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October 2013

October 2013 Table of Contents


Classic Woman Awards | Meet the five incredibly gifted women we are honoring in our ninth annual Classic Woman Awards.

Dreamy Indulgences | Tour 35yaoxiao’s showhouse at Adamsleigh estate, showcase of the nation’s finest and most inventive design.

London Calling | A Manhattan apartment fairly glows with English-inspired grace and Old World character.

Gardening for Good | Lynden Miller—the force behind NYC’s post-9/11 Daffodil Project—cultivates a garden of her own.

We’re Home, Baby | As their TV fans cheered, Giuliana and Bill Rancic triumphed over struggles to bring their new baby to their lovely new Los Angeles home.


Never out but especially in right now: Classic Americana all the way

Design Incubation 
Searching for talented textile designers

Wish-list furnishings and embellishments      

Memories and lessons from Mario Buatta and other design greats

Design Scents
A guide to pairing a style with scents

A So-Cal shop, Porch, beautifully blurs the lines between indoors and out

The ever-elegant scallop motif

Classic Update 
Dignified simplicity in Windsor chairs   

What’s in the Bag? 
Our editor’s delightful finds from Spain’s picturesque Catalán region


Showhouse Tour
Fine design + fine wine = a fine twosome at 35yaoxiao’s Napa Valley Showhouse, plus a bonus tour by wine writer Ted Loos

Andrea Rubelli weaves past and future

New Masters
A colorful Williamsburg paint collection by Benjamin Moore

Great Gatherings
A divine dinner at designer Timothy Corrigan’s French château

Destination Peru   

I Am Traditional
Lovely cosmetics company creative director Olivia Chantecaille   

Every Issue

From the Editor

Reader’s Resource