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Around Town : New York Shopping, a tale of three Pearls

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The other day on one of my many shopping adventures in New York, I discovered the three stores on my list that day were Pearl Paint, Purl Soho and Pearl River. A trifecta! I had to blog about it, of course. Pearl Paint is a huge craft supply store on Canal and Mercer street in …

Around Town : New York City Antique Show 2012

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This past weekend was the spring Antique Show at the Piers here in New York City.  I try to go every year to get inspired by what’s been made in the past (and to shop a little bit). Before I started clicking my camera, I made sure to ask permission from each vendor to shoot their …

Crafting + Chocolate = Yummy Valentines

Around Town : Crafting + Chocolate = Yummy Valentines

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  Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Matt and Mary have made a series of limited edition chocolate bars.    They come wrapped in marbleized papers that Mary made herself.  She used the marbleizing instructions that we have online.  I am particularly fond of marbleizing because it is one of those techniques where the results will completely surprise …

Around Town : Postcards from the Edge

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  December was crazy as always at TV, but as we did last year, a group of us from the TV Art Department took an evening in early December to create mini pieces of art to donate to Postcards From the Edge: A Benefit for Visual AIDS. It supports a great cause and since we …

New York Shopping, Part Two

Around Town : New York Shopping, Part Two

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A while back I posted about some of the specialty stores I’ve stumbled upon while shopping for the department. Here’s another round of places I’ve visited on recent supply adventures… if you’re in New York or will be soon, check them out! M&J Trimming is located at 1008 Avenue of the Americas  New York, NY Toho …

John Derian Company

Around Town : John Derian Company

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Last Thursday, both the TV Crafts Department and the creative team for the upcoming holiday special took a trip down to the John Derian Company store on East 2nd Street in Manhattan. After a glowing review from Martha and Kevin Sharkey, we knew we had to check out the newest Christmas wares on display and …

Around Town : Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture

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  If you’re seeking inspiration for your Thanksgiving table (as well as a festive fall day trip north of New York), head to Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture this weekend for a workshop on projects from “The Vegetable Feast” story in the November issue of Living. We will show you  how to use …


Around Town : Hulaween!

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On Friday night I had the privilege and great pleasure to accompany Martha and various guests to the New York Restoration Project’s annual “Hulaween” party at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel. Hosted by none other than the fabulous Bette Midler, this year’s benefit was given the  theme of “Dia de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead)” …