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Stylish Dining - Classic and Contemporary Tableware Part l

Stylish Dining - Classic and Contemporary Tableware Part l

Classic and Contemporary Tableware

Part I

Two interesting but very different styles of tableware have debuted this Spring.  Tory Burch, continuing to evolve her empire has created a line of ceramic dinner and serving ware based on the designs of Dodie Thayer.  Ms Thayer was a popular Palm Beach hostess in the 60's and self taught potter whose hand-made ceramics were molded from cabbage and lettuce leaves, with some pieces taking two weeks to complete.  Her beautiful and unique Lettuce Ware became collectors' items of such style icons as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, the Duchess of Windsor and Brook Astor, whose collection sold at Sotheby's several years ago for over $75,000.  

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Stylish Dining - Valentino's Jet-Set Life

Stylish Dining - Valentino's Jet-Set Life

I'm a little fixated on Valentino Garavani at the moment.  When I think about who embodies a truly sumptuous and exclusive lifestyle, Valentino is the first name that pops up.  His is a world enjoyed with a very small, wealthy group of mostly European jet-setting friends, traveling the world according to where is in season when.  With homes in London, Paris, New York, a private jet and a yacht - he lives very well indeed.  "At The Emperor's Table," Valentino's coffee table book gives us a peek into his beyond fabulous life and the inspiration to incorporate some small segment of it into our own lives. 

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