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September-October 2010

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In This Issue

Refined Dining

Moderne Barn provides Armonk with a more upscale dining option.

Trees First

As long as she can remember, Pepe Maynard has marked family birthdays, deaths, anniversaries, and other special ocassions by planting trees. Trees are the leitmotif of her Bedford garden and her gardening in general.

High Style

We invited six notable and talented locals to model fall fashions from area shops at a marvelous, 16-acre old-world, tudor-revival manor.

Schools of Thought

Our education section explores the missions of various independent schools in the area, provides insights into study habits, and answers to common questions parents and student ask about private schools.

Ten Minutes With Robert Kessler

If you were plopped down into Robert Kessler‘s state-of-the-art sound recording studio, you’d swear it was Hollywood, Nashville, or London. But no, Kessler, the award-winning producer of audio books, motion-picture soundtracks, and noted music composer, works his magic in Katonah. We taped some of Kessler’s own reflections on recording sessions with a veritable who’s who of performers, authors, academics, and politicians


Author Deborah MacFadden tells the story of her initial infatuation with high-heeled shoes until she discovered she could barely move after a couple months into the affair.

Doggin It

Mary Mayland visits estate sales and buys old, odd objects that she can refurbish and turn into lively accessories. Much of her store, Baxter & Co. Home, features animal-inspired pieces, both antique and modern.

Another Pretty Face

Bedford’s Susan Trumpbour, founder of MyBeautyberry.com, a beauty-insider web site and e-newsletter, shares her knowledge of beauty products with busy moms. She sends informative emails discussing beauty industry topics, discounts and trends.

Still Pretty in Pink

The iconic salmon pink house with green trim on Stone Hill Road, Mill Pond Farm, is one of those things that best signifies Bedford. Barley changing since 1931, the owners wanted their small working farm to be a respite from urban life.

A Natural Act

Actress Sachi Parker currently lives in Wilton with her husband and young children. However, as a child she was raised in the Hollywood glam. Her perspective and personality is a cultural balance of East and West as her father worked n Japan.

Presidential Aspirations

With Chelsea now married and their own financial condition solid, the Clintons are likely moving into this 20-acre, $10-million estate in the heart of Bedford horse country—for, if nothing else, more privacy and some very nice neighbors.
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