Monthly Archives: July 2013

In the Works

Summer can be a challenging time to strike just the right balance between work and play. After an overly hectic schedule last summer, I vowed to try and do better this time around. So while posts may be occasionally a little less frequent, there’s lots in the works, going on behind the scenes, as well as catch up from visits I made in the spring.…
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AERIN Furniture Collection

While I hinted at the AERIN furniture collection I saw when I was in High Point last April, I am delighted that I am now able to share with you some of the pieces I saw at the EJ Victor debut.…
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Summer Paradise | When No Change is a Good Thing

My summer paradise includes looking forward to the third or fourth week in July when it is visiting time at my daughters’ camp. Yes, plural, as I am now on daughter number two attending the same old fashioned girls camp in Maine.…
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At Ease | Made in Maine

After having just returned from a brief outing at my favorite spot in Maine, it seemed appropriate that this week’s At Ease should feature that location. As I started to put together the collage, I realized how many iconic products associated with Down East are actually made in the state.…
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The Summer of My Blue Hydrangea

Actually I have never had so many different shades as this year. From classic blue hydrangea to pink and violet, my bushes have been like a technicolor display in the cool end of the color spectrum. And not only have they been colorful but amazingly abundant – as if someone put steroids in the soil.…
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At Ease | Channel Your Inner Sea Goddess

Whether an afternoon or a week, on a sailboat or a motor yacht, summer is the time to channel your inner sea goddess in style. Call out shades of aqua and soft greens to echo the cool colors of the waters.…
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At Home with Susanna Salk and Robert Couturier Part Deux | The Library

There were so many scene-worthy moments at the Connecticut house of Robert Couturier that we decided to offer you a short sequel, an amuse bouche of sorts. Welcome to chez Robert part deux – the library! From an antique federal door arose the marvelous free standing structure that is Robert Couturier’s library.…
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At Home with Susanna Salk and Robert Couturier

Robert Couturier is the ultimate embodiment of old school meets modern world. Raised in the elegant 16th arrondissement of Paris and educated at the prestigious École Camondo, he possesses a deep seated knowledge and love of French history and the decorative arts.…
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At the Movies | Keeping Mum

We all know how one thing leads to another. Well son #2 was researching dark comedies on film and asked for some additional suggestions. Most of my favorites were already on his list – Dr. Strangelove, Kind Hearts and Coronets, M*A*S*H among many others.…
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Le Quatorze Juillet

So today we recognize Bastille Day, le quatorze juillet, with a little red white and blue, French style. I’ve gathered just a few of my iconic French favorites, from a great Côtes du Rhône to the Breton classic Amor Lux (can’t even think how many of these I’ve owned over the years).…
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