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At Home in Charleston with Jill Sharp Weeks

Jill Sharp Weeks was clearly destined for a career in design. Growing up surrounded by her great great uncle’s paintings (American impressionist William S. Robinson), a photographer father and impressionable teenage years spent living in Japan, it is not surprising that Jill has developed a unique and distinct aesthetic that has informed everything she touches.…
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At Home in San Patrignano

It’s not often that a casual conversation on social media leads to discovering a remarkable community where the art of fine craftsmanship has been saving lives for more than 40 years. But San Patrignano is an exceptional place where addiction recovery meets the best of sustainable luxury.…
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Quintessential Guide to Champagne 2018

As tomorrow is (shockingly) the last day of December, the time has come for the Quintessential Guide to Champagne 2018 edition. In my book, any time is ripe for champagne, but New Year’s Eve in particular inevitably beckons some bubbly. And while I encourage all to imbibe responsibly, perhaps F.…
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Summer Entertaining Favorites

While I edit my shots from my latest Nantucket house tours, I thought I would share an easy summer entertaining recipe, along with some favorite pantry and table picks. I published this same recipe quite a few years back which many of you newer readers may not have seen.…
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Friday Favorites – Nantucket On the Go

This week’s Friday Favorites is a tad late due to the continuing Fourth of July week. With family on island, it’s been a parade of endless meals, games and activities! And with the (mostly) glorious weather, comes island and beach exploring with not necessarily time for sit down meals during the day.…
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Friday Favorites – Nantucket Natural Beauty

Surrounded by an abundance of nature’s gifts every day, it’s not surprising that there is an emphasis on living healthfully here on Nantucket. Whether it’s what you eat or put on your face and body, natural beauty is a goal here on island.…
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Lunch with Martha Stewart & Kevin Sharkey at Christie’s

While the latest nor’easter blew through with a vengeance last week, causing event cancelations and delays, I was delighted to still be able to attend a marvelous luncheon at Christie’s hosted by chairman Marc Porter and Martha Stewart with co-author Kevin Sharkey, celebrating their new book, Martha’s Flowers, and the upcoming Peggy & David Rockefeller Collection auction.…
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At Home in Los Angeles With Lulu Powers

While celebrity chef and author Lulu Powers is primarily known for her entertaining expertise, her creativity known no bounds. With a passion for parties, culinary creations and spirited styling, Lulu’s home is the perfect expression of her fearless joie de vivre.…
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Quintessential Guide to Champagne 2017

It’s always hard to believe when a year comes to a close. And as the new one approaches, it also means it’s time for the Quintessential Guide to Champagne 2017 edition. While I believe champagne is wonderful at any time of the year, there is no more traditional time to indulge than on New Year’s Eve.…
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Nantucket Favorite Friday Finds VII

With its modern organic vibe, Coastal is a long time Nantucket favorite. Founded by ex-Calvin Klein fashion executive Karen Fisher, the store features a unique mix of vintage and contemporary artisanal furniture, art and accessories all with a creative coastal feel.…
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