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Wednesday Wine

How perfect that we are discussing the winery at Quintessa today. It represents owners Valeria and Augstin Huneeus’ dream of creating the quintessential wine estate – obviously a concept I can embrace. They are old friends of Terry, so I will let her tell you a bit more.…
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Behind the Q – Both Sides Now

As many of you now know, after BEHIND THE Q, I run an additional post from my side of our excursion. I could have made many selections right from Dominique’s lovely house, like this classic Alvar Aalto vase above, but I will of course stick to actual possibilities!…
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BEHIND THE Q

Welcome to the third BEHIND THE Q, a monthly feature showcasing behind-the-scenes visits with select stylemakers. In entertaining venues, we explore, through both video (below) and editorial content, their style quotients and gain insight into their creativity. I am especially thrilled to introduce this month’s subject.…
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Migis Magic

Migis LodgeAs our world continues to function at an increasingly frenetic pace, I’ve noticed that many of us have been referencing earlier times, eras of gracious living, when life was not quite so hectic and harried. As I headed up to visit my younger daughter at her camp in Maine last weekend, looking forward to seeing her was only a part of my anticipation.…
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Back from Maine

I had intended on posting today about the marvelous resort I stayed at this past weekend in Maine. But after a long trip home, I was just too exhausted to pull it all together. I apologize to all you loyal readers.…
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Bel Air Beauty

I know, I know, it’s supposed to be At the Movies today. But this week got all topsy turvy, so we’ll resume next week!! In the meantime, let’s take a look at the renovation of a Los Angeles landmark. The Hotel Bel-Air has been an iconic location in Los Angeles for the last 55 years.…
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Summer Travel Tips

As many people are getting ready for summer travel, I thought I would offer a few of my favorite packing tips for when I go away. As far as determining what clothing to bring, I have learned all I know from my sister, who used to travel around the world for work.…
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Long Weekends

Monday has come much too quickly. I had a very special weekend – a girls’ trip including old friends and new, fabulous finds, fantastic food, convivial conversation, the past revisited and future imagined. A time to be remembered and hopefully repeated.…
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Wednesday Wine

It’s no secret that I am a big Burgundy fan. And within that region, one of the biggest and most famous Grand Crus is Corton Charlemagne. Terry was lucky enough  to recently attend a tasting of wines from an esteemedth estate.…
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Wednesday Wine

Last week we began our tour of Burgundy with Terry, starting in Paris and working our way down through Beaune and Volnay ending up in the marvelous town of Puligny Montrachet. Today we will commence the shorter half of our tour in the towns of the Cotes de Nuit.…
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