Creating an At-Home Gallery Wall

We can thank the French for yet another chic idea. The gallery wall, formerly the salon wall, made its debut in the 1600s as a way of showcasing students' artwork. These displays varied in size, color and content. Soon after, salons served as a source of community engagement offering an exciting place to view cultural, political and thought-provoking art. Placement on the wall was everything—with the best selections garnering the ...

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Updating Passover Traditions

Passover this year, likely celebrated virtually with far flung relatives, will still be steeped in traditions old and new. Like, when I was growing up, I always knew that spring (and Passover) was in the air. There were the warming temperatures and blooming forsythias lining the houses of our suburban Long Island neighborhood. And the Passover preparations  began. Windows got washed. The Maxwell House Haggadahs (the book that tells the ...

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