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Fruits of the Loom

Rugs at Kebabian's

Today we’re going back into the archives. Below is an updated version of an article that appeared in one of Daily Nutmeg’s first editions, published on February 3, 2012. Enjoy!

For New Haveners and nearby residents, it doesn’t take an …

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Room Preservation

Hotel Duncan

Today we’re going back into the archives. Below is an updated version of an article that appeared in one of Daily Nutmeg’s first editions, published on February 24, 2012. Enjoy!

Eccentric? Ecstatic.…

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Adventure At The Hotel Duncan

Entrance to the Hotel Duncan in New Haven, CT

Eccentric? Ecstatic.

Staying at the Duncan is surprising. Vintage and character-laden, this Chapel Street staple has been around for more than a century. From hand-painted lettering to the seemingly improvised neon lit sign, these are just the first indications that …

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Paradise At Your Feet

Kebabian's Oriental Rugs, New Haven, CT

If you have ever found yourself attracted by the beauty of an oriental rug, you will want to make your own pilgrimage to Kebabian’s, the oldest importer and dealer of oriental rugs in the United States. The browsing experience alone …

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Wood Works

Kerry Triffin, Fairhaven Furniture

Kerry Triffin, co-owner of Fairhaven Furniture, began his love affair with wood “…in my basement 30 years ago.” He wanted to work from home to be closer to his then-newborn, Molly, and smiles when telling me, “She was the babe …

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A Cut Above

“I wanted to be the female version of Indiana Jones,” Karma Salon owner Cheryl L. McMahon shared with me recently when asked if she always wanted to work with hair. I couldn’t help but smile at her refreshingly honest response. …

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Johan Zoffany: Serious Painter, Secret Humorist

"The Gore Family with George, Third Earl Cowper" by Johan Joseph Zoffany

The Yale Center for British Art is known for pulling together interesting exhibitions, thoroughly researched and curated. Enter Johan Zoffany (1733–1810), society and theatrical portrait painter …

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Malaysian For All

A midday meal at Bentara, an authentic Malaysian must-try on Orange Street, proves to be the perfect choice. This ethnic cuisine is scrumptious. Upon devouring plate after plate of deliciousness*, I visit with the man behind the magic, Chef Hasni …

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