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Three Lives Bookshop –

There are bookshops and there are bookshops. Three Lives & Company  on the corner of West 10th and Waverly Place falls under the latter category. The  much-loved, well-curated corner gem serves as much as a haven for readers as a hub for the community. Three Lives has been around for nearly forty years. It was…

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A Life In Buttons

The over-sized gold button has hung above this quirky, cosy shop on a tree-lined street on Manhattan’s Upper East Side for 52 years, proof that it is possible to make a living selling only buttons. Tender Buttons, named after a Gertrude Stein book about insignificant objects, has been peddling buttons since 1964 when antique restorer…

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Aspen Sans Skis

Why are you going? You don’t ski. You’ve never met the people you’ll be staying with. And you’re flying thousand of miles for the pleasure. Are you nuts, my therapist asked. Obviously, I thought. That’s why I’m sitting on this sofa facing you. Haha. Jokes aside, I will admit that I was a bit anxious…