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Are you wondering if this blog has turned into one big tribute to New York? It’s true that I’ve visited the Big Apple three times in the past two months… My most recent adventure was a whirlwind thirty hours for shopping in Soho…

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With autumn just around the corner, you might assume I went hog-wild fall fashion shopping in New York. Well, reality bites. I actually ended up buying a handful of cool souvenirs—and had only one momentary lapse of reason.

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…To check off the rest of my list, I headed uptown to see the Jeff Koons retrospective at the Whitney and came back to midtown to visit the Morgan Library. Having never been to either museum, I was in for a major treat.

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…What better way to build trust and camaraderie than to visit my New York-based team in person? Of course, it was a no-brainer to stay through the weekend. It would be our first time back in the Big Apple since last year. I’m so glad I made the trek—the business part was productive, and my leisure time exploring new places was priceless…

Sunkist orange accents for a sunkissed summer: Tory Burch sunglasses, Nixon watch, J.Crew palm tree tee.
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The Philadelphia Museum of Art is holding a retrospective of the late African-American fashion designer Patrick Kelly. As part of a recent trip to my mom’s house in the Philly ‘burbs, I traveled downtown to check it out. I’m so very glad I did!

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Sorting through my pile of postcards, I spotted a fun design pattern that I then began to notice everywhere. I call it “the rainbow connection.”

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Happy May, everyone! If the warmer weather has inspired you to look for new accessories to liven up your lodging, check out these links for ideas…

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Last summer, I read this article in the New York Times about entrepreneur Peter Thum’s new venture called Liberty United. It’s a jewelry line created from recycling illegal guns and bullets…