Veranda September/October 2016

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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featuring greet deco by p.e. guerin

P.E. Guerin’s Greet Deco collection was inspired by a collaboration with interior designer Stuart Greet in the 1970s. The collection expanded to include a basin set made for film critic Gene Siskel. As the firm nears its 160th anniversary, the set has grown to include a full line of bath, door, and cabinetry hardware, all designed, sand-cast, and hand-finished in P.E. Guerin’s New York City foundry. While drawing from the Art Deco period, this collection has a wonderful graphic presence that speaks to today’s design. Explore this collection and more at Stay connected with VERANDA | Visit VERANDA.COM and join the conversation on FACEBOOK, TWITTER, PINTEREST and INSTAGRAM…

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Five-Star Spaces Gather bushels of inspiration from a compendium of the most gorgeous kitchens we’ve ever featured, including Mimi Thorisson’s, pictured on page 93 and on the cover of her latest cookbook, above. Chefs’ Tables Sometimes eating out is as big a feast for the eyes as it is for the stomach. Take a delicious tour through the world’s stylish restaurants in our chic roundup. Insider’s Eye Get a sneak peek at Veranda’s latest coffeetable tome, Retreats, out in October and filled with the most soothing, sophisticated havens that have graced our pages. follow us a kitchen giveaway TAP INTO STYLE To help celebrate our “Curated Kitchen” special section, Kallista—the purveyor of haute fittings, sinks, and accessories—is giving one lucky reader the faucet of his or her choice—up to a $2,000 value! Turn to page 186 for sweepstakes rules,…

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the view from veranda

i am in the process of acquiring chickens and getting them set up in a coop. We’ll see if I actually follow through with it—I’m just one click away from placing the order (but I’ve been hesitating for weeks). As I hope many of you do, I treat my home as a retreat—an escape from the rigors of the nine-to-five grind. I use it as a place for quiet repose, to collect my thoughts and dream big dreams. While I love the idea of gathering fresh eggs and sauntering around with chicks, I’m not sure I’ve given full thought to the upkeep. It’s sort of like gardening—it has a certain romance, yet when hungry gophers swoop in for a nibble or root rot takes over from too much rain, it’s…

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defining luxury from a to v

ANTIQUES The European Fine Art Foundation’s annual antiques fair in Maastricht, the Netherlands, has long been a must for connoisseurs. This fall, the foundation—known as TEFAF—launches its inaugural fair on U.S. soil with a New York show replete with top-drawer finds, like a rare console by André Arbus and Vadim Androusov (above) and a cabinet of curiosities packed with objects from the 16th and 17th centuries (top). October 21–26; Brilliant Tiffany & Co.’s Blue Book Collection is a tour de force of workmanship, featuring the world’s finest diamonds in jaw-dropping settings—some of which take 1,000 hours to make. It’s dizzying, dazzling eye candy of the very first order. COUTURE Devotees of the classic Chanel suit can bring home the made-to-measure élan Mademoiselle made famous with plush new tweeds that capture her unstudied sense of…

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hello again

KATE VALENTINE SPADE’S FAVORITE THINGS on her way to work as an assistant at Mademoiselle in the 1980s, Kate Valentine Spade looked around in the elevator. “Everyone was wearing black,” she says. Wanting to fit in, she followed suit and built a new wardrobe. “One day I was doing laundry, and all I saw was a pile of black. Black, black, black. I thought, What am I doing? This is so not me. And suddenly I was like, I’m gonna do my own thing.” The designer has been doing her own thing ever since, channeling offbeat touchstones— the characters Laura Petrie and Auntie Mame are her spirit animals—into happy, ladylike fashion. In the ’90s, she started the handbag company Kate Spade New York (with which she’s no longer affiliated— changing her own…

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enchanted forest