Much has changed since Dr. David Fairchild, one of America’s most influential horticulturalists and plant collectors, bought a property in Coconut Grove in 1916 with his wife, Marian, and named it The Kampong—the Malay word for village. Not long after purchasing the waterfront acreage, he enlisted the architect Edward Clarence Dean to design a Mission-style house there, which was completed in 1928 and is now on the National Register of Historic Places. Over time, he experimented on the grounds here with an “introduction garden” of plants he collected on his expeditions around the world and he loved to share his knowledge of the plants he cultivated in the
Last week author Jean Nayar’s book, The Happy Home Project (Filipacchi Publishing), was officially released—and to celebrate its publication her friends at Wood-Mode hosted a party at the InHouse Kitchen Bath Home showroom in the New York Design Center, where she was joined by good friends and colleagues, some of whom are pictured here. If you’d like to enter to win a copy, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy June!
Looking for a fun way to celebrate Earth Day? Then visit Greenwich Jewelers and buy yourself or a loved one some beautiful, eco-friendly jewelry. Jennifer Gandia, one of the store’s owners, was at a Celebration of Sustainable Living event at the Visionaire last weekend (the LEED Platinum residential building in Battery Park City) with a range of other eco-friendly designers, retailers and manufacturers to participate in an expo it hosts every year to honor Earth Day). Jennifer says that being environmentally friendly has always been a part of Greenwich Jewelers’ DNA since her parents opened the store in 1976. When they create
Thanks to an invitation from the Jesters Club, an international squash organization that was celebrating its 75th annual jubilee last week, we had the opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes tour of Christie’s New York location in Rockefeller Plaza with Becky MacGuire, a specialist in Chinese Export porcelain. After visiting the interiors rooms and sitting in on a live auction, we learned that you can actually get some good-quality estate furniture and accents—as well as an incredibly wide range of art and artifacts—for fairly reasonable prices (one woman told us she furnished her entire summerhouse with furniture she purchased at a