February, 2014

Blue Hill Yogurt

Blue Hill Yogurt

Located just outside of New York City, Blue Hill at Stone Barns is considered one of the best restaurants in the country, and a leader in the farm-to-table movement. Dan, David, and Laureen Barber’s recently launched vegetable yogurts are sensational and a culinary game changer. Think about unexpected yogurt flavors like sweet potato, tomato, carrot and beet which are pleasing to palettes like mine which appreciate more savory tastes than sweet.

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Fig

Fig

Where we lay our head at night should subside any stress we have and I adore shopping for bedding. One of the leading stores I have found in my travels is Fig in Westport, Connecticut. They have Matouk, Sferra and Yves Delorme, three of the best, and it’s the perfect spot to find all of those finishing touch details such as soaps and table linens. www.figlinens.com

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Grisal

Grisal

Japan is known for the very best textiles so when I was on the hunt for the softest cashmere scarf I tracked down Grisal. With a frigid winter on the horizon and a considerable amount of travel on the schedule I needed something ultra soft and lightweight. Made on vintage machines no two are the same. Plus, how chic is the hat box packaging they come in. www.Grisalscarves.com

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Diptyque

Diptyque

Founded in 1961 Diptyque is a legendary French perfumer that makes the most glorious scented candles (Baies, which has hints of blackcurrant, is the one I love to burn) They’ve opened two new shops, one in New York City’s Nolita area and this one, in Westport, Connecticut. www.diptyqueparis.com

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Tulips

Tulips

There are countless reasons I love New York City and the oodles of tulips I can buy at my local deli is one of them. Exquisite florists abound, and I certainly use them, but nothing perks me up quite like a few bunches of these in a simple vase.

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