I’ve long said, one of the best parts of being a design blogger are all the amazing opportunities and events I’ve been lucky enough to take part it. This week presented another such opportunity – and boy, in mid-winter, mid-pandemic – it was much needed. (Disclaimer: this is a sponsored post by Plum Wine. See, … Read more
In this week’s episode of the Starz series Outlander (S1E2) we get to know Castle Leoch, seat of the clan MacKenzie, and Laird Colum ban Campbell MacKenzie (seen above a dinner with his wife Letitia on the left). Colum has major health issues and his brother Dougal (who brought our heroine Claire to the castle) … Read more
Here is a selection of some of my favorite products from my inbox. Shawn Laughlin of Caskata offers these elegant designs on china and note paper. Nurseryworks offers this spectacular Vale upholstered headboard in twin and full. Available in a range of colors or send them your own material (COM). A couple of special finds … Read more
I wanted to thank Jennifer Epstein, an owner of one of Bostons’ hottest eateries – The Beehive – for hosting my women’s business group The Downtown Women’s Club tonight. Over 35 savvy business woman were treated to amazing appetizers and a fabulous atmosphere. It may have been cold and rainy out, but it was cozy … Read more
This extravagant event brings together the worlds of culinary arts and design to create an evening exclusive to those with superlative taste and sophistication. Tables of Ten and its tabletop exhibits are created by noted designers and showrooms and will be the kickoff to The Avenues of Art & Design‘s annual Art & Design Walk. … Read more
Christopher Vine Mugs at Muglomania These are just for fun.
As I’ve mentioned before, I live in a condo. What I may or may not have mentioned is that my condo has no closets or any other kind of storage. My kitchen only has two drawers. Can you imagine? A kitchen with only two drawers??? I work at home and have many hobbies, so my … Read more
Fleebags is owned by Suzanne Robin and based in Massachusetts. She has a line of bags, totes and these placemats made from oilcloth. There are so many fun oilcloth patterns out there – retro, fun and perfect for outdoor dining!
Four Pratt Institute students from the Department of Industrial Design have received recognition for their designs as part of a competition sponsored by Design Within Reach (DWR) and conducted in conjunction with the fifth annual BKLYN DESIGNS show. The first-place student design award went to Liz Kinnmark, a 2007 graduate from Evanston, Ill.Kinnmark’s first-place design … Read more
Spode, that bastion of English country style has released a fresh new pattern, create by textile artist Kim Parker. I just love this whimsical set called Emma’s Garland. So light and breezy!Kim also designs for The Rug Company: …and has a line of cute pillows available on her website:These wall panels are available through Horchow.Beautiful … Read more
I wrote last week about DIFFA’s Dining By Design event in Boston this week. This was the weekend and I was lucky to attend the preview cocktail party last evening at the Black Falcon Terminal. It was cold outside, but the party was hot inside! A big open industrial space was transformed by some of … Read more
I am just in love with nearly everything in Gien‘s dishware collection. Oh – what a joy it would be to have a different china set for every season and holiday! Here are some of my favorites: Ramboulliet Millefleurs Joyeux Noel Joli Paris Caraibes Dionysos Le Petit Prince So pretty, no?
I met some friends for dinner tonight at the lovely Atlantica Restaurant, which is part of the Cohasset Harbor Resort. We were there early, so I was able to get some nice photos without disturbing other guests. Located on the picturesque Cohasset Harbor in Massachusetts, Atlantica is one of my favorite places to eat. The … Read more
I’m loving the unique beauty and versatile design of COULEUR NATURE’s vibrant collection of Provencal inspired textiles. Perfect for Fall table settings and early holiday parties! All COULEUR NATURE textiles are made using the technique of hand-carving teak wood blocks to apply design and color to cloth. Over 100 precise movements are required to create … Read more
Since I started this series of posts on The Mount, I’ve been so excited to share the photos of the Drawing Room and Dining Room, which were decorated in 2002 by Charlotte Moss and Bunny Williams, respectively. These are the only fully decorated rooms in the house currently and while it’s wonderful to be able … Read more
I’ve been posting about my trip over the weekend to the Berkshires and any good trip includes good food, of course! I wanted to share some of the delicious locations and foods we ate over the weekend. The first evening we were there, we ate at Alta Restaurant & Wine Bar right in Lenox Center. … Read more