As I mentioned in an earlier post, I am in New York for business and also to see old friends. Last night I was able to combine the two in a most enjoyable way!
My friends Julius Vingerelli and David Hoey hosted a cocktail party for me at their incredible penthouse garden (really a lush forest!) in Chelsea's iconic London Terrace apartment complex. David is the genius Creative Director for the divine Bergdorf Goodman - his design aesthetic (those windows!) is unparallelled!. His partner, the uber-host Julius has created the most magical space on their terrace with seemingly old-growth trees and other happily established plantings.
My friend Michelle Adams aka creator of Ruby Green fabrics and blogger M.A. Belle dropped by with new friend Heather, the "Habitually Chic" blogger. Habitually Chic is the influential blog that covers all that is happening in NYC. Not only is it most informative - it's highly readable -one feels like one knows Heather and can't wait to devour the next installment. She also involves her readers by polling them about various home and design questions. (It's addictive reading and I highly recommend it!) I so enjoyed getting to know Heather and spending some time with her.
Rounding out the guest list was my friend Sarah (we were raising small children together and sneaking off to estate and yard sales every chance we got) and her husband the photographer Greg Anthon (more on him soon!), and Sarah's nephew Sean Fader (yes, also a photographer) who took the party photos. Finally our friend Marshall Callaway, who recently left Quadrille Fabrics (love, love LOVE Quadrille) to pursue his own venture. I also introduced Michelle and Heather to Shamir Shah an architect and interior designer based here in New York. He has done some very impressive projects and should definitely be on your watch list.
I can't believe my trip is drawing to an end! I still have a few days left, one day jammed with appointments and the other for SHOPPING before I hop back on a plane for Melbourne. I'll try to write again with more news before I leave.