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W E DRE A M E D U P THIS MAGA ZIN E WA LKING T H R O U G H P E R F E C T, PRETTY PA RIS, S OAK I N G U P E V ERY POSSIBLE N EW FO OD, DR INK , F LO R A L AN D FASHIO N TREN D YOU CAN I M AG I N E . W E WA N TED TO SHA RE EVERY TH I N G A R OUN D US W ITH FRIEN DS, FAMILY, C L I E N TS , IN DUSTRY...A N D K N EW W E H A D TO C R E ATE A MAGA ZIN E DEVOTED TO C E L E B R ATI N G, TO EN TERTA IN IN G, TO S P END I N G TI M E TO GETHER W ITH THOSE T H AT WE LOV E . A N D HOW PO ETIC , THAT I S IT A N D WR I TE THESE STO RIES FO R T HE P R EMI E R E S E P TE MBER ISSUE, FRO M MY PARIS APARTM E N T, OV E RLO O K IN G THE RO MANTIC R OOFTO P S O F I LE ST. LO UIS. LIFE...IT'S JUST BEAUTI F U L , N O N ? EVERY Q UA RTE R W E W ILL SHA RE THE INS P IR I N G , TH E B EAUTIFUL, THE ELEVATED, T H E G LO B A L G L AMO UR - SO YO U C A N SPEND A F EW M O M E N TS BEIN G C A RRIED AWAY T H R O U G H P H OTOGRA PHY A N D STO RIES. W E MAS H U P E V ERY THIN G N EW IN THE WOR L D O F PA RT IES, C ELEBRATIO N S, SPECIAL OCC AS I O N S , TO HELP MOTIVATE US TO MAK E TH E TI M E TO C A RVE O UT A N D C REATE MOR E A N D M O R E SPEC IA L MO MEN TS AND MEMO R I E S WI TH O UR FRIEN DS A N D FAM ILY.

WE ALSO M IX ALL OF THESE HOT NE W T RE N DS AND FEATURES WITH OUR OWN LOV E LY CLIENT AND IND USTRY EVENTS, FILL E D WI T H INSPIRED, FRESH NEW D ESIG NS, FLOWE RS, PAPER STYLING S, AND THE OVERAL L EXCITEM ENT THAT OCCURS DAILY WI T HI N T HE WALLS OF OUR SWEET LITTLE STUDI O A N D SURROUNDS. EVERYDAY, OUR D REAM TEAM AT A P E RF E C T EVENT, PLANS, D ESIG NS AND EX EC UT E S AM AZING , ELEG ANT, SWOON WORT HY E V E N TS - CHOCK FULL OF FUN. WE WANT TO SHARE, SHARE, SHAR E T HE SE STORIES, WITH RECIPES, D IYS, CUR AT E D PHOTOG RAPHS D ETAIL BY D ETAIL.. . M UC H, M UCH M ORE THAN OUR B LOG OR T RA D I T I ON A L SOCIAL M ED IA ALLOWS. C'EST PARFAIT, NON? AND EVERY ISSUE - WE WANT TO ASK YOU - OUR D EAR FRIENDS - WHOM WE HOL D SO VERY CLOSE TO OUR HEART - WHAT D O YOU WANT TO READ AB OUT THIS SEASO N ? WHAT UPCOM ING PARTIES D O YOU N E E D HE L P WITH, FOR OUR NEX T HOLIDAY ISSUE , OUT NOVEM B ER 1? WHOM D O YOU WANT TO CELEB RAT E , BUT JUST CAN'T G ET IT STARTED?

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WHAT TREND ING (OR CLASSIC!) CO LOR PALETTES ARE YOUR FAVORITE? WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE RECIPE TO SHA RE ?

W H O'S B R A N D N EW IN TOW N FO R A BIT E A N D A B U R G ER W ITH FRIEN DS THIS W EEK E N D?

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O U R TA S T E M A R K E R S

M E G A N T AY L O R CLEARLY CHICAGO’S HOTTEST DJ. SHE SPINS AMONG ALL THE TOP PARTIES ON THE SOCIAL CIRCUIT, SPECIALIZING IN CURRENT MUSIC, HIP-HOP, ELECTRO, LOUNGE, AND INDIE ROCK. MEGAN FREQUENTLY PLAYS FOR THE YOUNG HIP CROWDS ALL OVER CHICAGO - LOOKING JUST AS GLAM AS THE EVENTS WE MUST SAY. YOU CAN FIND HER AT FIG MEDIA (FIGDEEJAY.NET).

M E L I SSA S KO O G HAS BEEN RESPONSIBLE FOR IDENTIFYING AND CREATING TRENDS IN THE FASHION AND LUXURY MARKETPLACE SINCE DAY ONE. SHE BEGAN AT VOGUE AS THE ASSISTANT TO THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, THEN POPPED TO MARIE CLAIRE...QUEUE MOVING TO SF FOR BANANA REPUBLIC...NEXT BACK TO NYC TO ALL HAIL PRADA, AND FINALLY, MELISSA FOUNDED SKOOG PRODUCTIONS RIGHT HERE IN OUR WINDY CITY. HER BLOG, ON MY PLATE (ONMYPLATE.COM), IS A COLORFUL COLLECTIVE OF TALES FROM HER FASHION KITCHEN.

BEN NEWBY ONE OF CHICAGO’S MOST CELEBRATED AND RECOGNIZABLE OPERATORS AND MIXOLOGISTS, WITH AWARD-WINNING COCKTAILS AND A DISTINCTLY BRITISH CHARM. WITH YEARS SPENT PERFECTING COCKTAIL MENUS AND SERVICE AT THE UNDERGROUND, ONE CAN NOW FIND HIM ACTING AS NOT ONLY AS A MIXOLOGIST, BUT AS A GRACIOUS AND ENTERTAINING HOST TO BAR PATRONS AT THE NEW, CHIC, SPEAKEASY-STYLE DRUMBAR (DRUMBAR.COM).

M AT T W O O D B U R N WHILE DRIVING SOUND INVESTMENT , A NATIONAL, FULL-SERVICE PRODUCTION COMPANY OFFERING SOUND, LIGHTING, VIDEO AND STAGING SOLUTIONS FOR E VENTS, HE OPERATES AS A SOCIAL CONCIERGE, CULTURE CURATOR, ART AND MUSIC LOVER, CONNECTOR AND ENTREPRENEUR. WITH OVER 15 YEARS OF PRODUCTION EXPERIENCE IN FILM, MUSIC, VIDEO AND SPECIAL EVENTS, MATT WOODBURN KNOWS LIGHTING. (SOUNDINVESTMENT.COM)

O U R TA S T E M A R K E R S

R YA N B E S H E L AT ANY ILLUSTRIOUS CHICAGO EVENT, RYAN BESHEL IS THE MAN WITH THE BOWTIE. HE IS ALSO THE MAN WHOSE DRIVE AND INGENUITY SKYROCKETED THE SUCCESS OF MODELING MANAGEMENT COMPANY, AGENCY GALATEA. HE NOW COMES TO US AS PUBLIC RELATIONS COORDINATOR FOR THE 900 NORTH MICHIGAN SHOPS AND IS OH-SO-DIALED-IN ON THE LATEST TRENDS. YOU CAN FOLLOW HIS FASHIONABLE VENTURES THROUGH HIS BLOG, THE BOWTIE MEMOIRS (THEBOWTIEMEMOIRS. BLOGSPOT.COM).

G R A H A M KO ST I C AS CREATIVE & EDITORIAL DIRECTOR FOR THE ON-LINE MAGAZINE, GLOSSED AND FOUND D. GRAHAM KOSTIC IS FINDING THE FUN IN THE BEAUTY AND FASHION INDUSTRIES—24/7. AS FORMER MODERN LUXURY MAGAZINES STYLE EDITOR AND RUE LA LA ART DIRECTOR, HE'S NO STRANGER TO THE LUXURY MARKET. HE IS HOWEVER ADDICTED TO WALLPAPER; CAN NEVER PASS UP A GLASS OF ROSÉ AND LIKES HIS JEANS TIGHT. (GLOSSEDANDFOUND.COM)

C A N DAC E J O R DA N WOMAN-ABOUT-TOWN, NAMED AS ONE OF "100 POWERFUL CHICAGOANS" (MICHIGAN AVENUE MAGAZINE), AND FORMER PLAYBOY BUNNY OF THE YEAR (1976), COVERS NEWS OF THE MOVERS, SHAKERS AND JUST PLAIN COOL IN CHICAGO AND BEYOND, ON HER BLOG, CANDID CANDACE (CANDIDCANDACE.COM).

A M A N DA P U C K WHILE MANY LIKE TO TALK ABOUT FOOD, AMAN DA ALSO HAPPENS TO LIKE TO TAKE PICTURES OF IT. SHE'S STALKED GOOD FOOD HER ENTIRE LIFE. THIS IS WHAT DEFINES HER: THE FOOD. ONE IMAGE AT A TIME. SHE IS THE FOODARAZZI AHEM, AND ALSO A MASSIVE LEADER IN THE HOSPITALITY, EVENT AND PUBLIC RELATIONS WORLD IN CHICAGO AS THE EVP OF XA, THE EXPER IENTIAL AGENCY. (WWW.THEFOODARAZZI.COM).

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O U R TA S T E M A R K E R S

BLAIR & LAURIE PESSEMIER FINE ART PAINTERS, WITH A PENCHANT FOR PARIS. BLAIR 'S ROOTS ARE IN ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN -LAURI E IN FINE ART AND ART HISTORY. THE TWO PAINTED IN SEATTLE BEFORE MOVING TO PARIS. LAURIE WON THE MAYOR'S PRIZE FOR PAINTING ON THE CHAMPS ELYSEES IN 2000. IN ADDITION TO PAINTING, BL AIR WORKS IN SILVER AND BRONZE, PRODUCING TABLEWARE AND FURNITURE. LAURIE AND BLAIR NOW OFFER PAINTING WORKSHOPS FOR ALL AGES FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE IMPRESSIONISTS, CELEBRATING THE ART, CULTURE AND CUISINE OF THE CITY THEY LOVE (ARTNOTESPARIS.BLOGSPOT.COM).

COREY AMARO DAILY TALES ON HER BLOG TONGUE IN CHEEK ARE WOVEN FROM HER EXPERIENCES OF LIVING AND LOVING IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE. A DESIGNE R, A FRANCOPHILE, A BLOGGER, A PHOTOGRAPHER, A WRITER, AND A HUNTER AND GATHERER AT EVERY BROCANTE SHE CAN FIND, HER TALES ARE OF LINENS, OF LETTERS, OF VINTAGE SCRAPS, AND MOMENTS OF THESE WORN TRUE OBJECTS WHISPERING IN HER EAR. (WILLOWS95988.TYPEPAD.COM)

DOMINIQUE MALET FRENCH FOODISTA, CHEF AND AUTHOR, DOMINIQUE ENJOYS GREAT FOOD, BUT LIKE MANY WORKING MOTHERS, DOESN’T HAVE MUCH TIME TO SPEND IN THE KITCHEN. HER PARISIAN SECRET…SIMPLE AND QUICK RECIPES. FROM ELLE À TABLE TO HER CUISINE TV COOKING SHOW, “CUISINE EXPRESS”, DOMINIQUE INSPIRES US ALL. HER BOOK “VENEZ DINER, C’EST PRÊT !” (COME FOR DINNER, IT’S READY !) IS ONE OF DEBI’S FAVORITES, AND HER BOITES GOURMANDES, HEALTHY COOKIE AND CAKE MIXES, ARE YET ANOTHER, S OLD IN MONOPRIX ALL OVER FRANCE, AND SOON ON THE WEB!

NICOLE GREENE CHEF OWNER OF CHICAGO’S ARTISAN CONFECTIONS COMPANY, TRUFFLE TRUFFLE. WITH A DAD “IN THE BIZ,” NICOLE GREW UP IN KITCHENS. AFTER AN INITIAL CAREER WITH THE FEDS, SHE HEADED OFF TO PASTRY SCHOOL WITH DREAMS OF FINDING A MORE – AHEM - CREATIVE OUTLET. NICOLE DISCOVERED HER LOVE OF WORKING WITH CHOCOLATE AT THE FRENCH CULINARY INSTITUTE, NY AND THE REST…WELL IT’S TRUFFLE TRUFFLE HISTORY. (TRUFFLETRUFFLE.COM)

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SUZZANE BROWN OWNER OF SIMPLY BY SUZY, CHICAGO’S FIRST PREMIER ON-LOCATION PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO SPECIALIZING IN LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHY FOR ALL TYPES OF LOVE AND ALL STAGES OF LIFE. FROM PREGNANCY, TO DELIVERY ROOMS AND BABY’S FIRST BREATH, BABY, FAMILY & WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY, SHE IS ALSO AVAILABLE FOR SPECIAL PROJECTS INCLUDING FAMILY VACATION PHOTOGRAPHY – AND IS JUST BACK FROM PARIS, WITH DEBI ET FAMILLE, WHERE SHE CAPTURED THE ESSENCE OF THEIR ANNUAL SUMMER LOVE AFFAIR WITH THE CITY OF LIGHT (SIMPLYBYSUZY.COM).

VICKI ARCHER AN AUSTRALIAN WRITER WHO LIVES BETWEEN LONDON AND SAINT RÉMY DE PROVENCE IN SOUTHERN FRANCE, VICKI ADORES EVERYTHING TO DO WITH LIFE IN FRANCE AND ESPECIALLY THE OLIVE FARM SHE CALLS HOME. HER FIRST OVERSEAS TRIP TO PARIS AT THE AGE OF TEN SPARKED A PASSION FOR TRAVEL AND ADVENTURE THAT HAS NEVER CEASED. HER BOOKS (PERCHED AS PRIZE POSSESSION ATOP DEBI’S COFFEE TABLE FOR MANY YEARS) “MY FRENCH LIFE” AND “FRENCH ESSENCE” ARE TREASURE TROVES FOR THE BEAUTY OF FRANCE, AS IS HER BLOG, FRENCH ESSENCE (VICKIARCHER.COM).

R O S E M A R Y FA N T I AS A GRADUATE OF THE PRESTIGIOUS FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY IN NEW YORK CITY, ROSEMARY USED HER AMAZING TALENT TO ILLUSTRATE THE AWARD WINNING FASHIONS SHE DESIGNED. TODAY, SHE CREATES WEDDING, EVENT, AND FASHION ILLUSTRATIONS THAT ARE AS VIVID AND ALIVE AS THE PEOPLE AT THE EVENTS. ALTHOUGH PHOTOGRAPHY MAY SEE EVERYTHING, ILLUSTRATION EXPLAINS IT (ROSEMARYFANTI.COM).

JOSHUA ADLER THE FOUNDER OF PARIS WINE COMPANY, AN ONLINE WINE SHOP WITH A MISSION TO CONNECT WINE LOVERS WITH GREAT ARTISAN WINES AND PASSIONATE PRODUCERS. PREVIOUSLY, HE WORKED AS WINE DIRECTOR AT UBER WHITE HOT RESTAURANT SPRING PARIS, BICYCLE TOUR GUIDE IN BURGUNDY, AND WINE DIRECTOR AT DEBI'S FAVORITE BI-RITE MARKET, IN SAN FRANCISCO (PARISWINECLUB.COM).

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Apples from the orchard…

THE LAST LO NG INTO TH E AU TU MN A N D WHE AND ARRANGED, P ROVID E A B ACKDR OP CO LO U R FO R TH E D INING ROOM… I N VAS S H ALLOW BOW LS … I TH INK THEY MA KE D E CO RATIVE TO U CH …

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A P P L ES E N PICKE D P OF S E S, OR A PRET TY

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ON T H E M ANTLE IN O U R S ITTING RO O M… MOR E H Y D R ANGE AS FRO M TH E GARD E N; T HE DEEP R E D COLO U R O F TH E P E TALS P ICK ING UP THE S H AD E O F TH E CA N DLES…

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F ILLED W ITH GA R DE N H Y D R A N G E AS T H AT H AVE CHA N G E D CO LO U R AS T H E DAYS GR OW S H O RT E R …

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FO U ND IN TH E M O NDAY MO RN I NG M A R K E T O F N ICE , O N TH E CÔ TE D ’AZU R. MIX E D PAT T E R N S… M IX E D S H AP ES … TH E P E RFECT AD D I TI O N TO C R E AT E A ‘ S H ABBY C H IC’ S E TTING…

Test tube vases…

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FIG MEDIA - PHOTOS & BE U WEDDINGS EVENT COORDINATION

FEMI NI NE TOUCHES LIK E PRETTY I NVI TATI ONS, CAND LE LI GHT, AND FLOW ERS MAK E IT A FI T FOR BRI DE AND GRO O M. THE FOOD AND BEER SPEAKS FOR I TSELF. SEEN HERE; S LAGEL FARMS PEPPER C RUSTED PORK LOI N PAI RED WIT H PEPE NERO BEER.

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2 . S TA I N L E S S S T E E L S T R AW S – E T S Y : MOVE OVER PATTERNED PAPER STRAWS, THIS TOUGH GUY IS TAKING THE STRAW WORLD BY STORM. TIP: TO REALLY MAKE AN IMPACT, SERVE THE COCKTAIL IN A SMALL STAINLESS STEEL SHAKER, (WITH STRAW TO MATCH)….KEEPING IT EXTRA COOL ON THOSE WARM FALL DAYS…. 3. FRENCH INSPIRED VOTIVES – A PERFECT EVENT: SIMPLE ELEGANCE. AND BONUS - THEY DOUBLE AS A PETITE VASE SHOULD FRESH FLOWERS ARRIVE. 4 . S T. G E O R G E G I N – B I N N Y ' S : RATHER THAN THE STANDARD VINO SET ATOP YOUR BAR, SHOWCASE YOUR INNER MIXOLOGIST WITH THIS ARTISANAL GIN, OFFERED IN 3 VARIETIES. PHENOMENAL TASTE, PERFECT PACKAGING. 5. WHITE BALSAMIC CREAM – GOURMET FOOD: OUR GO-TO GARNISH THIS FALL - A SYRUP LIKE REDUCTION OF EVERYONE'S FAVORITE: BALSAMIC VINEGAR. THIS WHITE VERSION ADDS ALL THE FLAVORS OF A RED BALSAMIC CREAM, BUT NOT THE COLOR. 6. TRUFFLE HONEY – DEAN & DELUCA: A HARMONIOUS BLEND OF BLACK TRUFFLES AND SICILIAN ACAIA HONEY. A CLEAN AND SMOOTH TRUFFLE HONEY THAT IS PERFECTLY PAIRED WITH STRONG CHEESE (WE SUGGEST PECORINO) OR USED AS A GLAZE (DELISH ON SKIRT STEAK). 7. P E P AT O S P I C E G R I N D E R S – D E A N & D E L U C A : SEASONING PERFECTION GUARANTEED. OUR FAVORITE OF THE THREE: THE GRIGLIATA GRINDER. CONTAINS SALT, ROSEMARY, BAY LEAF AND JUNIPER, PERFECT FOR GRILLED MEATS AND FISH. 8. SWEET GINGER CHILI SAUCE – GINGER PEOPLE: MADE WITH SWEET RED PEPPERS, SPICY GINGER AND CHILIES, THIS SAUCE IS SOMETHING YOU CAN'T COOK WITHOUT THIS SEASON. ESPECIALLY GOOD FOR THE IMPROMPTU SHRIMP ON THE BARBIE....

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O-FET ” FOOD FOR TH O U G H T C ATER I N G

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C EN TER P IECE CO LO R F U L, C ANDY T HEMED

I S O NE O F O U R FAVORI T E S EAS ONAL LO O KS THI S HOL I DAY.

diy:

1 . F I L L VAS ES WIT H HA L LOWE E N CA N DIES .

2. A D D A R I B B O N B A N D TO T HE VAS E , US I N G DOU B L E S I D E D TA PE TO S E C UR E, TO A DD T HAT E L E GA N T, F I N I S HI N G TOU CH. 3 . T UC K PL AST I C C RI T T E RS I N TO T HE C A N DY. T HE S PO O K I E R. T HE B ET T ER !

the C UP C A KE B A R SWE ET M ANDY B ’ S

G USSIED UP WIT H 3D TOYS & T REATS

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stylist S EC R ET O N E T Y PE O F C A N DY P E R VASE

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M O NSTER

Mashups

Oh so easy - and loads of fun - and - oh yeah - tasty treats too.

MY KIDS AND I LOVE TO MAKE THESE FOR PLAYDATES, PARTIES, HALLOWEEN TREATS, FAMILY CRAFTS AT THE KITCHEN TABLE

...you name it.

PAINT NUTTER BUTTER COOKIES WITH ICING, WHICH ACTS AS THE "GLUE". DOT ON THE EYES, NOSE, MOUTH... AND PRESS COLORFUL CANDIES ONTOP. NOT EVEN A STEP TWO JUST ONE SIMPLE, SWEET TREAT.

that is healthy H ER E 'S A N O CO O K REC IPE FOR

H A L LO W E E N H APPY AN D KI DS CAN M A KE THE M S E LV E S .

1. SIMPLY ARRANGE MINI CARROTS ON A PLATTER, IN A ROUND PUMPKIN SHAPE.

2. SLICE A YELLOW SQUASH INTO TRIANGLES, TO RESEMBLE JACK O LANTERN EYES, NOSE, TEETH. LAY RIGHT ONTOP CARROTS TO MAKE A JACK O LANTERN FACE. 3. LAST, ARRANGE SUGAR SNAP PEAS AT THE TOP, LIKE A "STEM". SERVE UP WITH BOWLS OF HUMMUS (KIDS LOVE TO TRY DIFFERENT FLAVORS - ROASTED RED PEPPER (MY SON'S FAVORITE), GARLIC (DAUGHTER'S FAVORITE), JALEPENO CILANTRO (MY FAVORITE!). NO COOK, ALMOST NO PREP AND LOADS OF FAMILY FUN .

YO G U R T PA R FA I T S

healthy& happy! OH SO PRETTY

NOW THAT'S A HALLOWEEN TREAT.

IN SMALL JUICE GLASSES, OR PLASTIC CUPS - OR WHATEVER YOU HAVE IN THAT PANTRY OF YOURS - YOU CAN CREATE A FAST, EASY KID'S SNACK, DESSERT, SWEET SCAPE FOR YOUR NEXT PARTY, OR EVEN A THEMED BREAKFAST HALLOWEEN MORN.

SIMPLY LAYER ALL NATURAL LEMON YOGURT, PEACH YOGURT AND VANILLA YOGURT, TO RESEMBLE CANDY CORN. TOP WITH A CANDY CORN - ALWAYS, ALWAYS GARNISH! (MAKE SURE TO ADD CANDY CORN JUST BEFORE SERVING). I LOVE ADDING A COORDINATING RIBBON KNOT ON THE BOTTOM - AGAIN - IT'S HALLOWEEN - DRESS IT UP!

for halloween?

WANT A PEEK AT MY KID'S FAV

PA R T Y C E N T E R P I

I MEAN - COME ON - WHO DOES

L OV E A N Y T H I N G , EVERYTHING PEE SIMPLY FILL GLASS VASES WITH HALLOWEEN THEMED CANDIES LIKE M & M'S, CANDY CORN, ETC.

ADD LOLLIPOP STICKS TO SEASONAL GHOST AND PUMPKIN PEEPS, AND PLA INTO VASE. (NOTE, PEEPS DRY OUT QUICKLY, SO MAKE AS CLOSE TO THE PARTY AS POSSIBLE) S O FA S T, S O E A S Y. . .

VORITE

IECES

SN'T

, EPS?

ACE

holiday season? NEED A FAST, FRESH LOOK THIS

HERE YOU GO...

diy:

1. SI MPLY CU T OU T B LACK "MASKS" AND TA P E RI GH T ON TO FA MI LY P HOTOS ( M A K E SU RE TH EY H AV E GL ASS, SO YO U DO N' T DAM AGE P HOTO).

2 . E VE N MORE F U N , P H OTO COPY FAVO RITE FAMILY PH OTOS, A N D F RA ME WI T H O UT THE G LASS FOR DI SP LAY. U SI N G SMA LL STRANDS O F B ATT ERY OP ERAT ED MI N I LI GH TS, P O KE TWO LIGH TS T H ROU GH T H E "EYES", K EEP ING THE REST T U CK ED B EH I N D T H E FRAME.

diy:

1. SP R AY PAIN T T H E O U TS IDE O F GLASS CYL I N D ER VAS E S W IT H O RA N GE PA IN T. LE T D RY. 2. CU T O U T JAC K O L AN T E R N E Y E S , N OS E , T E E T H F R O M BL AC K CO NSTR UCTIO N PA P E R . 3 . US I N G D O U BL E S I D E D TA P E , S E CUR E "FACE S " O N TO E AC H G L ASS VAS E . 4. F I L L W I T H A P I L L AR C AN DLE , A N D CR E ATE GLOW I N G JAC K O L AN T E RN S O N TA BLE TO P S , MAN T L E S , U P STAIR C AS E S , A N D M O R E !

H E RE I S M Y GO TO

H A L LOW E E N C E N T E R P I E C E O N E T H E W H O L E FA M I LY C A N C R E AT E

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crafts we love

spider rings

L ET 'S G E T C RA F T Y T H I S S E AS O N . . . O n e o f my f a m i l y f avor ites. Per f ec t fo r p a r ties & c o stum es alike?

& THEY ARE AS EASY AS 1, 2, 3.

1. buy

P IP EC L EANER S , I N A N Y S PI D E RY S E AS O N A L COLO R YOU LOV E.

2. separate

P IP EC L EA N E R S I N TO T WO PI LE S . WI T H O N E PILE , C U T TH E P IP EC L E A N E R S I N TO 3 " LE N GT H S . T H E SE A RE T H E "L EGS ". TH E R EG U LA R LE N GT H PI PE C LE A N E R S S HA LL N OW B E K NOW AS "BO D I E S "

3. twist

A "B ODY " P IPE C LE A N E R A R O U N D T H E FI N G E R, A N D WE AV E TH E S H ORT "L E G S " I N TO I T, BY T WI ST I N G T H E M ONC E TO S EC U R E. B E N D " LE G S " TO LO O K S PI D E RY. F ILL FINGER S W ITH T H E S E , T H R OWN O N A LL BLAC K, A WITCH H AT, AND OF F YO U G O. D R E SS E D TO K I LL.

happy halloween!

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crafts we love

O N E O F O U R FAVOR I TE H A L LOW E E N CR AF TS...

I s fast and e asy - an d c o mes r i g h t f r o m t h e backyar d. How e asy i s t h a t ?

1.

gather

SEND KIDS TO T HE BACKYA R D TO FL AT, SOFT LEAVES. ( B R IT T L E , D RY L E AV E S WON 'T WORK AS W ELL AS S O FT L E AV E S )

2.

WI TH TOWEL, ANY DIRT.

rub

LEAV E S TO R E M OV E

4.

W I T H S H A RP IE,

dr

T H E S E A RE FUN TO H K I TC H E N CH A N DEL IE

raw

3. paint

L E AV E S W H I T E . L E T D RY.

E YES, NOSE, MO U TH.

HA N G IN W INDOWS, HANG O FF O F ERS FOR A HOL IDAY T HEME, A N D M OR E .

swirlz cu

7 0 5 W. B E L D E N , C H I C A G O , I L • 7 7 3 - 4

upcakes

4 0 4 - C A K E • FA C E B O O K • T W I T T E R

IN THE KITCHEN

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T O M A T O B A S I L B I S Q U E GLUTEN FREE!

SERVES 6 INGREDIENTS 3 T B S P. b u t t e r 2 T B S P. o l i v e o i l 1 LG. o n i o n 1 1 / 2 T B S P. g a r l i c 1 1 / 2 T B S P. d r i e d b a s i l 4 c. c h i c ke n bro t h 2 c. Italia n pl u m to m ato e s or 1 (2 lb.) can whole peeled or fresh tomatoes 2 T B S P. t o m a t o p a s t e P I N C H T O 1 / 2 T S P. t h y m e l e a v e s Salt and pepper to taste 1 BOTTLE B a l s a m i c S a u c e (thickened balsamic for garnish, from g r o c e r y, in vinegar aisle)

DIRECTIONS: SAUTE until and POUR

until

t e n d e r. chicken dollup

onions

are

wilted

Make

sure

not

broth. of

SIMMER

Balsamic

but to

for

not

brown

brown

garlic

20

Sauce,in

minutes. bowls.

A

in or

olive

b u t t e r.

PUREE

ADD

oil

in

in

and ADD

b u t t e r.

seasonings

b l e n d e r.

soup,

ADD

COOK

garnish

with

garlic and

15

all

and

tomatoes

minutes

Cheddar

saute l o n g e r.

Biscotti.

IN THE KITCHEN

hors d’ oeuvre UPRISING

The challenge: serving some thing other than cheese, shaved tenderloin, smoked salmon or anything on a skewer. There are literally thousands of ideas for the bite sized delight, and we feel it's time you started looking. Venturing into uncharted territory doesn't have to be scary, nor do you need to be a culinary genius. For those of you who don't want to try this at home, cue Entertaining Company the Upmarket Caterer know for its ideas. Shown here, their Cuban inspired Crab Croquette.

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IN THE KITCHEN

A STAC K A PA RT GLU T E N FR E E RE C I P ES THAT ARE ON THE U P A N D U P

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B A BY B E LL A STACKS M AKE S 1 2 STAC KS

INGRED IENTS • • • • • • •

1 2 M E D IUM -SI ZE D B A BY P O RTOBELLO MUSHROOM CAPS, WIPED C L E AN 2 TAB L ES P O O N S O LI VE O I L 1 T E AS P O O N KOSHE R SA LT 1 T E AS P O O N F R E SHLY G R O UND BLACK PEPPER 3 M E D IUM SI ZE TO M ATO E S 1 P I N T H UM MUS (A N Y FAVO R ITE BRAND) 1 P I N T G UACA MO L E (A N Y FAVORITE BRAND)

DIRECTIONS HE AT G R I L L TO HI GH. BR U S H M US HR O O M C A P S O N BOTH SIDES WITH OIL AND SEASON W I T H SA LT AN D PE P P E R . G R I LL, C A P SIDE DOWN, UNTIL SLIGHTLY CHARRE D, 4 TO 5 M IN UT E S. TUR N THE MUSHROOMS OVER AND CONTINUE GRILL I NG UN T I L J U ST CO O K E D THR O UG H , 3 TO 4 MINUTES. SLICE IN HALF HO R I ZO N TALLY, TO C R E ATE TWO THIN SLICES. SL I C E TO M ATO E S VE RY THI N LY. STAC K T H E I N G R E DI E N TS STA RTING WITH A MUSHROOM CAP, A SLI C E OR T WO OF TO MATO, HUMMUS, AND ANOTHER MUSHROOM CAP. F I NI S H WI T H D OL LU P O F GUAC A MO L E.

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D E CONST RUCTED B E E T STACK M AK E S 1 2 STAC KS

INGREDIENTS • 3 L A R G E G O LDE N B E E TS, AS CLOSE TO THE SAME SIZ E POSSIB L E • 3 L A R G E P UR P LE B E E TS, AS CLOSE TO THE SAME SIZ E POSSIB L E • 1 C UP PI C KLE D R E D O N I O N (AVAILABLE IN CONDIMENTS AISLE ) • 1 PI N T G OAT C HE E SE • 2 TAB L ES P O O N S F R E SH C H IVES OR MICROGREENS FOR GARNIS H C H O P P E D L E TTUC E FO R G A RNISH • 1 B OX TOOTHP I C KS

DIRECTIONS HE AT YO UR OVE N TO 4 2 5 D EGREES. RE M OV E T HE B E E T G R E E N S. GIVE BEETS A FEW POKES WITH A FORK AN D W R A P CO M P LE TE LY I N FOIL. BAKE FOR AN HOUR, DEPENDI NG ON T HE S I ZE O F THE B E E T. I T FEELS SIMILAR TO A BAKED POTATO WH E N D ON E . W HE N THE B E ETS ARE DONE, SET ASIDE UNTIL TH E Y AR E COO L E N O UG H TO HA N DLE. WI T H A PA R I N G KN I F E , P E E L OFF THE SKIN GENTLY (BE CAREFU L , T HE Y C AN GE T SLI P P E RY). SLICE THE BEETS INTO 1/4” THICK RO U NDS (C AL L E D " CO I N S"). TO ASS E M B LE , P LAC E C HO P PED LETTUCE ON THE PLATE, THEN A PU R P L E B EE T, THE N D O LLUP OF GOAT CHEESE, ADD SMALL PILE OF P I C K L E D R E D O N I O N S. TOP WITH OPPOSITE COLOR BEET AND G A R N I S H WI TH C HO P P E D C HIVES OR MICROGREENS. ADD TOOT H P I C K TO K E EP T H E M N I C E LY STAC KED.

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IN THE KITCHEN

football

foodie

mac & cheese muffins B Y E N T E R TA I N I N G C O M PA N Y

ingredients: 2 C U P S U N C O O K E D E L B O W M AC A R O N I 1 TA B L E S P O O N B U T T E R 1 E G G , B E AT E N 1 CUP MILK 1 1 / 2 C U P S S H R E D D E D S H A R P C H E D DA R 1 C U P S H R E D D E D M OZZ A R E L L A C H E E S E 1 / 2 C U P G R AT E D PA R M I G I A N O 1 / 2 C U P PA N KO ( J A PA N E S E B R E A D C R U M B S ) 2 TEASPOONS OLIVE OIL 1 / 2 T E A S P O O N S A LT

directions: 1 . P R E H E AT T H E OV E N TO 3 5 0 째 F. S P R AY M U F F I N T I N W I T H C O O K I N G S P R AY. I N A S M A L L B O W L , S T I R TO G E T H E R T H E PA N KO, O L I V E O I L A N D S A LT ; S E T A S I D E .

2 . B R I N G A L A R G E P OT O F L I G H T LY S A LT E D WAT E R TO A B O I L . A D D T H E M AC A R O N I A N D C O O K F O R A B O U T 8 M I N U T E S ( PA S TA S H O U L D R E M A I N A L D E N T E ) . R E M OV E F R O M T H E H E AT, D R A I N A N D R E T U R N TO T H E PA N ; S T I R I N T H E B U T T E R A N D E G G U N T I L PA S TA I S E V E N LY C OAT E D. R E S E R V E 1 / 2 C U P O F S H A R P C H E D DA R C H E E S E A N D S T I R T H E R E M A I N I N G C H E D DA R C H E E S E , M I L K A N D M O Z Z A R E L L A C H E E S E I N TO T H E PA S TA . S P O O N I N TO T H E P R E PA R E D M U F F I N T I N , D I V I D E E V E N LY B E T W E E N 1 2 T I N S . S P R I N K L E T H E R E S E R V E D C H E E S E A N D PA N KO M I X T U R E OV E R T H E TO P S . 3 . B A K E F O R 3 0 M I N U T E S I N T H E P R E H E AT E D OV E N , O R U N T I L T H E TO P P I N G I S N I C E LY B R O W N E D. A L L O W T H E M U F F I N S TO R E S T F O R A F E W M I N U T E S ( T H I S W I L L A L LO W T H E C H E E S E TO S E T A N D T H E Y W I L L H O L D T H E I R M U F F I N S H A P E ) . R E M OV E F R O M PA N W I T H T H E H E L P O F A S M A L L S PAT U L A .

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lasagna muffins B Y E N T E R TA I N I N G C O M PA N Y

ingredients: 1 C U P TO M ATO - B A S I L S A U C E 1 6 W O N TO N W R A P P E R S 8 OZ F R E S H M OZZ A R E L L A (C H O P P E D) 4 PA R M I G I A N O R E G G I A N O ( G R AT E D ) 4 O Z F R E S H R I C OT TA FRESH BASIL N O N - S T I C K C O O K I N G S P R AY

directions: 1 . P R E H E AT OV E N TO 3 7 5 째 F A N D S P R AY M U F F I N T I N W I T H N O N - S T I C K C O O K I N G S P R AY. 2 . R E S E R V E 6 TA B L E S P O O N S O F G R AT E D PA R M I G I A N O A N D 6 TA B L E S P O O N S O F F R E S H M O Z Z A R E L L A F O R T H E TO P O F T H E C U P C A K E S . B E G I N W I T H A W O N TO N W R A P P E R A N D P R E S S I T I N TO T H E B OT TO M O F E AC H M U F F I N T I N . S P R I N K L E 2 TO 3 T E A S P O O N S E AC H O F PA R M I G I A N O , R I C OT TA A N D M O Z Z A R E L L A I N TO E AC H C U P. TO P W I T H A TA B L E S P O O N O R S O O F TO M ATO - B A S I L S A U C E . 3 . R E P E AT A N OT H E R L AY E R O F W O N TO N , C H E E S E A N D TO M ATO - B A S I L S A U C E . TO P E AC H C U P C A K E F I R S T W I T H T H E R E S E RV E D M OZZ A R E L L A A N D T H E N T H E R E S E RV E D PA R M I G I A N O . 4 . B A K E F O R 1 0 TO 1 5 M I N U T E S O R U N T I L T H E E D G E S A R E B R OW N . 5 . R E M OV E F R O M OV E N A N D L E T R E S T F O R A B O U T 5 M I N U T E S . P O P O U T E AC H C U P C A K E W I T H T H E H E L P O F A S M A L L S PAT U L A O R B U T T E R K N I F E . 6. GARNISH WITH FRESH BASIL AND SERVE! MAKES 8 MUFFINS.

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AVERY HOUSE - PHOTOS

ON THE COVER

sweet style

setting a stylish table has never been so sweet...

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this fall, our favorite look combines vintage brocante collections, pulled right from Debi's china cabinets & bookcases at home.

pair old with new... floral with woven... antiques with floral... sweets with stacked china teacups...

And tell a personal story, sharing what you love, with those that you love at your next celebration.

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TA S T E M A K E R

BEHIND THE LENS –

pro secrets to perfect family vacation pics SUZZANE BROWN,

P H OTO G E X T R AO R D I N A I R E , S H A R E S W I T H U S H E R T O P T I P S T O C R E AT E VA C AT I O N S N A P S H O T S T H AT A R E B O T H M E A N I N G F U L A N D B E A U T I F U L .

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SUZZANE BROWN - PHOTOS

1. Tell a Story

TA K E PHOTOS T HAT A R E F ULL OF LIFE AND MEMORIES. A PICTURE OF YOU R C H I HI S FAC E. . .T HE K I DS STI C K I N G O UT THEIR BLUE TONGUES AFTER DRI NKI NG S LU S H

W HE N TA K I N G P I C TUR E S O F YO U R KIDS ON VACATION, SNAP THE MOME NTS , T H E TE L L T HE STO RY O F YO UR VAC ATION AND NOT JUST POSED “ CHEES E ” S H OTS I N F

LD AT A C A R N I VA L R UN N I N G UP TO HIS FAVORITE RIDE…THE LOOK OF J OY ON HIES.

E VE NTS T HAT R E A L LY STA N D O UT AS FUNNY OR MEMORABLE IN SOME WAY. FRON T O F EAC H LA N D M A R K.

2. Perspective ON E OF M Y FAVO R ITE THIN GS ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHY I S THE I DEA OF PE RS PE C T I V E. SHOW UN IQ UE PERSPECTI VES OF HOW YOUR FAMILY IS E X PE R I E NC I NG F UN O N VAC ATI ON – AND PHOTOG SECRET - THI S WIL L M AK E I T M O R E E N JOYA B LE F OR THE KI DS TO PARTI CI PATE. FOR E XAMP L E , IF T H E R E’ S A R E A L LY B IG STATUE YOU’RE VI SI TI NG, STAND BACK AND SIM PLY TAK E A P IC TUR E O F YOUR KI DS PLAYI NG I N FRONT OF I T TO S H OW J UST H OW H UMO N G O US IT IS (OR J UST HOW SMALL THEY ARE) . WANT TO C AP T U R E YO UR LITTL E O N E ENJ OYI NG THE BEACH? GET DOWN ON HE R L E V E L AN D HAVE HE R R ACE DADDY TOWARD YOU AS YOU SN AP T H E PICTU R E. D O YO UR C HILDR E N ALWAYS COLOR WHI LE YOU’RE WA IT ING F OR YO U R M EA L O UT AT A R E STAURANT? STAND BEHI ND THEM AND TAK E A PI C T U R E F RO M THE IR P E R SPECTI VE AS THEY ARE DRAWI NG AWAY. WAN T A PI C T UR E O F YO UR TWO KI DS TOGETHER BUT GETTI NG SOME RE SI STA N C E W ITH HAVIN G THEM POSE? WHI SPER TO YOUR 10 YEAR OL D TO S N E AK U P A N D GIVE THE IR LI TTLE BROTHER A MONSTER HUG WH IL E YOU TA K E T H E SHOT. G E T C R EATI VE AND HAVE FUN WI TH I T!

3. Lighting and Equipment

GR E AT PHOTO G R A P HY I N VO LVE S TWO THINGS –THE LIGHT AROUND YOU AND T H E LIT E RA L LY T HE A RT O F PA I N TI N G WITH LIGHT. I KNOW IT IS TOTALLY B ORI NG, B U HO UR OR T WO TO GO THR O UG H AND LEARN A FEW FEATURES. DO N’T H AV E T H E FUNCTI O N AN D TRY TO SN A P P I CS IN OPEN SHADE. FOR OTHER NAT U RAL L I GH T I

E PIE CE OF EQ UI P ME N T YO U A R E USING TO CAPTURE IT. PHOTOGRAPH Y I S UT SE RI OU S LY, W HI P O UT YO UR C A MERA MANUAL ONE SUNDAY AND TA KE AN E T I ME TO L E AR N H OW TO USE YO UR CAMERA IN AND OUT? PUT ON TH AT AU TO ING S I T UAT IO N S , HAVI N G THE SUN BEHIND OR TO THE SIDE OF YOUR S U B J E C T I S

4. Tripod THE I N EV ITAB LE DI LE MMA – TA KING PICTURES OF YOUR FAMILY BUT YOU ARE NE V E R – E V E R - I N THE M . B E ST PIECE OF ADVICE - INVEST IN A TRI P OD AND 3 MI N U T E S TO LE A R N HOW TO US E THE SELF-TIMER ON YOUR CAMERA. A GORI L L AP O D IS B OTH LI GHT A N D PORTABLE - FOR YOUR POINT AND S H OOT AL L T HE WAY U P TO DSLR S (A N D EVEN FOR YOUR IPHONE!).

5. Hire a Pro

W HAT ? ! A PHOTO GR A P HE R W I TH US ON VACATION?? I KNOW, IT SOU NDS NOV E L SP E CI A L VAC AT I O N YO U A N D YOUR LOVED ONES HAVE INVESTED IN AND P L ANN A L L SA ID AN D DO N E . P E O P LE HIRE PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHE RS TO DOC U M VACAT IO N OR TI ME AWAY AT A S UMMER HOME?

AN D I T I S . B UT EVE N FO R A DAY – TO CAPTURE EVERYTHING ABOUT T H AT E D FO R M O N T HS – I S THE MOST WONDERFUL MOMENTO KEEPSAKE WH E N I T I S ME N T WE D D I N G S , N E W B A B I E S, B I RTHDAYS…YOU NAME IT. WHY NOT A FAMI LY

6. Back up, Back up, Back Up! O KAY, SO THI S IS N’T REALLY A T IP A BOU T HOW TO TA K E BE T T E R VAC ATI O N PHOTOS, BU T IT CERTAIN LY WILL HE LP YOU M A K E SU R E YO U DO N ’ T LOS E T HEM. I CAN’T T E LL YOU HOW M A N Y T IM E S I’ V E H AD A MO M O R DAD T ELL ME TH AT T HE IR COM PU T E R C R ASHE D A ND THEY LOST EVERYTH ING. DO YOU R SE LF A FAVOR , A N D COM E UP WI TH A B ACK U P SYSTEM FOR YOU R M E M OR IE S. * GET A N EX TERNAL HARD DRIVE * STO RE YO UR IMAGES IN ONLINE BAC K U P SOU R C E S. I P E R SO N A L LY LOVE FLICK R (WWW. FLIC K R .COM ) BE C AU SE IT ’ S FR E E A ND EASY. * CO MMI T TO PICK ING AT LEAST 2 5- 5 0 FAVOR IT E PIC T U R E S FR OM YO UR TRI P A N D HAVE T HEM PRINT E D. FILE T HE M AWAY IN A P H OTO KEEP SAKE BOX, A S CRAPB OOK , A N A LBU M … JU ST TO E N JOY A ND SHA RE A LL OVER AGAIN WIT H T HE K IDS.

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Antique AMBIANCE

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we’re engaged! EN G AG E ME N T COC KTA I L S

G UE STS GATHERED FOR AN ENGAGEMENT PART Y THAT WAS INSPIRED BY HIS AND HERS G RE AT TASTES…FARMER’S MARKET COCKTAILS, GLOB AL C UISINE AND ALL THINGS SWEET, IN THE S IMP LY G O R GEOUS SKY LOFT AT ROOM 1 520 DOWNTOWN C HICAGO. SURROUNDED BY WALL TO WAL L WIN DOWS, OVERLOOKING THE SPARKLI NG SKYLINE, THE SETTING WAS AS ENCHAN T ING AS THE NEWLY ENGAGED SWEETHEARTS.

I LOVE "FAVORITE TASTES" PARTY THEME , T H IS P R E TTY, ELEVATED TASTING MEAL, AND T H E HIG H ENERGY LEVEL IT BRINGS TO PART I E S . S O, TO CELEBRATE THE NEWLY ENGAGED, S KI P T H E P R E DICTABLE DAYTIME LADIES LUNCHEON ME NU A N D CREATE AN ELEGANT, DELICIOUS EX P E RI E NC E O F TASTING FAVORITE FOODS, ESPECIAL LY T H E B R IDE AND GROOM’S. A FARM TO TABLE FRESH PICKED PRODU C E M A R RIED MUDDLING BAR WAS ON DISPLAY TO E N TICE GUESTS AS THEY ARRIVED. EAC H GL ASS WAS FILLED WITH GUESTS’ CHOICE OF COLORF U L F R E SH FRUIT, MUDDLED, SPIRITS AND M IX E RS HA N D CHOSEN, MIXED INSIDE, AND SERV E D WI T H A SMILE. E VE RY PARTY DETAIL BRIMMED WITH A F R E SH SPRING PALETTE. FRENCH-INSPIRE D A R R ANGEMENTS OF TULIPS, SWEETPEA , ROS E S A N D ORCHIDS WERE DESIGNED IN CRYSTAL A N D VINTAGE SILVER VASES, SURROUNDE D BY F L IC KERING CANDELIGHT. THE EASY BUFFET-STYLE MENU WAS DEL E C TAB L E , A N D ARRANGED BEFORE GUESTS ARRIV E D. M A N Y OF THE ITEMS WERE PRE-MADE, S O AL L WE HAD TO DO WAS ARRANGE THEM ON P L AT E S B E FORE GUESTS ARRIVED, PERFECT FOR A S IMP L E , A F FORDABLE AND GOURMET PARTY.

W E S E RVE D A TASTE OF ITALY, O N TO P M O DE RN TASTING P L ATES , W I T H SA LU M I , P ECORINO, A ND DAR L ING P E T I T E FI G CHUTN E Y S P OONS . A S INF U L LY SAVO RY KO RE A N BB Q TACO STAND WAS T H E BI G H I T - CR E AT ING Y ET ANOTH ER IN T E R AT I V E BU I LD YO U R OWN TASTING EX P ER IE N C E . G U E STS A BS OLU TE LY LOV E TO S EE A N D TAST E N E W T H I N GS AT PARTIES – AND T H I S WAS A V I S UA L F EAST. C AESAR SAL ADS W E R E S E RV E D I N T I NY, B ITE SIZ E “C U P S ”, S H R I M P R O LLS M A D E FO R A PRE TTY B ITE OF S P R I N G , BBQ D U C K, A ND BE E T NAP OL EONS , AND I N D I A N FU S I O N SMA LL PLAT ES W ITH TAND O O R I C H I C KE N , VEG SA M OSAS , AND YOGU RT R A I TA WI T H N AA N ROU ND ED OU T TH E MA J O R M E N U FU N . W E MA DE S UR E TO INC LU D E S O M E SWE E T T RE ATS , TOO, S INC E TH E GR O O M WAS A CHOCOLAT E LOV ER . AN AC RY LI C “ CO C KTA I L CUPC AKE ” TOW ER WAS TH E ST U N N I N G CENTE RPIE CE TO TH E P ETITE SWE E TS BA R , D ES IGN E D IN M INI “M OR E- S E L” S I Z E WI T H A P OLOM B BY M OR E C U P C AK E S . M OJ I TO CAKE S , G IN AND TONIC C AK E S , M A R G A R I TA CAKE S , A ND M OR E TR AD ITIO N A L FLAVO R S F I L LE D E AC H TIER . H AUTE HOSTESS : W H EN YOU’ R E C E LE BR AT I N G A COUPLE , I T’S A NIC E TOU C H TO U S E T H E I R W EDDIN G DATE, M ONOGR AM , PH OTO G R A PH S O R AN Y OT H ER P ER S ONAL IZ E D D E TA I L AT T H E PA RT Y. ONTOP C U P C AK E S A N D CO O KI E S , W I TH IC IN G, M ONOGR AM TH E H A PPY CO UPLE ’ S INITIAL S AS AN EASY, T H O U G H T FU L TO UC H.

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F R ES H H ERBS : M I N T, R OS E M A RY, THYME P U LL TO G E T H E R A CO LLE C T I O N O F MIX ED S IZ E G LASS CO N TA I N E R S ( YO U WA N T TO S EE T H E CO LO R S CO M I N G T H R O U G H – IT C R E AT E S A G O R G E O U S FO C A L POIN T ON T H E BA R A N D A D R A M AT I C FI R ST IM PR E SS I O N ) A N D FI LL E AC H CO N TAIN ER W IT H FR U I T A N D H E R BS . GU E STS WI LL WA LK U P, PI C K A G LASS, C HO OS E T H E I R I N G R E D I E N TS , A N D CHO OSE TH E I R S PI R I T A N D M I XE R S . G U E STS CA N S EL F S E RV E , O R A BA RT E N D E R C A N ASSIST FOR S M O OT H S E RV I C E , M U D D LI N G F RUIT AN D H E R BS I N T H E G LASS , T H E N A DDIN G IC E , LI Q U O R A N D M I XE R S . G A R N I S H WIT H F R E S H H E R BS O R A S KE WE R O F FR ESH F R U I T. ( ST Y LI ST T I P: E D I BLE FLOWERS A RE A B E AU T I FU L G A R N I S H AS WE LL - I LOVE T U S E PA N S I E S ) .

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NEON RASPBERRY FRENCH RADISHES OUTSIDE OF CHEZ GEORGES IN PARIS. AND WHERE DID I HEAR ABOUT CHEZ DENNIS? FROM MY DEAR PAL DEBI LILLY, NATURALLY.

THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS. AND I DEFINITELY FIND THE BEST DETAILS WHEN I'M ON VACATION. OR PERHAPS I'M JUST WIRED SLIGHTLY DIFFERENTLY WHEN ABROAD SO I'M ABLE TO TAKE IN MORE TEXTURES, MORE COLORS, MORE. 'WELL, THAT IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THING I'VE EVER SEEN' TYPE THINGS. MY TRAVELS (ALONGSIDE MY RIGHT HAND MAN AND FIANCÉ FRANCIS) IGNITE THE INSPIRATION BEHIND GLOSSED & FOUND'S WEEKLY ISSUES OF CONTENT AND WHETHER OR NOT THE SHOT I SNAP OF MY HAUL OF TECHNICOLOR SEASHELLS IN VIEQUES ACTUALLY DETERMINES THE INSPIRATION BEHIND A PARTICULAR STORY, ONE THING IS CERTAIN: FINDING BEAUTY IN THE UNEXPECTED AND CAPTURING IT QUICKLY HELPS TO CREATE A SOURCE LIBRARY ON WHICH TO ELEVATE ANY CREATIVE ENDEAVOR. IT'S LOVELY TO BE ABLE TO QUICKLY PULL A SPECIFIC COLOR STORY FROM A SHOT OF NEON RADISHES SERVED ON A CHINTZ-PATTERNED PLATE IN PARIS OR FUNKY WALLPAPER CARE OF THE LATE, GREAT DOROTHY DRAPER. AND THIS SEASON, I'M CRAZY FOR COLOR. THE BRIGHTER, THE BETTER! BRING ON THE BOLD, PLEASE. HERE'S A POWERFUL ROUND-UP OF MY MOST MEMORABLE COLOR FINDS ON MY TRAVELS. FOLLOW @GLOSSEDANDFOUND ON INSTAGRAM.

1. SICILIAN PASTRIES IN MUSTARDS AND MINTS AND WARM HONEY ON AWESOMELY TACKY GOLD TRAY. THE CANDIED CHERRIES ON TOP MAKE IT SOMETHING.

2. MY SISTER'S HOME IN AUSTIN, TEXAS IS AN EXPLOSION OF COLOR AND CREATIVITY. I LOVE HER COLLECTION OF WHITE POTTERY AGAINST A BRIGHT SALMON WALL. OH, AND THAT CHANDELIER!

5. A ROADSIDE FIND! THIS LARGER-THANLIFE MINT GREEN DINO WAS THE PERFECT COMPLIMENT TO A MID-SUMMER LAVENDER SKY.

6. THESE ARE THE REDDEST ROSES FROM THE GARDEN OF THE HOTEL DU CAP EDEN ROCK IN CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE. AGAIN, THIS IS ANOTHER POST-COCKTAIL HOUR FUN.

3. HANDS-DOWN MY FAVORITE WALLPAPER EVER. THIS GREENBRIER FAVORITE WILL BE IN MY HOME SOMEDAY.

4. THIS ANDY WARHOL INSTALLATION WALL IN THE PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT MADE ME SO HAPPY POST-FLIGHT. TERMINAL C-HIC!

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8. THIS DRAPED WALLPAPER AT THE GREENBRIER AND CHINESE VASE LAMP? THE PERFECT COMBO FOR A POST-COCKTAIL HOUR PHOTO SHOOT. UBER-SPECIAL.

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THIS MONTH IT'S GLAMORAMA! GLAMORAMA’S BIG, AND I MEAN B.I.G. THIS YEAR'S NIGHT OF FASHION, THEMED “THE BRITISH INVASION: THE MUSIC THEN. THE FASHION NOW!” FEATURED A DYNAMIC, HOUR LONG PERFORMANCE THAT OPENED WITH YOUTUBE SENSATIONS MEG & LIZ AND INCLUDED TWO OF THE NICEST PERFORMERS I’VE MET IN A LONG TIME, KARMIN (AMY HEIDEMANN AND NICK NOONAN). ROBIN THICKE HEADLINED AND ALL OF THEM STAYED THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE PARTY MUCH TO THE CROWD’S DELIGHT! FORTY-THREE MODELS, GORGEOUS AND TALL, MODELED MORE THAN 150 STUNNING FALL FASHIONS FROM SEAN JEAN, TOMMY HILFIGER, MATERIAL GIRL, BAR III AND RACHEL ROY. THE GINORMOUS HATS FROM MARC JACOBS AND THE MEN’S UNDERWEAR SEGMENT FROM DIESEL WERE STANDOUTS AND CROWD FAVORITES! THE OPENING VIDEO TOUCHED EVERYONE IN THE AUDIENCE AS RONALD MCDONALD’S 2012 HOST FAMILY, JANAE MCVEY AND HER MOM LATRESSA MCVEY, SHARED THEIR STORY ABOUT HOW MUCH THE HOUSE AND ITS STAFF HAS MEANT TO THEM DURING JANAE’S TRIALS WITH CANCER. THE AFTER-PARTY THAT FOLLOWED ON THE ROOFTOP TERRACE OF MILLENNIUM PARK HAD SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE WITH 18 PATRON BARS, MULTIPLE PHOTO BOOTHS WITH PROPS, HOT DJS, LANCOME MAKE-UP BARS AND TONS OF FOOD...EVEN THE QUEEN’S “JEWELS” AND “CROWN” WERE DISPLAYED IN A LUCITE CASE IN THE WINDSOR TERRACE CHAMPAGNE LOUNGE. MACY’S THOUGHT OF EVERY DETAIL TO IMMERSE THE GUESTS IN “ALL THINGS BRITISH” AND NO ONE WANTED TO LEAVE AT THE END OF THE NIGHT. DURING THE LAST FOUR YEARS, MORE THAN $750,000 HAS BEEN RAISED TO BENEFIT RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES OF CHICAGOLAND AND NORTHWEST INDIANA! I’M ALREADY PLANNING MY OUTFIT FOR NEXT YEAR...

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F OODARA ZZ I : ( F OO D• Ä• 'R ÄTS É) TH E STAL KI N G , LOV I N G, OVER ALL OBSESSI O N , AND C AN D I D P HOTO GR AP H Y OF PR OM I N E N T, M O U T H -WAT E R I NG, L I P- S M AC KI N G G OO D FO O D. TRENDING ON TABLES...OUR MOUTHS ARE WATERING IN ANTICIPATION OF AUTUMN. FOO D I S TH E M OST CO M M O N D ENO M INATO R BETW EEN PEO PL E . W E A L L H AV E O UR FAVO RITE CH ILD H O O D DI S H, O UR FAVO R IT E P IZZA, O R O U R FAVO RITE RESTAUR A N T. W E A L L SH A RE A LOVE FO R GO O EY, F RE S H OUT O F T H E OV E N, CH O CO LATE CH IP CO O K IE S . FOO D I S A TO P IC T H AT C ROSS E S ALL BO RD E RS .

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INK T HE D EAL! T H E F IR ST TIM E I E VER H AD S Q U ID INK PASTA WAS IN FLO RE NC E. A LO C AL STAND OUT IS TO N Y P RIO LO ’S AT P ICCO LO S O GNO A N D P ICCO LO S O GNO D U E . TOSS E D IN A L IG H T TOM ATO SAU CE, W ITH S E AFO O D I N A B U N DA NC E AND A RICH E ARTH Y FLAVOR .

J UST PU T AN EG G ON IT S O M E P EO P LE BE LIEVE EVERYTH ING TASTES B E T T E R W ITH AN EGG O N IT. AT AU C HEVA L T H AT B ELIEF IS RE LIGIO N, W H E RE TH E E G G A P PEARS O N ALM OST E VERYTH ING, P E R F E C T LY O OZING AND RU NNY. H ER E ON SA L M O N RILLE TTE W ITH BRIO CH E TOAST P O IN TS.

WARM SUG ARY D ONUTS N OT H IN G M AK ES YO U FEEL O H S O WA R M ON T H E IN SID E LIK E A FRE S H S U GARY D O N UT. AT R E D VIO LE T TH E Y ARE W ITH A TW IST, F IL L E D W ITH CRE AM Y LYCH E E.

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PRADA FALL/WINTER 2012

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LOUIS VUITTON FALL/WINTER 2012

HE BEST FASHION HAS TO OFFER. THE FASHION INDUSTRY IS ALWAYS ABUZZ WHEN IT IS FALL WITH COLORS, TEXTURES, FABRICS, YOU NAME IT. THIS SEASON, I AM OBSESSED WITH THE IUCCIA PRADA AND MARC JACOBS FOR LOUIS VUITTON DID LY MODERN AND FORWARD AT THE SAME TIME.

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DEBORAH RHODES JEWEL CLUSTER NAPKIN RING, BARNEY'S NY

INSPIRED BY RICH CREATIONS, THESE COOL TABLETOP IDEAS FOR FALL SHARE THE ELEMENTS OF THE RUNWAY.

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MIXOLOGY

O F TH E MO MEN T W E AS K E D B E N N E W BY TO S H A R E H I S T WO W H I T E H OT F O R A U T U M N C O C K TA I L S . . . T H E S E I N N O VA T I V E , Y E T ACC E SS I B L E D R I N KS A R E TO B E E N J OY E D BY B OT H T H E CO N N O I S S E U R A N D A N YO N E L O O K I N G F O R A G R E AT L I B AT I O N . D E F I N I T E LY . . . T R Y T H I S AT H O M E .

SMOKE ADD TO A SHAKER:

• 1.5 OZ CO M PASS BOX P EAT M ON STER ( SCOTC H W H IS KY, CAN BE S U BST I TUTED W ITH A S M O K E Y AND P EATY SCOTCH) • 3/4 OZ LAP SANG (O R A S M O K EY TEA ) • 1.5 OZ GRAP EFRU IT J UI CE • 1 . 5 OZ D U M ANTE P ISTAC H IO NU T LI QUEUR • 1/2 OZ S IM P LE SYR UP S H AK E W I TH I CE. D O U B L E ST R AIN OVE R ICE CU BES IN RO CKS GLASS.

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D E L ICATE ADD TO A MIXING GLASS: • 2 OZ DO M A I N E D E C A N TO N (FRE NC H GI NGE R LI Q UE U R ) • 1 OZ E A R L G R E Y C R È M E (E ARL GREY TEA WI TH A TOU CH O F VA N IL L A C R E A M ) • 3/4 OZ L E M O N J U I C E • 1 TS P. C A M PA R I ST IRRE D UN T I L C H I L L E D. DOU BL E ST R A I N A N D SERVE I N CH I LLED CO C KTAI L GLASS. G ARN IS H W I T H A R OSE P E TAL.

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LI G H T U P TH E N I G H T W I T H M AT T W O O D B U R N

N O M A T T E R W H A T T H E P A R T Y, N O M A T T E R W H A T T H E B U D G E T, L I G H T I N G I S K E Y. IN LARGE VENUES, IT WORKS WELL TO USE DRAMATIC LIGHTING TO CREATE WARM CASTS OVER BARS, FOOD STATIONS, LOUNGE VIGNETTES AND TO HIGHLIGHT INTERESTING ARCHITECTURAL DETAILS. STYLIST SECRET - ALSO MIX IN COLOR WASHES UP THE WALLS AND CEILING WITH VIBRANT, BRIGHT COLORS. THINK WALKING INTO A DYNAMIC ROOM - WALLS BATHED IN WARM, RICH COLORS, CEILING FILLED WITH MULTI-TIERED, CRYSTAL CHANDELIERS BATHED IN AMBER LIGHTING. AT HOME, YOU CAN ACHIEVE DRAMATIC COLOR WASHES BY SIMPLY SWAPPING OUT THE BULBS OF YOUR EXISTING LIGHT FIXTURES. FOR A POP OF VIBRANT COLOR THERE ARE BULBS IN EVERY HUE (SOME LEDS COME WITH COLOR CHANGING OPTIONS). THE WHITE-HOT TREND IN HOSPITALITY THIS SEASON ARE THE “EDISON” STYLE BULBS WITH THEIR HAND-WOUND FILAMENTS AND VICTORIAN ERA NOD. YOU CAN FIND THESE IN VARIOUS SHAPES, SIZES AND WATTAGES THAT ALLOW YOU TO CREATE THE PERFECT MOOD WITH THEIR WARM AMBER LIGHT AND VISUAL INTEREST, INCLUDING VINTAGE, UNIQUE SHAPES AND FILAMENT PATTERNS. AND OF COURSE, LET'S NOT FORGET THE DESIGNER'S SECRET WEAPON, THE CHROME DIPPED BULB, WHICH ADDS INSTANT STYLE TO AN EXISTING LAMP OR FIXTURE WHERE THE BULB IS EXPOSED.

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"DESIGN IS DEFINE SHADE, AND APPRO I S E N O R M O U S LY A L B E R T H A D L E Y, I N T

D BY LIGHT AND P R I AT E L I G H T I N G I M P O R T A N T. " ERIOR DESIGNER

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FRENCH FINDS

Corey Amaro

WITH TONGUE IN CHEEK BLOGGER

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South of France

DO YOU DREAM OF A LAZY, SUMMER AFTERNOON IN THE SIPPING CHAMPAGNE AND

NIBBLING THE PRETTIEST PATISSERIE YOU EVER DID SEE? WE DO. AND, EEGADS, A FEW WEEKS AGO...WE DID!

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COREY AMARO - PHOTOS

Chez Corey

RIGHT HERE - IN MORE MAGICAL THAN WE EVER IMAGINED WE ASKED RIGHT THEN AND THERE - CAN WE FEATURE EVERY DETAIL IN OUR SEPTEMBER ISSUE? LUCKY FOR US, COREY, EVER THE LOVER AND COLLECTOR OF ALL THINGS FRENCH BROCANTE, SAID "OUI". HERE, IN HER WORDS, ARE HER FAVORITE AT HOME DETAILS, PLUCKED FRESH FROM THE SOUTH OF FRANCE FLEAS.

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nicole greene's CHEF SECRETS… STYLING SWEETSCAPES FOR KIDS 1. MAKE IT MINI KIDS ARE MINI. AND LOVE ALL THINGS MINI. H E C K … W E A L L D O ! W I T H T H I S I N S P I R AT I O N , TRUFFLE TRUFFLE DOES SWEETSCAPES FULL O F D E SS E RTS TO LO O K L I K E M I N I FO O DS , L I K E M I N I AT U R E É C L A I R S D E C O R AT E D TO L O O K L I K E H OT D O G S . 2 . M I N I AT U R I Z E T H E D I S P L AY & D É C O R R E M E M B E R , T H E F U N I S I N T H E D E TA I L S . ‘WORLD MARKET’ AND ‘HOMEGOODS’ ARE EXCELLENT SOURCES OF MINIS DECOR, LIKE M I L K B OT T L E S A N D TA K E O U T B O X E S , T H E P E R F E C T D E C O R AT I V E A C C E N T S F O R YO U R D I S P L A Y. F O R T H E E D I B L E S , H E R E ’ S A N I N D U S T R Y T I P : G O T O A N O N L I N E S U P P LY S I T E , L I K E W W W. C AT E R E R S T O R E . C O M , FO R D I S P O SA B L E M I N I S FO R A L L O F YO U R FA B U LO U S S W E E T S .

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ABET CARAMALLOWS MEL MARSHMALLOWS. SUZANNE BROWN - PHOTOS

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GIFT BAGS FROM A PARTY STORE, TAGGED WITH BACK TO SCHOOL LABELS, ARE PERFECT TO PLACE TEACHER GIFTS INTO, FOR THOUGHTFUL, THANKFUL GIFTS THE FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL.

GLASSINE BAGS - FROM CRAFT STORES MAKE EASY, ELEGANT TREAT BAGS - JUST ADD THEMED LABELS.

MOVE OVER LEMON SQUARES - STRAWBERRY LEMONADE SQUARES ARE BACK IN SCHOOL.

PB AND J... NOW IN CAKE JARS. PB, J, & YELLOW CAKE, STACKED IN JARS.

3 . S W E E T A N D S AV O R Y R U L E C O M B I N E M I N I AT U R E S W E E T S A N D A L S O S AV O R Y T R E A T S I N T H E S A M E D I S P L A Y. C H I C A G O ’ S F A B U L O U S F I N E D I N I N G C AT E R E R , B O U T I Q U E B I T E S , I S K N O W N F O R I T ’ S I N C R E D I B L E M I N I AT U R E E D I B L E S , L I K E T I N Y C H E E S E B U R G E R S T H A T A R E P E R F E C T LY S C A L E D D O W N TO T H E S M A L L E S T D E TA I L . M E AT L O A F & M A C N ’ C H E E S E B I T E S B A K E D I N M I N I C U P C A K E T R AY S A R E A LWAY S A H I T, O R M I N I G R I L L E D S A N D W I C H E S ( J U S T C U T F U L L- S I Z E D SA N DW I C H E S I N TO 1 . 5 ” S Q UA R E S ! ) A L O N G S I D E TO M ATO S O U P S H OT S , A C L A S S I C … I N M I N I AT U R E . O N T H E S W E E T S I D E , M I N I P I E S A N D M I L K & C O O K I E S A N D W I C H E S A R E F A V O R I T E S . D I Y, J U S T S A N D W I C H M I N I AT U R E C H O C O L AT E C H I P C O O K I E S ( H O M E M A D E O R S T O R E B O U G H T… W E W O N ’ T T E L L ! ) W I T H VA N I L L A O R B U T T E R M I L K F R O S T I N G F O R A T I N Y B I T E T H AT I S S U R E T O D E L I G H T ! O R P I L E T I N Y COOKIES ALONGSIDE MINI MILK “SHOTS” FOR A C O M B I N AT I O N T H E Y C A N ’ T R E S I S T. 4. HANDS-ON HAPPY K I D S L O V E T O G E T I N V O LV E D A N D C R E AT E T H E I R O W N C R A Z Y C O M B I N AT I O N S , S O L E T T H E M P L AY T H E R O L E O F C H E F. P L A N O U T P R O J E C T S T H AT A L L O W T H E M M A K E T H E I M P O R TA N T D E C I S I O N S ( C H O C O L AT E ? … S T R AW B E R R Y ? … ) . 5 KIDS ‘N CAKES – HOT TREND – A C A K E J A R B A R , W H E R E K I D S C R E AT E T H E I R O W N “ L AY E R C A K E S ” I N S M A L L J A M O R M A S O N J A R S . S I M P LY F I L L J A R S F R O M T H E G R O C E R Y W I T H C A K E SQUARES (HOMEMADE OR STORE-BOUGHT) OR CUPCAKES. FILL PIPING BAGS WITH COLORFUL ICING, A D D S P R I N K L E S … A N D Y O U ’ V E G O T B U S Y, H A P P Y K I D S . P O P A L I D O N T H AT J A R , A N D YO U ’ V E G O T TA K E H O M E FAV O R S T O O . F O R O T H E R I D E A S , C H E C K O U T “ C A N DY MAKING FOR KIDS” HOT OFF THE PRESSES FROM PIZZAZERIE’S COURTNEY DIAL.

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H A RV E ST IN

J UR A

BY

joshua adler

E AST E R N F RA N C E , LASTS FOR SEVERAL WEEKS IN SEPTEMBER. FO R M E R A R C HI TE C T LUDW I G BINDERNAGEL GROWS GRAPES ON 5 AC R E S O F VI N E S SC ATTE R ED THROUGHOUT THE HILLSIDES. IN T H E J U R A YO U W I L L F I N D THE NATIVE SAVAGNIN GRAPE, WHICH I S US E D TO MA K E THE FA MO U S VIN JAUNE, ALONGSIDE THE JUR ASS I A N R E D G R A P E S P O U LSARD AND TROUSSEAU. AS IT IS ON LY A S H O RT D R I VE F R O M BURGUNDY, SO YOU WILL ALSO FIN D C HA R D O N N AY A N D P I N OT N OIR.

LU DW I G B IN DE R N AGE L A N D NATHALIE EIGENSCHENK LIVE IN A 1 7 T H C E NTURY TOW N HO US E IN POLIGNY, WHICH THEY HAVE T U R N E D I N TO A C HA M B E R D’HOTE (BED AND BREAKFAST). EACH FA L L LUDWI G A N D N ATA L I E HOST A GROUP OF VENDANGEURS (ON LY T HE F R E N C H WO UL D HAVE A VERB, VENDANGER, THAT M E AN S S PE C I F I C A LLY "HA RV EST THE GRAPES FOR THE WINE" ) WH O COM E TO HE LP HA RVE ST THE GRAPES. AFTER EVERY LONG DAY IN T H E VI N E S, N ATHA L I E PREPARES A FEAST FOR EVERYON E TO EN J OY TO GE THE R I N F R ONT OF A ROARING FIRE. AND AT TH E E N D OF EV ERY ME A L, SHE HAS BAKED A WARM, DELICIOUS PLAT E OF H O M EM AD E M A DE LE I N E S.

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harvesting

ALL IS DONE BY HAND. SMALL PLASTIC CRATES ARE USED SO THAT THE GRAPES DON’T GET CRUSHED.

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JOSHUA ADLER - PHOTOS

chardonnay vineyard THE SOUS LE CERISIER

AND THE WINEMAKER’S VAN.

ALL LUDWIG’S VINEYARDS ARE ORGANIC.

18th century townhouse THE CO URTYARD BEHIND THEIR

harvest dinner

S ETTI N G UP FO R A

a truly beautiful place. THE JURA DOESN’T GET

NEARLY ENOUGH CREDIT FOR BEING

Painted Paris

SOMETHING MAGICAL HAPPENS IN THE LUXEMBOURG GARDENS BETWEEN WHEN I RETURN TO PA R I S , A F T E R A LO N G , H OT S U M M E R VA C AT I O N . T H E L EAVE S, F UL L A N D GREEN, TURN OR A N GE A N D Y E L LOW AND FALL ONTO T H E D USTY PATHS. IT’ S NOT ONLY THE L E AV E S – THE A IR B E COMES HAZ Y AND T H E S ME LL O F FA LL F ILLS THE AIR. T H E F LOWE R S A R E OVERGROWN AND B EYO N D B LOSSO M IN THEIR BEDS AS M Y F EL LOW PA IN TE R S AND I RECORD T H E M O N C A N VAS. B E ES ATTACK MY PA I N T IN G AS IF IT WE R E THE FLORA I TS EL F, SE E KIN G THE LAST REMNANTS OF PO L LE N A N D N E C TAR. I T I S ON E O F THE M OST BEAUTIFUL T I M E S TO PA IN T IN THE LUXEMBOURG G AR D E N S. I HAVE MA NY COLLEAGUES AR M ED WITH PA IN T TO COLLECT THE V E ST I GE S O F FA LL IN PARIS. MIXING OR A N GE - GR E E N S IS N E VER EASY. C A D M IUM Y E L LOW, M AGENTA OR PUR P L E , A N D A DA B O F TURQUOISE – M AY B E O N E C A N A D D A LITTLE WHITE TO AD D THE SUN L IGHT AND DUSTINESS OF T H E DAY. THE DRY AIR ATTACKS MY AC RY LIC S – I WE T MY PALETTE TO KEEP T H E PA IN T F LUID.

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THIS FIRST OF SEPTEMBER THERE ARE STILL TOURISTS FROM AROUND THE WORL D MILLING ABOUT THE ALLEES AND PATHWAYS IN THE GARDEN. I HEAR ITALIAN AND SPA N I SH, AN INDIAN-SPICED ENGLISH, AND A LITTLE BIT OF CHINESE. THEY ASK IF THE Y CAN TAKE A PHOTO. YES, OF COURS E – I E NVISION MYSELF IN SOMEONE’S PHOTO A LB UM IN 2050. WHO WAS THAT ARTIST ? SO O N THERE WILL BE ART STUDENTS SK E TCHING AND PAINTING. MY OWN CLASS O F E LEVEN FROM CHOATE ROSEMARY HAL L IN CO NNECTICUT ARRIVE THE SECOND WE E K O F SEPTEMBER. I WILL REMIND MYSELF TO B UY DIARYLIDE YELLOW FOR THOSE WARM GLA ZES. THE FRENCH ARE JUST RETURNING TO TH E C A P ITAL, THEIR SKIN BRONZED BY THE P R OV INCIAL SUN. THE MARKET IS BACK I N SW IN G AS THE NEIGHBORHOOD REPLENI S H E S ITS LARDERS FOR BACK TO SCHOOL MEAL S . GR A PES ABOUND. THE SENATE MUSEUM, AT THE EDGE OF THE LUXEMBOURG GARDEN PROMISES A N INTERESTING NEW EXHIBIT ON THE “ MO D ERN ART CLUB” COLLECTORS OF LE HAVR E. IN OCTOBER, EDWARD HOPPER O P E NS AT THE GRAND PALAIS, THE FIRST E VE R RETROSPECTIVE SHOW OF HIS WO RK IN F R ANCE. HOPPER PAINTED EN PLEIN AIR IN PA RIS IN THE EARLY 1 900 S – I WILL MA RK THOSE SITES SO MY PAINTERS AND I CAN FO L LOW HIS FOOTSTEPS, AFTER A TRIP TO THE MUSEUM. O UR FINAL FORAYS TO PAINT IN MONET’S GA R DEN AT GIVERNY YIELD NASTURTIUMS , DA HL IAS AND SUNFLOWERS. THE SUN IS STILL GOOD THROUGHOUT SEPTEMBER AND O C TO BER, CREATING DRAMATIC COLOR AND SHA DOW AT THE END OF OUR PAINTING DAY. IT’ S T HAT TIME OF YEAR WE THINK OF MOVING BACK INDOORS, BUT NOT BEFORE

ENJ OY I N G T H E CO LO R S O F FA LL I N PA RIS.

L AU R I E FOX P E SS EM I E R

sweet endings

s

peaches & melon with basil DOMINIQUE MALET'S

S E RV E S 6 T I M E TO P R E PA R E : 1 5 M I N U T E S INGREDIENTS 5 P E AC H E S 1 LEMON 1 M E LO N 1 0 L E AV E S O F F R E S H B A S I L DIRECTIONS

R E M OV E T H E S K I N F R O M T H E P E AC H E S A N D C U T T H E M I N TO S L I C E S . P U T T H E M I N A L A R G E B OW L A N D S Q U E E Z E L E M O N J U I C E OV E R T H E TO P. C U T T H E M E LO N I N H A L F A N D R E M OV E SEEDS. C U T E AC H H A L F I N TO S L I C E S , S I M I L A R I N T H I C K N E S S TO P E AC H E S . R E M OV E T H E S K I N A N D C U T E AC H S L I C E I N 2 PIECES. A D D H A L F O F T H E M TO T H E P E AC H E S . B L E N D T H E S E CO N D H A L F I N A B L E N D E R , W I T H T H E B A S I L A N D P O U R T H I S O N TO P T H E S L I C E D F R U I T. S T I R G E N T LY, T H E N COV E R A N D K E E P C O O L B E F O R E S E RV I N G .


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