Posts Tagged: Entertaining

Happy Thanksgiving Happy Thanksgiving

As I prepare my table to celebrate Thanksgiving this year, I am so grateful to have my entire family home on this wonderful day. As my children get older, I do not take for granted that they may have other options for these cherished holidays and am so appreciative that they look forward to being together as much as I do.…
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Tabletop Gifting and Entertaining Preview

It’s that time of year when hints of THE season start to permeate our thoughts. This week is tabletop market so I spent the day perusing the showrooms. And while most of the offerings at the show are for next spring, I thought I’d present a teaser peek at some gifting and entertaining ideas that are available now or very soon.…
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At Ease | Labor Day Lounging

It has been a glorious summer here in the northeast. Although it’s hard to believe, September is upon us. So as a salute to the unofficial last weekend of the season, I offer the latest At Ease, an ode to Labor Day Lounging.…
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An Invitation to the Garden from Michael Devine

With our recent Siberian-like weather, An Invitation to the Garden arrived at my door like a welcome breath of spring. Authored and photographed (with John Gruen) by multi talented friend Michael Devine, the volume transports you to his charming garden in upstate New York where he has created twelve enchanting seasonal events with 50 approachable recipes.…
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Picture Perfect Parties

Even though it’s not officially fall, the “season” seems to have already gotten underway with invitations flowing in. How convenient that Picture Perfect Parties is coming from Rizzoli on October 1 to solve all our entertaining needs. Picture Perfect PartiesStylist and entertaining expert Annette Joseph‘s motto is “make it simple and make it gorgeous” and you will clearly see how she achieves her results in her terrific new book.…
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Thank you Lonny!

Last week I had the pleasure of hosting friend Michael Devine for a lovely evening on my terrace in Connecticut and was thrilled to see the report of his visit on Lonny here! Lonny Thank you to Michael for his lovely photographs.…
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NYBG Orchid Dinner Finale Redux!

Today we will take our final look at the tables of the NYBG Orchid Dinner. This event always immediately precedes the Orchid show at the Botanical Garden which is the largest of its kind in the country. This year’s show, designed by Francisca P.…
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The New York Gift Fair Tabletop Temptation

I’m afraid my obsession for all things tabletop is no secret. The tiny butler’s pantry in our current abode was never quite adequate and I have commandeered nooks and crannies throughout my home and garage to house my never ending collections.…
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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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Local Favorite Juliska at the New York Gift Show

Located not far from me in Connecticut, Juliska is a local design favorite. Their store in Stamford is a constant source of style inspiration. Beautifully merchandised, it always features tempting treats as well as creative entertaining ideas. Juliska bamboo plates In addition, they occasionally sponsor interesting events, and I recently attended a flower arranging class led by talented Design Manager Christine Keane, below right, instructing me on how to get my arrangement to even remotely resemble her beautiful example.…
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