inspired by: tulum.

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hartwood restaurant, by todd selby. tulum, mexico is one of my all-time favorite places. i could even see having a getaway home there if one could swing such a luxury. alas, it’s had a lot of upheaval as of late — i’m not certain i completely understand exactly what’s come undone, but the government has come in and said about 20 hotels along the beachline... 
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new & noteworthy.

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1. buchholz berlin knife catch. since we’re talking cooking today (see today’s earlier post about hedley & bennett) i thought i’d go a step further and round up a few more good looking items for around the kitchen. this week’s new & noteworthy is right up my alley — since i love to cook and i love cooking gadgets and gear. Bon Appétit! 2.... 
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Hedley & Bennett / Studio Tour.

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When I arrived at the Hedley & Bennett apron headquarters my first interaction was with a delightfully jolly pig named Oliver. Apparently finishing his morning stroll, I followed him right into the door where things just kept getting better: a giant yellow slide coming down from a tree house in the middle of the room, a warehouse-length zip line just begging to be used,... 
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making a grand entrance.

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the gifts of life. it’s always nice to make a grand entrance. that’s one thing my new house lacks — there’s no foyer, no entry hall of any kind — you simply step right into what i suppose you’d call a grand room, or a combination dining room / living room space. i love my house, but i do like a nice entryway welcoming you and your guests... 
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at home in the hamptons: the line.

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i’ve never been to the hamptons before. have you? i’ve heard about the beachy getaway forever and a day (hello, carrie bradshaw!) so perhaps i’ll get there eventually. Nestled near the easternmost tip of New York’s Long Island, Amagansett was established by farmers and fishermen before being developed as a summer resort in the late nineteenth century. The... 
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