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Gracious Living in NYC

With unruly drivers, persistent traffic, and people rushing here and there, it’s not always easy to maintain patience and grace in our daily interactions.  Yet, in a city where we occupy such close quarters, small gestures of kindness go a long way!  Below are some quick and easy tips to help facilitate gracious living in …

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Mother’s Day Gifting

With Mother’s Day around the corner, we wanted to share some of our favorite gifts! Spring Flowers This brand-new set embodies the fresh and colorful beauty of springtime. We love the way the engraving captures each delicate detail of this hand drawn illustration.  This is the perfect Mother’s Day gift, especially for those who love the …

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Why Use a Fountain Pen?

Like a Snuggie or Airpods, fountain pens are one of those items that you didn’t know you needed until you had one. While many of us have the idea that they’re a geriatric substitute for the more convenient rollerball, I’m here to convince you otherwise. For the last few years, I have been happy to …

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Spotlight on Patrick Dolat

We recently spoke with Patrick Dolat, owner of specialty shop Newport Lamp & Shade Company, based in Newport, Rhode Island. Under his design direction, the shop, which offers a curated selection of gifts, decorations and lighting, has flourished into a destination for clients across the country seeking charming, practical and unusual items for the home, …

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Spotlight on Nick Leighton

Nick Leighton, Host of the “Were You Raised by Wolves?” podcast, is a two-time Emmy® Award-winning talk show host and journalist originally from a small hippie commune in Northern California. Nick also produces and edits the podcast and currently resides in Manhattan. Along with acclaimed comedian Leah Bonnema (Late Show with Stephen Colbert), this perfect …

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