The Ranney-Crawford House B&B in Putney, VT. Its a wonderful 1810 brick Federal with luxurious rooms, delicious breakfasts, and beautiful grounds.
Jewelry artist and lapidarist David Posnett uses quartz and other stones from Maidstone beach to create beautiful, organically shaped silver jewelry. Visit his site for necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings, and bolo ties.
Betsy Alley has combined her training as an archeologist, her love of ancient design, and her eye for style to create a line of beautiful scarves, ties, and t-shirts. Wear your love of ancient Egypt, Greece and many other ancient cultures on your sleeve (or chest or neck) and let everyone know you appreciate the classics.
Deborah Gregory, famed author of The Cheetah Girls, makes beautiful, funky metal cases with decoupage images and sparkles on them. You can get ID cases, sewing kits, business card cases, and tissue cases. Images include famous people like Josephine Baker and Billie Holiday, glam icons like pocketbooks and shoes, and of course, animals. Get information here about her books and the hit Disney TV movies here, too!
Visit this site for tasty treats baked specially for you by Davide Dickson. A graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education (formerly Peter Kumps New York Cooking School) in New York City for pastry training and shes amazingly talented. Wow your guests with personalized, iced cookies or her famous chocolate logjam cake. Theyll be talking about it for months!
Matteo has photographed such known faces as actress Tia Texada (Third Watch), singer Joan Osborne, comedian Margaret Cho, Shayna Steele (Hairspray), Chester Gregory (Hairspray), Justin Johnston (Rent) and Michael Seelbach (Wicked). Matteo has also shot the ad campaigns for Therapy, Gym and Minoritees. His photograhs of Melissa Glim's jewelry appear on her web page.
In 2003, he was selected among the Italian emerging artists and invited as special guest at the national photography awards Orvieto Fotografia Festival in Italy. In July 2004 he was interviewed by Kodak as one of the top emerging talents in photography and featured on ProPass Magazine - download the interview
My dear friend Nigel Teare, a former photographer, is now a full-time FOODIE! After returning from London, he joined a 20-year-old catering company called Eventfull.nyc as a partner. They are a full-service, off-premise New York City Caterer working with clients in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the tri-state area. They specialize in it allweddings, corporate events, gala dinners, holiday parties, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, and those special personal events in your home. Check 'em out!
And while you're checking out EventFull.nyc, remember that Nigel's partner Francis Mitchell (one of my favorite people ever) is the world's best hairdresser. He's working "mobile" as they say in London, which means he'll come to you (as long as you live in NYC). What luxury! Can you believe it?
My friend Joel Bukiewicz is a self-taught metal artist who specializes in making knives. He makes each knife one at a time in his workshop, focusing on durability, function and beauty.
Fine art -- collage, watercolor, prints and sculpture by acclaimed artist Joanna Astor