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Happy Thanksgiving

While I am always aware at this season how much I have to be thankful for, this year is a little bittersweet as it’s the first Thanksgiving I don’t have all my family home for the holiday. Anticipating this, I thought it would be a good opportunity to try a slightly different venue.…
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Happy July 4th

Wishing everyone a very happy July 4th from here on Nantucket, where the appeal of the gray lady is epitomized by this well-known rose covered cottage. One of the most photographed houses on island, it reflects the spirit and charm of this small yet special island destination.…
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Happy Memorial Day

Wishing everyone a very happy Memorial Day! While this weekend marks the unofficial start of summer, it was also a bittersweet personal moment as my youngest graduated from high school. happy memorial-day-The whole crew flew in to celebrate and it was great to acknowledge this landmark moment (our final day – after 16 years – at the school all my kids attended) together as a family.…
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New Year’s Movies

Since we have a long weekend (and a freezing snowy one here in New England), it offers ample opportunity for staying in to watch some New Year’s Movies. I have posted selections of holiday movies in the past and thought I would create a mix of old and new entries here today.…
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Christmas on Fifth Avenue

Friend, designer Phillip Thomas loves the holidays and so earlier this week I stopped by to see what he was cooking up for his family’s Fifth Avenue apartment. Phillip Thomas family apartment decorated for the holidaysIn a lovely prewar building overlooking Central Park, Phillip has embellished the apartment with a festive combination of greens and just enough sparkle.…
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The Spirit of Christmas at John Derian

Few places in New York City evoke the holiday spirit quite like Christmas at John Derian‘s enchanting east village shop. A veritable cabinet of curiosities, the store is even more magical at the holidays when John’s penchant for the past, the artisanal and the handmade transforms the space into a nostalgic and whimsical winter wonderland.…
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Giving Thanks

There is always so much to be thankful not the least of which is having all my chicks home in the nest for Thanksgiving. Wishing all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving. I hope you are all celebrating somewhere today with loved ones and enjoy your meal, company and of course table!…
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Happy Labor Day

While it’s hard to believe that September is here, I am hoping that all of you are savoring the last days of summer, enjoying the long Labor Day weekend. And while I look forward to the changing of the seasons, it’s always a little wistful saying goodbye to the late light and easier days of summer.…
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Happy 4th of July!

As our national holiday falls on a Tuesday, most everyone will be enjoying a long weekend. And by the looks of it here on Nantucket, many have extended it into a longer break. So wherever you may be, wishing you a very Happy 4th of July!…
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Happy Easter

Spring is finally here and for Easter we are expecting highs near 80°! This week was my eldest’s birthday and everyone came home to surprise him but with all the comings and goings, we are just going acknowledge Easter with the colors of the season and a simple lunch in the kitchen.…
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