Sunday, March 13, 2011

You and me

Hello? Hello? You may think that I've been lost in the crowd. And I have been quiet here but it is only because I've been very busy over at stylesson. I've been posting more than I ever have been before. And you know what, it makes me so happy!  I am loving finding and featuring design blogs and sharing them. I am so glad that I decided to do this.

But, I'd like to continue to keep this blog going to.  I see this one as my personal voice and sharing happenings going on in my life.  My hope is to figure a way to keep all of these balls in the air!  I haven't stopped reading my favorite blogs though (yours!), even if I haven't had a chance to reply.  You should see all the posts that I've starred that I want to reply to!  You matter so much to me.

Even though personally I feel very happy, it saddens me to see all that Japan is suffering with.  My thoughts and prayers are with all who are affected by these events.


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A holiday treat

If you haven't seen the blog Nest by Tamara then you are in for a treat!

Tamara Matthews-Stephenson is the talented lady behind nestnestnest and she has a holiday treat for you.

She has gathered recipes from a bunch of her blogging friends and has listed them all out in one post.  It is a one-stop destination for holiday recipes that will have you drooling.  Orange Glazed Cinnamon Rolls, French Onion soup, Mulligatawny Soup, Swedish Meatballs, Elegant Caviar Pie... yum!

And there is more... English Trifle, French Apple Tart, Bread Pudding, and fancy holiday lattes!  And more too.

Be sure to find out what Banoffe Pie is!

I was delighted to contribute a family recipe that I make every Christmas Eve called Scalloped Oysters.

Tamara is so sweet and this treasure trove of recipes is a true holiday treat!


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Living with what you love

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending the "Living with what you love" event in NYC.  It was held at the showroom of The New Traditionalists in SOHO.  {what gorgeous things they have!}

These two people started it all:

Jonathan Legate and Amy Dragoo who team up every Monday on twitter to host the #DesignTV chat.

They designed all of the beautiful floral arrangements.

Jonathan was at the front door greeting people when I arrived.  Anishka Clarke and I arrived at the same time.

There were lots of people and a mixologist who was making yummy drinks.

I think design people are some of the most warm and inviting people that I've met.  They have been most welcoming to me and it was a terrific evening.

Thanks to Philip Erdeos, CEO of The New Traditionalists for opening up his beautiful showroom to us and hosting the event.

Don't you love those chairs!

Amy, Michael Partenio "Dunes", D. Bryant Archie, Stacy Kunstel "Duchess", Jonathan

Oh, and did you notice that stunning candelabra?  That was given away at the end of the evening by Dunes and Duchess.  D. Bryant Archie was the lucky winner.

It was a fabulous evening in NYC!


Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween Tweet

Are you on twitter? I am. ( @MarcyMichaud ) I jump on in the morning and again in the evening - I never seem to have enough time to chat too much - but I love reading what others are doing. One person who is on most mornings is Leslie Carothers ( @tkpleslie ). {I've met her and she really is a sweetie!} Leslie has a company, The Kaleidoscope Partnership, that helps other companies with social media.  She knows her business, but she is also a perfect example of social media in action.  She is friendly and personable.  She is helpful and informative.  So often people are unsure of what social media is, so they do nothing.  Instead, if they learned a bit about the different formats (facebook, twitter, etc.) and then just jumped in, it would be better than not trying it.  Leslie's example of being yourself, sharing information, and making connections, is a good model.

Here is something that Leslie wrote this morning:

So as I was getting ready for Halloween this evening, I was thinking about all of the other Halloweens that my son has dressed up for.  I pulled out some pictures of the costumes that were created through the years:

He's in high school now so the trick or treating days are fewer, but I love the outfits and creativity that he and I would collaborate on in past years.  He had definite opinions, from a very early age, of what each character should be.  Some costumes were bought but most were made (my favorite!). 

So Leslie, that's my Halloween treat for you.  Hope you have fun looking at the pictures. 

And if you are on twitter, follow @tkpleslie - she's the best!

Happy Halloween!


Saturday, October 30, 2010


Happy weekend!  It is a beautiful day here in Connecticut. 

The sun is shining, you can feel the cool breeze of autumn in the air and people are outside raking leaving, cleaning windows, and decorating for Halloween.  The fall leaves are a stunning backdrop for all of the activity.

Wishing you a Saturday filled with beauty!


Friday, October 15, 2010


Last evening I had the honor of attending an event hosted by Marcy & Irwin Feld of Irwin Feld Design and Mid Century Antiques for the New England Home Connecticut Fall Networking Event.  October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month - and pink is the color!  Marcy and Irwin had a bench made in a luscious shade of pink.  All the proceeds of the sale are going to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure fund.

Love this shade of pink!

It was fun to look around at the stunning furniture and accessories that were on display.  And the place was packed!  Lots of people from the design industry.  I met up with bloggers Jessica Ryan, Liz Orgera and Tamara Stephenson (as well as Marcy!), who all had been at The Nate Berkus Show.  I was also delighted to meet Kyle Hoepner (Editor-in Chief of NE Home Magazine), Stacy Kunstel (stylist extraordinaire and Homes Editor of NE Home Magazine) and Nancy Moon (PR whiz from Moon & Company) who I follow on twitter but met for the first time in real life.  I also got to meet Gloria Collins, Cynthia Mason and Carolyn James McDonough.  What a fabulous evening - and for such a great cause!

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Next Thursday there is another event, Pink Night, sponsored by the Young Emerging Professionals at the Hotel Sierra in Shelton, CT from 5:30 - 7:30 PM.  The evening is in support of the Campaign for Breast Wellness at Griffin Hospital.  There will be food, an auction, music, networking and more - tickets are $30 per person.  {RSVP by Tuesday: 203-925-4981}

Cancer has touched the lives of so many people that we love.  I'm glad to support these terrific causes to try to put an end to cancer!

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And for a final touch of pink, pinkberry is opening their first Connecticut store in Fairfield!  I'm looking forward to sampling this frozen yogurt treat - yum! From what I hear I might have to do a lot of sampling; it sounds delicious!


Sunday, October 3, 2010

I will miss Cathy

Today is the last day for the comic strip "Cathy". Cathy Guisewite has been creating the comic for 34 years and she has chosen to stop now to spend more time with her family.

When I used to read a daily paper, I would always look forward to "Cathy". The cartoon below is one of my favorites (that I had taped to the inside of a kitchen cabinet door) from February 15, 1994. I think it is just as true (and funny) today as it was then!

Do you have a favorite comic?


P.S. Tomorrow is the day that The Nate Berkus Show (with the bloggers in attendance) is airing!