Monthly Archives: September 2012

Lynn Morgan at Kensett

When I heard that designer Lynn Morgan had decorated the model homes at Kensett, a new local luxury condo development, I couldn’t wait to get a peek. Her clean, crisp, contemporary version of updated traditional is always appealing and has been featured in almost every top shelter magazine, including this month’s Traditional Home.…

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Italo | Chic Train Travel in Italy

Train travel is not what it used to be here in the states. When I was little, my mother, sister and I traveled cross country to visit my aunt in California and the first leg of our journey was on the legendary 20th Century Limited from New York to Chicago (think North by Northwest).…

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Trove Wallpaper Collection for KnollTextiles

Trove wallpaper has been on my radar for quite some time. Founders Jee Levin and Randall Buck’s creative and innovative wallcovering brand is a forward thinking bastion of thoughtful visionary design.
Trove WallpaperNot only are they both accomplished artists but employ cutting edge technology with environmentally friendly techniques and materials to create products that break all the rules.…

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Simon Teakle | A Gem of a Jewel Box

Simon Teakle‘s new shop is truly a gem of a jewel box. On one of Greenwich, CT’s tiniest charming side streets, his irresistible, addictive addition to the town’s upscale retail scene quietly opened. And that’s just the way he likes his luxury appeal – understated.…

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AVENUE Antiques & Art at the Armory Part II

The AVENUE Antiques, Art & Design show includes dealers in a wide variety of categories. Some are specialists while others expand into multiple categories. A newcomer to the show with a fabulously focussed viewpoint is Holden Luntz Gallery from Palm Beach.…

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AVENUE Antiques and Art at the Armory

The AVENUE Antiques and Art show at the Armory is the premier destination this weekend in New York for anyone interested in seeing what is current in the marketplace. From classic fine art
Avenue Antiquesto mid-century and modern furniture
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 to silver, objets
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and jewelry (lots and lots of tempting jewelry!),
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there is a wide range in the inventory from over 60 high end dealers. …

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It’s Fall – A Busy Week!

Although my favorite season has not officially begun, fall events are already in full force. It was a busy week out in the design world and while I catch up, here is a sneak peek of a few things I saw!…

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The Mayflower Inn Shakespeare Garden

While all the grounds at the Inn are beautiful and immaculately groomed, the Shakespeare Garden at the Mayflower Inn is an especially beguiling and romantic setting.  Set behind the main building, the formal garden celebrates the four seasons through both words and scenery.…

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The Mayflower Inn Spa

While the sumptuous Mayflower Inn is, in and of itself, enticing, it is the Spa that seals the deal. There is a very good reason it was named the #1 Spa in the country by Good Morning America with Travel + Leisure – it is simply amazing!…

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Welcome to the Mayflower

A mere two hours from New York City, nestled in the heart of rural Connecticut, sits an idyllic luxury resort resembling more English country house than 5 star hotel.
With a timeless sense of civilized gentility, yet fully equipped with contemporary creature comforts, the Mayflower Inn is a lush private retreat of understated elegance.…

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