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    Is Fixer Upper a stealth feminist fantasy?

    Curbed // October, 2016

    Joanna Gaines is renovating the traditional role of wife/mother.

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    Something Commissioned (Download PDF)

    DuJour // Spring, 2015

    For a new set of brides, walking the aisle wearing a custom-made gown by a major designer isn’t a fantasy. It’s a necessity. Virginia Sole-Smith dives for the bouquet.

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    Find Your Passion & Use It! (Download PDF)

    More // November, 2014

    Imagine the joy of doing what you love not just as a weekend pleasure but as a life's work for which you are widely recognized. Meet five women who turn inspiration into art every day.

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    First Time's A Charm

    ReadyMade // June/July, 2011

    The story of how we found our first house -- an 1870 brick Victorian in New York's Hudson Valley — and knocked a big hole in one wall. (Whoops.)

  • ReadyMade: "School House Rocks" by Virginia Sole-Smith, January 2011

    School House Rocks (Download PDF)

    ReadyMade // December/January, 2011

    A lesson in small living from an artistic couple and their very big house in Beacon, New York.

  • O: The Oprah Magazine "The Age Defiers" by VIrginia Sole-Smith, May 2011

    The Age Defiers (Download PDF)

    O: The Oprah Magazine // May, 2011

    Think you're too old to wear a miniskirt? To young to pull off gray hair? These five women prove there's a right way to break any fashion rule.

  • New York Times: Eco Consumers by Virginia Sole-Smith, November 2007

    Fresh-Faced Eco Consumers (Download PDF)

    New York Times // November, 2007

    “Organic sells, natural sells, but what do those terms even mean?” Ms. Schrode asked. “You have to be much more discerning.”

  • Modern Bride: "Danielle Venokur" by Virginia Sole-Smith, 2008

    Danielle Venokur, Green Wedding Guru (Download PDF)

    Modern Bride // May, 2008

    One of Modern Bride's 25 Trendsetters of 2008, known for planning special events that incorporate eco-awareness in a fun, modern way.

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    The Pleasures of Fall Planting (Download PDF)

    Organic Style // October, 2005

    What's the best way to get your garden ready for spring? Throw a bulb-planting party! Event planner David Stark helps a family dig in.

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    Sole Mates (Download PDF)

    Organic Style // March, 2005

    We tried out a brand-new breed of shoes designed to be both comfortable and stylish. The verdict: They'll have you skipping for joy this season.