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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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Booking It

As you can imagine, I had many books on my Christmas list and luckily Santa obliged!! But Santa is a very clever fellow – he knew my bookcases were full and that I would need to find other ways to store and display my new acquisitions.…
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Gold and Silver

No matter what sort of decorative theme you have going for the holidays this year, here is one that never goes out of style. Let me present a little sparkling inspiration for your upcoming celebrations. all photos above by stephen clement from 1st dibs Naples by Astier de Villatte Dolores porcelain dessert place from Zara Home l’Objet Lamina vase limited edition Golden Jeroboam from Moet & Chandon And just a few suggestions if you’re going out Balmain brocade jacket Diane von Furtstenberg clutch vintage chanel bag via decades inc.…
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Wednesday Wines – Gifts for the Wine Lover

Instead of discussing a wine today, I would like to introduce you to a wonderful company that carries fabulous gifts for the oenophiles on your list. Most of you are probably familiar with Jordan Winery, the esteemed vineyard in the hills of Alexander Valley in Sonoma County.…
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From Venus to Mars: Gifts for Guys 2

This year, I found an eclectic assortment of gifts for guys of all tastes. Whether in the realm of practical or fantastical, here is some inspiration devoted to the Y chromosome crowd. Hardy Amies is responsible for my favorite quote regarding men’s fashion: “A man should look as if he has bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care, and then forgotten all about them.”  This sartorial primer doles out classic advice for the traditionally dressed man in your life.…
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petit h

If you were in Paris within the last few weeks and happened to stroll by the Hermes flagship store at 24 Rue de Faubourg, you would have noticed the debut of a special collection. Petit h was presented at the Paris boutique on November 13, where it was offered through December 4th.…
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