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Interwoven Globe and JAR at the Met

As many of you head into the city for a holiday visit, I would encourage you to make a stop at the Metropolitan Museum to see two exceptional exhibits. Last month I was part of a small group of editors, writers and designers, assembled by Patrick Frey, to privately tour Interwoven Globe with curator Melinda Watt.…
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2013 Design Leadership Summit

This week I am privileged to be attending the 2013 Design Leadership Summit in New York. The premier event of the Design Leadership Network, an incredible program has been created to educate and inspire an impressive group of design professionals. Principals of leading interior design, architecture and landscape design firms from across the country have gathered to hear an amazing list of speakers assembled by conference creators Peter Sallick (Managing Partner of Design Investors, the CEO of Waterworks and co-founder and CEO of Dering Hall), Kate Kelly Smith (SVP Publishing Director of Hearst Design Group and Chief Revenue Officer, House Beautiful) and John Edelman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Design Within Reach.…
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Celebrate Archtober in New Canaan, CT

Did you know that October is also Archtober, the third annual month-long festival of architecture, activities, programs and exhibitions in New York City? This year, it unofficially extends to New Canaan, CT where the New Canaan Historical Society will be hosting its biennial Modern House Day Tour + Symposium.…
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Artist Rebel Dandy | Men of Fashion at the RISD Museum

Back in the spring I was honored to attend the annual gala benefit for the RISD Museum, celebrating their groundbreaking exhibit Artist Rebel Dandy: Men of Fashion (excellent companion volume below). It was such an incredible experience that I postponed writing about it until I had time to do all the research I felt befitted such an impressive evening and show.…
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High Point Picks

As many of you know, I have spent the last four days at High Point market, scouting the enormous variety of offerings. As an official style spotter, I have been pinning some of my favorite finds to a special High Point Pinterest board you can find here.…
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Roundtable Cultural Seminars | A Lively Adventure of the Mind

Several weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend a lecture at the Roundtable Cultural Seminars. cultural seminarsCo-founded by Adriana Mnuchin and Nancy Becker, RoundTable Cultural Seminars, subtitled a “Lively Adventure of the Mind,” is a non-profit continuing education concept that is a marvelous opportunity for those who love to learn, are intellectually curious and interested in wide ranging cultural topics from art and architecture, musical theater and opera to global affairs and the Islamic world.…
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Meet BuDhaGirl | More than Just Beautiful

In the crowded world of fashion and luxury, sometimes it’s not only about being beautiful. And indeed, the new jewelry line BuDhaGirl offers something significantly more.  As was discussed last fall at the Financial Times Business of Luxury Summit, many upscale consumers are looking for more than merely the transaction.…
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The Decorators Club NYC

The Decorators Club, founded in 1914, was organized by 38 original members. Meeting in the home of Gertrude Gheen Robinson, who served as the first president, they established an organization “to encourage the promotion and advancement of the standards of education, for and of the practice of the profession of interior decoration and design; to establish and maintain such rules of ethical and professional practice as will serve as a guide for the decorator, the client and the trade; to maintain a spirit of friendly relationship among those who must work competitively.”…
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Designing Greenwich Preview

This weekend premieres Designing Greenwich, an exciting new venue here in Connecticut. Upscale local publication Connecticut Cottages and Gardens,  with producers Meg Wendy and Mimi Sternlicht, have put together a fabulous showcase of art, interiors and style over the next three days.…
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Learning From the The Financial Times Business of Luxury Summit

Taking a break from our “regularly scheduled programming,” yesterday I got hooked watching the live twitter stream of the London Financial Times’ Business of Luxury Summit, now in its eighth year, being held at the beautiful Four Seasons Resort in Marrakech.…
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