Monthly Archives: November 2012

At the Movies

Last weekend my husband happened upon an old favorite on TCM that is rarely on. It’s a classic yet somewhat under the radar movie – just the kind I love to share. And with its wintery alpine setting, it seemed somehow apropos.…

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Fashion Friday | Holiday Wish List

As many of you know, I moonlight as the co-style editor for the non-profit Women’s Voices for Change. This week I am kickstarting a fun new series for the holidays, where we will be asking some stylish tastemakers to select five fashionable picks for their holiday wish lists.…

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The Exceptional Silver of Puiforcat

While the house of Puiforcat was founded in 1820, it was fourth generation visionary Jean Puiforcat who really established the firm in the forefront of modern design. A sculptor, artist, painter and mathematician, he was more interested in pure form and function than the fancy finery of flatware that had preceded him.…

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A Fashionable Day | Valentino and Monique Lhuillier

Despite the dismal weather, yesterday was one of those days that involved a lot of pretty. First the Valentino team visited our local fashion outpost, Richard’s, in Greenwich. A portion of the store was cordoned off and transformed into a spring-like day
Valentino resort 2013
Beautiful bouquets
All white floral arrangement at Valentino luncheon
and an artfully presented lunch were all composed with spring in minc.…

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BEHIND THE Q | Thom Filicia on American Beauty

Thom Filicia is a talented bundle of unbridled enthusiasm. For those of you who have seen him on Queer Eye or speak in public, you will know that he is not only a gifted designer, but has a contagious positive energy.…

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Interiors | Atelier AM

Tis now officially the season of giving and receiving which means I need to catch up on my book reviews! One tome that deserves a place in any design library is Interiors | Atelier AM. With 200 exquisite photographs by François Halard, beautifully printed on heavy stock, the book qualifies as art and design volume in one.…

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Shop Small Saturday Surprise

I try to support small local businesses whenever I can. Not only do these establishments play a vital role in creating jobs and economic opportunities in our communities but it’s nice to see merchandise in person and actually know the people behind the brick and mortar.…

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Happy Thanksgiving

There is always much to be thankful for at this time of year – family and friends, health, and this year especially, house and home! I am always happy to be at home for the holidays and as usual am hosting Thanksgiving dinner.…

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Rooms With a View 2012 Part 3

I’m not quite sure I will ever be caught up with all the great design events from this fall. Today we take another look at the Rooms With a View vignettes from earlier this month. Lynde Easterlin‘s classic room was fresh and inviting.…

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Holiday House 2012 | Ally Coulter

Before Holiday House closes its illustrious 2012 run next Sunday, I wanted to hopefully share a few more rooms. Ally Coulter is on a roll and her elegant yet coquettish Father’s Day room showed a confidence derived from a designer hitting her stride.…

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