Monthly Archives: June 2013

AERIN | Living the Life and the Label

AERIN is more than merely a label. It’s a lifestyle. And nothing has more credibility, authenticity or appeal than when the namesake of a company lives and breathes the brand. While Aerin Lauder may lead a luxury life, her down-to-earth approachability gives her brand both aspirational and relatable allure.…
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The Discreet Charm of the Petit Trianon

Today we travel back to Versailles to take a quick look at the Petit Trianon. Built by Louis XV for his influential mistress Madame de Pompadour, who died before she could ever inhabit it, it is Marie Antoinette who is most associated with the charming chateau.…
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Stylish Shopping with Susanna Salk and Eddie Ross

Crossing the divides of styling, entertaining, decorating and production, Eddie Ross is a whirling dervish of creativity. While his career began in the culinary arts, he soon expanded his skill set into the world of decor with positions at House Beautiful, Martha Stewart, and now Better Homes & Gardens, columns in Woman’s Day and Southern Living, work in front of and behind the camera for TV shows such as Martha, HGTV, the Food Network and Bravo’s Top Design, features in almost every lifestyle mag, as well as musings on his popular blog.…
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Timeless Design at Versailles

I was somehow surprised that my girls voted a visit to Versailles as their favorite part of our week in Paris. It just shows the timeless relevance of classic French design and the memorable impact of the palace, gardens and splendor of 18th century court life.…
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Small Space Big Style

Every city dweller’s primary design concern is optimizing the small space big style ratio. Perhaps that’s why House Beautiful‘s annual Small Spaces issue is so popular. And in the upcoming July/August issue, Philip Gorrivan shows how it’s done as he transforms a 1,200 square foot NYC apartment into a dramatic jewel box of a space.…
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Thank You Luxe Magazine

What a lovely welcome back this evening from my week in Paris. Firstly, a thank you to Luxe Magazine for including me in the Spotlight section of their summer issue. Floral Finesse features my comments on the beautiful new Dedar About Flowers fabric that I had seen at Deco Off in January.…
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Postcard From Paris

I had hoped to post this yesterday but since we have been very busy out and about, this little postcard from Paris was delayed. As this is my girls’ first trip to the French capital, we of course had to indulge in a bit of classic sightseeing.…
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Why Don’t You | Travel in Style

Taking my cue from the inimitable Ms. Vreeland and a page from J.J. Martin’s piece in today’s Off Duty section of the Wall Street Journal, I’m hoping more people realize how easy it is to travel in style. While I certainly see my fair share of well-dressed men and women flying the friendly skies, there is also a preponderance of those who feel that comfort cannot be synonymous with stylish or even neat attire.…
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Off to the City of Lights

So I’ve been waiting to tell you that tomorrow I am off to Paris for the week. My sister and I have been plotting for months and are excited to be taking my girls for their first visit to the city of lights.…
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Ronald McDonald House Long Island Project Design 2013

Last week Newel Gallery hosted a pre-construction celebration of The Ronald McDonald House of Long Island Project Design 2013. In partnership with Kravet and New York Cottages & Gardens, this is a very special sort of showhouse – one that is permanent and directly affects the lives of the many families who make extended stays at the facility while their seriously ill children are receiving medical treatment at area hospitals.  …
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