Monthly Archives: January 2015

The Art of Diplomacy: Winston Churchill and The Pursuit of Painting

 As you might recall, last year while speaking on The Collected Tabletop at the Cathedral Antiques Show in Atlanta, I also did a designer showhouse space in honor of Winston Churchill. It is certainly no secret that I am a … Continue reading

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“Specialties of The House”: Super Bowl Entertaining!

Today, I thought I would share with you two of my favorite recipes for Super bowl entertaining. One of my favorite appetizer recipes is for Hot Artichoke Dip. Years ago, a co-worker gave me this recipe and…once again, I changed … Continue reading

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A “Black Tie” Valentine’s Dinner!

Recently while working in Raleigh, I went by Quintessentials and my sweet friend Kristen Anderson Hudson asked me to design a Valentine’s table for her front window. I had to do the design fairly quickly (as I was supposed to … Continue reading

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“The Collected Library”: Valentino: At The Emperor’s Table

One of my treasured Christmas gifts was a stunning new book from Assouline, that is truly a work of art! The box presentation is so very elegant and a treasure for any “collected library”. For those of us interested in … Continue reading

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Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2015!

As a designer, I feel compelled to share with you Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2015. However, I must go on record as not being a fan of this year’s color! In that I am not a designer that … Continue reading

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