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5 Super-Stylish New Aprons

Super-Stylish New Aprons

Restaurants across the country are outfitting their staffs in covetable aprons made in quirky fabrics and rich leather. Here's how to get your own.

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Expert Travel Guide

L.A. Neighborhood Guide: A Design Expert's Top Arts District Spots

Los Angeles Style Source

Interior designer Kristan Cunningham shares her favorite places to shop and eat in L.A.'s Arts District.

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Expert Party Tips

Simple, Delicious Middle Eastern Recipes from Fashion Designer Reem Acra

Reem Acra

Fashion designer Reem Acra shares the simple Middle Eastern recipes she eats at home for breakfast, "on top of books" for lunch and with 50 guests for dinner.

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Treasured

Seamus Mullen’s Guide to Searing Food with a "Medieval Weapon"

Seamus Mullen's Catalina Iron

Click through Treasured: Seamus Mullen's Spanish Iron, then check out the chef's best tips for cooking with his favorite tool.

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New Slideshow

Dana Cowin's Holiday Entertaining Must-Haves

Tom Dixon Gold Pitcher.

F&W's editor-in-chief Dana Cowin loves mixing her grandmother's china with modern accents like a futuristic Champagne cooler and this gold pitcher (left), which looks more sclupture than serving piece. For an intimate Thanksgiving gathering or a large Holiday party, here are Dana's excellent style finds.

New Slideshow: Holiday Style Finds from Dana Cowin

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Thanksgiving Dishes to Make One Week Ahead
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Best Thanksgiving Tips

Make a Bright Floral Centerpiece

The Fall Harvest Table

For a more beautiful holiday table, check out The Flower Recipe Book. Alethea Harampolis and Jill Rizzo of San Francisco's Studio Choo share "ingredient lists"and step-by-step instructions for fantastic arrangements. Read more >

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Chefs Make Change

Peter Som's Custom Cronut Box

Peter Som's Cronut Box

Here's how to get tax-deductible cronuts. Read more >

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F&W Design Council

Owning a Brooklyn Design Shop

Brooklyn Design Shop Collyer’s Mansion

With its tree-lined streets and rows of Victorian mansions, Ditmas Park feels more like a small town than a neighborhood in the middle of Brooklyn, which made it the perfect location for the husband-and-wife team of Benjamin Heemskerk and Mauri Weakley to open their first store, Collyer’s Mansion. The couple leveraged her background in merchandising and his small-business experience to create a store offering a beautifully curated collection of antique finds, artisan goods and flea market curiosities. Here, they discuss their venture. Read more >

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Kitchen Design Tips

An Ultra-Practical, Bistro-Style Kitchen

A blogger's bistro-style kitchen.

At just 170 square feet, this St. Paul kitchen proves a space doesn't have to be enormous to be enviable—or functional. Food blogger and Francophile Eileen Troxel transformed her formerly dark, drafty kitchen without making it any bigger. She simply rearranged the layout, increasing her counter space from less than two feet to nearly 20 feet. Now she has plenty of room to cook and photograph dishes for Passions to Pastry, her blog on livingtastefully.weebly.com. Frequent trips to France inspired the creamy color palette and Old World materials, like statuary marble, which she used for the countertops and shelves. She left the shelves open to show off her collection of French porcelain and copper cookware. "I use all of those pieces a lot, so the pot hooks and open shelves are perfect," she says. Troxel entertains often and is looking forward to cooking for a big group on Thanksgiving. "Now there's room for everyone to be in the kitchen with me," she says.

How to Create the Look

1. Marble Shelves The five-foot-long shelves are made from the same statuary marble as the counters. The ornate wrought-iron shelf supports are by Rachiele. $120 each; rachiele.com

2. Tiles To add texture to the neutral color palette, Troxel installed easy-to-find, 3-by-6-inch Carrera marble tiles in a herringbone pattern on the walls.

3. Island The custom stainless steel table is 30 inches high, "the perfect height for me to roll and knead dough," she says, while the six-inch butcher block is just right for chopping.

4. Storage Troxel used to keep potatoes and onions in baskets on the floor. Now they are tucked away on tracks inside one of the cabinets.

5. Cabinets "I've admired this color scheme for years in magazines," says Troxel, who used Coastal Fog by Benjamin Moore to paint her custom-made Shaker-style cabinetry. rustynailwoodcraft.com

Related: Kitchen Design and Style Guide
Kelly Wearstler's 6 Rules for Kitchen Design
Food Bloggers' Best Kitchen Design Ideas

Style Find

Corn Holders for Elegant Ears

In 1910, the Austrian architect and design genius Josef Hoffman created the most gorgeous corn holders ever. Now exclusively sold by the Neue Galerie, the elegant, minimalist sterling silver holders can be purchased by the corn-eater who will only accept the best for $350 for two pairs. Amazon is currently offering some more traditional corn holders (corn-shaped, in plastic and stainless steel) at a more accessible price point ($3.77 for a set of six).

Related: Delicious Corn Recipes
Best Home Design Gifts
Extravagant Gifts for Food Lovers

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