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Springtime Accessory: Hook Handle Umbrellas

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Of all my accessories, from pocket squares to lapel pins, weekender bags to Wayfarers, the one I piece get the most compliments on … is my umbrella. By no means is it a fancy umbrella. There are no crazy patterns and it doesn’t boast a different color underlining. It’s simply all black with wooden hook handle. And it cost upwards of $10. At Target.

I like it because it’s big enough to for two people. I like that it has the right touch of dramatic and sophisticated. And I like that it’s just meaningful enough where you won’t leave it at a restaurant or in the back of a cab. Sure it requires a little bit of purpose to carry it around, but there in lies the statement. Continue reading

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Classic Design: The Home Office Bar

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Just another day at the office. (photo: amctv.com)

AMC’s super-successful period series Mad Men made drinking both at home and in the office stylish — visually, at least. And while today’s corporate landscape doesn’t allow for keeping a properly stocked bar behind your desk at work, adding a few choice bottles to your home study or workspace adds another dimension to your personal space’s character and style. SCL Creator Jonathan Baker’s latest piece on Houzz.com embraces such an idea, with accompanying photo inspiration. Read on!

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