Category Archives: Holidays

Puttin’ On the Ritz

 Now if you’re blue and you don’t know where to go to, why don’t you go where fashion sits? Puttin’ on the Ritz Puttin’ on the Ritz, a turn of phrase coined by Irving Berlin in 1929 for the song of the same name, was a slang expression to indicate “dressing stylishly”, inspired by London’s […]

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Christmas in Cortina

Posted December 22, 2014. Filed in Chalets, Holidays

A year ago, while doing research for a post on Alpine style titled Fresca Alpina, I discovered Italian photographer Stefano Scatá and the many residential projects he has photographed. I saved the images you are about discover, anticipating today’s very post. The all-wood constructed chalet located in the Italian Alpine village of Cortina d’Ampezzo was […]

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Carolyne Roehm: Christmas in Connecticut

For me there is nothing more romantic and magical than celebrating the holidays in a rustic, yet elegant, environment where “the weather outside is frightful, but the fire [inside] is so delightful”! Growing up in northern California dreaming of a white Christmas was just that, a dream. Though Lake Tahoe was certainly an option my […]

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Deck the Halls

  With Christmas fast approaching and temps plunging, for at least some, the warmth and magic of the holiday season is finding its way into our hearts and homes. From elegant penthouses with commanding views to humble cottages and barns in pastoral settings, it’s that time of year once again to extend good cheer and […]

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A Thanksgiving Repast

Posted November 27, 2014. Filed in Carolyne Roehm, Holidays

As we gather round our Thanksgiving tables with friends and family let us remember the reason for this season and give thanks for our countless blessings and good fortune, and remember those less fortunate by reaching out in some way, no matter how small. May the beauty of this American tradition fill your homes and […]

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