Profile: Peggy North
I was first introduced to Peggy and her shop, Fire and Creme, through my friend Ambre – and loved both instantly. Wonderfully laid-back and a study in effortless cool, she is an endless source of inspiration and a go-to for all things amazing for little ones (especially their parties). Born and raised in Paris, she comes from a long line of women who view get-togethers as a matter of style and décor – her mother and aunt still throwing the most incredible of parties, when given the opportunity.
A helicopter coordinator/stunt double for movies for a number of years (her husband is also an acclaimed motion picture helicopter pilot) she travelled the world, experiencing places, cultures and people who would provide her with a wealth of inspiration. In 2012, she decided to open her own event planning company, and one year later, its accompanying shop.
Peggy lives in Venice with her husband, step-daughter Naomi, and sons Tom and Cooper, in a traditional Craftsman beach bungalow built in 1912. Her home is just as you might expect it to be – easy, chic, warm and inviting, with details and design that mirror her signature style. I hope you enjoy this look inside. XXJKE
R+T: What are your go-to beauty products? Why?
R+T: Is there anything special you would like to share about your beauty routine?
I am very basic. I just make sure my skin is properly moisturized.
R+T: Bath or Shower?
Shower twice a day.
R+T: What do you sleep in?
Depends of my mood and the weather.
R+T: What do you do to stay healthy and balanced?
I start the day with a kale smoothie at GTA . I try to eat a little bit of everything and a ton of fruits and vegetables daily.
The minute I feel something is wrong, I go to Moon Juice and get a shot of their immune boost juice. It really works for me.
R+T: Do you workout, what do you swear by?
R+T: What do you do to relax?
I get a massage once a week at my house. I have this app “Soothe”, it’s like UBER for massage. Or I go for a motorcycle ride. No phone.
R+T: What is your design philosophy for your home?
Cozy, simple, bright, lived in.
R+T: What is your favorite room in the house?
Love my kitchen, spend a lots of time cooking with the kids. It’s the center of the house.
R+T: What are your favorite pieces in your home?
I don’t have one. I love everything we have.
R+T: What are your favorite home stores?
R+T: Do you entertain at home? If so, what are some of your tricks?
Yes! I usually plan it at the last minute.
R+T: How do you set the scene?
Music, flowers, MERCI linens
R+T: Plated, Buffet, or Family Style for a dinner party?
R+T: What are your favorite flowers and where do you buy them? A favorite florist?
If I have time, the downtown flower mart is one of my favorite places to go. It feels so real and alive. Otherwise, I get my flowers from Fiore Designs, around the corner from my house.
R+T: How would you describe your style?
Surfer Parisian, if that makes any sense.
R+T: Who are your favorite designers?
Nick Fouquet’s hats.
R+T: What are the 5 pieces you can’t live without this season?
R+T: What is your uniform?
Oversize sweaters, jeans and cool boots.
R+T: Who are your favorite artists?
Christo has always had a very special place in my heart. I was 8, when my mom took me to see the Pont Neuf all packed up by him, the dimension of the project changed my perception of art.
R+T: What is your favorite piece of art you own?
Adam Secore’s photo of Malibu surfers.
R+T: What are your favorite stores online and in store to shop for kids?
R+T: What’s your favorite thing to do/place to go on the weekends with your kids?
R+T: What is your favorite restaurant to eat at with the whole family?
Shopping & Blogs
R+T: What are your favorite stores (online and in store) for clothing?
Heist on Abbot Kinney.
I rarely shop cloth online, I need to try.
R+T: What is your favorite city for shopping?
R+T: Are you an impulse buyer, or do you wait to commit?
R+T: What are your favorite blogs?