Dream of Venice Architecture

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JoAnn Locktov has given us another reason to enthusiastically pack our bags, with her second book in the Dream of Venice series, Dream of Venice Architecture. You’ll want to pour yourself a glass of wine, curl up by the fire and page through the breathtaking photography of Riccardo De Cal and corresponding essays by architects and architectural writers, sharing their personal experiences of Venice.  Dream of Venice Architecture is the perfect gift for wanderlusts and architecture enthusiasts. [Read more…]

David Monn’s The Art of Celebrating

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The Art of Celebrating-

Well named! David Monn takes celebrating beyond art form to the realm of fantasy. Few people have the visionary talent to touch the level of creativity that Monn brings to a party. Past Monn events include state dinners at the White House, once in a lifetime birthday or anniversary celebrations, even funerals and memorial services. Client list includes [Read more…]

Chicken Pot Pie

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The ultimate comfort food is Chicken Pot Pie. With a few convenient shortcuts like rotisserie chicken and store-bought puff pastry, they are surprisingly easy to make.  If you are cooking Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner, you are likely to have all of the necessary ingredients on hand, offering a heavenly way to eat leftover Thanksgiving turkey in place of chicken. I always prefer to create individual servings whenever possible – it is a simple way to make the presentation more personal. This recipe is soulfully delicious and so fool-proof that it is customizable if you have modifications that you would like to experiment with: [Read more…]

Monet: The Early Years

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An unprecedented, international loan exhibition of one of the most famed artists of all time is at Fort Worth’s Kimbell Museum until January 29, 2017. This groundbreaking exhibition is the first ever devoted to the young genius of Claude Monet, featuring approximately 60 paintings from the first phase of the artist’s career, from his Normandy debut in [Read more…]

The Perfect Bath

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Read and Recommended: The Perfect Bath

I hope everybody (US readers) is enjoying a glorious three-day weekend. If you have had your fill of sleeping in and playing in the fall leaves, allow me to recommend a good read, loaded with visual inspiration and design pointers that range from practical to luxurious:

Barbara Sallick, co-founder of Waterworks, blogger and life-long design devotee explores the process of designing a dream bathroom in great detail alongside beautiful images in her latest book The Perfect Bath.  Sallick, who has been hailed as the “grand dame of bathroom design,” stresses that today’s bath is an expression of personal style whether you call it your sanctuary, retreat, oasis, or spa.

Elevating the bath’s purpose… [Read more…]