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Fashion Week Frenzy

This year there seems to be a new level of excitement leading up to this season’s Fashion Week. Not just with the shows themselves, which are sure to be filled with Oscar worthy presentations, but also the many activities planned around these dates.…
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The Last Hurrah

As we gear up for what many of us consider the last weekend of summer, I thought a little farewell to the season would be fitting. Whether you’re heading to the beach nantucket sunset to the beach charlie at the beach or planning a lovely meal with friends photo by gus schmiege via fetch.taigan.com photo by pierre hussenot photo by pierre hussenot photo courtesy of the new york times photo courtesy of the new york times or just hanging out at home photo by tom leonard photo from francois halard photo by kurt markus I wish you and yours a very lovely weekend.…
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Tabletop Tips

I’ll admit it – I have a slight obsession with tabletop. I love it all – placemats, napkins, china, flatware, stemware. But with four kids, it didn’t make sense over the years to be using my nice mats every day. Unfortunately even the reasonably sturdy woven Deborah Rhodes mats that I love didn’t stand up to their abuse.…
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You Scream I Scream

We all scream for ice cream. I’m not a huge sweets person (salt is my poison) but I’m a sucker for good ice cream. And I can now say I have found (actually my husband gets the credit) the best ice cream I have every had (not including Benny & Caesar’s, mentioned a couple of weeks ago, which I haven’t personally tried yet).…
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Best of Cheap Week

All this week, WWD has been running a fun series of articles called Cheap Week. Let’s face it, “Never before has it been so chic to be cheap.” The high low combination is on everyone’s fashion plate. The big question of course is whether the nature of shopping in America has changed for good or whether this is just a temporary blip due to current economic pressures.…
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Nantucket Top 20 – Eat

I could do weeks’ worth of posts on Nantucket. There is so much to see and do. Here, however, is an extremely abbreviated list of a few more of my favorite places, divided into three categories for when you are on island.…
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Miles of Style at Taigan

TaiganFor those of you who don’t already know about Taigan and Fetch, let me introduce you. Taigan is a beautifully designed, sophisticated, members only (membership is free) online collection of the very best specialty shops across the country (and some abroad) for almost everything – fashion, home decor, art, antiques, jewelry, gourmet food and fine gifts.…
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Farmers’ Fare

My sister lives in Dutchess County, NY (Hudson River Valley) part of the time.  She has been begging me to come visit her on a day when we can go to the Vassar Farmer’s Market together. With all four kids home this summer, I haven’t made it yet, but I get vicarious pleasure from her descriptions.…
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