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Cole and Son Fornasetti II at Maison et Objet

Cole and Son has long been one of my favorite wallpaper lines so I was delighted to see their booth at Maison et Objet. And they did not disappoint with the debut of their fabulous new Fornasetti II wallpaper collection. With opportunities for wide ranging creative applications, the tradition of craftsmanship, innovation and collaboration at Cole and Son is well represented by this new group of fifteen fantastical designs.…
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A Taste of Paris Deco Off

In this fourth edition of Paris Deco Off, over 70 houses have participated in presenting their latest collections throughout the city. Welcoming visitors into their showrooms on the Rive Droite near Rue du Mail and the Rive Gauche in the Saint Germain de Près neighborhood, companies prepared stylishly so it was like a giant beautiful designed block party.…
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Meet Me at AmericasMart

I am thrilled to share that next week I will be speaking at the AmericasMart Gift and Home Furnishings Market in Atlanta. Not only have I never attended this event, but have never been to Atlanta! I’m looking forward to staying with one of my oldest friends who I rarely get to see.…
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The Museum of Bags and Purses

Yes, you read that right. I am happy to report that there is actually a Museum of Bags and Purses. My sister recently took a trip to Amsterdam where she visited this unique design destination. The largest bag museum in the world, housing purses from the late Middle Ages to the present, it is located in a charming restored 17th century canal house that is a story in and of itself.…
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Lake Como Charm | Villa del Balbianello

Lake Como is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful spots I know, having visited on several occasions, including my honeymoon. Despite its popularity, and oglers trying to catch a glimpse of George Clooney at his villa, it still remains a place of exquisite natural beauty dotted with amazing architectural specimens.…
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Coming Soon

I’ve been out and about and will have lots to share but until I have a chance to catch up, here’s a peek at just a bit of what’s coming. Wishing you all a happy weekend. I’ll be escorting some young ladies to celebrate my youngest’s entrance into the world of teenage-dom.…
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De Gournay at Home in New York

The mere mention of the name de Gournay instantly conjures up images of timeless elegance, of exquisite hand painted wall coverings that seem of a heritage centuries old. de Gournay founder Claud Cecil GurneyYet the firm was founded in 1986 by Claud Cecil Gurney, above, in the same way many companies are born – to fulfill a need.…
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Italo | Chic Train Travel in Italy

Train travel is not what it used to be here in the states. When I was little, my mother, sister and I traveled cross country to visit my aunt in California and the first leg of our journey was on the legendary 20th Century Limited from New York to Chicago (think North by Northwest).…
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The Mayflower Inn Shakespeare Garden

While all the grounds at the Inn are beautiful and immaculately groomed, the Shakespeare Garden at the Mayflower Inn is an especially beguiling and romantic setting.  Set behind the main building, the formal garden celebrates the four seasons through both words and scenery.…
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The Mayflower Inn Spa

While the sumptuous Mayflower Inn is, in and of itself, enticing, it is the Spa that seals the deal. There is a very good reason it was named the #1 Spa in the country by Good Morning America with Travel + Leisure – it is simply amazing!…
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