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Verdura Accessories for Affordable Gift Glamour

Less than 10 days remain to see the wonderful Verdura at 75 exhibit. I encourage any of you within the New York area to make time for this fabulous retrospective. And for those of you unable to visit, I hope to bring you a closer look at this special story very soon.…
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Austria in the Air and Other Online Gallavanting

You may remember last year at this time I suggested a visit to the Neue Galerie Gift Shop as all things Austria seemed to be in the air. Not only should you consider stopping by this season for a chic selection of design items perfect for the holidays but you can see the Schiele portrait exhibit and stop in the charming Café Sabarsky for some heisse getränke (hot beverages) and Viennese sweets to ward off the bitter weather.…
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(Not Quite) 48 Hours in Santa Margherita and Portofino

While less than 48 hours on the lovely Ligurian coast seems impossibly short, it was just long enough to get a flavor for this exquisite region of Italy. I thought you might enjoy tagging along for a photo tour of what Susanna and I managed to pack into our short stay.…
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Connecticut Cottages and Gardens Celebrates a Decade at a Stylish New Venue

For the past ten years Connecticut Cottages and Gardens has been bringing the best of our state to its beautiful glossy pages. Each month (or two) editor in chief DJ Carey (now Editorial Director of the entire Cottages & Gardens family of publications) fashioned a book filled with glorious gardens, handsome homes and delightful discoveries.…
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From Sea to Shining Sea

Wishing all you readers a wonderful long Memorial Day weekend. As we enjoy what here in Connecticut is a glorious sunny start to the summer season, From Sea to Shining Seaphoto via Ralph Lauren let’s take a moment to remember why we celebrate and recognize all those who have made sacrifices serving our country, which includes both my parents.…
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Tabletop Market Sneak Peek

It’s been another busy week with spring design events in full bloom. Almost all of today was spent scouting new product at the Tabletop Market – below a sneak peek at some of what I’ll have to share very soon. Tabletop Market Then I was delighted to attend a wonderful evening at the Kips Bay President’s Dinner in a festive new location at Cipriani’s, below.…
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Out and About and Catching Up

As the spring season approaches, there is much to look forward to besides just the warming weather, from actually seeing my lawn to the many design happenings on the horizon. Later this week, an industry favorite arrives. DIFFA Dining by Design launches at the Architectural Design Home Design Show on Thursday evening with its annual cocktail reception.…
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Thank you Design Bloggers Conference and Stay Tuned

A big thank you to all who came to hear Susanna Salk and me speak at the Design Bloggers Conference in Atlanta yesterday. We were honored to be part of such a great line up. While it was wonderful to see so many friends and meet some new members of the blogosphere our special treat was running into Timothy Corrigan, who had spoken the day before, on our way to the airport.…
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Bejeweled

Try as I might, there just weren’t enough hours in the day to get together my post on the JAR exhibit at the Met. So in the meantime, I offer you this delicious little morsel to whet your appetite. Stop by later to see more from this incredible exhibit.…
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Holiday Shop Picks | Calvin Klein Home

The interholiday days are officially here. And that means my eyes are peeled for potential gift picks almost everywhere I go. Over the next three weeks, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite finds as I’m out and about. Calvin Klein Home While I’ve passed the Calvin Klein shop on Madison Avenue countless times, I had never ventured downstairs to the world of Calvin Klein Home. …
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