In The Style Of
Meet Susan Feldman, founder of One Kings Lane and the driving force behind In The Groove - an online destination inspiring women to own their age and style. We asked Susan to take some of our new Spring pieces for a spin around the glamorous Beverly Hills.
What does style mean to you?
To me, style is the way you express yourself. It's the way you choose to dress, the way you talk, and the way you live your life. It's your unique signature on the world.
Style is important because it allows you to show the world who you are. It's a way of expressing your personality and your values. It's also a way of connecting with
other people who share your interests.
There is no right or wrong way to have style. It's all about what makes you feel comfortable and confident. The most important thing is to be yourself!
What’s on your coffee table?
My coffee table is a reflection of my personality, interests and travels . My home is filled with mementos and objets that have special meaning to me. I like putting all of these things together to tell a story. Today, there’s a collection of great art and travel books. On top of those books is
a stunning large, purple Amethyst I brought back as a souvenir from Peru. There’s also a bone box that I bought on my first shopping trip to India for One Kings Lane. Another important piece is a unique judo horn with a silver tip, from a family vacation to South Africa. To finish it all off, I always have my favorite candle from Cire Trudon and a vase of white roses.
What’s hanging on your wall?
I have lots of things hanging on my walls, but the ones that are really special were done by my dad. At 80, he went back to school, got his MFA, and started painting like crazy until he passed away at 88. Each one of his works tell a different story. I love having them in my home. It makes me feel like my dad is still here watching over me. Luckily, I have quite a few of his pieces all over the house.
What can’t you live without?
Hands down, I can’t live without my family.
What could you do without?
The term “anti-aging”. Aging isn’t a problem that needs to be fixed. In truth, aging is a gift that we should be grateful for. It shouldn’t have to be this embarrassing, shameful thing. We can grow older with style, grace, and humor!
What's the last book you read?
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett: It's a powerful, moving book about identity, family, and the choices we make. I would highly recommend it.
What’s the last song you listened to?
"As It Was." by Harry Styles. I got to see him in concert and he was so fun! I’ve had his album on repeat ever since. I love how upbeat and catchy it is, but the lyrics really stick with you.
I’m more about a neutral palette, but over the last few years navy has become my go-to. It’s very versatile, and goes with just about everything. To me, it’s a gentler, softer color than black.
Fennel sausage pizza from Pizzeria Mozza.
At the moment, it’s playing golf. I love the challenge of trying to improve my
game, which is really personal. But it’s still social! I’ve met so many new
people, and really enjoy the camaraderie of playing with friends or family. Plus, it’s great exercise. Walking the course is over 10000 steps.
Favorite piece in your wardrobe?
A piece of jewelry that my husband Bob gave to me on our first Valentine’s Day: a beautiful Cartier heart with pave diamonds that I never take off. And it goes with everything☺
What brings you joy?
I love entertaining. Nothing makes me happier than setting a beautiful table and having friends and family gather for a yummy meal.