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to stay closer to home for the holidays focusing on stores in our area that offer the best in holiday shop-
ping…for gift giving and for you. And don’t miss out artist’s profiles. This month the spotlight is on the talents of photographer Alain Redder and landscape and floral artist Lynne Hass. And finally, the holidays are a time of merriment, gift-giving and family, but it should also be a time of self-reflection and gratitude – in
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this spirit, I hope you will all take a look at the Sundari necklace created by Mauri Piopppi to benefit Breast
Cancer research. The necklace was inspired by Sheryl Crow’s courage in the face of her experience with
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breast cancer. It’s a beautiful way to support women everywhere and 50 percent of the proceeds will go to
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The necklace is $450 and is available at www.mauripioppi.com
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painter. but did you know about his talented brother Georg, who’s gorgeous silver Rapunzel box graces our cover? And we all know the holidays are the time for shopping. Instead of our regular field trip, we decided
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there’s more…Daniella Ohad Smith will introduce you to the other Klimt.We all know Gustav Klimt, the
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before other galleries and tastemakers have adopted eclectic aesthetics. They are not just dealers, but connoisseurs whose names have become synonymous with high-quality and historically significant design. This celebrated collection comprises some of the most fascinating objects of modern design. In our age of eclectic taste, when people are no longer looking to limit themselves to living with a single aesthetic, the approach taken by Gallion and Morris is becoming highly relevant.
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The sale, entitled 21/21 celebrates the gallery’s 21st anniversary at the 21st century. Unlike other single dealers’ collections offered for sale in recent years, which have been mostly liquidation sales, this event is represented in a comprehensive exhibition, curated by Gallion and Morris. In our age of fast communi-
objects represents the essence of this event, which will allow collectors a rare opportunity to acquire museum-quality objects at an auction price. The Klimt Rapunzel box is a fabulous example of Austrian Secessionist style, carrying a distinctive provenance. It demonstrates the skill of hand chased and repousse metalwork, which Georg Klimt had mastered in his active years as a designer, working within the progressive Viennese circle during the early years of the twentieth century. Georg is known more as the brother of the more celebrated artist Gustav Klimt than as an artist in his own right. But Klimt’s work in metal is exceptionally superb, demonstrating the search for an aesthetic of handcraftsmanship. He practiced his skills in some of
This romantic tale of the beautiful Rapunzel locked in a tower, who uses her long braided blond hair to pull up her rescuer prince, has captured the imagination of artists since the nineteenth century. The Rapunzel fairy tale is the theme of a jewel-like box, designed by Georg Klimt around the turn of the twentieth century, that will be available for sale in the upcoming holiday auction at Christies. The silver-plated brass box is a part of a unique collection of 220 objects belonging to the New York gallery Historical Design, one of the most progressive design galleries in the country.
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Since opening in its current location in 1995, Historical Design has attracted serious collectors of modern design. A visit to the gallery has always been a special and educational experience for me. It is an experience that provides one with a level of emotional interaction beyond the obvious physical beauty of the furniture and objects on view. The collection is a comprehensive ensemble of modern aesthetics. The owners, Denis Gallion and Daniel Morris, are renowned for their impeccable taste and exploring new areas in the collecting of modern design. They took a groundbreaking approach long
Silver-plated brass Rapunzel box, Georg Klimt.
cation, Gallion perceives the auction house as an engine to reach out to a wide and international public, who typically might not visit the New York gallery. The catalogue presents an unusual and personal dialogue between various modes of design. A prototype of a toast rack, designed by the innovative British Christopher Dresser in the 1880s, displayed adjacent to a striking tray made by Gucci in the 70s. The dialogue between these two cutting-edge, celebrated
the fabulous pictures frames, done for his brother’s erotic portraits, and in numerous metal plaques that came to decorate furniture made by the members of the Wiener Werkstaette. Equipped with an original key, the Klimt box will be a stunning addition to any collection
The writer is an advisor for private collecting of 20th-century decorative arts and design. www.daniellaohad.com
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and intuitive esthetic sense and her understanding for natural life systems is now evident in a moss garden or a brilliant perennial bed, in multi-layer container-gardens, window boxes and herb topiaries. Her projects range from the creation of an heirloom tomato garden to cut-flower displays, from wild-flower meadows to wreath-making to decorating houses for Thanksgiving and Christmas, and she relishes every
Lynne Hawes After fifteen years as a Wall Street bond trader, Lynne Hawes left the world of concrete, glass and numbers to form her own company, Artemisia, where instead of interest rates and inflation, forces like photosynthesis, precipitation, hummingbird and swallowtail migrations drive her day to day decisions. A Master Gardener, having stud-
new challenge. Indoors or out, Hawes approaches each setting with an eye toward establishing balance not just between textures and colors, but also with the creatures that will inhabit it – human, avian or insectile. She works therefore with organic soil enhancers and deals with pests either individually or with biodegradable insecticidal soap for beauty that is much more than skin deep.
ied at Cornell Cooperative Extensive, the New York Botanical Garden and the Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, New York, Hawes’s canny
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Working with couples in the weeks before – and sometimes after – the wedding itself, Redder takes the time to become familiar with clients, putting them at ease so he can capture instants that reveal their personalities and special bonds. Settings are as disparate as a sailing-club dock to the streets of
Alain Redder Weddings through Alain Redder’s lens are vibrant – full of motion, spontaneity and obvious joy. And while elegant and beautifully composed, his photographs are a world apart from the posed, patient, nuptial still-lifes we find
New York City, to the bride’s favorite chair in her parents’ living room. On the day itself, a slide show of photographs can be viewed at the wedding on a laptop computer, and digital photographs are made available within a few days. Selected fine prints are later mounted in handmade Italian photo albums.
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Fashion credits, clockwise from top left: brown suede Bogner jacket, $1600, Hickory & Tweed; aventurine and aquamarine large drop earrings, Bonnie@Bonnieedelman. com. Photo #2: Mochia coat, $315; white Bogner Lynn blouse, $220, Hickory & Tweed; emerald pebble cluster earrings with smokey topaz, $375, Bonnie Edelman (see above); Victorinox cotton zip sweater, $165; Victorinox Base Camp jeans, $89.50, Charles Department Store; BIYA embroidered coat, $695, Hickory & Tweed; Susan Monaco Urban Tank, $84, on the One; aventurine earrings, Bonnie Edelman, see above. Photo #3: Bogner cashmere Toggle coat with fur collar, $1400; light blue cashmere tee by MAI, $235; long black Erin Snow Military coat, $950, all Hickory& Tweed; pearl and aquamarine cluster earring, $225, Bonnie Edelman, see above; Barbour New Hampshire Sandstone jacket, $419, Sweater (see above), Woolrich wide wale corduroy pant, $52, Charles Department Store. Photo #4: Catherine Malandrino top, $425, on the One; pearl and aquamarine cluster earring, Bonnie Edelman, see above. Photo #5: Victorinox zip sweater, Charles Department Store (see above); Erin Snow Military coat, see above, Hickory & Tweed.
Where noted womanâ€™s clothing available at Hickory & Tweed, 410 Main Street, Armonk, 273.3397. Where noted womenâ€™s clothing available at on the One, 153 Main Street, Mt. Kisco, 666.7787. Men clothes available at Charles Department Store, 113 Katonah Avenue, 232.5200. Aircraft courtesy of Tradewind Aviation, www.tradewindaviatiaon.com, 203.267.3305.
Tra-LaLaLaLa, LaLaLaLa…It’s Time To Shop For The Holidays.
Instead of trotting off to exotic shopping locales, we decided to stay closer to home for the holiday issue, focusing on our favorite shops just around the corner. So whether you want to surprise someone with a luxe ski house rental and a private jet charter, courtesy of Stowe Country Homes and Trade Winds Aviation, or you prefer to keep it simple with a bauble or a pair of boots, look no further.
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eye designs of Armonk
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Clockwise from top left: All mock turtle necks, Under Armour, $50; red Miller ski jacket, $525; Photo 2: on him, KJUS red ski jacket, $599; KJUS black ski pants, $399. Miller fur hat, $355; Bogner Suvretta jacket, $299, Bogner Chantun ski pant, $299; Bogner Para jumper jacket, $695, Bogner black ski pant, $299. Photo 3: Miller ski jacket (above); brown Bogner Stretch ski pant, $299. Photo 4: womanâ€™s Dale sweater, $278; Photo 5: corduroy stretch ski pant by Colinta, $299; Ugg boots, Fluff Momma, $300; menâ€™s Dale sweater, $340; Burton Cargo snowboarding pant, $170, Ugg Beacon boot, $165. Third outfit see above; her boot, Regina Moira zip boot, $164. Sunglasses for him: Oakley Monster Dog, $155; on the gals: Paul Smith #365 in Olive Tortoise, $285; Maui Jim Sport Sandy Beach in Black Gloss, $159. All clothing available at Hickory & Tweed, 410 Main St., Armonk, 273.3397. All sunglasses: eye designs of Armonk, 57 Main St., 273.7337 Aircraft courtesy of Tradewind Aviation www.tradewindaviation.com 203.267.3305.
by Mark Cerulli
With memories of Westchester’s blistering 100-degree summer still lingering, it’s hard to believe that ski season is a just few snowflakes away. To ease the transition from sweltering to crisp, we did the legwork on some of the best places to chill out in Northern Vermont. But first, a little history…Revolutionary War icon, Ethan Allen’s brother Ira – perhaps the Billy Carter of his day – snapped up thousands of acres of Vermont wilderness which included Mt. Mansfield. When Ira discovered it was useless for farming he unloaded it on some hapless investors. It wasn’t until the mid 1800’s that Stowe began to attract tourists.
this scare you, the ski bunny is alive and well and there are plenty of runs for every skill level. The Toll Road, Stowe’s longest trail, is a beginner’s dream as it gracefully meanders down the mountain affording spectacular views.
From its humble beginning as Ira’s bad real estate deal, Stowe is in the midst of a mega-million dollar makeover, on it’s way to
becoming the belle of the ball…the Aspen of the North East and one of the world’s finest ski resorts.
The Trapp Family Lodge. If Julie Andrew’s lilting Sound of Music pops into your head as you check in, fear not – the lodge is owned and operated by the von Trapp family, whose riveting escape from Nazi-occupied Austria was immortalized in the 1965 classic. Their heroic past has given way to a robust future – the lodge is booming year round! Choose from rooms in the main lodge, chalet-style guesthouses, each with two bedrooms and two baths. And for those who want all the comforts of home, there are multi-level villas. The Lodge boasts three restaurants serving European style cuisine under Chef Juergen Spagnolla. The menus feature fresh local fish, produce and game, augmented with herbs and vegetables grown in the Lodge’s private gardens. Yes, the hills are still alive! Contact Information: 800.826.7000, www.trappfamily.com
Spruce Peak will soon boast a new village, homes, hotel and townhouses. The highly anticipated Stowe Mountain Lodge is set to open in the fall of 2007, promising 139 elegantly appointed rooms, a spanking new spa and a Bob Cupp-designed golf course. (We’re sure your better half will convince you of the merits of golfing in chilling temperatures.) And if downhill skiing isn’t your
thing, consider snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, dog sledding, snowboarding and sleigh riding. Stowe offers one of the largest trail networks for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the country. Trust us when we tell you that this 19th century New England town (complete with white-steeple church and postcard perfect scenery) is an absolute paradise.
The first trail that made Stowe famous (aptly called The Nose Dive) was cut in 1934; it tested the talents of generations of skiers and was the subject of many a boast. Newer trails have continued the mountain’s chill factor. National, Goat, Lift Line and Starr all require solid skills to navigate. Or, as one skier has put it, “If you make one little error on The Goat, you are punished.” But don’t let
Topnotch Resort & Spa. This private 120-acre oasis offers a wide array of lodging with rooms that are decorated in a cheery European country manor style. The resort offers five levels of suites, from the one-bedroom junior to the expansively luxe Governor’s Suite. And for food with ‘tude, there’s Norma’s, a brand new eatery offering fresh organic gourmet cuisine. Want to work off last night’s lavish meal? Topnotch’s Spa has been voted one of the top 10 spas in the United States. Choose from modern cardio/weight training, swimming (indoor and outdoor), tennis, horseback riding or a variety of personal treatments – facials, body rubs, massages, even treatments geared toward the moody teenager. Contact Information: 800.451.8686, www.topnotch-resort.com
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Stoweflake Mountain Resort. A world-class resort, Stoweflake boasts a 50,000-foot spa and fitness center, pools, conference facilities, breathtaking grounds and more. Guest rooms come in a variety of shapes and sizes. If you’re really into privacy you can rent the Barrow Ski House, which offers you your own private four-bedroom house augmented by all the resort’s facilities. And don’t miss Stoweflake’s Winfield’s Bistro, AAA’s Four Diamond Award winner. In its intimate, upscale setting, you’ll find regional cuisine served up fresh and complemented by Vermont’s most advanced wine cellar - 3,000 bottles from over 10 countries and over 50 different wines by the glass. Contact Information: 800.253.2232, www.stoweflake.com Stowe Country Homes is the place to turn if you’re looking to rent a beautiful vacation home; they offer everything from all out luxe to condos, chalets, log cabins and more. Stowe Country Homes also offers housekeeping services, real estate investments, property maintenance and concierge services. They’ve been Stowe’s vacation rental specialists since 1979. Contact Information: 800.639.1990 www.stowecountryhomes.com
McCarthy’s A local favorite, McCarthy’s has been serving up hearty and delicious breakfasts for the ski crowd for years. Choose from Vermont syrup soaked pancakes to their more low fat and low cholesterol items, all homemade. 1190 Mountain Road.
Ten Acres Lodge The big luxe resort is not the only form of luxury to be had in Stowe. There are plenty of smaller, more intimate places with cozy rooms, roaring fires and excellent cuisine. The Ten Acres Lodge is one such place. Just minutes from skiing and shopping, the Ten Acres Lodge, built in 1836, is home to 28 uniquely decorated, luxurious rooms, plus a private two-bedroom cottage. This cozy inn has been a mainstay for Stowe fans for years. Creative and delicious local fare is served up daily at Erik and Tina’s Restaurant. And if you get snowed in, the Lodge has its own Hill House Cinema, plus a NASAdesigned infrared sauna. (Perfect for couples while the kids watch the movie!) Contact Information: 800.327.7357, www.tenacreslodge.com
The Stone Hill Inn Rated as one of the 12 Best B&Bs in North America by Forbes.com, The Stone Hill Inn is a relative newcomer, built in 1998. It offers nine flawless rooms, each for two people only, all feature an in-room Jacuzzi and a gaspowered fireplace. (If you’re into long, steamy soaks, this is THE destination as co-owner Hap Jordan says, “We built the inn around the bathrooms.”) Along with a cozy dining area serving superb local dishes, there’s a billiards rooms and walking trails. Contact Information: 802.253.6282, www.stonehillinn.com
Stowe After Dark…
The Matterhorn Hailed as the oldest après ski bar in the country, The Matterhorn (aka “The Horn”) serves gourmet pizzas, wings, sandwiches, and even fresh sushi in a cozy setting with beautiful riverside views. Lives acts that have performed on their stage go from obscure bar bands to the Rolling Stones. (Who knew Mick likes to ski?) 4169 Mountain Road.
Harrison’s The number of happening bars is rivaled only by the terrific restaurant choices. First up, Harrison’s located in the heart of Stowe. Its menu is varied with seafood, steaks, exotic salads, deep wine list and full bar. It’s Stowe’s ONLY late night dining option on Friday and Saturday night. (So keep that in mind after enjoying a couple of Rusty Nail Martinis!) 123 Mountain Road.
The Shed A wildly popular hot spot for over 30 years, The Shed offers a relaxed, fun atmosphere that keeps the crowds coming, although, the house-made beer, great food and reasonable prices might also have something to do with it! 1859 Mountain Road.
The Rusty Nail Bar and Grille Before heading home to the comforts of your down quilt, check out the Rusty Nail Bar and Grille. Along with its lively bar scene, the Rusty Nail is known for music and lots of it –DJs, nightly Jazz Dinners, live bands and a happening dance floor. Their restaurant serves lunch, dinner and late night snacks. Oh, and they’re famous as Stowe’s Martini mix-masters so keep the Advil handy… 1190 Mountain Road.
Michael’s on the Hill Located in a 1820s farmhouse, Michael’s on the Hill offers exceptional European cuisine made with the finest farm fresh local ingredients and their superb wine list is the perfect accompaniment. The owners, Michael and Laura Kloeti know their way around the kitchen (Michael started his career in Switzerland) and their collaboration produces award-winning dishes night after night all in a warm and romantic atmosphere. 4182 Route 100 North, 802.244.7476.
Blue Moon Cafe Tucked away on School Street, the Blue Moon Café serves innovative cuisine in a charming café setting. Their menus range from Maine crabmeat to Angus steaks, local venison, even rabbit, accompanied by seasonal organic produce and a varied wine list. A favorite of those in the know about Stowe. 35 School Street. 802.244.7476.
Mad River Glen As glamorous and sophisticated as Stowe is becoming, Mad River Glen offers a different skiing experience for those who prefer a more down-to-earth romanticism and perhaps, a more rugged adventure. Blessed with over 250 inches of natural snowfall each year and more than 2000 feet of vertical skiing terrain that’s just one lift ride away, Mad River Glen is acclaimed for it’s back to nature approach and natural beauty. And of course there’s the local refrain: “Mad River Glen, ski it if you can.” It’s also home to the nation’s last surviving single chairlift, circa 1948. (Note: This is due to be updated by a new single chairlift after the
‘06/07 season.) Less crowded and some say more challenging, this is the only “cooperative” resort in the United States – in other words, the skiers own it!
Mad River Lodging… Beaver Pond Farm B&B Small and cozy with only four rooms, Beaver Pond Farm is big on amenities and charm. After an athletic day on the slopes, the inn’s hot tub and homemade rum raisin cookies are the perfect treat. The sumptuous breakfast is the stuff of
local legend! All food is locally grown and lovingly prepared – and chef Nancy’s homemade scones are so insanely delicious, they’ve given some guests separation anxiety. 800.685.8285, www.beaverpondfarminn.com
The Bridges Resort If you’re settling in for the season – or for an extended stay with an SUV full of the little ones, condo lodging can be a cost efficient and easy choice. Our favorite is the Bridges Resort with over 100 condo units in one to three bedroom configurations, all with kitchens and tasteful décor. Other amenities include three pools, 12 tennis courts, a fitness center, saunas and a free shuttle to the mountain. It’s ranked among the top 50 U.S. tennis resorts by Tennis Magazine. 800.453.2922, www.bridgesresort.com
West Hill House Built in 1850, this B&B has eight guest rooms and festive common areas with bone-warming fireplaces. Breakfast is served early and in large quantities to fuel guests for a demanding day on the slopes. 800.898.1427, www.westhillbb.com
1824 A true Vermont charmer, this intimate country inn has just eight guest rooms. Take a dip in the romantic hot tub, or explore their 15 beautiful acres. And this antique even offers wireless Internet for those who can’t leave work behind. Breakfasts are three courses – and dinners are served in an intimate, fire-lit setting with mouth-watering entrees of filet mignon, rack of lamb, risotto stuffed chicken and salmon. And don’t miss the inn’s popular crème brulee. The recipe for this famed confection can be found on the inn’s website. 800.426.3986, www.1824house.com
The Millbrook Inn Warm and welcoming, the Millbrook Inn has seven cozily decorated rooms. Hosts Joan and Tom Gorman put their love of world travel to work by offering Vermont fresh food with a tangy Indian twist. They recently acquired the Octagon House – a fully furnished cut glass house that sits on a wooded hill above the inn and is available for rent. And dogs are welcome guests! 802.496.2405, www.millbrookinn.com
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The Pitcher Inn Welcoming guests since the 1850s, The Pitcher Inn has been totally rebuilt after a 1993 fire. No expense has been spared and this is a spectacularly beautiful inn with 11 rooms and suites, each decorated with a different local theme. Executive chef Sue Schickler’s food focuses on local ingredients, from free-range eggs and artisan cheeses to succulent Vermont lamb and quail. 802.496.6350, www.pitcherinn.com
The Inn at the Round Barn Luxury, elegance and romance are just a few of the words that come to mind when describing this renowned inn. There are 12 rooms inside this immaculately restored 19th century farm building. Each one is distinct, some featuring Jacuzzis, others steam showers, but all provide an unforgettable experience. The Inn at the Round Barn is known for its food and its ambience. Many a lucky couple has wed here. The inn has it’s own cookbook available on the website. And finally, don’t miss the inn’s glorious lap pool, perfect for stretching out those leg muscles after a day on the slopes. 802.496.2276, www.theinnattheroundbarn.com
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The Common Man Now four decades into its amazing history, The Common Man restaurant offers an eclectic menu of fine European cuisine, ranging from Braised Oxtail Ravioli to Weston Farm Rabbit – all served amidst souring rustic timbers, dazzlingly romantic chandeliers and classical music. This restaurant is legendary for it’s unique ambience and fabulous food and it’s an all time favorite of our editor. German Flats Road, 802.583.2800.
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Easy Street Cafe For great food minus the chandeliers and soaring Bach, check out the Easy Street Café. It’s an upscale gourmet deli by day (offering a large eat in or take out menu for breakfast and lunch) and when the sun sets it turns into a cozy evening sit down restaurant with dishes ranging from grilled sirloin to pan seared sea scallops with sweet red pepper puree. Route 100, 802.496.7234.
Sweet Wood Grill & Bar Located in the Powder Hound Inn, this local favorite offers grilled pear salad; 8-ounce burgers, classic weiner schnitzel, steak au poivre and rosemary and Cabernet demi-glace rack of lamb are among the favorites. Route 100, 802.496.7234.
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American Flatbread Bakery We have saved the most intriguing and wonderful alpine dining experience for last. For four precious hours every Friday and Saturday (5:30-9:30 PM), the American Flatbread Bakery at Lareau Farm becomes an informal restaurant. Seating is in the factory in the midst of the hustle and bustle of all the cooking. You can watch them carrying fresh water from the well and enjoy the warmth of wood-fired ovens. On the menu you’ll find mouthwatering made-to-order flatbreads (pizzas). Reservations are not accepted so get there early and enjoy a drink at the bar if you have to wait. If you think no pizza is worth the wait – think again - yes, it’s that good. 802.496.8856, 40 Lareau Road.
Getting there… In the past, skiers have usually traveled to Vermont from New York and Connecticut by car, but now there is a new option – very romantic in that Hemingwayesque sort of way. For the first time ever Trade Wind Aviation is offering charter service to Morrisville airport, a mere ten minutes from Stowe, departing from Westchester Airport. And for those alpine lovers with a power packed schedule, you can even fly up for a day of skiing and be back in home in the evening…now that’s something to yodel about!
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online finds... The Gorsuch website is a Tyrolean fantasy with a huge collection of the finest European imports for ski and après ski with stunning pieces imported from Italy, Germany and Austria. You’ll find Nordic sweaters from Dale of Norway, 8-ply cashmeres, Tyrolean belts, coats of velvet and suede with hand embroidered accents, Bogner, Postcard, etro, Prada and much more. www.gorsuch.com
Beautiful, natural, sensual, fluid, embraced by Hollywood and inspired by yoga, the jewelry of Mauri Pioppi is like a breeze of serenity complimenting the form and movement of the body. Mauri works in high karat gold and quality gemstones in a way that enhances their natural beauty and yours. www.mauripioppo.com
Ginnel Real Estate would like to introduce Lane Childs. The company is led by Jonathan Childs who has built and managed distinctive estate projects. His latest venture is in Pound Ridge, NY where he adapted circa 1800s blueprints, to create two unique farmhouses. They each capture the charm and character associated with country living. Built with authenticity and detail, featuring New England wide plank flooring, exposed beam ceilings, and natural Pound Ridge fieldstone. Surrounded by age old stone walls, both homes are set on over 3 wooded acres. Each home has almost 7,000 square feet of livable square footage and is conveniently located within minutes of Scotts Corners, New Canaan, CT, and less than 45 miles f rom mid-town New York City. (914) 234-9234
THE #1 SELLING OFFICE IN NORTHERN WESTCHESTER* * based on sales reported to the Westchester Multiple Listing Service 1/03 to 1/06
Whimsical, boldly colorful and magical are all apt words To describe the fabulous eclectic collection of furniture, lamps, dishes, teapots, tuffets and urns from Mackenzie-Childs. Beautifully designed clocks, cookie jars, cake stands, candlesticks and much more. To go through the looking glass, log onto www. mackenzie-childs.com
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Give the gift of hope to your mother, your sister, your daughter…your friends. 50-percent of every Sundari necklace sold will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. There is light and love in this struggle and beauty and grace in this necklace, inspired by Sheryl Crow and created by Mauri Pioppo.