It’s January, which means it’s White Sale season. We can thank Philadelphia’s own John Wanamaker for the tradition. He started it as an after Christmas promotion back in 1878 (when linens came in only one color – white). Shops and department stores have adopted it ever since.
Congratulations! You’ve just gotten engaged. You are about to embark on one of life’s most exciting journeys. There is so much to do – venues to book, caterers to sample, and of course, a wedding registry to start. The Bridal Registry as we know it dates back to the 1920s, when Macy’s department store came up with a clever way for wedding guests to discreetly shop for couples without having to ask what they wanted.
Flatware is to the table what jewelry is to a great outfit. Often overlooked, it can make all the difference between just okay and stunning. When it comes to setting the table, most of us have, over the years, collected a variety of options when it comes to table top elements like table linens or china patterns, changing them regularly to reflect our mood or the season. . .
Thanksgiving is the purest holiday. It is the distillation of all that is good and lasting in families and with friends. The Thanksgivings of my childhood were often at our relatively unheated summer house in Massachusetts. We meet four or five other die-hard families for a last weekend before . . .