The lifestyle the couple has created further insulates them from the urban bustle. They both use the carriage house as an office and rarely venture out except for daily runs to the girls’ French primary school, one subway stop away, and summer trips to Van Leeuwen for chocolate and Earl Grey Tea ice cream.
In the evenings, Halard will pull down the projector screen and let the girls watch their favorites—National Velvet for Grey and anything ballet for Poppy (she is particularly fond of Nureyev). After supper, it’s up to bed, where they are read one English story and one French story each…” —American Pastoral: Miranda Brooks and Bastien Halard’s Brooklyn Home, Vogue Magazine, January 2013
Saul Williams: Dude, I just moved to Paris
(laughs)” —Scene from Brooklyn Boheme, 2011
Flouting the long-held, politically correct prohibitions against artists living amid the kind of ritzy indulgence their collectors do, Mr. Currin and Ms. Feinstein have not only mapped out a new place for the artist in society, they also hired a decorator to make it look fabulous.
And they’re not ashamed to admit it.” —Rachel Feinstein and John Currin, Their Own Best Creations, The New York Times, 3/11/11
Gwyneth Paltrow may have fallen out with ex-best friend Madonna, but she and Stella McCartney are still as close as ever.
The 37-year-old actress revealed that her daughter Apple is Stella’s biggest fan and the two share a passion for horse riding.
‘Apple has turned into quite an equestrian and as I can’t bear horses or riding Stella takes her out,’ Gwyneth told me at Stella’s Fashion Night Out party in aid of the charity Kids Company.” —Gwyneth’s girl is the Apple of Stella’s eye, Daily Mail Online, 09/12/2010