July 2019

Fascinating Friends

Editor’s Letter

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“What’s good for the goose is good for the gander,” as my beloved Aunt Mary always said. And so half a year after our January “Fascinating Men” issue, we take a break from our annual July food/hospitality issue to offer instead “Fascinating Women.”

Tough as Steele

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ESPN’s Sage Steele is not afraid to stand up for what she believes in, be it antidiscrimination in sports, veterans causes and support for Alzheimer’s sufferers and caregivers.

View finder

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Photographer Allyson Monson’s work is bold, reflecting her background in interior design. She showcases her work at home-décor shops in Rye, Scarsdale and Westport, but her booth at the Architectural Digest Design Show in Manhattan offered proof that she’s ready to expand her reach.

True giver

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Prior to sitting down for her WAG interview, Juanita T. James returned to her office at Fairfield County’s Community Foundation as the newly minted winner of the Martha S. Newman Award, the highest honor presented by the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy. 

Party ready

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The three Cartwright sisters may have separate passions and personalities, but  luckily for the family business, their differences converge under one glorious tent (rental company, that is). 

Advantage Allaster

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Tennis delivered Stacey Allaster into a brilliant life. As the USTA’s chief executive, professional tennis, she’s determined to give back in part by mentoring girls and women.

Fascinating Women

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If there’s one thing we quickly learned in the search for Westchester and Fairfield’s most fascinating women, it was that we were going to be hard put to keep the list to 40.

The women of 9th street

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While it’s only July, some things are worth waiting a few months for. One such example is the upcoming exhibition, “Sparkling Amazons: Abstract Expressionist Women of the 9th Street Show” at the Katonah Museum of Art.

Sitting pretty

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The works of Wendell Castle (1932-2018), one the foremost names in the American studio craft furniture, are viewed as increasingly significant in 20th-century design.

Florence Knoll: Designing woman

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It’s fair to say that Florence Knoll was the most influential figure in corporate interior design in America from the 1940s to the 1970s. The principles she championed created the efficient, open-plan, user-friendly environment that characterizes most office environments, and many homes, today.

A time of transition

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Hudson Valley artist and independent curator Carla Goldberg is in the midst of transitions – a new home, a new studio and a new exhibition that recaps her past 10 years of work.

Soulful passions

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A simple search led me to this hidden, beloved gem that is both a vegetarian restaurant – now vegan for about the last three years – and feminist bookstore rolled into one enchanting establishment.

From foster to forever

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(ANCAR) is a Bedford-based dog rescue started in 2011 by mother-daughter team Sharon and Sophia Silverman that has found a unique way to improve the lives of homeless animals.