entertainment

At the Movies

It’s been quite a while since we’ve had an installment of At the Movies. Even though there is so much style and design content to cover, I felt like a little break might be refreshing before moving on to the the frenetic pace of Fashion Week.…
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Welcoming Matchbook at Dempsey & Carroll

Last month the charming digital publication Matchbook Magazine ran a lovely feature on New York’s venerable stationer Dempsey & Carroll. Since 1878 Dempsey & Carroll has not only been providing its customers with luxury writing papers but serving as an “authority on proper etiquette regarding everything from opulent wedding invitations to simple thank-you notes.” Dempsey & Carroll stationers in NYCRecently, Matchbook founders Katie Armour and Jane Lilly Warren both relocated to New York City.…
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Local Favorite Juliska at the New York Gift Show

Located not far from me in Connecticut, Juliska is a local design favorite. Their store in Stamford is a constant source of style inspiration. Beautifully merchandised, it always features tempting treats as well as creative entertaining ideas. Juliska bamboo plates In addition, they occasionally sponsor interesting events, and I recently attended a flower arranging class led by talented Design Manager Christine Keane, below right, instructing me on how to get my arrangement to even remotely resemble her beautiful example.…
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Design is One: The Vignellis at the Architecture & Design Film Festival

As the internet and social media have made the world infinitely smaller, it seems that the world of design has followed suit. More than ever, design is less confined, no longer compartmentalized as it once was. Interior and fashion designers are now venturing into each other’s territories, blurring boundaries between specialities.…
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Paula Peck Picks – A Summer Entertaining Favorite

I usually go straight to the menus if there are any. I love seeing the way an author has assembled the various courses for particular occasions. Otherwise, I start with the entrées. As an inveterate cookbook collector, I know I am not alone in having particularly idiosyncratic behavior in how I approach reading such titles.…
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Ten Picks for a Simply Splendid Summer

As some of you know, I also moonlight over at the worthy non-profit Women’s Voices for Change. “Celebrating the potential, the vitality, and the power of women over 40 is a wonderful objective and I am delighted to contribute! As co-editor (with Colleen Caslin, COO of Verdura) of our Fashion Fridays, I am excited to announce a fabulously fun new series starting today.…
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Learning From the The Financial Times Business of Luxury Summit

Taking a break from our “regularly scheduled programming,” yesterday I got hooked watching the live twitter stream of the London Financial Times’ Business of Luxury Summit, now in its eighth year, being held at the beautiful Four Seasons Resort in Marrakech.…
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Living Gilt Home

Tom Delavan, the talented designer and Creative Director of Gilt Home, opened up his beautiful Greenwich Village townhouse recently to showcase some soon-to-be -featured Gilt products. I wish I had better photos of his dramatic entrance painted in high gloss white enamel – it is stunning!…
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Red Cross Red & White Ball Redux

As with many such tabletop fundraisers, it is impossible to feature all the tables in a single post – hence part two, featuring many more of the tantalizing tables that designers created for the Red Cross Red & White ball in Greenwich, CT on April 28th.…
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When Help Can’t Wait: the Red Cross Red & White Ball

On April 28th, the Metro New York North Red Cross held its annual Red & White Ball, one of the largest fund raising events in town. With over 460 guests, they raised more than $760,000 to help the Red Cross provide immediate humanitarian aid to those affected by emergencies and disasters.…
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