Punch List

Monday, July 25, 2011

Back from a week away -- enjoyed cooler temps, picturesque views, and the still & quiet of a lakeside setting. Fitting for the start of the week, I have a Punch List to knock out, some newsworthy items to note.

[1]  While away, I packed an assortment of magazines & books.... One which I loved and finished in an afternoon was Steve Martin's An Object of Beauty. I was completely taken with Mr. Martin's storytelling and his depth of knowledge of the going's on (both in the public & private view) of the art world. I know he has been a long time collector of fine paintings and one previously owned work has recently been the subject of a forgery scandal, but clearly, Mr. Martin is not one to sit by and let his art advisers do all the work. His fictional tale takes such a personal tone, that he must be drawing on inspiration from past experiences with auction houses, dealers, galleries, and fellow collectors.

[2]  I have set up a Twitter account -- @duchessfare. It was long over due, and sparked by restaurant No. 246 twittering a link to my recent blog post on our visit for lunch.

[3]  Hable Construction's Hable Hotties Sale continues through tomorrow, July 26, on their 20 X 20 printed pillows. Prices range from $86-$102 and are available while supplies last. Additionally, Hable's Seahorse Hooked Rug Runner is featured on Garnet Hill's Sale of the Day reduced from $198 to $68.

[4]  As mentioned in my previous post, The Cashiers Historical Society is hosting their annual Showhouse in August. To be noted, interior designers (and part of Bravo TV's Million Dollar DecoratorsMary McDonald & Nathan Turner will be featured guests at special event on Saturday August 20. Ms. McDonald will also be on hand to sign copies of her book Mary McDonald Interiors: The Allure of Style.

Mary McDonald (pictured below & her book cover pictured above)

Nathan Turner
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