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Celebrate Olympic Fever with Korean Style Cuisine

Celebrate Olympic Fever with Korean Style Cuisine

I am obsessed with the Olympics!  The coming together of nations in the spirit of competition continually reminds us of the power of sports and str...
The Three Things to Focus On When Entertaining in Your Home

The Three Things to Focus On When Entertaining in Your Home

"There is nothing more gratifying than making memories with friends in your own home."

Kate's Beauty Picks for a Festive New Year

Kate's Beauty Picks for a Festive New Year

Our beauty advisor, Kate Norton, has been out shopping again for those special things to carry with you in your little black bag this New Year’s Ev...
Here's to the Unsung Hero of the Holidays: Mrs. Claus

Here's to the Unsung Hero of the Holidays: Mrs. Claus

This time of the year, I'd like to pause and pay some respect to one of the unsung heroines of the holiday season: The woman behind the red suit, M...
An Open Home Q&A with Mary Schulte and Eileen Lang

An Open Home Q&A with Mary Schulte and Eileen Lang

On a sunny summer day in NYC, I sat down with two very interesting women, artist and stylist Eileen Lang and Open Home’s Mary Schulte, for a quick-answer interview about art, fashion, wine and a little bit of everything else.  Here are excerpts from their fun and revealing conversation.

A Conversation with Kate Norton - Our Natural Beauty Contributor

A Conversation with Kate Norton - Our Natural Beauty Contributor

“I believe that makeup and skin care are as important as nutrition and exercise.”

– Kate Norton

Fill Your Home with Your Own Kind of Beauty

Fill Your Home with Your Own Kind of Beauty

In college, my art history professor defined Art as “anything aesthetically pleasing”.  I love this definition because it allows you to be the judg...
Packing for Travel

Packing for Travel

I love to travel – explore new cities and countries and find all there is to do in this beautiful world. But I must admit, I have taken way too much stuff with me along the way, and it has taken me a LONG TIME to perfect my travel packing. Here are a few tips I’ve learned the hard way...
My 50th Birthday Dinner

My 50th Birthday Dinner

It is a big year for me. I turned 50 in May – an accomplishment I am proud of and a milestone I am feeling completely okay with. And because it is ...
The Beauty Behind Forgiveness

The Beauty Behind Forgiveness

I don’t like my blogs to sound preachy, so I’m apologizing in advance for this moment on the pulpit.  But, I've had an interesting experience surro...
Read Real Books: Adding Meaning to your Life

Read Real Books: Adding Meaning to your Life

This is not, by any means, an exhaustive list of my favorite books.  It is a list of some of the books that have made me think or touched a special...
Stress-free Happy Hour

Stress-free Happy Hour

Make it a Goal to Have a Stress-Free “Happy Hour” Cocktail Party Any Time of Year The old-fashioned cocktail party is making a comeback, but to som...