Susan Lapene


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Breaking out of the Ordinary

August 19th, 2011

This year I had the great fortune of being invited to the Kentucky Derby. To say that it is the most exciting 2 minutes in one’s life, is an understatement. Not only was I there to witness all of the amazing hats, unbelievable outfits – both incredible and outlandish – but I also had the […]

The Royal Treatment

April 13th, 2011

How would you really like to astonish your friends at your next dinner party? It’s easier than you think. All you have to do is to serve dinner or brunch using your best sterling silver flatware. That’s right, no plastic, not even stainless steel…..but your finest sterling silver flatware. You know, the one that was left […]

Vintage Vuitton

August 2nd, 2010

There is nothing quite like the workmanship, look or feel of anything Louis Vuitton. They are pure indulgence.  Even his vintage pieces are phenomenal.  They are from an era when craftsmen would exceed your expectations, when price was not a consideration and the great houses of Asprey, Hermes and Louis Vuitton were establishing their reputations. […]

Keep this under the table…

October 8th, 2009

The coolest table ever is our “Monumental Specimen Table”. It speaks to my Italian side.  I love it, from the hand carved oak winged lions on the base, to the two inch thick inlayed marble top with its plethora of Italian marble varieties.  It is a tribute to the maker’s ingenuity, creativity, and master artistry. […]

“Shaken, not stirred!”

July 13th, 2009

When I saw the Art Deco Ship’s bar come out of the container truck, my first thought was of Bond, James Bond.  In my mind’s eye, I could see James Bond, maneuvering through a luxury liner’s crowded, smoky casino.  Bond, sleek and polished, quaffed, beyond handsome and of course wearing a perfect tuxedo.  Bond’s eyes […]

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