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At Home in New Orleans with Jane Scott Hodges

As the founder and owner of Leontine Linens, Jane Scott Hodges is credited with reviving the art of couture linens for everyday use. With a contemporary spin on timeless traditions, her custom linens and bespoke monograms pair luxury with real life.…
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Behind the Scenes of Final Portrait with Christies

Talented and charismatic, Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti was also obsessed, possessed and a perfectionist. And it is this last characteristic which is the focus of the Stanley Tucci’s new film, Final Portrait. Based on the book by American writer and art lover James Lord, it follows the writer and artist’s friendship and, the period in 1964, when Giacometti invited Lord to sit for a portrait in his Paris studio.…
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Delvaux Brillant

When you think of Belgium, french fries, beer, chocolate and Brussel sprouts may come to mind, their famous decor style, or their international position as capital of the European Union and home to NATO. Or perhaps you think of them as the center of the world’s diamond trade, or home to the prestigious Royal Academy of Fine Arts, famous artists such as Rene Magritte and fashion icons such as Dries van Noten.…
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Nantucket Friday Favorite Finds II

My second installment of Friday favorite finds from here on Nantucket includes a couple island staples in the food and entertainment categories. While many of us are mourning the closing of Sarah Powers’ Table No. 1 here on Nantucket, the silver lining is that the already excellent Cowboy’s Meat Market has now added a full cheese counter, curated by Sarah and overseen by owner Laura McCloskey.…
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Setting the Table With Carolyne Roehm in Charleston

When Susanna and I decided to launch our new Setting the Table With video series, filming Carolyne Roehm in Charleston at her historic home was at the top of our list. Among her endless list of accomplishments, her talent and passion for entertaining and setting a beautiful table is legendary.…
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The Circle Game

I get email pitches for a wide variety of products, many of which have no relevance to subjects that I cover here. And normally this would have been one of them but as soon as I saw it, it was a deja vu moment back to childhood when I had a similar Sting Ray model on which I spent much of my time riding around our hilly neighborhood.…
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Planet Earth II – Living Wonders of our Natural World

It is not often that you can find amazing, visually stunning and fascinating content that is mostly appropriate for the entire family. But Planet Earth II is exactly that. Over the holidays, our family was riveted watching some of the new BBC documentary series that is a sequel to the original from ten years ago.…
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Favorite Movies for the Holidays

As New Year’s Eve and Day conveniently fall on the weekend this year, it’s the perfect time to publish my annual favorite movies for the holidays. There are always some classic repeats that are required holiday watching but I’ve tried to include a few new ones that I think warrant inclusion.…
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What a Week!

No one needs to be reminded of what a week this was. But besides the election, there were many opportunities to experience the restorative power of beauty at events in New York and Connecticut, many of which I will circle back to revisit.…
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Weekend Inspiration

Before it’s time for the many upcoming spring design events, I wanted to share some weekend inspiration I’ve been stockpiling over the last few weeks. Several months ago I received a snail mail invitation that was so beautiful, I saved it for future reference.…
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