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Brimfield Bounty 2

As a neophyte Brimfield attendee, I must admit the enormity of the event was a tad overwhelming. Luckily, after checking in at the Brimfield Tweet Up VIP tent, Michael Diver, the managing editor of Traditional Home, kindly invited me to tag along with him and Doris Athinios, Senior Art and Antiques Editor to the J&J field, the original, largest and widely considered premier show at Brimfield.…
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Happy Labor Day

While we all enjoy what most of us consider the last weekend of summer, let us remember why we have a holiday today and take note of all the workers who have helped contribute to the success and prosperity our country now enjoys (despite a few bumps in the road we may experience along the way).…
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Fantastical Friday!

Please stop back tomorrow for At the Movies. We’ve had a lot of comings and goings at the quintessential home this week culminating with one coming home from camp and one leaving for school yesterday. We actually had one night, for the first time in two months, where everyone was home together – quite the occasion!!…
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Marcella’s Magic

Last spring I wrote about Camilla Dietz Bergeron, that elegant bastion of antique gems upstairs on Madison Avenue. While they are primarily known for their incredible selection of vintage pieces, they also have a secret weapon within their arsenal. When I visited the salon, I was immediately taken with a case featuring several fabulously adorned shagreen and wooden cuffs.…
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Behind the Q – Both Sides Now

As many of you now know, after BEHIND THE Q, I run an additional post from my side of our excursion. I could have made many selections right from Dominique’s lovely house, like this classic Alvar Aalto vase above, but I will of course stick to actual possibilities!…
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À la Turc

Sometimes size just doesn’t matter. The exquisite small exhibit Turkish Taste at the Court of Marie-Antoinette currently at the Frick, organized by the stylish Curator of Decorative Arts Charlotte Vignon, contains only 6 pieces, yet the workmanship, history and lasting style implications make this a must see if you are in New York.…
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NYC Shopping Spree with Liz – My Picks

Although today is normally Wednesday Wines, Terry was having technical difficulties. Luckily I remembered I had never shared with you my picks from Liz Lange’s and my NYC shopping spree for BEHIND THE Q. It was tough to narrow things down at the Milly Madison Avenue flagship boutique.…
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Summer Travel Tips

As many people are getting ready for summer travel, I thought I would offer a few of my favorite packing tips for when I go away. As far as determining what clothing to bring, I have learned all I know from my sister, who used to travel around the world for work.…
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Talbots Teaser

I have written before how I think Talbots has been doing a great job raising their fashion profile. Yesterday I attended a preview for the winter line at their elegant space and they are definitely on a roll. There were many adorable items to wear on their own or mix with other winter/holiday staples in your wardrobe.…
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Janavi Jewels

Now that we are in the season of over-air-conditioned indoor spaces, I am always looking for a lovely something to throw over my shoulders. A week or two ago I was in one of my favorite local fashion emporiums, Richard’s in Greenwich, when they were holding a trunk show of cashmere shawls.…
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