Month: March 2015

A Lasting First Impression

“As you walk into anyone’s entrance, you want to feel welcome, you want to feel embraced,” says William R. Eubanks, principal of William R. Eubanks, Inc., whose name is synonymous with refined, classical interior design. “Whether it be period or modern style, it gives you an introd auction to what you’re about to find.” An …

Living a Tuscan Dream

by Lily Hoagland Nestled in the Tuscan hillsides outside Florence, Italy, Castelfafi, a new lifestyle resort, has been designed around all that the famous Tuscan landscape and village life have to offer: the wine, the countryside, the art, the architecture, and, of course, the food. The indulgent lifestyle Castelfalfi provides can be seen on every plate. …

Not Too Crabby

My filet, cooked a perfect medium-rare, was served with a heaping side of lobster creamed corn. My date’s colossal pile of stone crabs came with a rich, world-famous mustard sauce. Our baked potato was as large as a football, decorated with sour cream, bacon, cheese, and scallions. She looked at the presentation, then at me. …

Friends In Fashion

“A woman is as young as her knees,” decreed Mary Quant as she introduced the mini-skirt to the world in the  1960s. The era was anti-establishment, and fashion was being forged by contemporaries of the designers who had reigned in the 1940s and 1950s. Mary Quant was 21 in 1955 when she opened her store, …

Walter Channing, Vintner Was 74

This article originally appeared in the East Hampton Star on March 19 Walter Channing, who in a peripatetic career was, among other things, a sculptor, a venture capitalist, and a vintner, died at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton last Thursday at the age of 74. He had suffered from fronto-temporal dementia for …