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How to Spend 24 Hours in NYC!

Saturday, January 12th, 2013

Gang:

Happy weekend!

John and I are happily ensconced at Madcap Cottage in upstate New York, and it’s deliciously snowy. I am blaring Ellie Goulding and drinking Southern Comfort, and John is watching the original Brideshead Revisited series that ran on PBS back in the day. We are a study in contrasts.

On another note, the fabulous Mandarin Oriental, New York hotel recently asked me how I would spend 24 hours in NYC, and they graciously featured my responses in the “Fan Mail” e-mail blast that goes out to their database.

Check it out, you might discover a few design-driven spots that you don’t know.

Enjoy!

Fan Mail!

Click on the image, above, to read the story that the Mandarin Oriental, New York hotel did on me and my favorite must-visits in New York City.

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Come Visit Us at 1st Dibs @ NYDC!

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Gang:

Happy holidays!

As you might know, John and I have just unveiled a retail space at 1st Dibs @ NYDC, situated on the 10th floor of the New York Design Center on Lexington Avenue in Manhattan. The floor is a treasure trove of 1st Dibs dealers, and there is something for every taste and sensibility. Best of all, the floor is open to the public AND is open on Saturdays.

If you are looking for glorious holiday gifts, the Madcap Cottage space at 1st Dibs @ NYDC offers loads of colorful and bespoke options.

Here are some shots of us pulling together the vest pocket-sized space.

Come pay us a visit!

Small Slice of Heaven!

Here's our tiny "booth" at 1st Dibs @ NYDC. We painted the white walls a creamy hue and then set about giving the walls horizontal stripes in jaunty colors to make the space really magical!

Paint, Please!

After taping the walls with painter's tape, John and I painted the space in Madcap Cottage signature pink-and-orange stripes. We plan to change the booth monthly to give it a very fresh and editorial quality.

Stripe Tease!

Here's our booth with the painter's tape removed. The stripes look amazing, n'est-ce pas? Why not stripe a room in your own home--it's easy!

Mirror, Mirror!

John installs a groovy rug from Urban Outfitters that perfectly matches our sensibility. The mirror on the wall is for sale and is truly a stunner.

The Best of Everything!

Our Madcap Cottage goodies are in place. All that is missing is our logo upon the wall.

Logo-licious!

John installs our Madcap Cottage logo upon the walls of our booth at 1st Dibs @ NYDC, and we are open for business! The two vintage Venetian-style chairs are from Baker Furniture, and note all of the beautifully priced objects upon the whimsical side table.

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