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Indulge yourself in these gorgeous green jewels

We've selected luxurious pieces that will make you shine through 2013. An intricate necklace of green tourmaline leaves and diamonds from designer Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co. to a Kimberly McDonald uvarovite garnet and diamond ring.

Discover the photographic works of Diane Arbus

"Diane Arbus: The Guggenheim Grant Years, 1963-1967" are the focus of KMR Art's current exhibit. This selection of vintage prints is from a private collection. "A dark beauty exist in these images," says gallery owner Kathryn McCarver Root.

Be the talk of the party with these unique hostess gifts

Stuck on what to bring to your family and friend's homes for the holidays? Well look no further. Soaps, drink ware and more from makers like Lillian August to Juliska. We've found something for everyone.

Elena Columbo makes sculptural outdoor fire pits

Colombo started experimenting with fire in fall 2001. "I was sitting on the beach in front of an empty fire pit," she recalls, "and the wood was all wet. I thought, If only I could just hook up the gas from my house and flick on a bonfire..."

Check out CTC&G's 2012 Holiday Gift Guide

Fabulous finds for the fashion lovers, travelers and nesters on your holiday list. From items like shimmery Heera jeweled pumps to an Orvis customizable camping trailer and an Oomph's lacquer bar cart to the Botticelli honeycomb gift box...

Join us for dinner at Ina Garten's

At her home in East Hampton, Ina Garten proves that a great meal and a beautiful table can be a stress-free-affair—even at the peak of the holidays.

The perfect bottle for your favorite drink enthusiasts

What to give your favorite tippler this season? Get a whiff of Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur to Camus Cognac. We've got every spirit covered.

London's annual Design Festival is worth the hop across the Pond

As proprietors of Design House in Southampton, a full-service interior design firm and shop, we are always following the trends and looking for new inspiration. So what better excuse to pop over to London than the 10th annual Design Festival?

Interior designer Ophelia Weiss has a sixth sense when it comes to collecting art

In her art-filled SoHo loft, Weiss creates a space with painterly panache. Her and husband Adam like to buy art that they can hang and live with. "Soho is such an urban setting, and I didn't want the standard redbrick, white-walled downtown loft.

From designers Madeline Weinrib to Miles Redd we've asked those in the know

What's the best gift you've ever given or received?

These festive discoveries have caught our expert's eye

We've found unique items to help add some extra cheer to the holiday season. Serve guests with a circa-1880 grape-motif bowl and ladle by the Gorham Manufacturing Company or decorate the home with a luminous oversized-lighted star made in the 1940s.

Bling in the season with these dazzling diamonds

Gorgeous statement pieces that are sure to excite every fashionista this holiday. Tiffany & Co's unique leaves necklace with green tourmalines and diamonds set in platinum and 18k gold to a pair of stunning Van Cleef & Arpels diamond earrings set in 18k

Designer and architect Orlando Diaz-Azcuy designs the perfect penthouse

Known for sumptuously spare, elegant interiors and an artist's eye for a sublimely edited mix of ornate and minimal furnishings, Diaz-Azcuy embraces a "less is more" aesthetic. For this home, his clients wanted a fresh, young, new attitude for...

The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree remains the most grand of all

When one thinks of Christmas in New York there is no better way to get into the holiday spirit than to visit the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. A beautiful Norway spruce is cut down on November 8th and lit on the 28th giving a full 19 days...

Let’s Go Faux

A peek inside the Historic White House of the Confederacy in Richmond shows off high victorian design

Design discoveries from New York and beyond...

We've handpicked the holiday's most fabulous items for gift-giving or to simply self indulge. For the art lover, a set of six artist-designed dinner plates from the Azuero Earth Project to old-fashioned sweetshop hard candy by Cordon Bleu in Brooklyn.

Dine-in and prepare a festive tablescape and menu

We've discovered the endless options for entertaining any crowd at home. Here are some of the best dinner-party resources abound in the hills of Litchfield County.

Today's fashion takes on a modern edge

Fashion-forward fabrics easily take today's styles from home wear to the office and beyond...

Adventure Into the World of Wall Coverings

We've handpicked a collection of wall coverings that will spruce up any room. From Brett Beldock's sassy animal prints and fanciful florals to patterns by Eskayel which remain traditional with a modern approach to color and scale.

1stdibs Features Mae Festa’s Worldly Collection of Textile Treasures

Available online and at its NYDC showroom November 8, 1stdibs reveals interior designer Mae Festa’s precious fabric findings from around the globe

Set the perfect tablescape with Michael Aram's new line

Designer Michael Aram stop by Hoagland's of Greenwich to show us how to create a gorgeous table setting. Drawing from his new collection and from past success stories, plus using other objects that were on hand in the store, he mixed, matched and...

The debut of CTC&G Designing Greenwich!

It's finally here: Four days of carefully curated design—from symposia to book signing to vendor booths—at Stamford's ultra-chic Loading Dock led by design chair Tony Ingrao.

A long weekend in London focused on decorating and design!

Whether staying at the Metropolitan or the Halkin by COMO or dining on delicious food at Daylesford Organic, a trip to this favorite city always means getting treated like a royal.

Favorite finds that will refresh your interiors

We've got you covered! Add the perfect touch of mod with fresh fabrics to chic seats and more from makers like Roche Bobois and Vladimir Kagan.

Tiffany & Co. Turns 175 in Glittering Style!

For 175 years, Tiffany & Co. has made hearts flutter and beat faster with the help of its iconic blue box tied with a white satin ribbon (red satin ribbon during the holidays). Today, Tiffany & Co. has 250 boutiques worldwide...

The Highs and Lows of Different Spirits

When the tequila is flowing, did you ever notice how wild the night gets? How rum seems to bring on tropical island abandon? Is there any substance to these sweeping characterizations or is it just folklore?

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Designer Spotlight

English Country Home
Bestselling author Chris Mead sold over 500,000 coffee table books on design, and has been decorating the Hamptons for 30 years. From beach cottages to family summer homes, & NYC Apartments. English Country Home sells an eclectic mix of modern and antique furniture, and has everything for the home, and is a must-see destination and a unique shopping experience. With over 20,000 sq. ft. of inventory, English Country specializes in instant gratification and Chris believes interiors should be both beautiful and functional.

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33 Crooked Mile Road, Darien, CT
Magnificent blend of classic Connecticut craftsmanship and style with the ease of contemporary living, filled with natural light and modern flow. Each space has been designed with exquisite attention to detail, from the intimate paneled library to the luxurious master bathroom with heated glass mosaic floor and elegant soaking tub. Set on a private cul-de-sac with a pool surrounded by beautiful gardens, enjoy privacy and serenity in a park-like setting only 5-minutes from Darien town and train.

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20 Juniper Road, Darien, CT
One of the largest waterfront properties in Darien. Magnificent 11-room estate on 7.1 private acres looking south to Long Island Sound and north to Goodwives River and Rings End Bridge. The 8,300 sq.ft. home includes: great room with 12’ ceilings and 2 limestone fireplaces, gourmet kitchen with breakfast room, family room with stone fireplace. 10 sets of French doors to expansive flagstone terrace. 5 en-suite bedrooms with water views, 8 bathrooms, full basement with billiard room, astroturf play room, workshop. Includes a pool/spa, outdoor shower and dock and more!

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29 Barn Lane, Bridgehampton
Beautiful 6-bedroom, 6-bathroom home conveniently located between Bridgehampton and Sag Harbor. This 6,400 SF Dutch Gambrel home is the perfect place to relax or host family and friends this summer. 10’ – 11’ ceilings throughout main level including a designer kitchen featuring breathtaking stonework with Sub-Zero, Wolf and Miele appliances. The master suite showcases a luxurious bathroom. Finished lower level, upgraded construction features, and integrated concierge services by Chaloners make Barn and Vine the easiest home for you.

Barn and Vine

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Unprecedented Compound, East Hampton NY
Featured in the Wall Street Journal Mansion section and the New York Post, this luxurious 23-acre compound minutes from East Hampton Village includes an approx. 18,000-sq.ft., 12+ bedroom main house, chic 6-bedroom former carriage house, and charming horse stables with paddocks and riding fields. The Cotswold-inspired main house with heated gunite pool, oversized spa, pool house, and hard-court tennis is framed by stone courtyards, covered arbors, and idyllic gardens.

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265 Thimble Island Road
Lifestyle & Luxury meet the sea in this 4 bedroom waterfront home with panoramic views of the Thimble Islands. This home embraces it’s surrounding & is the epitome of seaside elegance. The interior is caressed with charm & character. The walls of windows bring in the light of illuminating ocean sunrises & by evening the interior space is filled with picturesque evening sunsets. The lush side courtyard & wrap around deck both take on spectacular water views making this home the envy of the most rich & famous.

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11 Musket Ridge Road, Wilton CT
Perched at the top of a roaring Silvermine River waterfall on almost 4 acres, the property spreads out into Wilton and New Canaan. Every inch of this home has been perfected to capture the timeless appeal of the river while exuding ultimate refinement and good taste. The architect-designed home captures river views and sounds, and almost every room opens to one of the magnificent decks or to a private balcony.

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