A Leader of Prep for Forty Years

  In a way, it’s the tale of two companies: one, the high-end luxe establishment that goes the extra mile to ensure customer satisfaction above all else; the other, the down-home, make-you-feel-comfortable-in-your-own-skin retailer of reliable staples just blocks from home on Main Street. To wit, a customer in Saratoga recently phoned the local J.McLaughlin store …

Playful Little Peeps

My work in Luxury fashion made a huge impact on my approach to what constitutes luxury in all aspects of our lifestyles,” says Laura “LouLou” Baker, the founder and creative director of Peep’s Paper Products, a Washington, D.C.–based luxury paper-products company. “I believe that the most beautiful, unique clothing goes hand in hand with having …

Masson Returns with Majorelle, at The Lowell

“When you come to a restaurant like this, it’s like a mini-vacation—an escape from the outside world,” Charles Masson tells me. The fabled restaurateur, of La Grenouille legend, is speaking about his latest culinary undertaking, Majorelle, which just opened in the newly revamped ground-level spaces of The Lowell, the Upper East Side’s jewel box of …