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At Home with Susanna Salk and Hutton Wilkinson

A multi-talented creative force, Hutton Wilkinson began his career at the age of 18 as apprentice to design icon Tony Duquette. He went on to collaborate with Duquette for the next thirty years on a myriad of projects including interiors for such clients as Norton Simon and Jennifer Jones, Doris Duke and John and Dodie Rosecrans.…
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The Brilliant Beauty of Belperron

It was in the 1960’s and early 70’s, when Ward Landrigan, then head of Sotheby’s jewelry department, first spied the distinctive work of jewelry designer Suzanne Belperron. By 1987, Landrigan had purchased Verdura and had hoped to augment the collection at the landmark Sotheby’s sale of the Duchess of Windsor’s jewels in Geneva.…
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bohemiachic at Privet Lives

When at the Day of Design at the Mayflower Grace last month, fellow speaker Kathy McCarver Root sported a fantastic necklace I admired. She explained that the long chain, with a color coordinated assortment of unusual charms and objets, was the work of friend Maura de Visscher, founder of bohemiachic.…
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Weekend Update

Sometimes, I’ve put something on the back burner for whatever reason and a nudge from my wanderings online and elsewhere will serve as a reminder to circle back around. As we approach the weekend, it seemed a good time to catch up on several people, places and product I’ve been meaning to mention. …
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The Exquisite World of Sevan Biçakçi

Earlier this week, at the Sotheby’s Important Jewels preview, I dropped my business card in a bowl for a chance to win a group of fabulous books. What an unexpected surprise when I received an email informing me I had won.…
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Important Jewels Auction at Sotheby’s

Paddles ready! On Thursday at 10:00 AM in New York, bidding for Sotheby’s Important Jewels auction will begin. Last night (Tuesday), Sotheby’s held a “Come Try It On” cocktail preview for the show. From legendary houses to unknown artists and from Victorian to contemporary, the pieces include a wide range of price points and styles.…
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Behind the Scenes Video at Verdura at 75

2014 was a big year for Verdura and the iconic jewelry house celebrated in singular style with an unprecedented exhibit last fall. In a beautiful Daniel Romualdez designed space adjacent to their salon, The Power of Style, Verdura at 75, commemorated their landmark anniversary, noting 75 years since Fulco di Verdura opened the doors to his Fifth Avenue boutique.…
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A Busy Week in the World of Design

As December hit, so have a multitude of events in the world of design. In catching up, let me share a quick peek at what’s been on the agenda in New York City just this week so far. I finally had a chance to stop by Verdura‘s amazing 75th anniversary exhibit, The Power of Style.…
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Cartier in the 20th Century

Few names have been so inexorably linked with luxury and exceptional jewelry as the House of Cartier. And in a few weeks, the lucky residents of Denver will be able to see in person a large portion of its legacy when the show Cartier in the 20th Century opens on November 16th at the Denver Art Museum.…
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Lalique Fine Jewelry 2014

Long before René Lalique began to focus on his legendary crystal creations, he was a master of fine jewelry. Influenced by the majesty of nature in all its forms, he blended symbolism and naturalism into totally unique designs. Two years ago, Lalique reentered this realm, launching its first fine jewelry collection in over a century.…
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