Ina Garten’s Panettone Bread Pudding

SERVES 8 1¼ pounds panettone (Italian sweet bread) (see note) 1½ tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 4 extra-large eggs 6 extra-large egg yolks 5 cups half-and-half ¾ cup granulated sugar 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract ½ teaspoon grated orange zest Kosher salt ⅓ cup sliced blanched almonds Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting 1. Preheat the oven to … Read more

Cook like the Pros with these 2 Cookbooks

Bobby Flay’s Sundays with Sophie: Flay Family Recipes for Any Day of the Week There’s something special about Sunday dinner—and it’s exactly this chill vibe that chef and culinary powerhouse Bobby Flay captures in his latest cookbook, Sundays with Sophie. “Whether it’s breakfast, brunch or dinner, I have a pretty relaxed attitude, because Sunday is … Read more

An Honored Legacy

n his new book, The Delmonico Way, Max Tucci, the grandson of Oscar Tucci, who reopened the famed New York restaurant in 1926 three years after the original owners shuttered it, delves into the restaurant’s history through recipes, photos and stories. “For me and The Delmonico Way, the inspiration is always present, from the epic … Read more

All for Nana

Chef Chris Scott can tick off any number of cooking accolades. Bravo Top Chef finalist? Check. Member of the James Beard foundation and judge? Been there. Owner of the buzzworthy Butterfunk Biscuit Co. in Manhattan? Done that. He credits his maternal grandmother, “Nana” Browne, as the source of his passion in the kitchen, and a … Read more

Art For All with 5iveFingaz

Norwalk, CT-based artist 5iveFingaz talks to us about what inspires him, art scavenger hunts and the impactful message he hopes to spread. Tell us a bit about how you got started as an artist? I’ve always loved art. Since I was in kindergarten I loved to paint. I loved drawing my favorite cartoons and comic … Read more

Get Holiday Ready

Bring on the welcoming vibes this season at Jenni Kayne Home, which opened recently in Westport, CT. “We’ve just launched some holiday-feeling products that are already some of our most popular,” says Jackie McCabe, president of Jenni Kayne Home. For instance, their new soft boucle Aspen chair and sofa “are perfect to create a cozy … Read more

Inn Style in Vermont

In need of a cozy getaway by car? Add Edson Hill, a country inn in Stowe, VT, to your list. The bucolic 38-acre property— which was a private estate back in the ’40s—brims with Vermont charm, starting with the 22 rooms and their contemporary furnishings. (You won’t find your grandmother’s frilly florals here.) Rooms are … Read more

Soft and Sustainable

“Gobi Cashmere disrupts the traditional perception of cashmere by producing 100 percent traceable cashmere and embodies the ‘cashmere for all’ mindset that enables consumers to wear cashmere you can feel good about,” says Unenbat Chuluunbat, GOBI Cashmere’s chief e-commerce officer for North America and the European Union. And now, the popular Mongolia-based brand has added … Read more

2022 Design Market Celebration at Lovesac

On Thursday, October 27th, Serendipity hosted our 2022 Design Market Celebration at Lovesac in Greenwich, CT. The evening honored our 2022 DM Honorees: Maggie Bridge of Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses; Louis Contadino of Contadino Architects; Shawn Nelson of Lovesac; and Elissa Grayer of Elissa Grayer Interior Design. It was an evening of celebration with the … Read more

Customized Construction

Typically, prospective home buyers have the option to renovate an existing home or supervise a new construction, both of which can come with their fair share of stressors. Enter NevelHaus. “We were born out of the need for a customizable, high-design and sustainable turn-key home building platform,” says Pelle Hamburger, co-founder with Josh Gelb. “After … Read more

Your Fall Reading List

Kids are back to hitting the books, and you can too (and not worry about being tested on it!) We asked four local bookstore owners what they’re most looking forward to this season, and here are their favorites: 1. THE LAST CHAIRLIFT by John Irving “This 900-page tome, probably his last lengthy book, will make … Read more