstract Expressionists. I have a very small collection, yet always have my eye on adding more.
The best gift I have given recently is: to each of the hostesses of my recent birthday lunch: a monogrammed porcelain tray from our new Halo Home by KSW collaboration with Pickard.
The best gift I have received is… my friendships.
The thing I am eyeing next is… anything from the new Gucci collection, and especially the tweed jacket with the Sheffield dogs.
An indulgence I would never forego is… keeping flowers in the house. When I first moved to New York, my mother insisted that I always keep at least one flower in my apartment at all times. It’s the same now in Dallas.
In my fridge you will always find…Vueve Clicquot champane and Hall Wines.
I love connecting to the world…with my blogs KimberySchlegelWhitman. blogspot.com and RSVPCalendar.com
If I didn’t live in this city I’d live in… Charleston, because I love the appreciation they have for their history and their great sense of Southern style.
I love to read… many biographies, historical fiction and parenting books. On my nightstand now are The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age by Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair, Three Sisters, Three Queens by Philippa Gregory, and The Six: The Lives of the Mitford Sisters by Laura Thompson.
If I weren’t doing what I do, I would be… a historian.