Veranda November/December 2017

VERANDA is a forum for the very best in living well. Always gracious, and never pretentious, we keep readers abreast of the finest in design, decorating, luxury travel, and more, inspiring them with beauty and elegance. VERANDA is both an ideas showcase and a deeply pleasurable escape, a place where homes feel as good as they look.

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coveted collections scandia home

Vienna Comforters and Pillows — Pure Polish white goose down enveloped in the finest German cotton batiste. Travel Attaché — What appears to be a pillow unfolds into an elegant, throw-size comforter. Filled with Hungarian white goose down and finished in a cotton sateen. The Travel Attaché keeps the comfort and warmth of home at your fingertips wherever the journey takes you. St. Petersburg/Luxembourg Pillows — Luxurious Scandia Down™ sleep pillows are utterly indulgent. Created in three densities—soft, medium and firm—to accommodate individual sleeping positions. St. Petersburg and Luxembourg Pillows are crafted from the finest Siberian down. Adriana Percale — Luxuriant 100% Egyptian cotton percale sheets and bedding, made in Italy. Stay connected with VERANDA | Visit VERANDA.COM and join the conversation on FACEBOOK, TWITTER, PINTEREST and INSTAGRAM.…

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the view from veranda

There’s a lot of high-style interior design, inspiration for generous gift-giving, and romantic holiday notions rolled up into this issue. But at their essence, most of this month’s stories are about indulgence. Not extravagance, mind you—there’s a difference. Indulgence is having permission to pull out your best china on a random Tuesday night to entertain family and friends, even if all you serve is takeout. It’s about decorating your home with abandon, in high-contrast colors and bold patterns, and without apology. It’s about telling people what you want for Christmas—if you’re asked—without making them second-guess your desires in this age of get-it-now, one-click shopping. (Of course, you’ll still have to pass muster with Santa!) Indulgences can be small, too—think of simple pleasures such as gift wrap and ribbon (see page…

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bold strokes

IPPOLITA ROSTAGNO’S FAVORITE THINGS 1. ALCHEMIST PENDANT “Glam lighting by Silvio Piattelli from Artemest, the website I founded to showcase Italian craft.” 2. YOTAM OTTOLENGHI COOKBOOKS “So visually appealing!” 3. SECONDOME AWAITING L STOOL “An intriguing form by Giorgia Zanellato and Coralla Maiuri.” 4. CUYANA TURTLENECK “My uniform.” 5. LE LABO SANTAL 33 EAU DE PARFUM “I enjoy the smoky, woodsy scent.” 6. HOTEL LA MINERVETTA “A charming gem on the Amalfi Coast.” 7. FRATELLI LISI CHAMPAGNE HOLDER “Extravagant and surprising.” 8. IPPOLITA EMBRACE BANGLE “Inspired by the softness of the feminine figure.” 9. SERGIO ROSSI MULTI-STRAP SANDALS “I love them for a night out.” 10. NESPRESSO VERTUOPLUS “My day does not officially start until I’ve had a latte.” 11. MACBOOK AIR “Can’t live without it—it’s my lifeline to the outside…

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worldly goods

in Indonesia’s Malay language, the word ibu means “a woman of respect.” It’s a fitting name for a four-year-old company that partners with women’s cooperatives in 34 countries, selling their handmade clothing, accessories, and home goods at trunk shows; in a Charleston, South Carolina, boutique; and online. Ibu is also an apt term for Ali MacGraw, the ingenue turned style icon whose generous spirit underpins decades of volunteer work with folk artists in her adopted hometown of Santa Fe, New Mexico. MacGraw collaborated with Ibu artisans to assemble the 85-piece Ali4Ibu collection: A napkin sketch became a printed-cotton skirt from Kenya; she tweaked a Moroccan linen jacket for fit and had it trimmed in soutache; decorative tassels were reimagined by women in India as a beaded necklace. The mood of the…

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natural beauty

Shapes and forms inspired by flora and fauna give glittering highjewelry pieces the incomparable splendor of the great outdoors.…

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diamond details

maria Canale was an award-winning jewelry designer who freelanced for such houses as Tiffany & Co. and Harry Winston when she decided to start her own brand a few years ago. But that didn’t mean she was abandoning the rarefied materials she loved. “I wanted to design diamond jewelry that a woman would wear and not keep in a vault, no matter the price,” she says. “It was my way of responding to the way women live today. We work, we entertain, we’re constantly on the go. We all need a signature, everyday piece that we wear with jeans and a T-shirt or a little black dress, and that pulls everything together. As they say, ‘Ease is the secret to true elegance.’ Canale’s creations marry that practical sensibility to rare gems…