Monday, October 25, 2010

Samuel Johnson

when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life;
for there is in London all that life can afford

Sunday, October 24, 2010

new arrivals @ estate

After a long & busy summer holiday, estate @ Post & Gray and etsy are being restocked with amazing modern traditional pieces to punch up your home for the holidays...

Saturday, October 23, 2010

What's So Fabulous About London?

{the screening room @ Covent Garden Hotel}

{redundant phone booths}

{5th floor bar @ Harvey Nichols}


[Green Butlers @ the new Savoy}

{January sales @ liberty & co.}

Not necessarily in that order

Friday, October 22, 2010

Archie Grand

I fell in absolute & total love with these chic little Archie Grand notebooks and think you will too. The Swedish legend goes a little like this: Founded in the recession of the 1980s, the original family company found itself in dire straits after the death of Archie’s grandfather, Reinhold. Archie was at this time in London attending numerous art colleges. A further decade was spent embroiled in artistic practice until, last year, Archie decided to revamp and revitalise his grandfather’s company. Having met some of the characters of English society (Alan Clark, Nigel Coates, Lord Archer, Bruce Bernard, to name a few) during his London years, Archie came upon the notion that each of these charming charlatans should each receive a notebook of matching colour – a gift to aid them in their creative pursuits. And so Archie Grand Notebooks, for friend and foe, came into being.

Here are a few I'm featuring @ estate for the holidays ($11!). Stop by Post & Gray and grab a bundle for your favourite friends & foes...

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Barefoot Contessa!

5 days & counting
pre-order your autographed copy here.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


This is a style blog.  Sometimes I flitter off and talk about food or books or wine or travel or movies, but eventually it all comes back to design. Today, though, I'm talking skin. During a rare trip to Sephora a few months ago, I found a few things that are so fantastic for sensitive skin I can't keep my pie hole shut about them 1 minute longer...

That's it.  5 minutes you're done.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

What If?

Ever wonder what you'd do if you had the chance to pick up your life & move it to a foreign city for a bit? Say, 6 months or a year? I hadn't really, until now...

Monday, October 18, 2010

Who's In?

You may be in even if you thought you were out.

Back in May, I mentioned a little something about Eddie Ross coming to Metrolina. I was so so lucky to get my reservation in before this thing with Eddie & Jaithan SOLD OUT (in point of fact, all 3 Charlotte events have SOLD OUT)


Did you?  If not, you're still in luck!  Friday, November 5th from 6:30 - 8:30, Eddie will be @ Interiors Marketplace (Post & Gray's sister store) to sip & chew & chat & share some fabulous 'only Eddie could think of that' ideas for holiday entertaining & decorating! No charge, no RSVP, just come on over!

And while you're in the 'hood, stop by Post & Gray @ 2130 So. Tryon and check out new pieces from my latest shipment... fun things for holidays & home.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

What I Did Last Summer

Many of you have wondered via e-mail where I've been (thanks for your kind notes)... generally, things have been excruciatingly busy and I needed to take a break to focus on work & real life stuff. So I did, recharging in the most wonderful place imaginable...

It was nice to get away, but it's good to be back.