Saturday, December 16th, 2017

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Editor’s Note

It’s our “Fall’s Finest” issue of Currents this month, featuring some of the finer things in life to enjoy throughout the season. Who doesn’t love the warmth and softness of fine quality cashmere? Good for wearing in three seasons, and guaranteed to last if cared for properly, Susan Condon Love’s feature on page A6 will give you plenty of reasons to splurge a little and invest in a sweater, scarf, sports coat or any item made of cashmere to keep you stylishly warm this season.

The Cleveland Museum of Art is celebrating several things this fall — a new director, the completion of a decade-long building project, its rich history and its exciting future — with an October 25 gala, themed around Viktor Schreckengost’s iconic Jazz Bowl, originally commissioned by Eleanor Roosevelt. It should be a fabulous event, but if you’re not attending, don’t miss reading Sarah Jaquay’s informative feature on page A7 about the Museum, the bowl, the new director and more.

In home design and in fashion, there’s nothing more bold and beautiful, classic, timeless and chic than black and white. Kathryn Riddle explores why black and white remains a sound choice for those who prefer a stylish edge in fashion and design that never goes out style in any season on page B1.

Cars, vintage or brand new, come to mind when thinking of fine things. Barry Goodrich talked to several dealers about luxury SUVs sure to keep you from slipping and sliding around town and safely in style before we move into another Northeast Ohio winter on page B4. Kathryn Riddle talked with the Keno Brothers who recently served as judges of some fabulous vintage automobiles at Concours d’Elegance held at Stan Hywet Hall in September. Known for their love of fine furnishings and appraisals on PBS’ “Antiques Roadshow,” the Keno Brothers also share a love of vintage automobiles, about which you can read on page B5.

In our education section this month, Cynthia Schuster Eakin’s feature on page C5 explains the interesting origins of Case Western Reserve’s beautiful Squire Valleevue Farm in Hunting Valley, which today is being utilized as an educational center for students to learn about sustainability, principles of ecology, environmental thinking, microbiology, civil engineering and public health and nutrition.

And finally, our Sensational Senior of the month featured on page C9 is the one and only Harlan Diamond of Executive Caterers at Landerhaven, who continues giving to this community and its people in so many ways, including Philanthropia, which has raised more than $1 million for area nonprofits since he founded it.

In next month’s issue of Currents, with the beautiful fall foliage ablaze in color outside my window as I type, it’s simply hard to believe that we’ll be focused on getting you ready for the arrival of family, friends and guests to your home for Thanksgiving and the start of the holiday season. Enjoy! Kelli Cotesworth McLellan

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