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Welcome Back David Webb

Recently I had the privilege of attending an event at the spectacular new David Webb store on Madison Avenue. In the former U.S. Mortgage & Trust Building across from the Whitney Museum, the space has been exquisitely renovated by the stylish team of architect Peter Pennoyer and wife, interior designer Katie Ridder.…
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Fashion Fix for the 4th

I think dressing on the 4th of July is always fun and relatively easy. White pants or a skirt are the perfect base for any combination of red and/or blue on top. I adore stripes and own many variations on the theme.…
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Playing Hooky and a Surprise

I am officially playing hooky from my normal posting today – for the first time, well – ever!! But of course not completely – I am working on the next BEHIND THE Q, doing research and hopefully spending a little time here.…
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Special Offer from the Empire

Many regular readers and subscribers will probably remember the wonderful offerings of Imperio jp that I profiled several months ago. From beautiful leather bags and silk shawls to ikat pillows and authentic hide rugs, their unique handmade products represent a collection of luxury goods made in former colonies and/or developing countries.…
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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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Behind the Scenes at Kravet

I’ve always been fascinated by textile design. So you can imagine how thrilled I was to have the opportunity, with my colleagues at Blogfest, to be invited by Kravet to visit their offices. It would take all week to reprise the incredible wealth of information I garnered from my visit but I wanted to share at least a little of this amazingly inspiring day.…
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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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Britta Bell Book Bags

Sounds like an old fashioned tongue twister! Well there most certainly is an old fashioned element to this story, wedded, in the best way, to a modern concept. I was in my local bookstore, Barrett Books, the other day and as I stood at the cash register, trying to ignore the endless temptation, did a double take.…
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Living Jewels

Friday I visited the Arts and Antiques Show at the Armory and had the great pleasure of attending a lecture given by author Ruth Peltason on Beauty and Art in the Living Jewel. The founder of Bespoke Books, a boutique editorial and design firm in New York and previously senior editor, director of design and style books with Harry N.…
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Bag the Bag!!

Our Royal Wedding Contest continues this week. Enter by Friday for a chance to win this fabulous Joanna Lhuillier bag, whose work I profiled last week. In case you missed it, the contest is to furnish Kate and Williams new home with pieces chosen from the brands at von Hemert Interiors, the store who inspired our game with their incredible upcoming Royal Wedding event.…
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