If It’s Tuesday…

This week felt a bit like the 60s comedy, If It’s Tuesday It Must be Belgium. With a plethora of events in both New York and Connecticut, it was impossible to catch them all, but I did attend several brimming with inspiration and holiday shopping opportunities. On Monday evening I joined VERANDA and Mish Tworkowski to celebrate The Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach. For over 35 years, this worthy organization has given millions of dollars for the preservation and restoration of historic Palm Beach properties. With additional missions of education and recognition, they advocate for the cultural and environmental legacy of Palm Beach, recognizing architects, owners and properties for their work.

Ballinger Award Winner

This year’s Ballinger award, which the foundation gives to a restoration or renovation project that best exemplifies the traditions of Palm Beach’s original houses and the architects who designed them, goes to Casa Marius, above, originally designed by Maurice Fatio in 1928 and renovated by architect Jeffery Smith with interiors by Susan Zises Green and landscape design by Mario Nievera.

Joseph Singer, Clinton Smith, Amanda Skier, Pauline Pitt, Mish Tworkowski, Kate Kelly Smith – HOST COMMITTEE -VerandaPBMish_PhotobyAyanoHisa-1A great group of design folks turned out to help VERANDA continue their mission of celebrating the Power of Preservation. Above, Joseph Singer, VERANDA Editor-in-Chief Clinton Smith, Preservation Foundation Executive Director Amanda Skier and Chairwoman Pauline Pitt, Mish Tworkowski and Hearst Design Group Publishing Director Kate Kelly Smith.

Stacey Bewkes, Peter Pennoyer -Veranda Photo by Ayano Hisa

Me with architect Peter Pennoyer, above and below, interior designer Susan Zises Green (whose work was honored this year), architectural designer Lori Kanter Tritsch and William Lauder.

Susan Zises Green, Lori Kanter Tritsch, William Lauder -Veranda_Photo by AyanoHisaphotos above by Ayano Hisa for Editor at Large

I have been following ex-fashion editor Helen White and her Cabana shops Cabana Capri and Cabana St. Moritz on Instagram for quite a while so I was excited to finally see her beautiful product in person at a NYC Pop Up shop she held this week.

Cabana St. Moritz

She commissions most of her product from European artisans she finds to “modernize and update old-world hand techniques” which she carries in her two seasonal shops in the chicest of locations.

Cabana St. Moriz Pop Up

From hand painted porcelain to exquisitely embroidered linens, to Murano glass and stylish accoutrements, it was a treasure trove of temptation.

Cabana St. Moritz tabletop

Cabana St. Moritz hand painted glass plates

If you are looking for chic holiday gifts or to augment your holiday tableware, you can contact Helen for what is available.

Cabana St. Moritz tableware

For those who love the global chic of Madeline Weinrib‘s rugs, pillows, fabrics and accessories (and who doesn’t?!) you won’t want to miss her sample sale on now through November 5th. With 50-80% off retail, you can shop in person at ABC Carpet and Home (881 Broadway, lower level) or online (through the 8th). I stopped by the store where I was overwhelmed by the beautiful choices.

Madeline Weinrib carpetsFrom a wide variety of rugs in many size options

Madeline Weinrib rugs

to gorgeous throws

Madeline Weinrib throws

to pillows

Madeline Weinrib pillows 1 apparel

Madeline Weinrib apparel

and accessories, you’ll be able to fulfill many of your stylish needs! In-store hours as follows: 11/3 – 11/5; Fri (10-7), Sat (10-7), Sun (12-6:30).

Madeline Weinrib finds

I stopped by the A&D building on Thursday for the opening of the new Drummonds showroom and was delighted to discover that the luxury British bathroom company is my kind of brand. They believe, as I do, that it’s essential to look back to move forward.

DrummondsSteeped in history, their designs use time-honored and often hand-crafted techniques to produce products of unsurpassed quality and integrity.

Drummonds marble vanityOwning their own factories, they are able to manufacture beautiful products to their own exacting luxury specifications.

Drummonds sinkI am often extolling the art of the craft and this is Drummonds’ expertise. From traditional sandcasting techniques for the cast iron products to lost wax casting for the brass, to the hand sprinkled powdered enamel for lustrous finishes, each product is made by hand.

Drummonds powder coat bathrub

I especially liked their collaborations with designer Martin Brudnziki – a chic modern and ergonomic take on form meets function.

Martin Brudnziki for Drummonds

Take a stroll to their site and you can see many more of their products and installations by designers and architects.

Drummonds in Lancashire house

Drummonds cloakroom-bathroom-Drummonds Basin-and-shower-room

Waldo Works project with Drummonds bath productsthree photos above courtesy of Drummonds

Later that evening, I was back in Connecticut celebrating artist Claudia Renfro, whose work is hanging (through 11/18) at the chic home store The Flat in Westport,

Claudia Renfro painting at The Flat Westport, CTwhere design, art and objects mingle with contemporary lighting, accessories and jewelry, all carefully curated by owner Becky Goss.

The Flat in Westport, CT

We’ll come back soon to revisit the store and Becky’s thoughtful take on art and home.

The Flat Westport vignette

Then lastly, Friday evening, I was delighted to visit Greenwich favorite Oomph

Oomph Greenwich to welcome Atlanta friend Danielle Rollins for a trunk show of her stylish new clothing line.

Danielle Rollins at Oomph Greenwich

From her Liberty print blouses

Danielle Rollins Liberty print blouses

to easy to wear ball skirts

Danielle Rollins ball skirts

to dress them up, dress them down new jackets of luxurious Verel de Belval lampas lined in contrasting stretch silk charmeuse, there is a style for everyone.

Danielle Rollins Madeleine Lilly jacketsall photos by Stacey Bewkes for Quintessence unless otherwise indicated

If in the area, stop by Oomph on Saturday from 11 am to 4 pm to meet Danielle and shop the full collection. For those out of the area, you can check out the collection online.


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6 Responses to If It’s Tuesday…

  1. The Lampas coats and jackets!!! 18th c. brought to life. xoxo Mary

  2. Amy Rice says:

    Thank you for coming out last night! We are always so grateful for your support and l know Danielle was very happy to see you as well. It was a fun evening!

  3. franki parde says:

    Stacy, Stacy, Stacy!!! Exquisite photographs…and Helen White has read my mind for my log cabin tablescapes for the holidays!! franki

  4. Beth says:

    Thus week was a definite feast for the eyes. So wish I got to see Helen White’s Collection in person. And those prints of Madeline’s… to die for !
    Thank you for the arm chair shopping ..

  5. All so amazing!! I want to redo my bath, my table and my wardrobe! Thank you!!

  6. The Drummonds Showroom was delightful. Thank you for sharing your busy week.

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