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Born to a wealthy family in Pennsylvania, Gertrude Stein (1874-1946) spent much of her childhood moving about. Her thirst for culture and art was cultivated by her worldly upbringing. She spent much of her adulthood in Paris, building relationships with budding...
Dear Erin, I am the classic overtalker. Meaning, I have a habit of sharing too much of my opinion in social situations and then realizing I've totally offended at least one person in the group. Sometimes I don't even really agree...

By: Katie Armour

In honor of our favorite chef, a roundup of Julia Child's most charming quotations... 1. "I was 32 when I started cooking; up until then, I just ate." 2. "I enjoy cooking with wine, sometimes I even put it in the...
Looking to add to your bucket list? We've just penciled in exploring the Gardens of Marqueyssac in Vézac, France. The 17th century Château de Marqueyssac was built by Bertrand Vernet de Marqueyssac, a counselor to Louis XIV. Overlooking the Dordogne Valley,...

By: Katie Armour

Wonderful things spotted on the web this week... This new book by Leanne Shapton made us laugh out loud. Wishing we could cover our walls in mint green trellis.A dainty necklace perfect for spring.Love this short film directed by Sofia Coppola...
Our favorite new coffee table addition celebrates a staple in every Matchbook's girl wardrobe, the little black dress. Vogue contributor André Leon Talley penned the lovely tome which includes stunning photographs of over 80 iconic dresses such as Audrey Hepburn's classic...
The Brooklyn Museum is currently exhibiting nearly 100 watercolors by Gilded Age painter John Singer Sargent (1856-1925). The exhibit is a collaboration between the Brooklyn Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - both museums having contributed paintings from their...
Legendary singer and songwriter June Carter Cash (1929-2003) and her husband, Johnny, will forever be cherished by country music fans. Together they performed iconic duets such as “It Ain’t Me Babe” and “If I Were A Carpenter.” After touring together for...

By: Katie Armour

The Matchbook girl makes a fashion statement on the town and in her home. Check out the art prints making our walls extra stylish....

By: Katie Armour

Wonderful things we spotted on the web this week... Is anyone else terribly excited about the return of Arrested Development? For our fellow coffee table book lovers - a new way to justify your addiction. Iconic American shoemaker G.H. Bass designed...