Monthly Archives: June 2011

At the Movies

Naturally I wanted to find a movie appropriate for the Fourth of July. It isn’t quite as easy as one might think. So I decided to pick a film with patriotic values, one that, however sentimental, represents  a sense of freedom and democratic ideals.…

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Tabletop for the Fourth

I’m still not quite sure who is actually going to be around for dinner on the fourth. Our house has been a bit of a revolving door so far this summer. Even so, I like to think about what I might be doing with the table.…

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Wednesday Wine

This week is all about celebrating the 4th of July. So for our Wednesday Wine, Terry has found a way to commemorate our national holiday with a relatively new American winery and a spin on one of our traditional favorite foods for the 4th.…

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Fashion Fix for the 4th

I think dressing on the 4th of July is always fun and relatively easy. White pants or a skirt are the perfect base for any combination of red and/or blue on top. I adore stripes and own many variations on the theme.…

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Food for the 4th

Whenever and wherever you are celebrating the 4th of July (our fireworks are on the 2nd), it’s always fun to have a colorful and patriotic dessert. Over the years, I have made many variations of mini berry tarts. You can make them from scratch or combine store bought items, to achieve a fun, delicious and beautiful result.…

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At the Movies

Most weeks I enjoy the challenge of trying to match my Friday movie pick somehow with what I have written about during the week. Sometimes it doesn’t work, but it’s a puzzle I always try to solve. Considering the art exhibition I covered on Tuesday and the classic house I featured yesterday, I think today’s movie, also a vintage classic, fits in rather nicely.…

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A Home of Timeless Elegance

I am thrilled today to bring you vignettes from a beautiful vintage house never before published. This classic brick Georgian from 1928 stands on a large parcel of land here in Connecticut with gorgeous specimen trees and rolling lawn. Bought by its current owners six years ago, the house was completely transformed by the wife, a successful interior designer.…

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Wednesday Wine

As yesterday was officially the first day of summer and the summer solstice, we are now all officially in the mode. My hydrangea are fully in bloom and the air conditioning is on, so we are now thinking summer wines. And Terry of course has another suggestion.…

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Chasing the Wild at Samuel Owen

Greenwich, CT is lucky to have the addition of a wonderful new gallery on the avenue. Thursday evening Samuel Owen celebrated their fabulous first show in the space with a well attended reception for the artist, Roberto Dutesco. The widely known photographer’s exhibition “Chasing the Wild” included photographs from his seminal study of the wild horses on Sable Island, Nova Scotia as well as other subjects.…

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Playing Hooky and a Surprise

I am officially playing hooky from my normal posting today – for the first time, well – ever!! But of course not completely – I am working on the next BEHIND THE Q, doing research and hopefully spending a little time here.…

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