Veranda November - December 2015

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a very special giveaway SETTING THE BAR Let us entertain you! We’ve teamed up with Horchow to award Ralph Lauren Home glassware and a bar cart to a lucky reader. See page 164 for contest rules and go to your chance to win. Toast the Season! Get your imagination cooking with a compendium of our favorite holiday entertaining stories from the archives, chock-full of great ideas. Santa’s Little Helper If our holiday gift guide (page 61) leaves you inspired, check out the bonus fashion, home, and beauty goods we just couldn’t keep to ourselves (like the Cluster diamond earrings above, price upon request; 24/7 Style Don’t miss our daily download of style and design news, happenings in the world of luxury real estate, and the latest in the arts, culture, and fine jewelry. Veranda.comis…

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can we talk, entre nous?

I have a confession to make: I’m not a big fan of fall or winter. Sure, the foliage is wildly beautiful, and I absolutely love the holiday season. Really. But my birthday this year falls less than 24 hours after the winter solstice (the shortest day of the year) and two days before Christmas, so from then on, it’s sort of a slippery slope for me until the first signs of warm weather. Though I enjoy cocooning fireside on a cold winter day, I enjoy being outdoors much more. So I get out, even on the bleakest days. (I once strolled along a New York beach in February when it was 18 degrees—the sun was shining, and somehow, the quiet and solitude were enough to make me happy.) Of course, winter…

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english rose

“I stick to things that suit me rather than forcing myself into a mold of whatever’s fashionable.” as the daughter of the founder of de Gournay, the wallpaper company renowned for its chinoiserie panels handpainted with plumed fauna and trailing flora, Hannah Cecil Gurney had an early exposure to rarefied beauty. “I grew up with butterflies and birds on the walls,” she says. “It felt so normal.” Gorgeousness is second nature to the 29-year-old Londoner. Gurney studied physics and math at university and worked as an accountant at Price Waterhouse Coopers before joining the family business, where she helps devise new ways to keep the time-honored tradition of artisanal wallpaper relevant. Employing archival patterns, the firm has pioneered such techniques as a tone-on-tone design with a pearlescent ground and raised gilt details.…

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perfectly composed

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all about… decadence

JP WEAVER JP Weaver Co. has designed and fabricated Louis IV style wall detail in Los Angeles since 1914. This world-renowned ornamental molding company maintains a library of thousands of unique interior moldings in all period styles. Custom design work is their specialty. For more information, visit J. TRIBBLE: CUSTOM CABINETRY A premier builder of custom-designed sink bases, J. Tribble creates handcrafted cabinets that are an invaluable asset for distinctive homes nationwide. Visit to see our full range or call 888.652.6116. DEKTON BY COSENTINO Dekton is an ultraresilient surface option that offers infnite design possibilities. Applicable to indoor and outdoor spaces, this ultra-compact material provides outstanding resistance to scratches, water absorption, stains, UV, and thermal shock. For more information visit SHINE: THE BRILLIANCE & BEAUTY OF SUNBRELLA From holiday entertaining tips to new upholstery…

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season of giving

FASHION MAVEN For the cognoscente who has everything, baubles and bibelots worthy of an icon. SOCIAL BUTTERFLY A woman with a fully inked Smythson will revel in a quiet, welcoming sense of luxury. FREE SPIRIT When worldly and well-traveled go hand in hand with the sumptuously well-heeled. REBEL Who says your favorite nonconformist shouldn’t get to look good, too? RENAISSANCE MAN Rugged, well-rounded accessories for the guy who can do anything. DAPPER GENTLEMAN A cultivated aesthete needs plenty of handsome playthings. BACKGROUND, MATCHES, RING: ALISON GOOTEE/STUDIO D; COAT, BOX: PAMELA COOK/STUDIO D; DE LA FALAISE, CHANEL: CONDÉ NAST ARCHIVE/CORBIS; LAMBERT: BETTMANN/CORBIS. BACKGROUND, BRACELETS: ALISON GOOTEE/STUDIO D; DOME, NIGHTSHIRT, BOX: PAMELA COOK/STUDIO D; VANDERBILT: RON GALELLA, LTD./WIREIMAGE; GUEST: LIFE IMAGES COLLECTION/GETTY; MELLON: FRED R. CONRAD/THE NEW YORK TIMES/REDUX. BACKGROUND, NAPKINS, NOTEBOOKS, ORNAMENTS: ALISON GOOTEE/STUDIO D; KEY RING, HAT: PAMELA COOK/STUDIO D; BIRKIN, GETTY:…