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  • American Cool: What is cool to you?

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    What is American Cool? One of the highlights from our family trip to Washington, D.C. this weekend was taking in the “American Cool” exhibition of 100 People Who Define Cool in Arresting Photographs at the National Portrait Gallery. It’s a collection of 100 photos that go deep into the soul of those who posess that certain edge. In this selfie world of “duck lips” and “signature poses” we often lose the spontainaity that comes with honestly capturing oneself as these photos of…

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  • The Jewelry of Van Cleef and Arpels, Timeless Iconic Design on Display


    The Jewelry of Van Cleef and Arpels, Timeless Iconic Design on Display. Must See: “Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels” at the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. For more then century, the remarkable history of Van Cleef & Arpels has been intertwined with the lives of many of the greatest personalities of our time. Each has enhanced the other and set the stage for the display of some of the grandest jewelry of out time.Going back…

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  • First Lady Gowns at the Smithsonian Behind the Scenes Video


    Behind-the-Scenes Video of Michelle Obama’s Inaugural Gown at SmithsonianYesterday, we brought you the news of Michelle Obama’s Inaugural Gown being added to the First Ladies Collection at the Smithsonian Institute of American History in Washington, D.C.Today, we are delighted to share a very fascinating behind the scenes video of preparing the gowns for the First Ladies Exhibition. Not only do you get to close-up details of some of the First Lady dresses,which include Mrs Obama’s, but you also get inside…

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