Twelve hours from the start of my voyage in NYC until I was back home snuggled up in my down filled bed in Pasadena.  Feet so swollen that they still feel as though they are pulsating (even though I bought two pairs of emergency “comfort”shoes while out and about on two separate days), but I woke up this morning inspired and energized from what I saw and experienced over the last 3 days in New York City.  I hadn’t been back since we moved back to LA 4 years ago, and the last time I set foot in the city, I was a stay at home mom/interior design student at NYSID.  Wow – what a different 4 years makes!
We kicked off Blogfest 2013 at the Jonathan Adler store on Madison Ave – definitely a swanky location for a stylish group of design bloggers to congregate.  Even though the weather in NY was cold and dreary, the energy in the room, both from the vibrant decor and the many colorful conversations going on simultaneously in the room, was infectious, and it was impossible for anyone to leave with anything but a big smile on their face.  I can tell you that I was sporting a smile from ear to ear, but that was also in part because I downed a couple of the “to die for” brownies just before walking out the door…
I know normally I’m a chatty one, but I’ll get right to the pics for you to enjoy, while in the mean time, I will go back to edit all my pictures from my whirlwind trip and write up my commentary.  Sit tight – it’s coming!

Grey seemed to be the new beige not only in the Jonathan Adler store, but also at  ICFF (the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, which was going on simultaneously) Not only is grey the new beige, but gold/brass is the new metal du jour, replacing chrome and nickel.  I have seen grey and brass paired together quite frequently as of late.  Perhaps it is the contrast of cool grey against the warm gold? Regardless of the psychology behind it, it is really looking fresh and new, especially when mixed with pops of saturated color, as in the Jonathan Adler store and in the Kips Bay Decorator Show House, which I will cover in detail a bit later on.

Don’t you love the texture that the tibetan lamb on lucite fur stools bring to the table in the photo above?
Fellow bloggers engaged in conversation.  In this photo I spy Leslie Hassler from Luxury for the Home, Courtney Price of Courtney Price Design, Ann McDonald of Couture Chateau, and Susan Jamieson of Bridget Beari Designs

Ahhhh….C. Jeré.   I have long been an admirer of Curtis Jeré and the vintage “Raindrops” series.  Years ago I used to scour Ebay to no end, hoping to score one within my range, but to no avail.  Now that both my boys are enrolled in private school, I’ve since put that search on hold, only to be continued a little bit later on down the road.

Last but not least, you’ve gotta love Jonathan Adler’s sense of humor….Somebody’s a “Mommie Dearest” fan!  Mr. Adler – you and me both! I’m an 80s child to the core!

Coincidentally, Lucite Lux is currently sponsoring a Lucite giveaway.  For a chance to win a Jonathan Adler lucite vase, an Alexis Bittar cuff bracelet, and other lucite products, enter the Lucite Lux Pinterest Giveaway.  Good luck!