Still entertaining

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Mark Kramer, the man behind Susan Lawrence in Chappaqua, shared holiday entertaining ideas with us in 2011. Today, he’s launched a new Susan Lawrence website and expanded its menus, draws on his own Putnam County garden for ingredients and is working on a cookbook. All the while, he’s also feeding his passion for classical music.

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The Tiffany story, in full

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The cachet of owning tabletop or decorative goods by Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933) remains to this day. Lyndhurst is exploring the decorative-arts legend, including his ties to Irvington, with “Becoming Tiffany: From Hudson Valley Painter to Gilded Age Tastemaker,” through Sept. 24.

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A worldly approach

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New York-based interior designer and author Markham Roberts participated in the Bruce Museum’s “Art of Design” panel in Greenwich. We caught up with him to hear more, particularly about his high-profile revamp of the late Oscar de la Renta’s Tortuga Bay Hotel.

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History takes flight

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The New-York Historical Society’s “Feathers: Fashion and the Fight for Wildlife,” opening April 6, combines fashion, activism and the history of the groundbreaking Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918.

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Wonders of Wave Hill

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WAG takes a tour of Wave Hill, a 28-acre public garden and cultural center in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. In a case of ideal timing for our issue’s “animal kingdom” theme, the year-round destination has a full slate of bird-themed programming set for spring.

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Industry powerhouse

Industry powerhouse

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Hudson Valley entrepreneur Stacy Garcia heads up two distinct businesses (LebaTex,Inc., a respected player in the commercial/hospitality textile field; and Stacy Garcia Inc., a licensing firm and design house).

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