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bohemiachic at Privet Lives

When at the Day of Design at the Mayflower Grace last month, fellow speaker Kathy McCarver Root sported a fantastic necklace I admired. She explained that the long chain, with a color coordinated assortment of unusual charms and objets, was the work of friend Maura de Visscher, founder of bohemiachic.…
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Shopping the Wharf on Nantucket | SPACE and Scrub Oak

In its third year at 4 Old South Wharf, SPACE has made a name for itself sourcing stylish hand crafted, artistic products from near and far. SPACE on the wharf on Nantucket Owner Elise Gura has a great sense of the special, honed from years of eclectic experience all leading to her settling in this unique space on the wharf on Nantucket.…
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The Luxury Education Foundation | Ten Years of Innovative Education

Behind the appeal of many luxury brands is the artistry, craftsmanship and attention to detail that set them apart. But how, in this age of need for speed and lack of formal apprenticeship programs, do young people interested in working in the world of luxury goods learn their craft?…
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Coach Pups and Doggy Devotion

Not just for years, decades or centuries, but for millennia, humans have been devoted to their dogs. From tiny chihuahuas to giant Newfoundlands, dogs complete our lives as few others can. And Coach is capturing our canine affections with their engaging new Coach Pups campaign.…
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Gift of Fragrance by Hermès

When compiling my list earlier this week for June discoveries, I accidentally omitted this wonderful find. Over the years, I have unfortunately had my favorite fragrances discontinued on several occasions. It is always so disappointing, like losing a best-loved accessory. Most recently it was Calèche Eau Delicate, a lighter version of the classic fragrance by Hermès which I had been using for almost a decade.…
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Discoveries in June

If there is going to be a lull in the summer season, it certainly hasn’t started yet. Between interesting shows, travels and online updates, it’s hard to keep up with all the recent discoveries in June. I am a longtime fan of French photographer Brigitte Lacombe‘s work and for the first time in her decades long career, she is exhibiting her work in New York.…
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A Day in Venice

Nobody knows how to give good travel recommendations better than a local. And when that local is the head of a prestigious third generation luxury hotel group and lives in a 17th century palazzo overlooking the Grand Canal in Venice, I pay attention.…
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Summer Travel Inspiration from Italy

While it isn’t even officially summer, the Memorial Day weekend has clearly marked the onset of summer travel. Already I’ve been following friends on instagram dashing off to dazzling destinations and reading about ravishing new restaurants in Paris and Rome as well as fashionable new travel attire.…
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AERIN Fall 2015 Accessories

Previewing fall is always a challenge. Finally ecstatic to have spring in our back pockets,   we are ready to move on. But come August and September we’ll  be happy to have these bookmarked for fall entertaining, gifting and wearing. AERIN Fall 2015 has a great selection of both decorative accessories and fashionable footwear.…
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Lisa Perry + Schumacher

While Schumacher has had their share of designer collections in recent years, their most recent collaboration harkens back to their illustrious history of pairings with the likes of Paul Poiret and Elsa Schiaparelli. When Dara Caponigro joined Schumacher as Creative Director in 2013, I thought it the perfect opportunity for the distinguished fabric house to branch out a bit more into lifestyle.…
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