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A Spotlight on Joan Straus

November is Alzheimer’s Awareness  Month, a disease that affects millions of people and families worldwide. Dempsey & Carroll’s Austin Ackles sat down with Joan Straus, after reading her book The Alzheimer’s Diary: One Woman’s Experience from Caregiver to Widow. AA: In your new book, The Alzheimer’s Diary, there is the invaluable chapter: Eight Steps to a …

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The Beauty of Experience: “At the Emperor’s Table”

At the Emperor’s Table, the last book published by Assouline for Valentino, is not just a book about beautiful mise-en-place, dream homes, or excellent food. Valentino’s book proves to be a voyage for the sense. It showcases his personal style of living defined by proportions, emotions, and surprise, which, in Valentino’s own words, define elegance. Each …

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A spotlight on Bellafare

Senior Event curator Austin Ackles sat down with Kristin Doggett of Bellafare AA: I keep hearing more and more people say there’s no longer a wedding season. Do you agree? KD: For us, the spring-fall is still our ‘wedding season,’ however, we have had more and more weddings during the winter months. Since weddings are …

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