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Daniel Boulud & Richard David Story | Conversations on Luxury

Please allow me to set the stage. For gastronomes in the know, Daniel Boulud certainly needs no introduction. With fourteen restaurants around the world, the acclaimed chef/restaurateur has changed the face of luxury dining. From New York and Miami to Singapore and Beijing, Boulud has created a brand of consistent quality and style.…
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Designers Abroad | Inside the Vacation Homes of Top Decorators

Who doesn’t love fantasizing about a vacation home in an exotic locale. And even better if designed by a world class decorator. Designers Abroad is the stuff of armchair dreams. From Brazil to Sri Lanka to Mexico, Italy and France, this volume offers a fabulous inside peek at how designers live in and are inspired by the cultures of their adopted countries.…
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Anna Trzebinski | The Luxury of African Chic

You know when you see a certain woman on the street who just has that special something? That unmistakable style of someone who has access to secret fashion sources? Who exudes an undefinable global style that can’t be found in a department store?…
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World Tour

World Tour is a tribute to travel. Not the travel of today with long lines and frequent frustrations but the civilized voyages of the early 20th century aboard stately ocean liners and legendary trains – a time when elegant passengers journeyed around the globe visiting grand hotels across the continent and exotic locales beyond.…
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Rachel Laxer Paris Design Finds | Avant-Scène

All of Rachel Laxer’s interiors are marked by a sophisticated and often unexpected edge, due in great part to her inclusion of both fine and functional art. While many these days are comfortable with collecting fine art, the category of functional art is one that seems to be only now fully coming into its own.…
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Rachel Laxer | Favorite Paris Design Finds

With offices in the States and London, Rachel Laxer is a design star on the rise. After a successful career in finance at the firms of investment legends George Soros and Michael Steinhardt, a relocation to Tokyo took her career in another direction.…
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Astier de Villatte at Maison et Objet

Since 1996 Ivan Pericoli and Benoit Astier de Villatte have been producing their furniture and distinctive white ceramics that are now carried in upscale boutiques around the globe. Establishing their charming Saint Honoré boutique in 2000, it quickly became a go-to destination in Paris for chic home accessories.…
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Créations Métaphores at Paris Deco Off

The triumverate that is Créations Métaphores represents the brilliant blending of three distinct brands that are as different as they complementary. And  together, discreetly under the Hermès umbrella, they coordinate for a super sophisticated understated chic. It’s a good thing they had a prime Paris Deco Off locale on the rue Furstenberg, otherwise I might have missed them.…
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Vintage Meets Modern at Nautic Lighting

While wandering the overwhelming halls at Maison et Objet, I was stopped by the stunning lighting at Nautic. Part of the Belgian lighting company Tekna, Nautic, celebrating their 20th anniversary this year, is an elegant architectonic line of bronze, copper, cast iron and brass lights.…
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The Sophisticated Chic of Dedar at Deco Off

In an old house in Paris, not covered with vines, I fell in love with the new Dedar fabric collection. The charming Raffaele Fabrizio and his chic sister Caterina carry on the tradition of their parents who founded the fabric house in 1976.…
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