Category Archives: Cottages and Gardens

Carrier and Company

Designer Interview Q&A’s The Timeless work of Carrier and Company runs the gamut from Tribeca lofts and Florida vacation homes to notable fashion offices. Married founders Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller collaborate as parents and as principals of the firm, and … Continue reading

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John P. Franzen

Designer Interviews Q&A’s A SPECIALIST IN PRESERVATION, planning and new construction, John P. Franzen, FAIA, is a former member of the Fairfield Historic District Commission and is involved in many regional and community boards and design juries. His firm, J.P. … Continue reading

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Erica Moses

Designer Interview Q&A’s It’s no wonder nest studio pillows feature vibrant colors: their creator, Erica Moses, is a native of Brazil. After moving to Connecticut to marry an American, she owned two successful local retail stores (Benetton and new Frontier), re-created … Continue reading

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Joe Passero

Designer Interviews Q&A’s Founded almost 100 years ago in Norwalk, Klaffs built its reputation on selling building supplies and household fixtures. Third generation executive Joe Passero worked his way up through the family business from stockroom to decorative plumbing specialist … Continue reading

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New in the New Year: Fusion Furniture, Fashions of Herrera and the 30’s, Art Strike(s), Gifts Galore, and the Regency Reopens

Published on Cottages and Gardens      Regular patrons were welcomed back to their celebrated early morning routine when the Regency Hotel hosted a “Power Breakfast” to launch its newly-renovated Regency Bar and Grill.  Spike Lee, former Mayor David Dinkins, former … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Gift Roundup

Published on Cottages and Gardens      AS VALENTINE GIFTS, HEARTS AND FLOWERS ARE ONLY STARTERS. Here are some unusual–maybe even offbeat–ideas for Valentine treats.      Italian Chocolate Add a new twist to a Valentine staple with designer chocolates personally tasted … Continue reading

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Guilty (and Gilty!) Pleasure in Palm Beach

Published on Cottages and Gardens While folks back home were battling blizzards, Presidents Day weekend was a time of guilty pleasures in Palm Beach. Not only were we sheepishly basking in lovely sunny weather, but there were dozens of activities to … Continue reading

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Fun for the Good of it

Published on Cottages and Gardens New York City parks and libraries, Irish mansions, a ballet company, all will benefit from funds raised at recent parties. We stopped by some gala events —mark your calendars to join in on all of the … Continue reading

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Summer Songs and Scenery

AS IF THE LUSH GREEN SCENERY OF THE BERKSHIRES, CATSKILLS AND HUDSON RIVER VALLEY WEREN’T SOUL SATISFYING ENOUGH, EACH LOCALE OFFERS EXTRAORDINARY MUSIC TO COMPLEMENT THE VIEWS. Sharon King Hoge SERGE KOUSSEVITZKY MUSIC SHED AT TANGLEWOOD FRIDAY NIGHT AFTER A … Continue reading

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Culture Near the Northwest Corner

WE SPEND A WEEKEND EXPLORING CULTURAL OPTIONS JUST ACROSS THE BORDER Sharon King Hoge FRANK GEHRY’S WHIMSICALLY ROOFED FISHER CENTER IS THE SETTING FOR THE ANNUAL BARD MUSIC FESTIVAL PHOTOGRAPH BY NOAH SHELDON While summer in New York City offers … Continue reading

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