Christmas in Connecticut

My friend, designer Lisa Hilderbrand, lives in a renovated 18th century saltbox that each year she transforms into the epitome of Christmas in Connecticut. Having purchased the house in 2004, Lisa and her husband fell hard for the spacious antique in a historic part of New Canaan. …
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At Home with Susanna Salk and Lela Rose

Lela Rose is not only an acclaimed fashion designer, with eponymous ready-to-wear and bridal collections, but, as seen in her new book, Prêt-à-Party, a passionate and creative party-giver. In fact, her Tribeca apartment, where Lela lives with her husband and two children, was custom built around her love for entertaining.…
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Happy Thanksgiving

There are many reasons to be thankful this year but I am always especially appreciative to have my family together for this special holiday. It’s not so often nowadays to have all four children home at the same time. Sometimes it feels more like a revolving door with one coming as another is leaving and while it’s a challenge to keep the kitchen stocked and stay awake for all the late night games, I am fully cognizant of just how fortunate we are.…
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Carolyne Roehm for Baccarat Holiday

In our video with Carolyne Roehm at her beautiful Connecticut home, you may remember one moment showing a spectacular crystal chandelier hanging in the greenhouse, below. From a shoot at Weatherstone, the image is from a catalogue that Carolyne styled for Baccarat holiday.…
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Happy 4th!

As we celebrate the birth of our nation, wishing everyone a festive and happy 4th of July. Long may she wave! Happy 4th of Julyphoto by Quintessence
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Happy Mother’s Day

To all of you who have children, a little something to wish you a very Happy Mother’s Day. And to all you children, be sure to call (texting doesn’t count) your mom to let her know how much you care – she’ll love to hear your voice!…
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New Year’s Movies

Welcome to 2015! Whether out and about or celebrating at home, I hope you all ushered in the new year with style. As everyone seemed to like last week’s film suggestions and we still have a few days off ahead, I am sharing a few New Year’s movies for weekend watching.…
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Quintessential Guide to Champagne 2014

While I am a proponent of drinking champagne throughout the year, there is certainly no more traditional time to celebrate with a glass of bubbly than on New Year’s Eve. And so I present this year’s edition of what has become an annual post – the Quintessential Guide to Champagne 2014. …
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Holiday Movies

For those who celebrated, I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. Ours was filled with family frenzy and fun. As we relax in the aftermath, I thought a few holiday movies might be in order. I know I will be in couch mode for much of the weekend.…
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Christmas Eve Tidings

Every year Christmas Eve somehow sneaks up on me, reminding me somehow of Carl Sandburg’s fog. And this year, it has seemed especially speedy. I thought I would be able to share my table with you today, but since I am not quite done, I offer a peek and wish everyone who celebrates, a wonderful Christmas Eve.…
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