Monthly Archives: June 2015

Island Bound

This week I will be island bound, heading to Nantucket with some of my family for the fourth of July weekend. I am excited to be spending more time on island this year and look forward to sharing with you a bit of what makes this tiny island such a desired destination.…
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What to Serve on the 4th | Antonio Galloni Recommends the Best Rosés of the Season

With the holiday weekend ahead, it’s time to think about entertaining essentials. And while traditional meal options may range from burgers to BBQ or lobster, no drink has become more synonymous with the summer season than Rosé. With its light bright color and flavor, Rosé is a perfect choice for cocktails, pairs wonderfully with fish and seafood and the fuller flavored varieties are ideal with heavier and even spicy food.…
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The Luxury Education Foundation | Ten Years of Innovative Education

Behind the appeal of many luxury brands is the artistry, craftsmanship and attention to detail that set them apart. But how, in this age of need for speed and lack of formal apprenticeship programs, do young people interested in working in the world of luxury goods learn their craft?…
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Coach Pups and Doggy Devotion

Not just for years, decades or centuries, but for millennia, humans have been devoted to their dogs. From tiny chihuahuas to giant Newfoundlands, dogs complete our lives as few others can. And Coach is capturing our canine affections with their engaging new Coach Pups campaign.…
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Virtual Postcard | Susanna Salk in Iceland

The second installment of our new travel video series comes via my video partner, Susanna Salk, who recently traveled on a family vacation to Iceland. This nordic nation with its vast natural resources and friendly, happy population has been having a renaissance.…
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A Cinematic Tribute to Father’s Day

Including fathers in film from Atticus Finch to Darth Vader and many more, this cinematic tribute to Father’s Day represents the full range of emotions that fatherhood entails. From hilarity to heartbreak, you can’t help but be moved by this short mash up of classic moments. …
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The Timeless Charm of Hayley Sarno Prints

For those of you (and I hope that’s all of you) who follow Susanna Salk’s and my video series, you will have noticed our fun new opening. We’ve received so much enthusiastic feedback about the animated illustrations by Hayley Sarno that add such timeless charm to each new episode.…
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Gift of Fragrance by Hermès

When compiling my list earlier this week for June discoveries, I accidentally omitted this wonderful find. Over the years, I have unfortunately had my favorite fragrances discontinued on several occasions. It is always so disappointing, like losing a best-loved accessory. Most recently it was Calèche Eau Delicate, a lighter version of the classic fragrance by Hermès which I had been using for almost a decade.…
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Discoveries in June

If there is going to be a lull in the summer season, it certainly hasn’t started yet. Between interesting shows, travels and online updates, it’s hard to keep up with all the recent discoveries in June. I am a longtime fan of French photographer Brigitte Lacombe‘s work and for the first time in her decades long career, she is exhibiting her work in New York.…
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Traditional Home Sneak Peek in Napa Valley

California represents the epitome of casual chic and it’s hard to imagine a more enviable laid back lifestyle than in the beautiful Napa Valley. In the heart of wine country, with stunning scenery as a backdrop for world renowned vineyards and spectacular restaurants, St.…
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