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Fall Product Previews

Although the last couple days have felt like monsoon season here, fall is looming on the horizon, at least according to the many companies holding fall product previews this week. While I’m sure I will be revisiting some of these favorites later in the year, I thought a little peek might be helpful to keep these in mind as projects or gift lists start to accumulate.…
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Welcome Privet Lives

As if the New Preston, CT outpost of Richard Lambertson’s and Suzanne Cassano’s chic shop Privet House wasn’t tempting enough already, this weekend marked the opening of Privet Lives (so clever) in the charmingly diminutive space next door. Privet LivesA rotating concept shop featuring “highly covetable brands, designers, artisans and artists,” Privet Lives debuted with the gorgeous textile creations of Madeline Weinrib.…
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At Home Video with Susanna Salk and Marian McEvoy

Whoever coined the phrase “it’s all in the mix,” must have had the creative and effervescent Marian McEvoy in mind. With a fearless style and steady hand, she takes do-it-yourself crafting to an entirely new level of sophistication. Susanna and I were thrilled to visit Marian in her über charming Hudson River Valley home.…
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Lulu DK Temporary Jewelry Tattoos

Sometimes the world is full of colliding coincidences that are almost uncanny in their timing. Today Susanna Salk and I were filming a group of fashionable designers sharing their sartorial style for an upcoming video to air this September. When Amanda Nisbet arrived, I immediately admired and inquired about her chic, seemingly stenciled gold bracelets, below.…
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Parchment Nantucket

While I had intended to post several more shops from my trip last week, I couldn’t resist sharing a few more peeks from popular favorite, Parchment Nantucket. For the last ten years, this tiny store has been packing plenty of creative offerings in its small but charming space.…
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Happy 4th of July

Wishing everyone a most wonderful 4th of July. Enjoy the weekend wherever you may be! 4th of July on Nantucketphoto by Quintessence…
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A Stylish Nantucket Wedding

For her entire life, my niece has been summering on Nantucket, so it was only natural that a Nantucket wedding would be her choice. This past weekend, friends and family gathered on island to celebrate with a full calendar of special events.…
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At Ease | 4th of July

Last summer I inaugurated a light hearted shopping series At Ease that I hope to continue occasionally this season as well. For this week, I gathered a few casually chic items perfect for stylish at-home entertaining with the 4th of July in mind.…
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Stylish Shopping with Susanna Salk and Jill Kargman on Nantucket

Jill Kargman is anything but your average upper east side doyenne. Daughter of Coco and Arie Kopelman, the former president of Chanel, sister-in-law to Drew Barrymore (wife of Jill’s brother Will), happily married mother of three and chic fashionista, she was raised in the inner circles of the Manhattan social strata.…
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Thank You Flower Magazine

Whether in the garden, home or art and design, flowers are nature’s beautiful bounty, enhancing every aspect of life. Seven years ago, recognizing a empty niche in the publishing marketplace, flower aficionado and editor Margot Show launched flower magazine. Originally focussing on floral, garden and event design, it has since expanded its vision to include interiors, art, travel, entertaining and more.…
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