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Scenting the Summer House

There’s nothing much better than the sound and smells of ocean breezes, drifting off the water though open windows. Scent is an essential accessory to any home, especially a summer house on the water, where sometimes dampness leaves its mark in less idyllic ways.…
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Spring 2017 Tabletop Market

While many of the products I am sharing from the Spring 2017 Tabletop Market at 41 Madison won’t be available until August or September, it’s always good to have them on your radar as you start to think of fall gifting or upgrading at home later in the year.…
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Shop Talk: The New KRB

Kate Rheinstein Brodsky has design and shopkeeping in her blood. Her mother is celebrated designer Suzanne Rheinstein who also owns Hollyhock, the chic La Cienega shop, so perhaps it was destiny that Kate should one day have her own stylish design destination.…
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Nina Campbell Does New Preston Redux

I really felt I was ahead of schedule this year, but yet again, Christmas has snuck up leaving not nearly enough time to accomplish everything, including all the posts I wanted to share. One of my favorite shopping destinations here in Connecticut is the charming town of New Preston, where shops like Pergola, Privet House, Plain Goods, J.…
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At Home with Susanna Salk & Ted Kennedy Watson

Since 1998 Ted Kennedy Watson has been helping customers make their homes and lives more beautiful through his two popular Watson Kennedy shops in Seattle, Washington. Whether in person or online, both locals and visitors from around the world, find endless temptation in the special, the must-have and the life-enhancing items Ted procures for the shops, all displayed with award-winning, inspired creativity. …
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John Derian Picture Book

If ever there was a person who has built a hugely successful and much imitated business based on a very personal, authentic and idiosyncratic vision, it would be John Derian. His decoupage and decorative objects, over 700 created annually, are sold and collected around the world.…
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Friday Five Favorite Finds X Part II

As summer winds down and flip flops and straw hats segue into less casual attire, thoughts turn to fashion for fall. So part II of this weeks’s Friday Five Favorite Finds includes two shops on island whose statement-making accoutrements can add a luxurious layer to your wardrobe.…
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Websites that Inspire

During my online wanderings, I am often underwhelmed by the sameness of so many sites. With the ubiquitousness of certain formats and templates, sometimes there’s very little visually distinguishing different companies. That is why, when I come across websites that inspire with landing pages that are distinctive and inventive, I take a moment to explore.…
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It’s the Little Things in New Preston

The town of New Preston, CT may be tiny but it looms large as a design destination. And this weekend, seven of the shops featured vignettes created by my video partner, author Susanna Salk to celebrate her new book, It’s the Little Things.…
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AERIN Fall 2016 Accessories Sneak Peek

As we are still waiting for spring-like temperatures, it’s also time to look ahead to the fall collections. This year AERIN‘s fall 2016 accessories include a new fashion collection of bags and shoes. AERIN fall 2016 accessories As you may remember from our video visit to Aerin’s beautiful Southampton home, she considers leopard a classic neutral for interiors and it clearly holds true for fashion as well.…
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