Luxury – An Italian Tradition

“Authentic heritage is something you can see, feel and sense in every product- built upon real traditions and values, upon experience, passion and know-how handed down over generations.” Patrizio di Marco, President & CEO, Gucci.
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Will you still love me tomorrow?

This is a shot of the foyer floor we did in 2012- before and after grout. Mexican tiles, by design, are irregular both in shape and color. The color variation was fine with me, but the shape created a nightmare that only our builder and tile people could resolve.
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Healthy Comfort Food- Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti squash is a great food to eat in the late summer-early fall.  Substitute this unique vegetable for pasta and save calories if you’re watching your carbohydrates- while filling up on fiber and nutrients. Simply cut the squash in half (See photo center)
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Hello Dahlias

This summer I discovered dahlias in all their glory –at a family farm in Cornwall CT. Their size, varieties and colors are obscenely extravagant. If you haven’t been there, you can learn more here- http://www.somethingtocrowaboutdahlias.com and, if you’re lucky, you’ll be able to buy some tubers of your own. I plant VERY few summer bulbs because they have to be pretty special for me to dig them up in fall, then store, plant and stake them again come spring. For these babies, I will make an exception.
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Paola Pillows and Starbucks

What do Paola Pillows and Starbucks have in common? They both raise the bar on a product once thought to be a commodity. Not every flower finds itself reproduced on a luxurious 18” pillow. I have a passion for making beautiful things an important part of everyday life. 
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Naturally Stunning Throw Pillows

I love trying out my beautiful hosta throw pillows in different places. People worry about integrating unusual colors or prints into a living space. I get that. All the pieces have to work well together or you have chaos- which isn’t exactly comfortable when you’re trying to relax after a long day. Paola Pillows are extroverts.
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