September 2019

Fascinating Fashions

Gucci 2.0

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Once occupying first-floor real estate in The Westchester in White Plains, the store has relocated to the second floor in a more than 3,000-square-foot space that marries the modern to the traditional, the industrial to the romantic.

Vera, ever vibrant

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Vera Neumann was an artist turned textile designer who famously lived in an award-winning Marcel Breuer-designed home in Croton-on-Hudson. Her home goods and signature scarves, avidly collected today by fashionistas of all ages, highlighted a career celebrated in “Vera Paints a Scarf” at the Museum of Arts and Design in Manhattan.

The fabric of life

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ArtsWestchester is taking public art to new heights – literally.
In a collaboration with artist Amanda Browder, the top of the
9-story building that serves as the arts organization’s headquarters in downtown White Plains will be sheathed in a colorful canopy that will cascade along its sides.

Warrior angel

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The first time Izabela O’Brien heard the word “autism” applied to her oldest daughter, Alina, she dropped to her knees and wasn’t sure she’d get back up. Now her Fearless Angel Project, which holds its fifth anniversary gala Sept. 28 at Greenwich Country Club, helps others attain the kind of intensive therapy that has enabled Alina to thrive.

Seat yourself

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Sometimes a chair is more than a chair. “The Chair Show,” opening Sept. 28 in White Plains, explores the creativity, forms and traditions of seating.

Design for dieting

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In her neverending quest to remain a size 4 at 63, Wanderer Debbi K. Kickham revisited Canyon Ranch in the Berkshires, which, she says, takes your health to a whole new plane.

Whiskey’s (and whisky’s) moment

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Doug Paulding follows up his “Wine Tasting Journal” (Peter Pauper Press) with a “Spirits Tasting Journal” early next year. So what better way to announce it than with a column on whiskey, er, whisky, which is having another moment.