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Restoration Hardware Revival

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Restoration Hardware reinvents itself once again with its largest showroom ever in Buckhead By Travis Neighbor Ward Published in The Atlantan Magazine Driving by Restoration Hardware’s new showroom on Peachtree Road, it’s easy to mistake it for a hotel. Six stories tall, charcoal gray and adorned with an endless series of balconies and 12-foot-tall French doors (there are 220 doors total), the …

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David Yurman Interview

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Judging from his portrait by Peter Lindbergh and his company’s $450 million annual profits, it would not be far-fetched to expect David Yurman to enter a room with bravado. In this photo—salt-and-pepper hair brushed back from his prominent brow, steely gaze off to one side, stubble, a black turtleneck clinging to his chest with Armani-esque adhesion—Yurman exudes the pent-up intensity …

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Smythson of Bond Street

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British Invasion: Smythson of Bond Street infiltrates Atlanta’s party scene By Travis Neighbor Ward Published in Atlanta Magazine’s HOME Leave it to the British to think of everything when it comes to etiquette and entertaining. Like this Entertaining Set from Smythson of Bond Street, England’s stationer to the stars. (The company has been known to custom match note cards to the …

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Java Gems

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If you’re relying on a boring old coffee maker to get you going in the morning, try these stylish, Italian accessories on for size instead. Old-school addicts can grind beans with Capresso’s conical burr grinder, then brew the grounds in Alessi’s eight-cup French press designed by famed late architect/designer Aldo Rossi. Or, for ultra-fast service, opt for Illy’s FrancisFrancis! X1 or Gaggia’s titanium espresso machine—the …