Sitting down to write this editor’s letter has been the hardest thing I’ve done yet on my Preserve journey. I’m more intimidated than I should probably admit. I’m no editor, no artisan, no expert. And certainly no arbiter of what you should buy, wear, or eat.

I am hungry, though… not just for enchiladas.

I’m hungry for experience.

I’m comfortable with the knowledge that I’m not a teacher, but rather, a student. I don’t do any one thing perfectly. I do a lot of things though. Some well, some not-so-well.

I’ve been fortunate enough to travel. I’ve been all over the world and all over this country. There’s so much life teeming out of every pocket of this nation. There are people creating magic with their bare hands. Creating things which land at that amazing intersection between art and function.

I’ve found that when approached with a curious spirit, people are kind, they’re generous, they answer, if asked. They’ll often open their doors and hearts and let you in. Because people with wisdom have stories to tell, and want them heard.

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About Preserve
America is full of tales waiting to be told. There are beautiful stories hiding in small towns and big cities, on suburban streets and rural roads. Great wisdom lives in the well-worked hands of aging craftspeople and in the eager words of young artisans. Our very history is whispered into the materials they use to make exquisite goods according to timeless standards of quality and care. That is the tradition we aim to preserve.

How wonderful it is to discover something that has been cast aside, to pick it up and restore it to its original beauty. Maybe it’s sentimental of us, but we hold fast to memories and moments, to relics from bygone eras. Our goal is to support the America we’ve always known, and the one we haven’t yet met. We hope to achieve this in small but meaningful ways, through the stories we tell, the treasures we share and our genuine desire to give back to those with fewer opportunities but just as much heart and soul as anyone else. We believe that nurturing a better tomorrow upholds the yesterday we cherish, for all of us.

Sometimes we walk proudly. Other times we stumble gracelessly. Yet we take each step with a generous measure of never-ending curiosity and wonder. We remain in awe of the folks and folkways existing around us. We want to learn about them, embrace them…preserve them.

PRESERVE is all of us, together, championing the goods, makers and legends that instill meaning inside the moments of our lives. The curios that cozy our homes, the threads that define our silhouettes, the foods that leave our bellies happy, the projects that mean everything to us—we want to share all of this with you; we know we have so much to learn from you. In our ongoing quest for knowledge, these are our PRESERVE passions…

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Careful, Blake Lively!

The actress took a little spill while filming a workout scene in a forest on the set of her upcoming flick The Age of Adeline in Vancouver on Monday.

Wearing a blue and white sweater and a matching headband, Ryan Reynold’s missus slipped and fell down a hill during the hiking scene and appears to have cut her hand. Lively screamed in pain upon first examining the bloody cut before she started to laugh with the rest of the crew. The blond beauty began filming yesterday around 1 p.m. and shot until 4.

Word on the set is that the 26-year-old actress, who is also a top-notch chef, has fallen in love with Vancouver food. She regularly orders from Blue Water Cafe and often eats breakfast at Medina Cafe.

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In fact, Reynolds has been spotted visiting his ladylove on set and has even come by to take Lively out for lunch (presumably at one of her favorite spots). The couple has also recently been spotted enjoying a romantic dinner at a local Chinese restaurant in Vancouver.

Directed by Lee Toland Krieger, who helmed Celeste and Jesse Forever, The Age of Adaline follows “the miraculous life of the 29-year-old title character (portrayed by Lively), who stops aging after recovering from a near fatal accident. Over the 20th century she embarks on an epic but isolated worldwide journey, keeping her secret, until she meets a man who forever alters her life.”

The flick, which marks Lively’s first project since Gossip Girl ended in 2012 and also stars Ellen Burstyn, Michiel Huisman and Harrison Ford, is slated for release sometime in 2015.

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Alloy Entertainment is developing the final Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants book, Sisterhood Everlasting, for a big-screen adaptation. This film will follow the 2005 original, as well as the 2008 sequel, both of which starred Alexis Bledel, America Ferrera, Blake Lively, and Amber Tamblyn. No word on whether the ladies will reprise their roles (reps didn’t immediately respond), but all four real-life friends have seemed open to the idea in the past. “The characters are all basically the ages that we are now,” America Ferrera told EW when we reunited the cast last fall. “I know that the four of us would love [to make another film], and it would be wonderful.”

Liz Garcia (The Lifeguard, Dawson’s Creek) will adapt Ann Brashares’ novel for the screen, and Ken Kwapis, who directed the original film, will return to helm once again.

Taking place 10 years after the last events, Sisterhood Everlasting, the fifth and final novel, finds that the friends have grown apart, so Tibby (Tamblyn) tries to bridge the distance by reuniting the girls for a trip that will change their lives forever — and, spoiler alert, the novel, like adulthood, gets pretty dang dark in parts.

“The Sisterhood series is one of Alloy’s most cherished properties and we are looking forward to continuing its legacy with Sisterhood Everlasting nearly a decade after the first film was released,” said Alloy Entertainment President Les Morgenstein in a release. “The original film brought together an incredible group of talent who we hope to unite for fans once again.”

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Michiel Huisman has joined romance-drama “The Age of Adaline” to portray the love interest of Blake Lively’s title character.

Harrison Ford and Ellen Burstyn have been announced previously as cast members. Shooting will begin in March with Lee Toland Krieger directing and Lionsgate set to release the film in the US.

“Adaline” will be produced by Sidney Kimmel, Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi. Jim Tauber and Eric Reid will executive produce.

The script is written by J. Mills Goodloe and Salvador Paskowitz, with revisions by Allison Burnett. Lively stars as a 29-year old Adaline, who stops aging after recovering from a near-fatal accident and embarks on an isolated worldwide journey.

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Blake Lively has left CAA, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter.
The actress, who continues to be repped by Management 360 and Jackoway Tyerman, will take meetings as she hunts for a new agency. Her husband, actor Ryan Reynolds, is repped by WME.

Lively is best known as the star of CW’s cult hit Gossip Girl, in which she played Serena van der Woodsen for six seasons beginning in 2007. She also made inroads into movies, earning rave reviews for her work in The Town, holding her own opposite Ben Affleck, Jeremy Renner and Rebecca Hall.

Lively also appeared in Green Lantern opposite Reynolds, as well as last summer’s Savages, directed by Oliver Stone and starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Taylor Kitsch.

Among her upcoming movies is Adaline, a Lakeshore/Sidney Kimmel Entertainment drama currently in preproduction and being eyed for a spring 2014 shoot.

Lively came to CAA in 2007 after being repped by Gersh.

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rs_634x1024-131029135118-634.Blake-Livelky-Loreal-Paris.ms.102913 Blake Lively has been lying low since the end of Gossip Girl last year but it seems like her brief vacation from the limelight is about to end.

Ryan Reynolds’ ladylove is set to be the new face of L’Oréal Paris, sources tell E! News. The actress apparently inked a major multimillion deal with the beauty brand to appear in a series of ads starting next year. She will be joining a team of A-list spokesmodels that includes Jennifer Lopez and Beyoncé.

This news comes just weeks after it was announced that the blond bombshell would be replacing Katherine Heigl in the upcoming film The Age of Adaline—her first movie role in over a year.

In that time, the actress has seemed to be enjoying her quite newlywed life with husband Ryan Reynolds in upstate New York. But when she’s not giving cooking lessons or designing the couple’s kitchen, the 26-year-old has been fulfilling her duties for another major label: Gucci. The star has been the face of the Italian brand’s fragrance Premiere for over a year now.

Taking into account her gorgeous campaign for the scent and the actress’s flawless beauty record on the red carpet, this pairing seems like a no brainer.

The brand has just confirmed this announcement on their French Instagram account. Posting photo of their new spokesmodel who flashed a grin while donning a lovely off the shoulder frock with glittery belt.

 

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