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The Maine Event

Wednesday, December 09, 2009 by Jason Oliver Nixon.

I am simply mad about the state of Maine. Crazy. Cuckoo. Over the moon. If you read my blog religiously—and those of you who do are saints—you know that I practically live my life in a Maine-made L.L. Bean Boat and Tote bag, the one must-have accessory that no one can be without. In fact, I have 47 Boat and Totes, but that’s an issue for a therapist and not for public discussion.

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Ciao-Ciao, Mr. Chow

Monday, November 30, 2009 by Jason Oliver Nixon.

Just before Thanksgiving—and en route to Antigua, Guatemala, where the Nixon clan celebrates the holiday—I spent a few nights in Miami to catch up on what’s doing in this balmy, beachy burg. There have been a slew of new hotels and restaurants open of late in South Beach, so I wanted to check in on the latest and greatest.

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Feasts & Fêtes

Wednesday, November 11, 2009 by Jason Oliver Nixon.

I am especially partial to throwing dinner parties. After all, what’s better than sitting down to a fabulous repas at someone’s home, n’est-ce pas? For a dinner party is so much more personal than a meal at a restaurant and much more intimate and conducive to delicious conversation.

But planning the perfect dinner at home does take work and planning.

So here are a few fun and frisky tips:

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My Life Aquatic

Thursday, October 29, 2009 by Jason Oliver Nixon.

I live in New York City and have out-of-town friends, acquaintances and my mother who seem to think that I am a walking-talking version of the Zagat Survey when it comes to dining in the Big Apple.


“We are in the city next month and want something ‘of-the-moment and downtown but not too pricey.’”—the friend

[My response: If it’s “of-the-moment,” it’s probably not cheap. And can you give me a parameter or two in terms of cuisine? Chinese? French? And what do you mean by “downtown?” In its vibe? Or does it have to be south of 14th Street?]

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Dinner in Cooperstown

Thursday, September 10, 2009 by Jason Oliver Nixon.

If you read this blog religiously—and I certainly hope that all of you have bookmarked “Jet Set” and return daily—you know that I have a house up in the Catskills. My former schoolhouse-cum-retreat, Monkey Cottage, is the perfect base from which to set out and explore New York State—frankly some of the most beautiful geography I have ever encountered.

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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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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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