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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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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