Designer’s Corner

What We Want To Give—and Get—During A Pandemic

By Elaine Raffel / December 13, 2020 / 0 Comments

You’ve got to keep a sense of humor. Period. This year has really been Pur-Hell (pun intended). Which means spreading a little holiday cheer has never been more important.

Read More

Hey Honeychild! What’s The Buzz?

By Karen Eubank / December 6, 2020 / 0 Comments

Honeychild, I’ve known Julie Whitmire Martinek since we were photo stylists and young mothers. Sitting in a circle with our doula and tiny infants, we wondered what the hell we’d gotten ourselves into and how we’d ever cope. Fast forward a good twenty-something years, and not only are our lads fine young men, but we’ve […]

Read More

Taylor Paladino Found the Silver Lining

By Karen Eubank / November 22, 2020 / 1 Comment

With all that has happened in 2020, it’s time for a lemonade out of lemons story. I cannot think of a better one than Taylor Paladino. Owner Ben Paladino should be winding up the first semester of his senior year, majoring in public policy, at Stanford. But, as we all know, 2020 fell apart for […]

Read More

Considering Thanksgiving Outdoors? Here’s a Covid-Friendly Guide to Backyard Entertaining

By Elaine Raffel / November 15, 2020 / 0 Comments

Last holiday season, socially distanced entertaining wasn’t even on our radar. But what a difference a year makes. In 2020, more and more homeowners are winter-prepping their backyards to make outdoor living a year-round reality.

Read More

Teen Sisters’ Paper For Water — Gifts That Give

By Karen Eubank / November 8, 2020 / 1 Comment

Paper For Water is a shining example of how even children can change lives with something beautiful. In my search for exceptional and meaningful holiday gift-giving ideas for our readers, Elizabeth Mast at Talulah & Hess told me about this absolutely astonishing company. Paper For Water was launched in 2011 by two of the most […]

Read More

Cozy Up to Seasonal Decorating Ideas

By Elaine Raffel / November 1, 2020 / 0 Comments

With Halloween upon us, and Thanksgiving right on its heels, it’s prime time to think about cozying up to some seasonal decorating updates.

Read More