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Partying at The Foundry Home Furnishings

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

Last week my sweet friend Stuart and I threw a party together at The Foundry Home Furnishings.

It was really divine. Come see!

Pork Chop and Apple Sauce in a Thermos

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Good Morning, Darlings!

My friend Dana, who is also a mama-to-be, invited me to her sweet home recently for some lunch to catch up. I jumped at the chance to be able to spend some quality time with her before her little one arrives.

Pork Chop and Apple Sauce and Thermos? What’s that all about? Pork Chop and Apple Sauce are the names of Dana and Steve’s dogs. Pork Chop is an english bull and Apple Sauce is a adorable little pug. Thermos is Dana’s friend’s boston terrier she is baby sitting. It was a lively afternoon!

My Good Friend Pork Chop

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Fun Find Friday-Eddie Ross Vintage on Etsy

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Good Morning, Darlings!

The weather is getting warmer and although I have been a bit on party-giving hiatus, I am ready to get back in the swing of things. Last night, I broke out my pink seersucker jacket (Ralph Lauren, found for a steal at the Goodwill), and took my new Editor-in-Chief at Design Is Magazine, Walt, to a panel discussion at SCAD Atlanta. The panel topic was From Magazine to Monitor — The Rise of the Blog, and although that was an important topic to us, as a new online magazine (debuting in September, but blogging about it until then), more importantly, Eddie Ross and Jaithan Kochar were 50% of the guest speakers, along with Rita Konig from the New York Times and Nick Olsen, who were both hilariously funny.

If you have been reading since the beginning of the year, you would understand my delight in seeing Eddie + Jaithan, the darlingest darlings on the planet. Eddie, in the past, has been the senior style editor for Martha Stewart, blogger extraordinaire and now, a contributing editor to Woman’s Day magazine. It was the greatest treat catching up with them, however brief. Some pics from last night:

A Most Lively Panel

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Design Is….My New Passion

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Good Morning, Darlings!

For the past few weeks my friend Walt and I have been trying to get together for lunch. Last week that finally happened. Walt and his husband Scott have purchased two spectacular properties in Midtown with the intention of renovating them into the most lush residences ever.  I finally got to see the properties when Walt invited me out last week and walked me through both houses. They are incredible. During our tour, Walt explained that the largest of the homes would be divided into 4 residences, one more fabulous than the next.  This home has been the impetus for a new online magazine being launched by Walt.

Over lunch we discussed the magazine and Walt let me know that he had everyone in place except for his Entertaining Editor.  And guess who he asked to take this very exciting post?  Yes! It’s me, Darlings!  I am thrilled to announce that I am now the Entertaining Editor for Design Is.  As the first issue is scheduled for September, we have tons of work to do.  I will share every step with you on this journey – not only here, but on the Design Is site very soon.  I’m hoping you will follow me and give me your feedback.

This past Saturday, we had our first staff meeting at the amazing home of Walt and Scott.  We had a couple of folks missing, but I am looking forward to meeting them soon.

I thought you would enjoy seeing some shots from our day.

By Day, Walt is a Landscape Architect.....

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