August 2009 Archives

Ga-ga for Greenwich

Monday, August 31, 2009 by Jason Oliver Nixon.

Just a hop, skip and, hopefully, a non-traffic-clogged jump up I-95, Greenwich, Connecticut, offers a delightful small-town feel with all of the glamour of a major city. There’s terrific shopping (the main drag, Greenwich Avenue, houses everything from Tory Burch and Anne Fontaine to Design Within Reach and Baccarat), gorgeous homes (zip out Round Hill Road for some real stunners, and grab a coffee at the general store-like Round Hill Store) and terrific people watching (you’ve never seen so many blond Tory-clad women in Jack Rogers sandals, ever!). Plus, I love the police who man the picket fence-barricaded corners and won’t let you cross the street until they give you the command verbally. It’s all so quaint and Peyton Place-like.

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Bar None

Friday, August 28, 2009 by Jason Oliver Nixon.

This week I hopped from New York to Minneapolis and back (you know me, never one to rest on my laurels—nor in any one place for too long) and sipped cocktails from the heartland to Midtown.

A few highlights:

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Big in Japan

Monday, August 24, 2009 by Jason Oliver Nixon.

Oh, how the past week was a whirl! Go, go, go and go, and I sort of like it that way. I figure that I can sleep when I am dead, n’est-ce pas?

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Nantucket Diaries

Thursday, August 20, 2009 by Jason Oliver Nixon.

Never one to sit still, I zipped over to Nantucket after my sojourn in Little Compton, Rhode Island, for a little R&R in what I like to call the “Yankee Riviera.”

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Loving Little Compton

Sunday, August 09, 2009 by Jason Oliver Nixon.

This past weekend, we discovered a magical escape for a romantic weekend! The just-opened Stone House in Little Compton is an impressive, historic hostelry hugging the coastline in this charming Rhode Island town. Little Compton is a revelation, a glorious mix of shingle-style cottages and agricultural fields that spill down to the seashore. We are reminded of the Hamptons 20 years ago, back when that resort community’s vibe was relaxed—before the see-and-be-seen restaurants and nightspots dominated.

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Beachy Keen

Monday, August 03, 2009 by Jason Oliver Nixon.

I was feeling a bit downtrodden, a tad maudlin and trampled, so I zipped down to South Florida for a night of R and R by the shore. My destination was the fabled Boca Raton Resort & Club, the pink palace crafted by architect Addison Mizner back in the 1920s—all crenellated gables and sandcastle-like turrets overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway.

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About Jason Oliver Nixon

Jason Oliver Nixon

Global Lifestyle Editor Jason Oliver Nixon is always on the prowl for the latest and greatest finds, whether it’s ferreting out the grooviest new restaurant in Paris or unearthing a home design store in Dubai. "I am attracted by color and energy, passion and verve," says Nixon. "Who wants to be beige and boring?" The former Editor in Chief of Gotham, Hamptons, and Los Angeles Confidential magazines, Nixon makes frequent appearances on television as a style authority. A resident of Brooklyn, New York, Nixon escapes to London whenever possible, where he can be found happily ensconced at Fortnum & Mason perusing new-fangled jams.

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