Il Buco: From Antiques to Fine Dining

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Il Buco is one of those restaurants that any in-the-know New Yorker has definitely been too, and if they haven’t – it’s on their list. But when partners Donna Lennard and Alberto Avalle opened their first location on Bond Street back in 1994, the little storefront was a far cry from the restaurant empire it has become today. In fact, it wasn’t even a restaurant at all! It was an antiques shop, selling small odd and ends from the couple’s travels around the country and the world. Soon, they began serving fresh Italian favorites in the backyard to friends and store-regulars. The private meals became … Continue reading >>

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Kate Bergin is a seriously amazing painter.

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Kate Bergin is an artist that takes whimsy very seriously. The Australian still life painter has become known for her incredibly detailed paintings of animals incorporated in the strangest ways to more classic still life compositions. Her latest solo show entitled Wild Life, opened September 8th, 2016 at Mossgreen Gallery in Melbourne. Kate, who was trained at The Victorian College of Arts, drew inspiration from the close access she had to the National Gallery of Victoria, where she could get up close and personal to all of the amazing old master paintings in their collection. It was here that she honed her … Continue reading >>

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Castello di Reschio in Umbria.

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Nestled in the rolling hills of the history Umbria region in Italy, Castello di Reschio is one of those places that just seems too good to be true. That’s why I just had to see it. I was lucky enough to do so on my vacation to this magical region this past July and I am sure to find myself dreaming of a return visit in the near future. Everything about Umbria is magical! The recently restored estate has a long history, with structures dating back to the 14th century. It served as a fort, a farm, and a countryside retreat for Italy’s finest, … Continue reading >>

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Makers House in London

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Here is a little something to prove that the line connecting fashion and design is getting shorter. I am so excited to see that The New Craftsmen has partnered up with Burberry for the Makers House during London’s Fashion Week! This week-long showcase will highlight more than fifteen British designers who are all devoted to hand-made, sustainable or traditional crafts made in the UK. I have long admired the New Craftsmen for their devotion to preserving and promoting craftspeople and artisans from throughout the British Isles, and it’s so wonderful to see a tried and true powerhouse like Burberry teaming up to highlight the new contemporary … Continue reading >>

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Interior Dialogue with Sarah LaConte / Tribeca

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I met Sarah LaConte of the fabulous blog Life x Style through living in Tribeca, so it only seemed fitting to have her give us her Top Picks for the neighborhood she calls home in this week’s Interior Dialogue! This England-born style maven has called NYC home for the past thirteen years, during which time she has worked at a prestigious investment backing firm, then in high-end New York city real estate, before landing the hardest, but most rewarding job yet, being a full-time mum. In 2015 she started her blog where she is able to follow her passion for … Continue reading >>

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Officine Universelle Buly

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The story of the famed French apothecary Buly has about as many subtle hints and turns as the all natural water-based scents they have been creating since the early 19th century. That is to say, it is a story not only of the revolutionary perfumer Jean Vincent Bully, who first opened the doors to his perfumarie in 1803, but also of the ever talented Ramdane Touhami and Victoire de Taillac who have created a new vision for Buly for the 21st century. In 2014 Touhami, the French-Moroccan creative director behind the successful relaunch of 17th Century candle maker Cire Trudon, set out … Continue reading >>

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