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The Best Kind of Story

Do you know C.S. Post? If not, you should! It is a wonderful site full of carefully vetted and super stylish products for your home. An offshoot of the bricks and mortar store in Hays, Kansas, it has recently refocussed its attention on home furnishings, bringing to market designer-quality pieces, well made and readily accessible at great prices, including discounts for the trade.…
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Behind the Q

I am thrilled to present the debut of BEHIND THE Q, a monthly feature showcasing behind-the-scenes visits with select stylemakers. In entertaining venues outside the workplace, you can experience through both video and editorial content, their style quotients and insight into their creativity.…
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Design on a Dime

Last Thursday evening I attended the Design on a Dime opening night party to benefit Housing Works. This was the seventh year for the event with all proceeds going towards the organization’s newest residence for New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS: The Jefferson Avenue Housing Program in Brooklyn.…
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Tabletop Royalty

For those wondering what to get the royal couple, Kate and William have asked guests to make donations to selected charities rather than buying them lavish presents. While I applaud that noble gesture, I couldn’t resist making some registry-like tabletop selections for their new home in conjunction with the furniture that is being chosen for our Royal Wedding contest.…
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Royal Wedding Contest

For the last several months, many of us have been following the news of the upcoming royal nuptials. And on twitter there has been major buzz about the fabulous event Carrie von Hemert and her family have been planning for their store, Von Hemert Interiors.…
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Exciting News!

As some of you know, I have been very lucky lately here in the blogosphere. So lucky that I am thinking I should be buying a lottery ticket! Many of us enter giveaways online that blogging friends so kindly offer. Sometimes I leave a comment on a friend’s site without intentionally even entering the contest.…
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Spring Synergy

Last Friday I went to shop for some pieces to liven up my spring wardrobe. I walked into Richards in Greenwich and was greeted by this beautiful display. This photo doesn’t do it justice – it was a vibrant creative expression of color.…
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Singerie Chic

There is something about monkeys that people find irresistible. Have you ever noticed how often they appear in art, both fine and decorative? Did you know that there is a term for specifically for it? If you have studied art history you probably know that it is singerie, from the French word “singe” meaning monkey.…
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Books for Lovers

What a fun evening I had yesterday at Assouline’s social media event at their charming shop at the Plaza. I had planned a different post for today, but after attending, I knew I had to do a quick change. As you can imagine, I was like a kid in a candy store – one beautiful book after another.…
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Year of the Rabbit

As everyone now knows, this is the year of the rabbit, the 4th animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese Zodiac. Past years have included 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999 and famous personalities born in these years include Albert Einstein, Leon Trotsky, Frank Sinatra, Brad and Angelina, Johnny Depp and Tiger Woods. …
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