Prez pets

From opossums to pygmy hippopotamuses, the fine furry and feathered friends of our first families have helped to humanize them.

The running of the bull

In PBS’ “Hemingway” (April 5, 6 and 7), one of America’s finest storytellers, Ken Burns, considers another, Ernest Hemingway, weighing the writer’s towering talent against his equally epic ego.

A bunny’s tale

“The Velveteen Rabbit,” Margery Williams’ classic children’s book, illustrates that you’re not real because you are beautiful or new or trendy. You’re real because you love and are loved in return.

The ultimate in luxe skincare

As Valmont looks to make L’Elixir des Glaciers a standalone brand – the way La Mer is independent of Estée Lauder, Valmont CEO Sophie Vann Guillon said in a recent Zoom meeting from Valmont’s headquarters – it has introduced its most luxe collection to date, Essence of Gold Sturgeon.

Net gains

Tennis player, coach and commentator, Katrina M. Adams has shone as a trailblazing USTA executive whose passion for outreach mirrors her mantra, to embrace all.

The RealReal, really

The RealReal, which started as an online luxury fashion consignment business, is not only expanding its brick-and-mortar operation with a new shop in Greenwich. It’s also ventured into home goods and one-of-a-kind treasures that will particularly appeal to the discerning Greenwich clientele.

Architecture as resurrection

It’s the irony of a great deal of design, isn’t it? Created by an individual or group in an uncertain present, often to reimagine a long-gone past for an unknown future. Yet it’s what we humans do.

Publishing ‘house’

At a time when people are working from home and thus looking for houses with intimately scaled rooms that afford privacy, this turn-of-the-20th century manor in Bedford, once part of the country estate of publisher Arthur Hawley Scribner, combines traditional elegance with all the modern amenities.