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Cup o' Snow
Nancy Bauch finds inspiration for her pottery by communing with nature, and when the weather outside is especially frightful, hot cocoa sipped from her earthy, porcelain mugs is so delightful. $25, www.whiteforestpottery.com. —L.A.
THIS JUST IN!
By Sarah Firshein
Major news in Connecticut! Greenwich welcomes Ralph Lauren (203-861-7053), which features men's and women's lines and a second-floor showcase of the Ralph Lauren Home Collection. Privet House (Greenwich, 203-340-9544), from Richard Lambertson, formerly of Lambertson Truex, Patrick Nele and Suzanne Cassano, also just opened, with home goods, antiques and global curiosities. Newcomers to the art scene: Southport Galleries (203-292-6124, American masters and contemporaries), Behnke-Doherty Gallery (Washington Depot, 860-868-1655, American, Asian and African art/antiques) and Mason Design (New Canaan, 203-966-6655, midcentury art/furniture).
• Amp up the good life in Westchester at Olivier New York, a spa with facials, acupuncture, reiki and more (Purchase, 914-305-2000). If sweating's more your speed, stop by the new SoulCycle studio in Scarsdale (914-713-1200). The indoor-cycling company, with locations in Bridgehampton and NYC, kicks off classes on Dec. 8.
• And foodies out East will delight in the perfectly paired wine/cheese/gourmet food gift packages at Lucy's Whey (East Hampton, 631-324-4428) and Cavaniola's (Sag Harbor, 631-725-0095). We also hear that pizza mainstay Tutto Italiano (East Hampton, 631-324-9500) is adding an indoor café. With news this appetizing, it's a good thing the Hampton Luxury Liner is doubling the size of its fleet for the summer 2010 season.
• Global news: Paris-based CREED fragrance debuts www.creedboutique.com.