Monthly Archives: March 2014

Architectural Digest – Home Design Show 2014

I went to the Architectural Digest – Home Design Show at the Pier yesterday in NYC with my friend Mindy Gerhardt, the showroom manager of Decorative Crafts in Greenwich, CT.  The show had lots of interesting things – some of the new offerings by the appliance vendors were pretty amazing.

My favorite part was DIFFA’s Dining by Design.photo

And my favorite Dining Scenario was the one by Arteriors – I loved the dark glamour of the table setting – I imagine dining there would be like being transported to an enchanted forest.

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The above from Luxe Magazine is so glamourous and sophisticated – and just love those ladies who work for Luxe – a  shout out to them – they are always so gracious to work with!

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This was another fun setting – it has a child like quality and at the same time a very sophisticated European feeling – I am imagining a European kitchen or a charming child’s birthday party!

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Last – I adored the Dina Von Furstenberg table setting – It had that vibrant decadent party theme! Having a party on the beach in that setting would make a summer night complete!

Mindy and I saw lots of friends and met some new ones along the way! If you are thinking of remodeling or decorating definitely spend an afternoon at the show!

Palm Beach 2014

photo At least once a year a group of my friends and I go to Palm Beach – Rituals include a day shopping on Worth Avenue and having lunch at Taboo.  Shopping is always more fun after lunch and Prosecco!  Day 2 – Taking in all the Antique and Vintage Shops — over the years favorites come and go but two have remained.  The first is Circa Who – great vintage furniture many pieces beautifully updated with lacquer sprays in amazing colors. It always makes me desperately want a Palm Beach apartment – this year the cold made it even more attractive!

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Next up — D. Brett Benson, Inc. – Brett has THE most fabulous costume vintage jewelry — After spending literally hours there I purchased a great lucite necklace – perfect for  summer!  What is also wonderful about Brett Benson’s is that they will let you try on as many pieces as you’d like – which of course translates into hours spent there. They do the NY Pier Show — a don’t miss!

Coming home from Florida – I cannot lie – was a bummer – back to frigid weather and snow boots – ugh!  Everything looked so dull. Soooo – I took a favorite pair of whippet figurines and updated them by placing them on lucite stands. It gave them an instant modern glam vibe –and reminded me of the sunshine and blue ocean of Palm Beach.photo 3