Monthly Archives: December 2018

Quintessential Guide to Champagne 2018

As tomorrow is (shockingly) the last day of December, the time has come for the Quintessential Guide to Champagne 2018 edition. In my book, any time is ripe for champagne, but New Year’s Eve in particular inevitably beckons some bubbly. And while I encourage all to imbibe responsibly, perhaps F.…
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Merry Christmas!

I meant for this to arrive in your inboxes this morning but with the excitement of having everyone home, guests arriving, last minute wrapping and the extenuating commotion that is Christmas Eve it somehow never made it. But that now affords me the opportunity to wish all of you who celebrate, a very Merry Christmas!…
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Setting the Table in the Hamptons with Alex Papachristidis

Staying in the Hamptons with Alex Papachristidis is like being transported to an exclusive five star hotel owned by your best friend, where you are the only guests. Known for his elegant interiors, Alex’s country home is sophisticated yet intimately welcoming, formal in style and yet casual in how he and his family live within.…
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New Soho Design Destinations – One Kings Lane

My how things have changed in Soho! During the 10 years I lived there, it was primarily art-focused with galleries and a handful of restaurants predominating. Since then, the retail scene has exploded. So last month I hopped downtown to check out a couple new design destinations in the neighborhood.…
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At Home in Bellport with Thomas O’Brien

If ever there was an understated self portrait, it would be designer Thomas O’Brien’s description of himself as “basically a shopkeeper and a homemaker.” As the founder and President of Aero Studios, Aero, the iconic home emporium, Copper Beach, his and husband Dan Fink‘s charming Long Island general store, as well as a multitude of collaborations and licensed collections, O’Brien has been a leading proponent of modern American design since 1992.…
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