entertainment

At the Movies

Last weekend I saw a vintage movie that I haven’t ever seen – a rarity for me since it starred Bette Davis. And even more amazing was that it had both summer and shelter magazine themes!! June Bride, from 1948, was not one of Davis’ major hits, but was an improvement over her previous film, Winter Meeting.…
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Lunch with Jamee at J. McLaughlin

Last week I attended a fun book signing/luncheon event at the new J. McLaughlin store in Westport. Unlike the other 44 smaller outposts of the company, this huge 5,500 square foot flagship store is arranged into charming thematic boutiques within the large loft-like space.…
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Six for Spring

Please join me today over at Party Resources. Many of you readers already know Kate and her mother Dixie’s fabulous events firm. Since 1981, they have been producing elegant affairs from New England to Colorado. Their incredible attention to detail and beauty is also evident in Kate’s blog where she invited me to participate in her Six for Spring series.…
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At the Movies

It seems that summer has finally found us. Several conversations I’ve had recently with friends online have involved their upcoming trips to Italy. While I am totally envious, it reminded me of a vicarious trip I took long ago. It was my first real exposure to Venice, a city that I am sorry to say I still haven’t seen in person.…
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At the Movies

Since I think many of us regard Memorial Day weekend as the unofficial beginning of summer, I wanted to pick a fun movie that put us in the proper mood. This gave me the perfect excuse to choose a film I’ve been waiting to share.…
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Traditional Home Presents Lee Jofa’s Heritage Collection

Although today is usually Wednesday Wine, there has been so much happening at Blogfest, I felt the need to catch up those of you unable to attend. Today was another jam packed day of activities. One of my favorite venues was the Traditional Home cocktail party at Mayo Studios in Long Island City where select designers were invited to use Lee Jofa‘s new Heritage collection, featuring modern versions of classic Lee Jofa prints, in full scale set designs.…
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Royal Wedding Redux

For those of you who followed our Royal Wedding contest, you can now enjoy a taste of the festivities vicariously!! Live lavishly watching this clip of the truly fabulous event that took place at Von Hemert Interiors the evening before Kate & William’s wedding.…
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At the Movies

As many of my twitter friends know, I am at my daughter’s school for Parents’ Weekend today. So in honor of the legacy of this educational tradition, I am selecting an all time favorite.  Based on James Hilton’s famous novel, Goodbye Mr.…
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At the Movies

Well I’m sure you’ve all guessed by now that today’s movie is horse related. I was of course tempted to feature National Velvet, my all time favorite in this category, but Elizabeth Taylor has been in the news so much of late, I thought many of you had perhaps recently revisited this title.…
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Supper in the Stable

Going to Churchill Downs this weekend? Have your hat selected? Your picks ready? Lucky you!! But for those of us not traveling to Kentucky, there are certainly many stylish ways we can enjoy the festivities as well. So, channeling a little DV for the day, I thought “why don’t we” present a Derby inspired scenario honoring the event?…
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