Favorite Hot Art Dealer
It's rare to find an art gallery where the dealer has such an incredible selection of work, you would like to take everything home with you. Beverly Sacks Fine Art (sacksfineart.com) is such a rare find. One example of a Painting We Love is this stunning work by Oronzo Gasparo, Glorification of the Birth Anna Saporetti 1944.
Favorite Online Goodies
A fun concept -- collect locally-made goodies from a variety of cities and offer them to online buyers. Go to CityMade to order Buffalo's Lou-Retta's Chocolate Laced Popcorn, Rochester's Zweigles White Hots, Syracuse's Wango Tango Dinosaur BBQ Sauce (0rder this for the name alone!), Baltimore's MaryLand Style Crab Soup, and other delectables.
Favorite Yard Buddy
We love this durable, compact Redwood Patio Greenhouse from Smith & Hawken. Ladies and gentlemen, start your seed-planting engines. It's almost time to plant those tenders in the ground!
Favorite Antique Center
Paul Plumadore and Jim Tindell know how to host a party! Visit their Center44 at 222 East 44th Street in New York City to visit a host of excellent dealers.
Favorite Mind-Blowing Decor
We fell in love with Chicago's Architectural Artifacts recently. They offer an amazing selection of high-quality items, all eclectic in nature, ranging from faux bois and fer forge to fireplace mantels, doors, garden furnishings, and historically significant furnishings.
Favorite Pool Furniture
Pool boy, bring us a cosmo. Luxury lounging is definitely possible in the Del Sol Sun Lounger, with removable sun canopy, from Allegro Classics.
Favorite Oven We're Lovin'
If James Bond were a foodie, he'd have the Gaggenau Lift Oven. Its glass ceramic base lowers from the oven to the countertop. Load it up, touch a button, and your food is airborne and cooking away. Great design. Excellent space saver.