Known for luxurious interiors with a zing of color (most frequently purple), Jamie Drake hasn't maintained his place atop the design world by sticking to the tried-and-true. "I believe in evolution," says the vivacious New Yorker, who is currently working on homes in London, Texas, and midtown Manhattan, and whose many collaborations include rugs for Stark and bath fixtures for THG. Drake, who counts Madonna and Michael Bloomberg as clients, recently embraced change by launching Drake + Anderson with rising talent Caleb Anderson. "Caleb is passionate about antiques, while I'm a modernist," he explains. "The combination is very now."
A city to dream in, a delight for the senses. And the bar at the Royal Mansour hotel is one of the most beautiful I've ever seen.
Their season is short, but the memory of their fragrance and taste lingers on.
A reflection in one of the French designer's mirrors is always magic.
A spritz of this woody scent with citrus notes never fails to refresh.
I find inspiration in the amazing array of 18th-century French furniture, porcelains, and bronzes at this London museum.
This little beauty sits discreetly and elegantly on my counter. Its coffee wakes me up and gets me out the door.
I go to this Tuscan favorite in downtown Manhattan as much for its sense of home as for the pappardelle alla buttera.
I gave myself this 18-karat-gold rope belt buckle as a birthday present 20 years ago, and I still wear it daily.
I feel sleek and tailored when I wear one by Saint Laurent or John Smedley.
I adore her rich, embossed velvets.
In the past year, I've enjoyed Hamilton, The Color Purple, Fiddler on the Roof, An American in Paris, and Kinky Boots.
The site answers all of my questions about fascinating people.