I'm on the third chapter of my adult life. After college, I lived in New York City for twenty years, found my husband, had two babies and worked in fashion for pretty much all that time. I was the Creative Director of Tuleh, a consultant to brands such as Chanel, Diane Von Furstenberg, Tory Burch and Tods, and eventually the Fashion Director of both William Morris Endeavor Agency and Barneys New York. I also did some writing during that time — mostly articles for Vogue, The New York Times Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal, but I also wrote my first book "I Love Your Style."

Curious about what else life had to offer, in 2012, we as a family decided to take a creative sabbatical and live on the farm where my husband grew up in Oxfordshire, England. We have now spent seven idyllic years in a small 1820’s stone cottage with the prettiest little garden you can imagine right in the middle of a very private farm. In that time I have become better at cooking, gardening and riding horses, learned how to make jam, and written two more books, “Always Pack a Party Dress” and just recently “Farm From Home.” I also get to escape the farm occasionally for assignments as a Contributing Editor at both Condé Nast Traveler (the US edition) and Architectural Digest. But mainly, I have spent my time in England being a more attentive and hands-on wife and mother than I was when distracted by the chaos of New York City.

Once my children became teenagers and both decided on boarding school, I realised it was time to go back to work, for real. I wanted to be firmly based at home in the Cotswolds, but also have a legitimate excuse to continue traveling because discovering new places fuels my creativity and imagination. I also realised how much my style had been influenced by living in the English countryside, and I thought it would be fun to share the beauty of my surroundings. So I created Cutter Brooks. The name comes from my maiden name and my married name, in a nod to both the American and English influences in my life. The shop aspires to be a chic version of a "country store” with carefully chosen things for your closet, your home, and your hostess. It’s curated by me, a New York City girl, but it's inspired by England and sourced mostly in Europe. When I buy for the shop I think of my friends both here and around the world: how they live and what they love. I think of the beautiful homes I have visited and the women whose style I most admire. I hope you enjoy it.