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Getting to Know: Sean Palmer

March 2, 2019 — East Coast born Sean Palmer, who developed his wine and spirit skills at Michelin-starred San Francisco restaurant Spruce, is a mixologist and bar manager at Handle in Park City. Over the past few years, creations such as his Pineapple Express and Handle Your Summer have

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Weekend Warrior: Upgrade Your Mudroom

March 2, 2019 — A mudroom is meant to help keep the rest of a home's interior clean and uncluttered. Sometimes, though, this transition space between indoors and out can become such a repository of cast-aside clothing and abandoned sports gear that the prospect of digging through it would seem

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What’s in Your Toolbox?

March 2, 2019 — When a picture needs to be hung, or a drawer-pull tightened, or a light-switch cover replaced, any homeowner willing to demonstrate even modest do-it-yourself skills shouldn't be without a basic tool kit. Along with a pair of safety glasses and a bigger toolbox than you

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A Taste of Spring

March 2, 2019 — How to Host a Transcendent Chocolate Tasting Picture a roomful of friends, eyes closed, faces smiling, a chorus of "umms" in the air. Meditation class? Spiritual retreat? Orgy? Actually, it's a chocolate tasting, and it may be your ticket to earning the title of host

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Garden Smart

March 2, 2019 — Most Park City people know him from his restaurants, but Bill White has a bigger agenda: taking care of the earth. Using "earthganic" methods, nonprofit Bill White Farms nurtures everything from tulips to turkeys. We asked White for advice on how local gardeners can get

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Weekend Brunch

March 2, 2019 — Thank the holidays (Easter, Mother's Day) or thank the weather (in between snow season and summer), but the weekends ahead are meant to be lazy. This simple menu stars a healthy frittata, an indulgent dessert, and a generous cocktail that combines Mexico's Paloma and the

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The Light Stuff

March 2, 2019 — When you can't quite put your finger on why a room feels "right," chances are it's the lighting. Lighting doesn't just serve a function — although de-boning a chicken in a badly lit kitchen can be a guaranteed ticket to the ER. Well-thought-out lighting is

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Trend report: Hot Tubs

March 2, 2019 — It's not a secret that some skiers put in their time on the slopes just so they'll feel justified in rewarding themselves with a dunk in a hot tub. Especially after coming off of a cold mountain, there are few better ways to lay back,

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Master Class: Natural Instinct

March 2, 2019 — Cristina Lozito is known for her delicate bouquets; works of art as lyrical as a Dutch still life. The self-taught florist credits the natural world, her mother, a background in photography, and work as a photo editor at Brides Magazine for teaching her to "let

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The Transformer

March 2, 2019 — As superpowers go, having a flawless eye for design may not sound as impressive as the ability to fly. But for a lot of us, it could be just as useful. Being able to walk into a room and immediately jettison the one wayward knick-knack

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10 Steps to One Brilliant Holiday Party

November 19, 2018 —   Glasses clink. A group erupts in laughter. Noses follow the aroma of fresh ricotta tarts emerging from the kitchen. There is a special satisfaction that comes with watching friends enjoy the party you have planned down to the last bowl of spiced pecans. Not

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Park City Details: Trendy vs. Timeless

November 19, 2018 — First, don't sweat the small stuff. If you're generous enough to open your home to guests during the holidays, you've already earned major points. But if you're looking for a way to set your gathering apart, these ideas from Kasey Plourde, event director and owner

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Weekend Warrior: Upgrade Your Powder Room

November 19, 2018 — Besides its convenience for guests or for family members in too much of a hurry to make their way up the stairs, a powder room is a place for homeowners to go bold with design ideas; perhaps revealing a wild side. And because of its

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Master Class: Color Your World

November 19, 2018 — The founder of Loboloup, a New York-based design studio that specializes in distinctive handmade wallpaper, Nancy Wolff started her career in textile design. Over the course of 30 years, her iconic work has appeared on every imaginable surface, from pens to rugs, lampshades to backpacks, sheets

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Park City’s Color Concierge

November 19, 2018 — Interior designer Branda Northrop has her work cut out for her. As manager of furniture and home décor store Eleganté, she spends her days helping Park City homeowners give the places they love a chic refresh, often using color to make rooms welcoming and liveable.

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Real Estate Snapshot

November 19, 2018 — The good times kept rolling on the Summit and Wasatch county real estate scene at the close of the second quarter of 2018. The numbers weren't just up in Park City proper, but almost everywhere in the wider landscape as Greater Park City single-family homes

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Your Gradual Guide to Energy-Efficient Bliss

November 19, 2018 — Making a home more energy-efficient is not only good for the environment, it can reduce energy bills by up to 40 percent. Begin with an energy audit, which is an assessment by a certified professional who will determine how energy-efficient a home is and what

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Tile Tutorial

November 19, 2018 — Tile can add lasting beauty to a home in a way that almost no other design element can. But because tile is so lasting, homeowners need to understand its basics well enough to talk intelligently with designers and contractors (the best of the latter are certified tile

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Trend Report: Great Rooms

November 19, 2018 — For the past 25 years, if you walked into a brand-new home — whether single-family, condo, or townhouse — you'd most likely step into a great room. Living rooms, formal dining rooms, and TV dens were scrapped in favor of these multipurpose spaces. And voila!

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The Magic of Lights

November 19, 2018 — At this time of year, a beautifully illuminated yard is shorthand for "Come in and celebrate!" And Park City homeowners consider Dean Lyons' company, Brite Nites, to be the gold standard in holiday lighting. (See this issue's cover for a prime example.) Lyons says what

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