By Aimee Guthinger
Temptations from your own custom lingerie dessert cart
It’s a matter of fact that Brides visiting my lingerie boutique on Cape Cod will often find themselves talking about their wedding plans. As a former wedding planner, I think I’ll never lose my curiosity about the next big event! So, when I found myself chatting with a bride earlier this summer about her menu, I was delighted to hear something that, to me, … Read More
By Morgan O’Neill
When I was young and highly impressionable I was seduced by the idea of heroism. I fell in love with the notion of being a hero, with saving the day. Like every other child of the fifties I was there when Superman came to comic book life to save Metropolis and Lois Lane from evil doers. Yet, in spite of Superman’s heroic deeds, there was always something inaccessible about him. Maybe he … Read More
By HELEN MASTERS ~ London Briefs
I’ve never been known for being in the right place at the time – I missed Super Saturday at the iconic 2012 London Olympics, was out of the country at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and have never been able to get membership to Mahiki… However, recently for possibly the first time in my life I have found myself in exactly the right place at exactly the right time – … Read More
Today Paris feels like the Paris I know; temperate weather that beckons you to outdoor cafes and city parks. Of course, I spent most of my day ensconced at the show digging deeper for ideas that were worthy of bringing home. I spent some time at Interfiliere, the major fabric exposition that is a destination for lingerie and swim designers worldwide. This show was more robust than in January. Major themes dominated: Charmed, Enchanted and … Read More
By Marina Rybak
Quite often we are actually nourished by our inspirations – we simply eat them. For instance, take a fig fruit, which is in season now, the Black Mission variety. The contrast between purplish, fragile skin and moist, dark pink flesh practically invites you to start designing the concept on the plate.
Incidentally, I once read the guide to selecting a ripe fig, thinking I was reading a passage from the Kamasutra.
If … Read More
It has been crazy hot this weekend; classic Memorial Day weather, a salute to the arrival of summer. I do not know why this holiday makes me think of all things nautical; beaches, boats, lighthouses and escape, but I suppose growing up on Long Island and living so many years on the ocean watered my psyche. The strange thing is, because of my proximity to the shore, I never really participated in the NYC summer … Read More