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Category Archives: Winter 2016

The Art of the Auction

For those with a passion for fine collectibles like porcelain, prints, antique furniture or jewelry, the auction houses sotheby’s and christie’s offer the adventure of acquiring priceless items. Thanks to the houses’ online opportunities, this may be the most accessible time in their centuries-old histories for beginners to participate in the auction experience.

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One Warm Coat at a Time

As a child growing up in a military family and later as a peripatetic working adult, Sherri Lewis Wood lived in 15 different U.S. states, seeing American life in all its rich, diverse—and sometimes cold, isolated and desperate—glory.

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Holiday Helpers

Every year, Bryan Cooperman looks forward to making the holidays special for his two daughters, ages 9 and 11, and large extended family. But shopping for hanukkah gifts doesn’t figure into the harried single father’s 70-hour work week.

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Plotting the Design of Your Home Library

Having a home library provides a place of sanctuary, one where you can escape the outside chaos and immerse yourself in things that put you at ease, whether that includes gripping novels, luxe furniture and decor, or art collected on your travels.

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Holiday Events to Thrill, Enchant and Warm the Heart

The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree-lighting kicks off a season chock-full of holiday entertainment – from performances of “The Nutcracker,” “Mozart’s The Magic Flute” and “Handel‘s Messiah,” to art exhibitions celebrating international design, high fashion, Muhammad Ali and Ansel Adam’s Americana.

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Seasonal Glow

Every ceremony inspires us to reach beyond our everyday rotation of beauty staples, and the holiday season is the ultimate ode to opulence. This is the time to ditch your day-to-day routine and turn out some serious glow. Thanks to our beauty pro’s tips and techniques, you’ll be totally ready for that big holiday soiree.

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Luxury Living’s Choice Picks for Gift Giving this Holiday Season

A talent for baking and investing in her culinary passion has turned King into a Willy Wonka of the cookie sheet set. In 2011, her thin, crispy chocolate chips were hailed the top-rated cookie by Consumer Reports, and also earned the title of the “best chocolate chip cookie” according to a taste test conducted by a panel and reported in a past edition of Rachael Ray Every Day magazine. Sold in tidy green packages, they melt in mouths from the Hamptons to Hong Kong.

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Thinking Outside the Cookie Cutter

A talent for baking and investing in her culinary passion has turned King into a Willy Wonka of the cookie sheet set. In 2011, her thin, crispy chocolate chips were hailed the top-rated cookie by Consumer Reports, and also earned the title of the “best chocolate chip cookie” according to a taste test conducted by a panel and reported in a past edition of Rachael Ray Every Day magazine. Sold in tidy green packages, they melt in mouths from the Hamptons to Hong Kong.

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Holiday Tablescapes

“There is nothing more profound than sharing a meal together—and the holidays offer so many opportunities to open one’s home to friends and family,” says Scot Meacham Wood of SMW Design and SMW Home in San Francisco.

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Decompress Your Holiday Stress

Does the sound of those sleigh bells jingling ‘ring-ting tingling’ send you into a tizzy and make you stressed instead of happy? Well, you aren’t alone. Forty-five percent of Americans would rather skip the holidays. Many feel stressed about the lack of time, the money required, gift shopping and all those gatherings.

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