Baccarat Hotel, New York

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Hands down, hotel design is exponentially more creative than residential design. With laser-like focus, sensory details are designed to seduce guests into the vortex of the experience being offered, satisfy imaginations, and whet appetites for a return visit or recommendation. Hospitality design pushes the usual boundaries of design in ways that can make the strange seem familiar, and the familiar seem strange.

The 1st and only Baccarat Hotel, in Midtown New York, reimagines the elegance and perfection of the legendary French crystal maker into a luxury hospitality brand.  The beauty is in the details of shimmery neutrals accented by the rich baccarat red. [Read more…]

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…]