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Coupe or Flute?

This is the age old champagne dilemma – coupe, flute or tulip! Last year I wrote about Seth Box, director of education for Moet Hennessy USA, who, in the New York Times, discussed his preferences. Not only did he voice his opinion (which of course I agree with) that Americans drink too little champagne but he also had strong thoughts about what glass to serve it in.…
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Verdura Splendor

Only a handful of jewelry companies today can claim a legacy rich in history and design. Verdura is among them and I was lucky enough to attend a holiday party at their chic showroom last week to celebrate their new Hollywoodland Collection and visiting friend Frank Bowling, the Ambassador of the stylish Montage, Beverly Hills.…
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Traveler’s Tips and Treats Redux

I didn’t get a chance to finish the post I had planned for today so I am reissuing some handy (updated) info from last year that I’m sure only a few have seen and/or remember. I’m sure many of you will be traveling during the holiday season – whether on vacation or to visit friends or family.…
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#Jingletweet Finale

What a wonderful evening of friends, colleagues and good cheer!! A huge thanks to Audiocom for sponsoring the evening in their truly fabulous new space, to Chefs à l’Orange for the delicious food and to my Wednesday Wine compatriot Terry Rogers of Horseneck Wines for the festive libations.…
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#Jingletweet Treasure

I’m excited to announce that #Jingletweet has finally arrived. For those of you who haven’t been following along via social media, this is a tweet up (an “in real life” party for those of us connected on twitter) cohosted by friend Ridgely Brode and myself at the fabulous new space of Audiocom, “master craftsmen of modern technology.” During the course of planning the party, we have received a plethora of fabulous gifts to give away to lucky winners.…
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Holiday House Party – Some Enchanted Evening

A group of us were invited by the lovely Marsha at Splenderosa to an imaginary holiday party. It is a dressy, formal affair at another blogger’s brand new house with “live music, carolers, a lavish buffet, champagne passed around by waiters in tuxedos” etc.…
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Holiday Book Briefs

As I mentioned in my Katie Ridder Homes review, I was honored that my local book emporium, Barrett Bookstore has again asked me to write the Home Design book reviews for their holiday newsletter. Two of the books included, I have already reviewed separately here (Katie Ridder Homes and The Way Home by Jeffrey Bilhuber) but I thought I might post the other three today as a brief introduction to those who haven’t yet seem them.…
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An Updated Classic

I’m definitely liking the direction new editor in chief Jay Fielden is taking with Town & Country. With a stylish new design and fonts with flair, reading has never been more aesthetically pleasing. And it’s always fun to see that although there’s been updating, I still feel on the same wavelength with their inspirational spirit.…
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Katie Ridder Rooms

My local independent bookstore, Barrett’s, asked if I would write the design book reviews for their holiday newsletter again this year. As I am thrilled to have a brick and mortar location nearby where I can actually look and feel before I buy, I of course happily agreed.…
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Pimlico Premiere

I had actually intended a different post for today but after attending  a festive event celebrating the reopening of New Canaan, CT design destination Pimlico in its fabulous new location, I knew you would enjoy seeing some shots of the space.…
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