Monthly Archives: May 2011

Behind the Q

I am thrilled to present the debut of BEHIND THE Q, a monthly feature showcasing behind-the-scenes visits with select stylemakers. In entertaining venues outside the workplace, you can experience through both video and editorial content, their style quotients and insight into their creativity.…
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Happy Memorial Day

Hope you are all enjoying the long weekend. I look forward to seeing you tomorrow for the debut of BEHIND THE Q.…
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At the Movies

Since I think many of us regard Memorial Day weekend as the unofficial beginning of summer, I wanted to pick a fun movie that put us in the proper mood. This gave me the perfect excuse to choose a film I’ve been waiting to share.…
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Cottages & Garden’s Innovation in Design Awards

Connecticut Cottages & Gardens is one of my favorite magazines. It isn’t often that a local publication is as stylish and beautifully produced as many of the national ones, but Cottages & Gardens (there are 3 regional issues – Connecticut, Westchester and Hamptons) is most decidedly an exception.…
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Wednesday Wine

Even though we have been having more than our fair share of spring showers, at least the temperatures have been rising. In fact yesterday felt downright balmy! As the warmer weather sets in, our tastes in food and wine take a slight shift to lighter choices as well.…
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Holland & Sherry’s Exquisite Embroidery

I recently attended an event at the Lillian August store nearby in Norwalk, CT where various fabric lines presented their “spring introduction” of many of their new collections. There were many beautiful new offerings but what really caught my eye were the embroidered samples at Holland & Sherry.…
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Behind the Scenes at Kravet

I’ve always been fascinated by textile design. So you can imagine how thrilled I was to have the opportunity, with my colleagues at Blogfest, to be invited by Kravet to visit their offices. It would take all week to reprise the incredible wealth of information I garnered from my visit but I wanted to share at least a little of this amazingly inspiring day.…
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Blogging Buddies and a Brave New World

On the twitter designTV chat this afternoon host Amy of ABCD Design posed a question – what was your favorite part of Blogfest (not including meeting friends)? She of course had to add that exclusion because it clearly would have been the overwhelming answer.…
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Elle Decor Modern Life Concept House

Tuesday night, as part of the incredible line up of activities that Kravet arranged for Blogfest, we were invited to preview the Elle Decor Modern Life Concept House. Ten designers created fabulous spaces in two apartments at this new premium condo development in West Chelsea’s art district.…
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Traditional Home Presents Lee Jofa’s Heritage Collection

Although today is usually Wednesday Wine, there has been so much happening at Blogfest, I felt the need to catch up those of you unable to attend. Today was another jam packed day of activities. One of my favorite venues was the Traditional Home cocktail party at Mayo Studios in Long Island City where select designers were invited to use Lee Jofa‘s new Heritage collection, featuring modern versions of classic Lee Jofa prints, in full scale set designs.…
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