Notice anything different about this issue? Our winter Resource Guide may have given a hint: that inaugural issue of 2008 heralded a name change from Westchester Magazine’s Home & Garden to Westchester Home. In this issue and those to come, you’ll find additional changes, including updated design, new departments, and an expanded focus that more broadly targets the interests and pursuits of our readers, including stories on travel, real estate, entertaining, and more.
In a recent readership survey you, our readers, informed us that you want to know more about subjects such as wine and food, jewelry, travel, and fine art. In response, we’re working hard to scout the latest and greatest offerings and share them with you. At the same time, we’re growing our website‘s editorial content, adding tips from local pros and showcasing great kitchens from which to glean ideas.
In this revamped issue, we explore the passion of collecting and stylish living with the fruits of that pursuit. We invite you into the Westchester homes of three veteran collectors, who share how they live with—and love wildly—the incredible art and artifacts they’ve amassed. We sent our tireless stylist, Jean Glassman, around the county to scout the best of today’s collectibles, from globes to mirrors (and showcase some pretty ingenious ways to display them). To help you begin the adventure, we’ve provided an art-investment tutorial from three different perspectives: those of the gallery owner, the art adviser, and the collector. And, in a world of art apart, Amy and Bruce Paul welcome us into the Rye home they built to highlight their spectacular collection of painting and sculpture, a home whose design serves to complement the remarkable collection they’ve accrued.
Robert Louis Stevenson noted that it may be more fortunate to have a taste for collecting shells than to be born a millionaire. I don‘t know about that, but I do know that it‘s eaier to buy gifts for a passionate collector than for an heiress. If you’ve got a collection that you think we should know about (or ideas or comments or suggestions), contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can’t think of anything more valuable to collect.