Summer is here and I, for one, could not be more excited. We have had a harsh, dreary New York winter, and everyone is jumping at the first opportunity to get outside and enjoy the warmer temperatures. Since we didn't have a spring, it seems we will fast-track right into summer, the perfect time of year to be out of doors and appreciate this fleeting season. Join me and interior designer Caleb Anderson of Drake/Anderson and landscape architect Janice Parker at Vaughan (suite 1511) for the D and D Spring Market, as we delve into al fresco style, and discuss the process, the how's and why's of designing and lighting outdoor spaces to optimize. The event takes place at 3pm on May 30th. See you there!
This Sunday, I ride in my 6th Cycle For Survival, a national charity event to raise money for rare cancer research that benefits Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. This annual spin event is like nothing else-- it is a moving day of hope (watch the video above to see more) and creates possibilities of living in a world where cancer is a thing of the past. I ride in memory of my father, and for friends that have dealt with this devastating disease.
I adore this charity, and what they have been able to accomplish, raising over $27 million dollars last year alone, is truly awe inspiring. Thanks to the hard work and perseverance of founder Dave Linn, who lost his wife Jen to rare cancer 12 years ago, this organization raises a jaw-dropping amount to fund rare cancer trials. Jen lost her battle to cancer six and a half years ago, but her memory lives on and inspires others. Won't you support me in my ride, and help me reach my goal of raising $12,000 this year? Please click on this link to access my CFS page to donate. Sadly, Rare cancers touch most of our lives. Each and every one of us has the power to make a difference, so spread the word, join the battle, and let's beat rare cancers!
Keep track with the gilt edged easel calendar from a favorite of mine, Sugar Paper
Hello, New Year. Happy 2018 to you! As we usher in 2018 with snow and bitter cold here on the East Coast, we also usher in new ideas, new beginnings, inspiration and future planning. I just knew my year was off to a great start when a wonderful friend from college reached out to get together. It had been in the neighborhood of 20 years since we had seen each other, and when we did, it was like no time had passed. Don't you love it when that happens?
In order to keep track of moments large and small, I am starting to write things down more. I am going to try to become less reliant on my iphone and start taking notes in a notebook. They say (in this NY Times article) it is better for learning and remembering key facts from meetings, and is less distracting. And when it comes to meaningful interactions, more real time IRL, less screen time. I'm in.
Chelsea Textiles, Holland and Sherry and Vaughan come together for one of the best New York design sales. Fabric, furniture, accessories, lighting, pillows, samples and more are up to 80% off. Designers always manage to score great finds for their personal abodes, I've seen people pull up their SUV and load in nightstands and tables to drive back to Connecticut. With some of the best British and American design represented, there are sure to be plenty of pretty things at the sale, which runs from November 9th-11th at Wallace Hall at St Ignatius Loyola Church at 980 Park Avenue.
Chelsea Textiles Sale
St. Ignatius Loyola Church. 980 Park Avenue. New York, NY
Thursday and Friday – 9am-7pm. Saturday 9am-4pm