Big News: Our Textiles are Hangin’ Out in LA! (and so are we)

IMG_5136Last week Jill and I headed out to LA to celebrate the expansion of the LA interiors showroom Harbinger. Why, you may ask? Well because they are fabulous, and also because they are carrying our textile line in the newly expanded space!! Check out BLANKET STRIPE on this vintage French wingback right in the window!

IMG_5130The fun and brilliant Joe Lucas owns the showroom and designed these vignettes.  When I saw the window below featuring BOLT in Beach on these mid-century chairs I was wowed, and thrilled at what a great fit the Harbinger showroom is for us! I seriously want to transplant this whole thing over to my house.

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Here’s our display and the illustrious company we are in! We also met the lovely Maria and Erin from Maruja NYC.

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The highlight of our trip was the party at Harbinger. Lots of fun and new faces,and yummy bites and sips. We also had a nice outing to Santa Monica. Shutters on the Beach

IMG_5144 IMG_5182IMG_5152 We stayed at the super cool French boutique hotel chain, Mama Shelter, in Hollywood. They serve great food and cocktails and kept us in lively spirits.

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IMG_5166This was the view from my room! Happily back on the East Coast now working on new projects and new patterns!!

Hotel Tour: The NoMAD in NYC

the-nomad-hotel-is-now-open-for-business-in-new-york-cityLast year I stayed at The NoMad Hotel NYC with my husband for our anniversary. We live 20 miles from the city, but like many Jersey folks, enjoy living like resident-tourists rather than like commuters sometimes. When we walked into the hotel lobby, I remember thinking, wow, he really picked a good one! We enjoyed staying¬†right in the Nomad neighborhood for a total change of pace from our usual city spots. We wandered through the flower district, checked out the Showplace Antique & Design Center, and had great Peruvian food at Raymi. The Ace is around the corner. Fun to pop in just to soak up the genius vibes for a bit. Most importantly? The NoMad’s perfect decor and Elephant Bar of course! Take a quick peek and I’m sure you’ll be headed there too. We are planning this year’s quick getaway now, and we may just go back!

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Places: Wes Anderson’s Bar Luce

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Who can resist the edgy, quirky cool of Wes Anderson? Not me. I came across these images here and the iconic aesthetic hit me over the head: a Wes Anderson cafe/bar in Milan! Here is the official website. If you are in Milan please check it out for me. And if you have not yet seen The Grand Budapest Hotel please do. The miracle of it is in how the quirky and the intensely beautiful coincide. It is one of my favorite movies.

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