Salute the Seasons

Whether you’re hosting the last casual get-together of summer or the first dinner party of autumn, create a table setting that pays homage to the changing year. As summer fades […]

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A Print Mystery

A Bergen County, NJ, woman’s search for an artist’s identity. Coral Petretti’s collecting obsession began more than 30 years ago. It was in the mid-1980s. She backed her car out […]

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Vive la Faience!

French faience ceramics have a colorful history. In 1689, France was at war with much of Europe and its military was drastically underfunded. So King Louis XIV demanded that the […]

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In Search of an Opening

Pocket corkscrews were a practical accessory for the well-dressed man or woman. You never know when you might be called upon to uncork a bottle of wine. If you were […]

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Summer Style

Boost the elegance in this season of casual living. Promise yourself that one evening this summer you will surprise your family—and perhaps yourself—by keeping the plastic stowed in the pantry […]

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European Roots of the Hudson River School

Two local exhibits shed light on the relationship. The Hudson River School was America’s first home-grown art movement. It is still a source of national pride, both because of the […]

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Entertaining: Passion for Flowers

Think bright and colorful when setting your table for spring. Banish the grays and browns that have dulled the landscape this past winter with a table setting awash in the […]

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Entertaining: Ladies Who Brunch

Casual designs encourage enjoyable get-togethers. The opening of Serena & Lily’s newest retail location in Summit —the first in New Jersey—inspired designer Cory Connor to create a casual Girlfriends’ Brunch […]

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Casting a Glow

Serve up a warm and welcoming atmosphere when entertaining this autumn. Earlier sunsets signal cooler temperatures in New Jersey and a return to indoor entertaining. Celebrate the change of seasons […]

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