sMARt Tips

sMARt Tips
Although it is wintertime, there is gardening work to be done. That said, who doesn’t love wisteria? The endless blooms in the spring can blanket their canopy over a terrace, balcony or pergola. They are so delicately intoxicating and whimsical, especially when fluttering in a soft spring breeze. To get that look there is work to be done...Read more
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At a loss during gift giving times? You are not alone! The holidays are never far away, and they seem to be coming closer and closer together lately. People can be incredibly difficult to buy for, especially that man who has everything. Everyone knows at least one guy or gal who has it so together; it makes buying a token of appreciation a full-on...Read more
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Ever find yourself in a pinch when wrapping a small gift box? Cutting scraps off of larger wrapping paper can be a chore because you try to not take away what you might need for larger gifts.Read more
MAR Silver, gold and brass
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In keeping with my latest home design details in MAR silver, gold and brass, I have a doozy of a s MAR t tip for you, MAR tians— and a few personal MAR mories too. When I was growing up, I had my very own "designing women." My very creative mother and grandmother were sticklers for good design. In fact, my mother always said,...Read more
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There is nothing more exciting than watching the snow melt away to uncover the early signs of rebirth, renewal, and regrowth. Any good gardener will tell you that it's all about planning in advance. Much like the fashion industry, you're always one season ahead. So, here are my s MAR t tips to jump-start your Spring season. Visit garden...Read more
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If you find that you can’t keep a plant because you don’t have a green thumb, try this forest-style planter for your home. It’s a foolproof, long-lasting alternative to traditional houseplants. And decorating your home is even easier when you forage in your garden for rocks, branches, and driftwood to bring this beautiful...Read more
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Wine glasses that is! Casual Luxury principles denote that the smallest things matter a lot. Anyone who knows me has heard me say, “The devil is in the details.” It is with that in mind, I offer a simple primer on how the size and shape of glassware affect the taste of your beverage—and thanks to the folks at Cardinal Glass for...Read more
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Beautiful scarves are incredibly versatile. They aren’t just for accessorizing an outfit anymore! While scarves can spruce up any outfit, jauntily tied, they can also update an old purse with a splash of color. Ditch the wrapping paper and personalize any gift with a unique silk scarf, which then becomes part of the gift. (No need to buy...Read more
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What: Mar Jennings Holiday Design Lecture When: Sat Nov 5, 2016 at 2:00pm Where: 75 Church Lane, Westport, CT Ready to create your Casual Luxury holiday home? Join Mar at his interactive, energetic and informative holiday talk. You’ll learn how to: Use Mar’s 6 core design principals—which work in any home, with any style...Read more
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Traversing along the windy and sometimes daunting trails to your perfect home can be a challenge. Through my experience as a homebuyer and with homebuyers as a Realtor® I have accumulated key tips to make the process easier. I want to pass what I have learned along to my MAR tians. 1. Start house hunting after your bank has prequalified you...Read more