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American Style Icon: C.Z. Guest (the real thing)

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This month, Rizzoli releases a sumptuous tribute to the legendary social icon C.Z. Guest, who romped through the 20th-century beau monde with unending vivacity and style. From her birth in 1920 into an upper-crust Boston family to her 1947 marriage to Winston Guest (a Churchill relation) to her years ping-ponging between swank parties and rustic gardens, she […]

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Rizzoli Publishes a New Book of Photos by Miles Aldridge

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Society’s rigid rules can often cause most of us, in the words of Norman Bates, “to go a little mad sometimes.” And in the surreally stark, hyper-glamorous world of photographer Miles Aldridge, his models seem to be on the verge of cracking under the pressure of perfection. These women are suffering from an exquisite emotional […]

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Rent the Legendary hamptons estate Grey Gardens

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Another winter in a summer town. Although Edith Bouvier Beale (now known to history as Little Edie) was desperate to escape the season’s bleak chill along the East Hampton seashore, we think it would be a great place to hide out and write undisturbed for a few months. And that is exactly what you can […]

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South Beach Wine & Food Festival: Amaris Jones of South Street at the Chicken Coupe Event

Amaris Jones, proprietor and chef of South Street, located in the Miami Design District.

No bird is safe on Saturday, February 23rd, when the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival debuts a new event, Chicken Coupe. Hosted by chef Andrew Carmellini at the W South Beach—where he runs the Miami outpost of his New York destination restaurant The Dutch—the event showcases the delectable combination of champagne and […]

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South Beach Wine & Food Festival: Aniece Meinhold and Cesar Zapata of The Federal and Daniel Serfer of Blue Collar at the Thrillist BBQ and the Blues Event

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And the food madness rolls on. On the evening of Saturday, February 23rd, the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival presents Creekstone Farms’ BBQ & the Blues event at the iconic Eden Roc hotel. Hosted by Thrillist and Iron Chef America star Geoffrey Zakarian (consulting chef at New York’s buzzed-about Lambs Club), the evening features […]

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South Beach Wine & Food Festival: Modern Mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim

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Although this week’s Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival is principally about those title attractions—namely, wine and food—one can’t overlook their delicious and equally multifaceted cousin, the cocktail. Many events are shining a spotlight on distilled liquors, but true aficionados have set aside Saturday afternoon for a pair of demonstrations from America’s sultan of the […]

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Steve Rubell’s Studio 54 Auction: everything must blow!

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Quick! What do a sterling-silver Bulgari postcard, an invitation to the premiere of the 1978 film The Wiz, an Andy Warhol Polaroid of Grace Jones, and a diploma from Syracuse University have in common? Well, they’re all going on the block tomorrow in West Palm Beach, when Palm Beach Modern Auctions sells a collection of rare memorabilia from […]

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Fashion Restoration: Diesel Sponsors Venice’s Ponte di Rialto

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With his announcement of a 5.5 million euro gift to restore Venice’s iconic Ponte di Rialto bridge, Diesel founder Renzo Rosso has become only the latest fashion force to preserve a piece of European history. Through his holding company, Only the Brave (which also owns Maison Martin Margiela and Viktor & Rolf), Rosso is working with the City of Venice to bring the structure—the oldest of […]

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