• Each year, the number of Christmas trees that we sell at our Stew Leonard’s stores could be lined up to extend over 66 miles! If you haven’t picked your tree out yet, here are a few of my best tips. [1 of 3]
 

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food 17 Dec 2014

Stew Leonard Jr. is the CEO and President of Stew Leonard’s grocery and wine stores, located in the NY tri-state area. We believe our stores, once dubbed the Disneyland of grocery stores, are a favorite among shoppers because of their friendly and fun atmospheres and our knowledgeable staff. FACEBOOK  INSTAGRAM  TWITTER

 
  • During the week leading up to Christmas, we'll sell enough ham and filets combined to give every person in the Giants' stadium more than a half-pound of each! And no dinner table would be complete without a great, local wine pairing. [2 of 3]
 
  • ...we'll also sell 10,000 gallons of eggnog that same week, which is enough to fill more than 135 bathtubs. But instead of fact-checking us on that one, we recommend you enjoy your eggnog, either in the traditional way as a tasty drink or in one of these many creative ways. [3 of 3]
 
 

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Adam Goldstein on design that shows the touch of the human hand.

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Chris McConnell on tech for writers.

 


  • As designers, we are constantly asked by clients to provide photo realistic 3-D renderings of our projects, but our personal preference is more for hand drawn illustrations. London-based illustrator Thibaud Herem is one of our favorites. [1 of 3]
 

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design 15 Dec 2014

Adam Goldstein a cofounder of Santa Monica-based design firm Studio Collective. Along with partners Christian Schulz and Leslie Kale, he shares an appreciation for things that show the touch of the human hand. Recently, he has a rediscovered appreciation for onion bialys. INSTAGRAM  TWITTER  FACEBOOK

 
  • I am a closet tumblrfile. i fucking wish is a constant source of inspiration. The tag line says it all: “At the end of the day when I'm in bed I curse myself and tell myself I fucking wish I made that.” [2 of 3]
 
  • Although the trendy Venice street Abbot Kinney has become a bit overrun with chain stores as of late, there are still a few independent boutiques left on the block. Tortoise General Store, with its more private gallery Tortoise tucked away behind it, are two of the best. [3 of 3]
 
 

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Brian Nunes on talent that springs from context rather than content.

 


  • You can't get more basic than these two off-the-grid homes. The Eyrie cabins, located on the New Zealand coast, remind you that simple and small is far from boring and cramped. [1 of 3]
 

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style 10 Dec 2014

Katie Doyle & Jay Hallstein are the founders of Brass, a new clothing line devoted to creating beautiful basics for the beyond-basic woman. INSTAGRAM  TWITTER  FACEBOOK

 
  • Gretchen Jones takes us back to basics on her blog where she has pared her wardrobe down to fundamental, neutral pieces. As the lead designer for Pendleton Mills, her aesthetic is inspired and elevated. [2 of 3]
 
  • Sundays, food, & friends: all the basics you need for a perfect evening. Karen Mordechai illustrates the beauty of simple meals in her new cookbook. [3 of 3]
 
 

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culture 3 Dec 2014

Andy Smith works around town.

 


  • When I write on my Mac, I prefer a dead-simple interface. Ommwriter gives me a tastefully minimal writing environment. [1 of 3]
 

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tech 8 Dec 2014

Chris McConnell is the founder and CEO of DailyTekk and just launched a curated app discovery tool called Apps You'll Love. TWITTER

 
  • As universal a keyboard as there ever was. Use it with Apple, Windows or Android devices (up to 3 simultaneous connections). [2 of 3]
 
  • Drafts is the single most useful iPhone app I've ever encountered. It makes writing or note-taking next to effortless. [3 of 3]
 
 

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design 1 Dec 2014

Jaime Derringer has a date with design.

 


  • Joseph Ades made a fortune selling $5 potato peelers on the streets of New York for 60 years and I love him for it. [1 of 3]
 

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culture 5 Dec 2014

Brian Nunes is the filmmaker behind new release Find Your Way: A Busker's Documentary, about creativity and success seen through the lens of street musicians. His favorite humans are ones who blaze their own trail. FACEBOOK  TWITTER

 
  • Chris Ballew had huge hits in the late 90s but now he plays music for kids and couldn’t be happier. [2 of 3]
 
  • Gene Weingarten's now-famous article is still one of the greatest examples of how context can affect our perception of worthiness. [3 of 3]
 
 

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culture 3 Dec 2014

Andy Smith works around town.

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food 28 Nov 2014

Whiskey distiller Maggie Campbell shares her inspirations.