The Silver Lining In Losing The Gold

Tweet Okay, you have to give it up for Canada.  They won the Gold Medal in Men’s Hockey fair and square. The Olympic host team playing a national past time…winning in an “edge of your seat sudden death” overtime…well, it has all of the making of a feel good movie. Exciting, inspiring, warm and fuzzy […] Read more »

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House Beautiful Kitchen of the Year: Beautiful Details

Tweet At last night’s House Beautiful Kitchen of the Year event Ina Garten said that she sees the kitchen as the living room for the way we live today and I couldn’t agree more. This year’s kitchen exemplifies her philosophy. Like the Barefoot Contessa I’m a rather relaxed hostess and love to focus on my […] Read more »

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House Beautiful Kitchen of the Year: Beautiful People

Tweet Monday evening launched the 2nd Kitchen of the Year on The Rock (in Rockefeller Plaza, NYC). House Beautiful Editor-in-Chief Stephen Drucker, and Executive Publisher Kate Kelly Smith hosted a party celebrating this year’s House Beautiful Kitchen of the Year designed by the Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten. Ina was there and was absolutely gracious as […] Read more »

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Pink, pink, and more pink

Tweet I’m often asked about color trends, but this year that question seems to keep coming back to the same color – PINK! Pink has been seen this year in both ready-to-wear and couture collections. I especially like how Valentino graced the Fall 2007 runway with pink as an elegant counterpoint to the palette chosen […] Read more »

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More Kitchen Trends

Tweet When it comes to designing the kitchen, consumers clearly want good design. This is true whether they opt for a sleek contemporary scheme or choose a more traditional style kitchen. In keeping with the preference for earthy hues that I noted yesterday, kitchen consumers are choosing natural materials and textured finishes. Stone, granite, bamboo, […] Read more »

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