holiday

Happy Easter

Spring is in the air! From my table to yours, wishing everyone who celebrates a very happy holiday. Happy Easter It’s the perfect time for a light and happy vignette. Anchored by Pierre Frey’s classic Braquenié pattern Rivière Enchantée, I assembled old and new pieces with spring flowers for a grouping of pretty pastels.…
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Favorite Holiday Movies

Happy New Year! As everyone is relaxing over the weekend, I thought I would republish this list from last year of favorite holiday movies, augmented with a few additional picks that are not necessarily obvious choices. Over the years I have reviewed some of these individually, in which case I link to those more extensive posts.…
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Home for the Holidays

While this has been a busy week, there is nothing quite as wonderful as being home for the holidays. The house is bursting at the seams with the kids and their attending accoutrements (kind term for endless footwear and laundry), the fridge with more food than it should ever really hold, extended family and welcome guests. …
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Christmas in Connecticut

My friend, designer Lisa Hilderbrand, lives in a renovated 18th century saltbox that each year she transforms into the epitome of Christmas in Connecticut. Having purchased the house in 2004, Lisa and her husband fell hard for the spacious antique in a historic part of New Canaan. …
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At Home with Susanna Salk and Lela Rose

Lela Rose is not only an acclaimed fashion designer, with eponymous ready-to-wear and bridal collections, but, as seen in her new book, Prêt-à-Party, a passionate and creative party-giver. In fact, her Tribeca apartment, where Lela lives with her husband and two children, was custom built around her love for entertaining.…
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Happy Thanksgiving

There are many reasons to be thankful this year but I am always especially appreciative to have my family together for this special holiday. It’s not so often nowadays to have all four children home at the same time. Sometimes it feels more like a revolving door with one coming as another is leaving and while it’s a challenge to keep the kitchen stocked and stay awake for all the late night games, I am fully cognizant of just how fortunate we are.…
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Carolyne Roehm for Baccarat Holiday

In our video with Carolyne Roehm at her beautiful Connecticut home, you may remember one moment showing a spectacular crystal chandelier hanging in the greenhouse, below. From a shoot at Weatherstone, the image is from a catalogue that Carolyne styled for Baccarat holiday.…
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Happy 4th!

As we celebrate the birth of our nation, wishing everyone a festive and happy 4th of July. Long may she wave! Happy 4th of Julyphoto by Quintessence
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Happy Mother’s Day

To all of you who have children, a little something to wish you a very Happy Mother’s Day. And to all you children, be sure to call (texting doesn’t count) your mom to let her know how much you care – she’ll love to hear your voice!…
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New Year’s Movies

Welcome to 2015! Whether out and about or celebrating at home, I hope you all ushered in the new year with style. As everyone seemed to like last week’s film suggestions and we still have a few days off ahead, I am sharing a few New Year’s movies for weekend watching.…
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