It’s been a go-go-go week! John and I had the two-day photo shoot for our upcoming One Kings Lane sale on November 3, and it all went great…
But preparing for a OKL sale is a massive amount of work: Besides organizing our finds, there’s the photo shoot, weighing and measuring, and writing descriptions. Happily, the OKL team–including Lesley, the fabulous photographer–is amazing, so they really help keep the wheels turning. Still, after shooting some 200 glittering, glorious items at our home on Chester Court in Brooklyn, we were a tad beat.
But the show must go on and who has time to sleep when you can sizzle, so Jason headed out to Manhattan post-photo shoots to film various segments with the terrific crew at Editor TV.
Tuesday night found me at a panel discussion at Williams-Sonoma at the Time Warner Center: The discussion focused on branding and building a successful business in the design realm. Panelists included interior designer/uber-blogger Brad Ford, design force Celerie Kemble, design PR and marketing guru Elizabeth Blitzer, licensing maestro Keith Granet, and Lonny magazine’s Michelle Adams. And, wow, what a terrific night… I learned a lot, met some new friends, and interviewed everyone involved up and down and sideways. (The panel even threw a question my way. I was honored!)
And last night found me with Julia Noran and the rest of her Editor TV crew at the opening of the stunning, just-redesigned George Smith showroom in Manhattan’s Fine Arts Building on East 59th Street. If you don’t know British furniture makers George Smith you should. The Smith folks craft the most stunning, bespoke sofas, chairs, and ottomans, and their new showroom is a real looker. Plus, they have included other like-minded brands in the space, so you will also find mirror-fronted consoles from Julian Chichester, fabrics from the likes of Laurette Design, and lighting from Best & Lloyd. The opening was a smash: The cocktails flowed freely and famed 60s singer Lesley Gore belted out her signature tunes, including “It’s My Party” and “You Don’t Own Me.” Plus, I interviewed all sorts of cool cats including John Barman, Kerry Delrose, Katie Couric, and other design-world luminaries.
Today I am catching my breath, and then tomorrow John and I drive down to High Point, North Carolina to attend the twice-yearly furniture shows. I love a good road trip! We are bringing Weenie and Jasper who will spend a night with us at the Aloft (the dogs love a good hotel stay) and will then check into Camp Bow Wow while we peruse the latest and greatest finds… And, of course, I will be doing more filming with Editor TV down south, so watch for my trend reports and color forecasts.
Get ready for gobs of updates from what’s doing in High Point!