February 2020

Romantic visions

To workers, with love

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In the new book “Tightrope,” The New York Times columnist Nicholas D. Kristof and wife Sheryl WuDunn, who works in finance and consulting, consider what happened to working class America, particularly in Yamhill, Oregon, site of the Kristof family farm.

Mindfulness

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As founding president of L. Raphael Geneve, Ronit Raphael has created a skincare system and group of spas worldwide to nourish the body. But she also encourages mind and spirit through her Seven Foundations of Beauty, her Teen Program and her quest to end child abuse.

The gift of love

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Choosing love gives you the ability to choose joy, says Scarlett Lewis, who founded the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement in honor of her younger son, killed in the Newtown shooting.

A Viennese valentine

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Fin de siècle Vienna comes to New York with “Madame d’Ora,” a Neue Galerie exhibition devoted to the Austrian fashion and portrait photographer. Her storied models ranged from Pablo Picasso to Josephine Baker to Colette, and her groundbreaking work had a decidedly sensuous appeal.

A storied allure

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Art, architecture and design elements influence the creations of David Howell & Company. In fact, the romance of the past forms the heart of this Bedford Hills-based jewelry firm that sells its accessories around the world.

Backcountry grandeur

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Undulating through Greenwich’s bucolic backcountry, North Street is home to many grand estates, including this recently renovated stone and clapboard Georgian manor that’s perfectly situated on more than four level, landscaped acres.

An artist’s eye

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The eternal appeal of romance in home design is captured in the work of Melinda Marquardt. The London-based artist founded The Vale London in 2017, a company that creates and provides textiles and wallpapers for the luxury interiors market.

A brand with heart

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WAG revisits KD Spain, the Bridgeport-based lifestyle brand of fabric designer Kate Spain and her husband, Pete, who handles the business side of the company. The duo catches us up on their side-by-side work, including details of the new rug collection, eye heart hand, which focuses on sustainable production and was recently installed in public spaces at the Delamar Greenwich Harbor.

Rosy outlook

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It’s official: California has come to Westchester in the form of Maple & Rose, a clean, contemporary café just opened on the first floor of the tony Grand Street Lofts building on Mamaroneck Avenue.

A doc who’s all heart

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“When we used to hire in our practice, where they went to school and did their training was at the bottom of the list,” says Jeffrey Green, founder of The Heart Center in Stamford. “We would ask, ‘Is this the kind of person I would trust my patients with?’”