Tabletop for Fall 2015

Now that we’re officially in October, thoughts start to turn to entertaining for the season. For those looking for some inspiration or perhaps something new to augment their collection, here are a few items, most of which are new tabletop for fall 2015, seen at 41 Madison in the spring.…
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A Cinematic Tribute to Father’s Day

Including fathers in film from Atticus Finch to Darth Vader and many more, this cinematic tribute to Father’s Day represents the full range of emotions that fatherhood entails. From hilarity to heartbreak, you can’t help but be moved by this short mash up of classic moments. …
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Celerie Kemble and Bronson Van Wyck Set for Summer at Michael C Fina

Just in time to kick off summer entertaining this Memorial Day weekend, designer Celerie Kemble and event planner Bronson Van Wyck celebrated the season at Michael C. Fina last week. Co-hosted by Architectural Digest, where Van Wyck is a special projects editor, the event featured four fabulous thematic tablescapes set for summer by the talented duo.…
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The Art of Remembering

A piece by Walter Kirn on the T Magazine blog yesterday echoed to a T (no pun intended) my ruminations regarding the art of remembering. I too, after a recommendation from my older son, recently watched “The Entire History of You.” A thought provoking, disturbing and yet eerily prophetic episode from the British TV series “Black Mirrors,” it addresses the possibility, in the not-to-distant future, of having total video recall of our experiences through a “grain” implant in one’s neck.…
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Looking Back to Move Forward

Having just immersed ourselves in the dazzling world of Duke Fulco di Verdura, it was fortuitous to learn that a new luxury edition of Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa’s 1958 novel, “The Leopard” is being published. Including 32 photographs by Giovan Battista Poletto, below, from the set of Visconti’s 1963 film, looking back at the Sicilian setting for this novel offers insight into the early life of the master jeweler that so informed his work.…
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The Mystery of Memory Loss

How often do you forget where you left your keys? Or where you parked? Or an acquaintance’s name? These types of temporary memory loss are common occurrences that almost all of us encounter on a daily basis. And if you have never seen this hysterical video about  “Age-Activated Attention Deficit Disorder,” make the jump after you finish the post for a little relatable humor.…
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At the Movies | Downhill Racer

Downhill RacerWith the recent snowstorm, I decided to post about an old favorite, Downhill Racer, which some longtime readers may remember I had written about several years ago. This cult classic from 1969 stars Robert Redford in one of his earliest roles.…
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Merry Christmas

To all who celebrate, wishing you a very Merry Christmas, from my home to yours! Merry Christmas Merry Christmas Merry Christmas Merry Christmas
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Goodbye to a Great | Peter O’Toole

I couldn’t let the passing of Peter O’Toole go by without at least a quick nod to the late great actor. Best known, of course, for his portrayal of T.E. Lawrence in David Lean’s grand epic, Lawrence of Arabia, O’Toole was a man of flamboyant talent in both acting and life.…
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At the Movies | The Bishop’s Wife

Naturally, I love hearing that readers have liked a recommendation. This week The Bishop’s Wife received thumbs up from a subscriber who mentioned they had purchased (and loved) it after discovering it here. I then read that it is now out on blu ray so I thought a reminder of one of my favorite holiday films might be in order.…
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