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Guest Post: Rebekah Zaveloff on the 2010 Harbor Country Kitchen Walk

Guest Post: Rebekah Zaveloff on the 2010 Harbor Country Kitchen Walk

Thanks to my friend, KitchenLab and design in a bag’s Rebekah Zaveloff  for today’s guest post about the 2010 Harbor Country Kitchen Walk benefitting Designs 4 Dignity. ↔ When a friend first introduced me to Harbor Country® Michigan, I couldn’t believe I’d been living in Chicago for so long and had never driven the 90 […]

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Guest Post: Hillary Keech’s NYC Shopping Guide

Guest Post: Hillary Keech’s NYC Shopping Guide

Many thanks to Modest Designs founder Hillary Keech for contributing this excellent New York City shopping guide. A veteran of design firms such as Sills Huniford and Roman & Williams, Hillary understands that high design can be achieved on any budget, and I’m looking forward to visiting some of her selections during my next visit […]

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Guest Post: Albert Tanquero’s California Adventure (Pt. 2)

Guest Post: Albert Tanquero’s California Adventure (Pt. 2)

Thanks to Albert Tanquero for contributing the story of his California shopping trip, trawling antique stores in search of  strange and unusual vintage photos and other ephemera – inventory for his his thriving Ebay vintage photo store and inspiration for he and his partner Jim York’s innovative stationary company The Found. Check out their new […]

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This Week: Guest Columnist Marla Marcianelli on Paxton Gate

This Week: Guest Columnist Marla Marcianelli on Paxton Gate

Thanks to my friend Marla for contributing this post about Paxton Gate, one of the most interesting home and garden shops in San Francisco’s Mission District. Take it away Marla! ↔ When I first visited Paxton Gate back in the late 90’s, it was a quirky shop mostly filled with plants and gardening supplies, but […]

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Guest Post: The Found’s Albert Tanquero on the Rose Bowl Flea Market (Pt. 1)

Guest Post: The Found’s Albert Tanquero on the Rose Bowl Flea Market (Pt. 1)

When my friend Albert Tanquero told me about his crazy shopping trip to L.A.’s Orange Bowl Flea Market, I asked him to write about it, and he kindly agreed. Albert’s one of the busiest guys I know, so it means a lot that he takes the time to contribute now and again.  In addition to […]

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Guest Post: Cady McClain on New Orleans (Plus: Travel Tips!)

Guest Post: Cady McClain on New Orleans (Plus: Travel Tips!)

When actress, singer, artist and former Open House star Cady McClain sent me photos from a recent New Orleans trip, I asked her if she’d provide a guest post about her visit, and to my delight, she agreed.  I love looking at people’s vacation photos no matter their destination, but I really love how New […]

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Guest Post: Le Trip’s Jill Mitchell on life in Provence

Guest Post: Le Trip’s Jill Mitchell on life in Provence

I “met” Jill Mitchell when I e-mailed her about a fantastic vintage snake anatomy print I spied while visiting her Ebay store.  An American who chronicles her life in Provence on her blog Le Trip, Jill organizes day trips, tours and travel packages for those of us who do not live like she does.  But […]

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