Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!


It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966) / Watch the attached video below

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Our Visit to Pie Shop


While we were hitting a couple of estate sales in Buckhead on Saturday morning, I said to Jim we should stop in for a visit to Pie Shop. I had heard about this quaint bakery offering perfect seasonal sweet and savory pies, but hadn't had a chance to try. The menu changes daily and the fresh baked made from scratch items on Saturday's menu didn't disappoint.... in the spirit of Halloween, sweet pies included Candy Corn Cream Pie, Death By Chocolate, and Graveyard Plots. Savory pies included Witches' Beef Stew, Mummy's Savory Tart, and Jack O'Lantern Pumpkin Pie. Pies are sold whole or by the slice and you can sit at the butcher block topped tables to eat-in or you can get your pie packaged up to takeout. We picked up a slice to take home of the Candy Corn Cream Pie & Haystack Peanut Butter Pie -- both were super delicious with a true homestyle flavor. Pie Shop is open Tuesday - Saturday, offering "Late Night Pie" until 1am on Friday & Saturday. Currently, Pie Shop is taking orders for Thanksgiving pies -- Bourbon Pecan, Chocolate Chip Pecan, Classic Apple Pie, Ganache Pie, Fresh-Roasted Pumpkin Pie, and Old-fashioned Lemon Chess Pie.






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Friday, October 28, 2011

Tyler Florence + One Kings Lane 10/29

Image Via OKL

In anticipation of noted chef, Food Network host, and House Beautiful magazine contributor Tyler Florence's Kitchen Essentials Sale for One Kings Lane happening tomorrow, 10/29, check out the interiors of Florence's own kitchen in California. All proceeds from the OKL sale benefit Enterprise for High School Students.




Tyler Florence, pictured with daughter Dorothy
Images Via House Beautiful


Watch the Video Below for More on Tyler Florence & House Beautiful

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HALLOWEEN Double Feature

Two of my very favorite films to watch at Halloween coincidentally both star Tim Curry. First up, the 1986 movie The Worst Witch, based on the books written by Jill Murphy. Additional cast members include noted actors Diana Rigg and Charlotte Rae, and a very young Fairuza Balk. It's the greatest tale of a young witch trying to get through her studies of spells and potions at her witch academy.

Followed by the Rocky Horror Picture Show, released in 1975. Clearly the more saucier of the two in story line, but perfect for an older crowd in both audience participation and Halloween dress up fun! Stars include Susan Sarandon as Janet, Barry Bostwick as Brad, and Meatloaf as Eddie. A flat tire has forced Brad & Janet to abandon their car and venture out into a stormy night in search of a phone to call for help. They stumble upon a dark and old mansion with a party of sorts unfolding and they are asked to stay as house guests. Watch below for more....



The Worst Witch (above) and Rocky Horror Picture Show (below) -- both star Tim Curry

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Iris Apfel + Yoox.com

Iris Apfel

At 90, style icon Iris Apfel continues to make her mark on the design & fashion world. Apfel is known for her signature luxe style, found throughout her home (Architectural Digest June 2011) as well as in her wardrobe. She has a discerning eye for accessorizing & layering jewelry - bold & chunky bracelets, necklaces, brooches, etc... - that are truly statement pieces, collected and created over the course of her well traveled life. Through a recent partnership with online retailer Yoox.com, she is offering 3 jewelry collections for purchase -- limited edition, ready to wear, and select pieces from her personal jewelry box. Check out a couple of items that caught my eye & click on the links for details.










Images Via Yoox.com
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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Deborah Needleman: Country & City Style

The Living Room coffee table in Deborah Needleman's Hudson Valley, NY home / Spotted is the recently released Oberto Gili design book Home Sweet Home: Sumptuous and Bohemian Interiors

The November 2011 issue of Martha Stewart Living features the Hudson Valley, NY residence of author and editor-in-chief of WSJ Magazine Deborah Needleman. The 8 page article includes photos throughout Needleman's charming home and highlights her "11 rules she lives by" in creating a comfortable, casual, yet stylish space. Love her look? Read more from Needleman's highly anticipated second home interiors book, The Perfectly Imperfect Home, due out on shelves November 1st -- click here to read my previous post on details of its release. Be sure to watch the attached video from Needleman's NYC apartment, and listen to her discuss design choices when sharing living spaces with children -- click here to read more from NY Magazine.





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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Suzanne Rheinstein + One Kings Lane 10/26

Suzanne Rheinstein (pictured above) and a freshly made bed with her custom designed Linens
Image Via OKL

Noted LA based interior designer Suzanne Rheinstein will be offering custom designed linens and bedding accessories in her sale for One Kings Lane, happening tomorrow Wednesday October 26 at 11am EST. In addition to her respected career in the design field and her enduring & loyal client relationships, 20+ years ago Rheinstein established her home furnishings store Hollyhock, providing both designers and shoppers a stylish resource for pieces not typically found in the LA area. She recently purchased a NYC pied-a-terre and the interiors were featured in the November 2010 issue of Elle Decor magazine and in her published book At Home: A Style for Today with Things from the Past. Check out more below.


The Living Room of Suzanne Rheinstein's Upper East Side Manhattan apartment featured on her book's cover (above) and in the pages of Elle Decor (below)





Images Via Elle Decor
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Honey & Fitz Visits the Re-Opening of Furbish Studio

Image Via Furbish Studio

Blogger Honey & Fitz posted wonderful pictures from Saturday's re-opening of Furbish Studio in downtown Raleigh, NC. Owner Jamie Meares has relocated and expanded Furbish to a 3,500 square foot warehouse space, making it a dream destination for chic and stylish finds. Furbish offers an assortment of textiles, home furnishings, accessories, and unique gifts full of bright color & bold pattern. Click here to see more of Honey & Fitz's photos and click here to read my previous post on Jamie Meares & Furbish.

Interior of Furbish Studio
Image Via Honey & Fitz
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Monday, October 24, 2011

Tom Ford + Visionaries: Inside the Creative Mind

Visionaries: Inside the Creative Mind, a documentary series on Oprah Winfrey's Network OWN, premiered last night featuring fashion designer & film maker Tom Ford. Ford is the former Creative Director of Gucci and Gucci Group, a position he held for 10 years. Following his departure in 2004, Ford went onto establish his own successful fashion label, Tom Ford, concentrating on menswear. In pursuit of his passion for film, he created his film production company Fade to Black in 2005, through which the Oscar nominated film A Single Man  was made and released in 2009. Ford is credited with co-writing, producing, and directing the film starring Colin Firth. The OWN documentary reveals Ford's life today and his preparation for his first womenswear collection in 5 years. Watch the trailer for Visionaries: Inside the Creative Mind below.

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Friday, October 21, 2011

One Kings Lane + Lucas Studio 10/22

Pictured above, Joe Lucas and Parrish Chilcoat
Image Via OKL

In anticipation of One Kings Lane's Tastemaker Tag Sale featuring Joe Lucas and Parrish Chilcoat of the interior design firm Lucas Studio, I've included images (found below) from Traditional Home magazine of their design work from the 2010 Hampton Designer Showhouse. The OKL sale is happening tomorrow, Saturday October 22 at 11am EST, and will feature Lucas & Chilcoat's hand selected furniture & accessories. In addition to offering design services, Lucas & Parrish own the home furnishings store Harbinger, catering to both the retail and wholesale sides of the design business, located in West Hollywood, CA.


Joe Lucas and Parrish Chilcoat designed a small room off of the Kitchen. The Oyster Bay Coffee Table is from Harbinger, as is the Throw over the Arm Chair, and the Idarica Gazzoni Wall Covering - "Gauhara Begum" #01W.



The Bay Head Serving Bar is from Harbinger



The Double-Arm Wall Light is from Harbinger

Images Via Traditional Home
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New Read >>> The Perfectly Imperfect Home

Image Via Amazon

Deborah Needleman, founding editor-in-chief of Domino magazine, and current editor-in-chief of WSJ. Magazine, will be releasing her latest interiors book, The Perfectly Imperfect Home, on November 1st. Needleman's text is paired with Virginia Johnson's illustrations, in providing a variety of decorating ways to make your house a comfortable home, embracing all the design imperfections that may occur. This is her second published book, having co-authored Domino: The Book of Decorating in 2008. The Wall Street Journal featured an excerpt from The Perfectly Imperfect Home, highlighting "10 Odd, Yet Essential, Elements of Style" in achieving a warm and inviting home. Below is #4 - Include an Odd Chair to your space.

Image Virginia Johnson/Random House Via WSJ
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Thursday, October 20, 2011

2 Atlanta Design Store Events -- Tonight 10/20

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Interior designer & blogger Allison Harper turned me onto an antique store hosting their grand opening tonight, Thursday October 20. The store brings together two design talents, Summer Loftin and Theresa Chovan, under one roof in a partnership of Summer Loftin Antiques and Chovan Designs. Allison will be in attendance tonight due to her own recent design collaboration with Athens, GA based textile company Block and Brayer. The two have joined forces in designing and producing a collection of pillows to be featured at Summer Loftin Antiques. Stop by the new space on Miami Circle from 6-9pm.




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H&H Home has earned the reputation as a go-to design source....  Owners Heather Hogan Roberts and Helen Harbin Davis offer interior design services as well as re-purposed vintage home furnishings. Their fresh take on classic style caught the eye of One Kings Lane, the online chic shopping mecca. Back in July, OKL tapped H&H Home to be included in their Tastemaker Tag Sale series. Tonight, Heather & Helen will be celebrating their one year anniversary plus showcasing their newly added pieces (furniture & accessories) for Fall at TOOTSIES, from 6-8pm.
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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Country Living FAIR -- Atlanta 10/21-10/23

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Country Living magazine hosts their annual Country Living FAIR in Columbus, OH (September), Atlanta, GA (October), and coming to Austin, TX (April). This 3 day outdoor event brings together a varied group of vendors selling their artisan wares -- home decor, jewelry, antiques and more! Also offered are onsite craft & food demonstrations, a gourmet market, live music, and plenty of fun seasonal festivities.

Stone Mountain Park, just east of Atlanta, serves as the backdrop for this year's FAIR which is happening this weekend. Tickets are available here. For a little insight into the day, watch the video below and follow Sarah Gray Miller, Editor-in-Chief of Country Living, as she checks out the sights of the FAIR at last year's Columbus, OH event.


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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Beekman Boys Are Coming to Atlanta


Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell, are authors of the recently published book, The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Cookbook. The pair are also stars in their Plant Green TV Show The Fabulous Beekman Boys, filmed on location in Sharon Springs, NY at their historic home and namesake, The Beekman. This weekend, Brent & Josh are headed south for 3 stops in the Atlanta area as part of their cookbook signing tour. Details found below, and additional info is available on their Facebook page. Be sure to watch the attached video for a little insight into reasons for recipe selection and added features in the overall design of the book.

Friday, October 21 from 5-7pm at the Williams-Sonoma Lenox store, Buckhead
Friday, October 21 from 8-10pm at the Cooks Warehouse in Decatur
Saturday, October 22 at 1pm at the Country Living Fair in Stone Mountain


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Monday, October 17, 2011

Muriel Brandolini Buzz Continues.... Post #3

Muriel Brandolini
Image Via Vanity Fair

Interior designer Muriel Brandolini must literally be one of the hardest working women in the business! With all her recent happenings this Fall, she is the subject of a third post. Her first interiors book, The World of Muriel Brandolini: Interiors, is now available for purchase, since my last post on 10/11 I have noticed her featured in 2 additional publications (NY Times & Vanity Fair), and the auction on October 21 at Phillips de Pury & Company of items from her personal collection is gearing up to be one of the design highlights of the week.

The photo (above) is from the November '11 issue of Vanity Fair magazine. In addition to the article, click here to see Vanity Fair's feature -- Open House: Nine Rooms by Muriel Brandolini





Muriel Brandolini photographed (above) in her NYC apartment and featured in The New York Times -- click here to read more. The article offers a wonderful slideshow of the furniture and accessories up for auction at Phillips de Pury & Company.
Image Via NY Times




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C. Wonder Opening in NYC -- Saturday 10/22


C. Wonder, the chicest of new stores offering home furnishings & clothing, is opening their flagship store in SOHO on Saturday, October 22 at 11am. Yesterday's NY Times Styles section featured a full page advertisement announcing the news. The ad (above) includes preview pics and prices of what you'll find stocked on the shelves. Wanting more info on C. Wonder? Click here to read my previous post on founder Chris Burch and his concept for the business.

Image Via C. Wonder Facebook
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Friday, October 14, 2011

Online Chit Chat with Anthropologie's Keith Johnson

Keith Johnson | Photographed at his NYC apartment

Keith Johnson seemingly has one of the greatest jobs....  he travels the world in search of interesting artisan made wares, textiles, and crafts, and brings them back stateside to fill the shelves of the home furnishings & clothing store, Anthropologie. Cameras have tagged along in his adventures for a TV show fittingly titled Man Shops Globe, premiering back in 2009 on the Sundance Channel. Yesterday, Keith spent an hour long online chat session answering questions from fans of both the show and Anthropologie. He discussed an assortment of topics including where he finds inspiration for what he buys, are more Man Shops Globe episodes in the works, and the always asked -- Do you need an assistant? Click here to read the full live chat and click here to read my previous post on Man Shops Globe.

Keith and partner Glen Senk's Upper East Side apartment was featured in the October 2009 issue of Elle Decor magazine. The interiors are rich in worldly finds -- fabrics, rugs, and collected accessories layered throughout the home. Check out the photos below.








Images Via Elle Decor
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