Stationery

Parchment Nantucket

While I had intended to post several more shops from my trip last week, I couldn’t resist sharing a few more peeks from popular favorite, Parchment Nantucket. For the last ten years, this tiny store has been packing plenty of creative offerings in its small but charming space.…
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A Stylish Nantucket Wedding

For her entire life, my niece has been summering on Nantucket, so it was only natural that a Nantucket wedding would be her choice. This past weekend, friends and family gathered on island to celebrate with a full calendar of special events.…
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Stylish Shopping with Susanna Salk and Jill Kargman on Nantucket

Jill Kargman is anything but your average upper east side doyenne. Daughter of Coco and Arie Kopelman, the former president of Chanel, sister-in-law to Drew Barrymore (wife of Jill’s brother Will), happily married mother of three and chic fashionista, she was raised in the inner circles of the Manhattan social strata.…
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Welcoming Matchbook at Dempsey & Carroll

Last month the charming digital publication Matchbook Magazine ran a lovely feature on New York’s venerable stationer Dempsey & Carroll. Since 1878 Dempsey & Carroll has not only been providing its customers with luxury writing papers but serving as an “authority on proper etiquette regarding everything from opulent wedding invitations to simple thank-you notes.”…
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Mrs. John Strong – Continuing the Legacy

In 1929, Flora Strong opened her eponymous stationery business that was to become the preferred source of luxury papers to such elite customers as the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Diana Vreeland,  Jackie Kennedy, and many others. After Mrs. Strong’s death in 1979, the company was sold to heirs Robert and Joy Lewis who successfully ran the firm until 2002 when they sold it to to Nannette Brown and husband.…
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My Amazing Mother

My mother was truly exceptional, but growing up, it somehow seemed normal that we had couture quality Easter coats she made us every year or that my sister and her dolls always had matching outfits or that she could accurately sketch portraits of the children at our summer club in under a minute or even that her hair was in a perfect French twist secured by a million bobbie pins by the time I came down to breakfast every morning.…
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Happy Chinese New Year

Today is the beginning of the new lunar year in China. As the most important holiday in the country, people there have already been celebrating Chinese New Year for a couple of weeks. And not just at parties. Here divers dance underwater at an aquarium in Beijing.…
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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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New Canaan Field Trip Redux

Firstly let me thank all of you who helped make the debut of BEHIND THE Q such a success yesterday – it was much appreciated. Your comments and tweets were so encouraging – I can’t wait to start working on the next segment!…
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Singerie Chic

There is something about monkeys that people find irresistible. Have you ever noticed how often they appear in art, both fine and decorative? Did you know that there is a term for specifically for it? If you have studied art history you probably know that it is singerie, from the French word “singe” meaning monkey.…
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