July 27, 2017

Preparing Lily Pond for a Special Surprise Party

As you all know, I love to entertain, but it’s even more exciting when I host surprise parties for dear friends.

Last weekend, I hosted a very special party at Lily Pond, my home in East Hampton, New York. My friends, Ben and Bonnie, celebrated a milestone birthday, and their grandson, Will, asked if we could hold the party at my home. I was thrilled with the idea, so we prepared a wonderful gathering for their family and friends. I wanted the decorations to be very special, so we set up a long dining table adorned with pretty shells and candles, illuminated the entire area with hundreds of tiny string lights, and brought lots of glorious, fragrant flowers from my Bedford farm.

Enjoy these photos of our preparations, and be sure to check back again tomorrow for my blog about the party - it was so much fun!

July 26, 2017

The 2017 East Hampton Antiques Show

Whenever my schedule allows, I always try to fit in visits to some of my favorite antiques shows - especially when they benefit good causes.

Last week, while on Long Island, I attended the East Hampton Antiques Show Preview Party. The event, now in its 11th year, was held on the bucolic grounds of the 17th century Mulford Farm - right in the heart of East Hampton Village. All ticket proceeds went to the East Hampton Historical Society. The show ran through Sunday, July 23rd, and was filled with a large variety of antiques, art, jewelry, and other vintage collectibles from more than 50 antiques and art dealers.

It was a wonderful summer evening - enjoy these photos.

July 25, 2017

HC&G (Hamptons Cottages & Gardens) Innovation in Design Awards

What an honor to receive the 2017 HC&G (Hamptons Cottages & Gardens) Innovator Award.

Last week, I was presented the "IDA" at the seventh annual HC&G Innovation in Design Awards dinner in Bridgehampton, New York. The event recognizes the very best in up-and-coming design talent across several categories, including architecture, interior design, garden design, kitchen design, bath design and product design. And to top it off, each year, HC&G presents the Innovator Award to an icon and visionary of the design industry - an individual who has achieved an overarching level of innovation and excellence. Past Innovator Award recipients include Richard Meier, Madeline Weinrib, Vicente Wolf, Stephanie Odegard, and Deborah Berke.

I will also be on the covers of HC&G and NYC&G (New York Cottages & Gardens) this September - be sure to pick up a copy. Enjoy these photos. You can also see more photos from the event on the C&G Facebook page - just click on this highlighted link.