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#Jingletweet Treasure

I’m excited to announce that #Jingletweet has finally arrived. For those of you who haven’t been following along via social media, this is a tweet up (an “in real life” party for those of us connected on twitter) cohosted by friend Ridgely Brode and myself at the fabulous new space of Audiocom, “master craftsmen of modern technology.”…
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Happy Thanksgiving

All set (pun intended)!! Just deciding between the flatware! Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday. I am grateful every day to the amazing people I have met through this endeavor! Cheers to you all!!  …
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Monika Chiang Preview

Monday I ventured down to SoHo to visit the new C Wonder store. Chris Burch is a brilliant marketer and the happy spot brims with bright colors and touch me temptation everywhere you look. But I won’t dwell on this venue since so many others have covered it.…
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An Updated Classic

I’m definitely liking the direction new editor in chief Jay Fielden is taking with Town & Country. With a stylish new design and fonts with flair, reading has never been more aesthetically pleasing. And it’s always fun to see that although there’s been updating, I still feel on the same wavelength with their inspirational spirit.…
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Happy Fourth of July!

Celebrating the fourth at the beach! Starting with dinner on the terrace The barge in preparation on the sound. And the highlight of the evening – fireworks over the water! Happy Birthday USA!…
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Fashion Fix for the 4th

I think dressing on the 4th of July is always fun and relatively easy. White pants or a skirt are the perfect base for any combination of red and/or blue on top. I adore stripes and own many variations on the theme.…
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Food for the 4th

Whenever and wherever you are celebrating the 4th of July (our fireworks are on the 2nd), it’s always fun to have a colorful and patriotic dessert. Over the years, I have made many variations of mini berry tarts. You can make them from scratch or combine store bought items, to achieve a fun, delicious and beautiful result.…
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Father’s Day Feast

In thinking about what sort of post to write in acknowledgement of Father’s Day this weekend, I realized my husband is less interested in most gifts than he is in food. So as inspiration, I decided to share some of the recipes I am considering for the day.…
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Happy Memorial Day

Hope you are all enjoying the long weekend. I look forward to seeing you tomorrow for the debut of BEHIND THE Q.…
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Cognac 101

cognac 101After reviewing the elegant Van Cleef exhibit yesterday, I wanted to do a wine post with the same sense of refinement. Cognac seems to fit the bill perfectly. Here Terry presents a complete Cognac 101 course on this delicious libation. We start with the explanation and making of cognac, then Terry’s cognac pick with a great back story and finally where to go and what to eat if you are planning a trip to this wonderful area in France.…
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