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mega post: whur i've been

By 5/24/2012

hello friends!  i'm reporting live from the other side of my birthday, a quick trip to dc, and my visit to nyc.  here's a quick post to get us all caught up before i leave again tomorrow for a wedding at bald head island.  next week i'll be back, and let's make a point to spend some more time together, yes?

so let's see.
we continued to celebrate my birth right up until my dc departure with donkey cupcakes and dog sized benches

we continued the party in DC, where my sweet cousin liz had a cupcake display ready to go

lots of pretty moments as we wandered the streets, people watching and real estate stalking


we strolled through the zoo and i met these guys

meeting animals makes me feel real enthusiastic.

then it was off to nyc for blogfest, nickfest, chipfest and ribbonfest.  the four days flew by, but we've got yards and yards of ribbon (we couldn't stop buying it!) and a big shell obelisk to show for it.

the kips bay decorator showhouse had some lovely bits.  we also did the elle decor modern showhouse, which was also pretty, but so damn packed it was all i could do to snarf down cheese straws, much less take a photo.

blogfest hosted an excellent breakfast on the top floor of the hearst building where we listened to newell turner, daryl carter, timothy whealon, miles redd and lots of other inspiring industry leaders talk about the ins and outs of being a fancy decorator.
what a view

a tour of the kravet office in nyc yielded this fantastic fabric find, which i'll use as soon as i can (afford it).
how pretty is that birdyness?

and our undercover shopping in the city resulted in a few other great finds for furbish projects

we dined at peels where the cheese dip, cocktails and people watching are unparalleled

and at nighttime there was a lot of this, then i danced on sofas until it was time to go back to our hotel and indulge in a 66 degree thermostat (brian meares would stroke out if he knew i put it that low!) and a duvet that's not covered in cat hair.

and now, back at home to unpack and repack, welcomed by this fat thing, gardenias blooming bedside and all of my t-shirts nicely folded (is there anything better in the world?)

signing off for now.  here's how i occupy myself during all the travels.  it's coming along.


  1. That's what I call a good recap. Awesome meeting you. And yea, that's a bird fabric I can get behind. Think I need to stalk it at my local showroom now.

  2. Looks like a fabulous birthday, fabulous trips and fabric but more importantly fabulous cheese dip! YUM!

  3. Gardenias are my absolute favorite flower in the whole world. I have some in a mason jar on my bedside table :) Nothing better!

  4. james - this sounds like an amazing time. so jealous i didnt get to celeb spot you while you were in dc - would have loved to grab coffee. next time!!! ps - did he fold your shirts like that? if so, im putting this post as the opening window on my hubs laptop. amazing.

  5. it looks like an amazing trip! im planning a trip to the zoo this weekend and am so excited. Didn't know "ribbonfest" existed, but I already know I'd love it! I also love the idea of taking up needlepoint for long trips!


  6. Oh Wow! Looks like an amazing trip. I am with Bethany--I am bummed I didn't get to celeb blog spot you while you were in DC!

  7. great recap! three things: one, i love your blog. two, i just got the items i ordered from furbish late last week in the mail yesterday - amazing rapid response! lastly, you should let me know when you come to NYC the next time because i work at the bronx zoo, aka the best place to seriously indulge your animal enthusiasm :)

  8. Great getting to meet you at Blogfest! Looks like you had a great post-birthday celebration!

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  10. Loved meeting you. Can't wait to see what you do with Emily's new home. Push her!

  11. Where did you get the needlepoint pattern?

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