Moment of Luxury (Season 2)

In today’s economy, a “moment of luxury” might seem impossible to experience. That’s where award-winning interior designer Bill Stubbs comes to the rescue with great tips and ideas to discover the beauty around you and find excellence in the everyday. Recognized by Architectural Digest on its list of top 100 designers, Bill takes a fresh look at “attainable luxury” in season two of the weekly lifestyle series Moment of Luxury. This season, Bill demonstrates how anyone can create a unique room for next to nothing with imagination, some thrift shopping — even “dumpster diving!” From a visit with top designers at the Kips Bay Showhouse to behind the scenes at Sotheby’s with Antiques Roadshow’s Leslie Keno to hanging with legendary designer and author Gloria Vanderbilt and chocolate-maker Jacques Torres, Bill finds inspiration and shares design secrets from all his guests. Visit wliw.org/momentofluxury to watch all season one episodes, and gain access to Bill Stubbs’ travel and design tips, Moment of Luxury blogs, and original Webisodes featuring bonus material not included in the broadcasts. Presented nationally by WLIW21 in association with WNET.ORG, Moment of Luxury season two premieres nationwide October 2009 (check local listings) and features 13 new, half–hour episodes filmed in high definition.

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201_10 CUTLINE: Take a walk through historic Central Park with Moment of Luxury host Bill Stubbs, as he explores the natural beauty in the heart of New York City. (Episode #201 “Kips Bay Showhouse”)

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201_12 CUTLINE: Join Moment of Luxury host Bill Stubbs for an exclusive tour of the beautifully designed Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. (Episode #201 “Kips Bay Showhouse”)

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202_2CUTLINE: Moment of Luxury host Bill Stubbs (pictured, left) and frequent Antiques Roadshow furniture appraiser Leslie Keno (right) examine the design details of an antique auction item at Sotheby’s in New York City. Keno is senior vice president & director of American furniture and decorative arts at Sotheby’s. (Episode #202 “Collecting and Buying at Auctions”)

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202_23 CUTLINE: Moment of Luxury host Bill Stubbs (pictured, right) examines rare objects with Sotheby’s Senior Vice President of 19th Century Furniture, Sculpture and Works of Art Elaine Whitmire (left) as he uncovers the mysteries of the historic New York City auction house. (Episode #202 “Collecting and Buying at Auctions”)

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202_54CUTLINE: Moment of Luxury host Bill Stubbs (pictured, right) takes viewers behind the scenes of the high–end auction process at Sotheby’s in New York City and demonstrates how to start a collection at any price. (Episode #202 “Collecting and Buying at Auctions”)

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203_14 CUTLINE: Moment of Luxury host Bill Stubbs (pictured, left) visits famed chocolatier Jacques Torres (right) at his real–life chocolate factory in New York City. (Episode #203 “Childhood Rooms”)

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203_24 CUTLINE: Moment of Luxury host Bill Stubbs enjoys the ultimate in French chocolate during a tour of Jacques Torres Chocolate in New York City. (Episode #203 “Childhood Rooms”)

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204_26CUTLINE: Moment of Luxury host Bill Stubbs (pictured, right) visits with famed exotic plant expert Edward H. Bonen, III (left), who explains to Bill why people run to his stand at the famous garden exhibit at Connecticut’s renowned Trade Secrets garden show. (Episode #204 “Home & Garden”)

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204_33 CUTLINE: Moment of Luxury host Bill Stubbs (pictured, right) explores affordable and unique home and garden items at the renowned Trade Secrets garden show in picturesque northwestern Connecticut. (Episode #204 “Home & Garden”)

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204_90 CUTLINE: Top designer Bunny Williams (pictured, right) gives Moment of Luxury host Bill Stubbs (left) a private tour of her Falls Village, Connecticut estate and the 18th–century house featured in her bestselling book, An Affair with a House. (Episode #204 “Home & Garden”)

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207_80CUTLINE: Moment of Luxury host Bill Stubbs reads an Edith Wharton book inside the author’s renowned home, The Mount in Lenox, Massachusetts. Before her famous novels, Wharton wrote books on design and gardening and loved to entertain. (Episode #207 “Edith Wharton’s Home — The Mount”)

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207_87 CUTLINE: Moment of Luxury host Bill Stubbs (pictured, right) and Susan Wissler (left), director of The Mount in Lenox, Massachusetts, explore the rich history of Edith Wharton’s estate. (Episode #207 “Edith Wharton’s Home — The Mount”)

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HeadShot_204_29 CUTLINE: Award–winning interior designer Bill Stubbs takes a fresh look at “attainable luxury” in season two of the weekly lifestyle series Moment of Luxury, demonstrating how anyone can create a unique room for next to nothing with imagination, some thrift shopping — even “dumpster diving!”

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mol1 CUTLINE:Award–winning interior designer Bill Stubbs, host of Moment of Luxury, relaxes in the library of his Houston townhouse.

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mol1 CUTLINE:Award–winning interior designer Bill Stubbs, host of Moment of Luxury, relaxes in the library of his Houston townhouse.

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