Monthly Archives: December 2013


Posted December 31, 2013. Filed in Ralph Lauren

I couldn’t end the year, 2013, without paying homage to America’s preeminent Lifestyle revivalist extraordinaire, Ralph Lauren, on the 30th anniversary since debuting his Home Collection in 1983. “When [my wife] Ricky and I were first married,” said Mr. Lauren, “we were on the hunt for things to furnish our apartment with. Often, we were […]

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Rural Glam

In 2003 Miles Redd was just beginning his ascension to celebrity in the world of interior design and decoration. House & Garden featured a spread in their December issue of some of the rooms he helped his sister’s in-laws, the McCain’s of Pennsylvania, decorate for Christmas. The house was built for Sue McCain’s parents in […]

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Christmas at Chatsworth

Posted December 14, 2013. Filed in The English Country House

If you ever find yourself in England near or during the Christmas holiday you owe it to yourself to drive or train to Derbyshire to visit Chatsworth House dressed in dignified splendor for the holidays. It is probably the most recognizable and famous of England’s stately country houses, shy of Highclere Castle, which has recently […]

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Fresh from a most non-traditional Thanksgiving vacation in Jamaica I am still dreaming of crystalline azure waters, balmy breezes, the friendly Jamaican people, and the understated traditional luxury informed by decades of British colonization. And the fact that Ralph Lauren has vacationed here for nearly as long as he’s been in business adds another layer […]

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