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L.A. Style File – Design Digs About Town

Los Angeles seemed such a long way to go for just the two days of the Design Bloggers Conference, so I was thrilled to go a couple days early and tag along with designing friends Suysel and Anne of Tilton Fenwick while they did a bit of client shopping.…
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A Haus in L.A.

Haus Interior in Los Angeles 1. Large Copenhagen Carafe  2. Silver Rope Pitcher  3. Facet Medium Candleholder One of my first stops in Los Angeles was Nina Freudenberger’s new outpost of her NYC Haus Interior in Nolita (currently home to David Stark’s Wood Shop). This chic shop is an oasis of neutral based furniture and accessories.…
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L.A. Style File – The Chamberlain Hotel

Chamberlain hotelAs most of you know, I was at the Design Blogger’s Conference last week in Los Angeles. I hadn’t been to the sunny state since I was nine years old when my mother, sister and I traveled cross country by train to visit my aunt.…
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High Point Happy

So I am beyond excited to share more good news. A few weeks ago I was offered the opportunity to attend High Point Market (for the first time) as part of the Market Authority’s Sponsored Blogger program. The sponsorship is shared between the market and an exhibiting company.…
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Coming Soon

I lost my fight against time yesterday and just couldn’t manage to get it all done. There is a bit more from fashion week to come  – Michael Kors, a look at the lounges at the Lincoln Center outpost and a very special inside peek at the oh-so-chic collections of Oscar de la Renta.…
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British Style Bonanza

Inside Downton AbbeyBetween the mania for Downton Abbey and the popularity of Will and Kate, it’s clear British style is making a comeback. It’s true in fashion – think of the 600,000 visitors who saw McQueen at the Met or the fashionistas watching Kate’s every move.…
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Road Trip: Peter Fasano

I have long been a fan of Peter Fasano‘s appealing fabrics and wallpapers, so when designer friend Mally Skok (below) asked if I’d like to join her, along with Amy Dragoo, at his Great Barrington, MA studio last month, I was thrilled.…
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Fancy Some Fondue?

It’s been a slow reentry after the holidays here. I’d become accustomed to the kids’ schedule – late nights playing games (liar’s dice was the obsession this year) or watching movies and lazy mornings sleeping in. As I put my older daughter on the bus back to school yesterday, I reluctantly acknowledged that vacation is over.…
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Traveler’s Tips and Treats Redux

I didn’t get a chance to finish the post I had planned for today so I am reissuing some handy (updated) info from last year that I’m sure only a few have seen and/or remember. I’m sure many of you will be traveling during the holiday season – whether on vacation or to visit friends or family.…
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Royal Oak Timeless Design

Last week I had the honor of being invited to attend the Timeless Design Gala for the Royal Oak Foundation. I love their mission and have written before about this very worthy organization. In addition to free entry to the over 300 historic houses in England, the Royal Oak also offers wonderful programs in several cities here in the states, which are so popular, many sell out well ahead of time.…
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