“Life is hard enough, but it can be balanced with beauty and gentleness” – Barbara Barry

(image courtesy of Blogfest2011)

On Tuesday of Blogfest, we were treated to a tasty “picnic” luncheon in the Lee Jofa showroom at the D&D Building. Lee Jofa is launching a Lilly Pulitzer line of fabrics and they were every bit as bright and cheery as one would expect! A really nice treat during a week of non-stop dreary weather outside and the unremitting dreariness of The Ace hotel. The luncheon was a lovely affair with fried chicken, cold roast beef and assorted veggies. We also had time to relax and chat and I spent a nice long time chatting with fellow New England designer bloggers Katie Rosenfeld, Leslie Fine, Mally Skok and Julianne Covino.

After lunch, we were treated ( and it was a true treat!) to a talk by the lovely and elegant Barbara Barry. Ms. Barry talked about her design inspirations and introduced us to her new collection for Kravet called Indochine. Here are some of my tweets during her talk:

I think the whole room was very enthralled by Ms. Barry. Following her talk, we retreated to the Kravet showroom for tea while Barbara showed off her collection to a “paparazzi” like crowd: 

Lovely. Following tea with Ms. Barry, we were bussed over to the Mayo Studios in Long Island City for the Traditional Home party celebrating The Lee Jofa Heritage Collection. More to come on that!

All photos by Linda Merrill for ::Surrounings:: unless otherwise noted.

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