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Wednesday Wine

As we approach Valentine’s Day, we recognize that everyone celebrates in their own way. Terry, our Wednesday Wines collaborator, has some rather romantic ideas for an evening filled with food, wine and more. So – what to do first in preparation for your special evening.…
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Fancy a Flute?

photo from Life Now that we’ve chosen what champagne to drink, we have to decide what to drink it in! So many choices, so little time! Last week in the New York Times, director of education for Moet Hennessy USA, Seth Box (whose brands include, among others, Dom Pérignon, Krug, Veuve Clicquot, Moët et Chandon), discussed exactly that.…
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It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas Ev’rywhere you go… But the prettiest sight to see is the holly that will be On your own front door. A few of the more festive houses in and around town. every child in town’s favorite and I’ll be popping the bubbly here tonight!…
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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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Chateau Splendor | le Prince Jardinier

We are taking a break from Wednesday Wine today to take a look at another lovely French location. After Megeve yesterday, we are meandering to the Loire valley, specifically to the Chateau de la Bourdaisiere. After a career in banking, Prince Louis Albert de Broglie, and his brother Prince Maurice, purchased the historic chateau in 1991, thus changing the course of Albert’s career.…
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Winter Wonderland

Everyone loves a white Christmas. Although I live in the northeast, it actually doesn’t happen that often. I’ve always dreamed of spending the holiday in a luxe alpine resort where you would be guaranteed a winter wonderland in grand style. Gstaad, St.…
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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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Wednesday Wine

For today’s Wednesday Wine, I asked Quintessence’s resident expert Terry Rogers of Horseneck Wines in Greenwich, to suggest some wines appropriate to serve at a holiday cocktail party. Terry of course has insider access to many wonderful sources and naturally had terrific ideas how to serve something special without breaking the bank.…
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Traveler’s Tips and Treats

I didn’t get a chance to finish the post I had planned for today so I am reissuing some handy info from last year that I’m sure only a few have seen. 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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Follow Me

Surprise! My Monday musings will not be located here today. The lovely Kate from Party Resources, the well respected event planning firm, kindly invited me to guest post, so if you follow me, you will find my responses to her holiday entertaining questions answered there!…
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