Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Happy New Year!

We wish you all the very best for the coming year. 

May peace prevail.

Ice on Window, New Hampshire, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Hellas Signing at Rizzoli

Last week Rizzoli Bookstore on 57th St. in New York hosted a reception and signing for Bill's new book, HELLAS Photographs of Modern Greece.  We were thrilled to see scores of old friends and meet many new ones.  Additional signings are being planned for Athens and Los Angeles and an exhibition of photographs from the book is slated for New York in the summer of 2011.  We'll keep you posted on details as they firm. 

Pictured is photographer Sherri O'Connor with a copy of HELLAS.  Sherri told us this was the first signed photography book she's ever had.

Friday, December 17, 2010

UPDATE on Pate's Tapes

Yesterday we posted that, since being launched last month, had gotten over 6,000 hits.

We've just learned that number has jumped to 130,000 hits in more than 80 countries. 

Our friend, Sally Schneider noted on The Improvised Life that she thinks it has the best collection of Christmas music she's heard.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Pate's Tapes

Charles Pates, the Creative Director at Garnet Hill has a fascinating sideline.  In 1977 he started making mixed tapes from what sounds like one of the most remarkable collection of vinyl records on the planet. The tapes started to be heard at bars and restaurants but with the digital age, that changed.  But now that's changed again.  Charles just turned us onto a new site he's launched called  He's taken this monumental collection of mixes and uploaded them for your pleasure.  Right now there are 10 mixes online but if the response to the site is any indication, he'll be making a lot more available soon.  Within the first month of launching, he had nearly 6,000 hits from all over the world and all the music aficionados we've turned onto the site are blown away by it.  Check out the site here and keep an eye on it for more releases.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Journey to India with Dominique Browning

In my new Slow Love Life, one of the most important lessons I have learned is not to defer our dreams for too long. So off we go!

Former House and Garden Editor and author of Slow Love Dominique Browning is going to India, she's invited A+B See readers to go with her and the beneficiary is GoodWeave – a nonprofit working to end child labor in the carpet industry and offer educational opportunities to children in India and Nepal.

You can view the itinerary and specifics by clicking here.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Our Dog Portrait

We want to share the talents of a local artist who paints lovely oil portraits of dogs in classic, regal poses and settings.  We discovered his work through our veterinarian, Dr. Jeff Israel here in Bedford, in whose waiting room hang many of Joseph Bushman's paintings.  These old-English inspired jewels are small--about 6 x 8 inches--and come in a simple wood frame.  A custom portrait of your dog is $95.  Our sweet Reagan, getting on in years, was captured to a tee by Mr. Bushman, from his diffident expression to his particular protrusions, all from a few jpegs we sent via email.  You can contact Mr. Bushman by email ( or by phone at 914-423-4971.  Tell him we sent you!