Merry Merry

From my table to yours, wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and happy holidays! Merry Merry
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Tis the Season

December is not only the time for making your list and checking it twice but tis the season for gatherings galore. The first half of this week alone started by celebrating Christopher Spitzmiller‘s one year anniversary in his new space with a book signing with Jeffrey Bilhuber.…
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Back to School

I am going back to school for my daughter’s Parents’ Weekend. Nothing makes me happier than learning something new! While some things have not changed in this little village for centuries, the classic brick and clapboard facades hide a bounty of sophisticated technology and a far reaching global community, celebrating the best of old and new.…
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Stylish Entertaining at the NYBG Orchid Dinner

The tables at the Veranda NYBG Orchid Dinner were amazing in their diversity and creativity. Some designers focused on the splendor of the floral centerpieces while others chose to exhibit their talents for stylish entertaining. Veranda contributing editor Danielle Rollins has long had a passion for the latter as seen in her pieces for the magazine and her book Soirée.…
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Verdura Accessories for Affordable Gift Glamour

Less than 10 days remain to see the wonderful Verdura at 75 exhibit. I encourage any of you within the New York area to make time for this fabulous retrospective. And for those of you unable to visit, I hope to bring you a closer look at this special story very soon.…
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Austria in the Air and Other Online Gallavanting

You may remember last year at this time I suggested a visit to the Neue Galerie Gift Shop as all things Austria seemed to be in the air. Not only should you consider stopping by this season for a chic selection of design items perfect for the holidays but you can see the Schiele portrait exhibit and stop in the charming Café Sabarsky for some heisse getränke (hot beverages) and Viennese sweets to ward off the bitter weather.…
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(Not Quite) 48 Hours in Santa Margherita and Portofino

While less than 48 hours on the lovely Ligurian coast seems impossibly short, it was just long enough to get a flavor for this exquisite region of Italy. I thought you might enjoy tagging along for a photo tour of what Susanna and I managed to pack into our short stay.…
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Connecticut Cottages and Gardens Celebrates a Decade at a Stylish New Venue

For the past ten years Connecticut Cottages and Gardens has been bringing the best of our state to its beautiful glossy pages. Each month (or two) editor in chief DJ Carey (now Editorial Director of the entire Cottages & Gardens family of publications) fashioned a book filled with glorious gardens, handsome homes and delightful discoveries.…
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From Sea to Shining Sea

Wishing all you readers a wonderful long Memorial Day weekend. As we enjoy what here in Connecticut is a glorious sunny start to the summer season, From Sea to Shining Seaphoto via Ralph Lauren let’s take a moment to remember why we celebrate and recognize all those who have made sacrifices serving our country, which includes both my parents.…
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Tabletop Market Sneak Peek

It’s been another busy week with spring design events in full bloom. Almost all of today was spent scouting new product at the Tabletop Market – below a sneak peek at some of what I’ll have to share very soon. Tabletop Market Then I was delighted to attend a wonderful evening at the Kips Bay President’s Dinner in a festive new location at Cipriani’s, below.…
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