Author Archives: Stacey Bewkes

J. Crew U.

I was in my local J. Crew in New Canaan over the weekend doing a little back to school shopping with my daughter. The fall collection is just starting to come in and there were so many fabulous things, but what really caught my eye was the new merchandising in the store.…
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Tabletop Tips

I’ll admit it – I have a slight obsession with tabletop. I love it all – placemats, napkins, china, flatware, stemware. But with four kids, it didn’t make sense over the years to be using my nice mats every day. Unfortunately even the reasonably sturdy woven Deborah Rhodes mats that I love didn’t stand up to their abuse.…
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Vive La France

Today marks the 66th anniversary of the liberation of Paris after WWII. Ralph Morse was a photographer for LIFE for decades. He was in Paris then and took these extraordinary photographs documenting the momentous occasion. Still alive at 93, Morse spoke with LIFE about his time in France in 1944 and 45.…
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Loro Piana Lust

I could live in Loro Piana. For any of you not familiar with the name, their line is truly the quintessence of modern Italian sportswear. The Horsey Jacket above, for example, was created for the 1992 Italian equestrian team. The chic yet effortless styling, unmistakable quality, and distinctive details make their products stand apart from the crowd.…
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You Scream I Scream

We all scream for ice cream. I’m not a huge sweets person (salt is my poison) but I’m a sucker for good ice cream. And I can now say I have found (actually my husband gets the credit) the best ice cream I have every had (not including Benny & Caesar’s, mentioned a couple of weeks ago, which I haven’t personally tried yet).…
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The Silk Purse

My favorite local consignment shop will not be just a local haunt for much longer. If you live in my area, the The Silk Purse is a well known secret (yes, I know it’s an oxymoron) of interior designers and style mavens as a go to destination for fine quality household furnishings and accessories.…
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The Lovely Lillian

Ever since I read the Caped Crusader article with Raquel Zimmerman in the August Vogue (the one where she is in Central Park and on the streets of NY with the horse), I have been searching for the photograph it reminded me of.  …
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Best of Cheap Week

All this week, WWD has been running a fun series of articles called Cheap Week. Let’s face it, “Never before has it been so chic to be cheap.” The high low combination is on everyone’s fashion plate. The big question of course is whether the nature of shopping in America has changed for good or whether this is just a temporary blip due to current economic pressures.…
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My How Things Have Changed

I saw an article last week by Kim Friday (senior fashion editor, sportswear, WWD) entitled 9 Right Now: Collegiate Favorites (Campus-worthy classics go luxe). Several things interested me about this piece. Firstly, I would have been thrilled to have any of these items in school – when I first went to college, at least where I was, girls wouldn’t have been caught dead in anything but baggy pants.…
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Summer Breeze

I had always wanted to build a pool and pool house at our former home. We downsized and moved next door (yes, exactly next door) 3-1/2 years ago when my third was about to go off to boarding school and we realized we didn’t need the size and maintenance of such a large house.…
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