Wednesday, April 29

New York

Off to the Big Apple for three very packed, fun filled days. I cannot wait to fill you in on all of the details and post photos. It is all very exciting! The planning of this trip started months ago when Eddie Ross and I discovered that we share the same birthday. The wheels of planning went into motion when our mutual friends Michael Devine and Thomas Burak decided to host a joint birthday dinner party in their home.

During the course of organizing this excursion, I began talking with Vicente Wolf about an exclusive partnership. The timing of my trip proved to be quite fortuitous. We are withholding the fine points of the partnership until Friday May 1, 2009 when there will be breakfast at VW Home to announce the details. I wish we could have opened it to the public and invited everyone, but the space it limited! I promise to tell you everything on Saturday and post a ton of photos!

Judging from the early response to our ‘hold the date’ invitations, it should be a great turnout. A few acceptances include: Philip Gorrivan, Robert Passal, Rita Konig, Thomas Burak, Michael Devine, Scott McBee, Tobi Fairley, Nick Olsen, Amanda Nisbet, Mary Alice Sherrill, Sara Story, Patricia van Essche, Newell Turner, Tori Mellott, Ashley Whittaker, Thomas Paul, Christopher Spitzmiller and James Andrew.

Also on the agenda, a meeting with Thad Hayes, drinks and dinner with Tobi Fairley, lunch with Peter Pennoyer, Melissa Morris and Luke Ponitfell, a cocktail party hosted by Amanda Nisbet and dinner with James Andrew and Scott McBee. I will be doing a review of Union Prime, a new steak and sushi house from Andrew Silverman, designed by Carleton Varney who was inspired by decorating’s grande dame, Dorothy Draper. Can't wait to take photos of the interior!!

Fun, fun, fun, fun, fun...off to catch a plane...

15 comments:

Hated by Many. said...

Have fun! I miss the city at times, I grew up there. No place else like it.

Eddie Ross said...

Can't wait to see you! Safe travels!

xo
Eddie + Jaithan

Kwana said...

Fun, Fun, Fun!

Camille said...

That sounds like SO much fun. I love Manhattan. And that is quite a fun agenda you have! Happy travels!

Best,

Shani

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Wow sounds like you have a jam packed trip. Take lots of pictures. We are suppose to continue having nice Spring weather this week so you are in for a treat.

Karena said...

Ronda, Have a fun, fun time! That is a super RSVP list!

red ticking said...

have a lovely time... i love nyc... and this will be such a wonderful time for you... say hello to sweet rita!

Fancy for nyc said...

wow, that's quite a guest list! you're going to have a blast.

Rebecca@Harmony and Home said...

Boy Ronda, it sounds like you have a LOT going on and it's all good! I'm very happy for you. Sounds like you'll be surrounded by very talented designers and people of the trade, but if you need an extra hand and designer, give me a shout! :)

Meade Design Group - Iván Meade said...

Sweet! That trip is going to be a blast - I can see that :)

Betsy Head, Affordable Interior Design said...

Welcome to NYC! Hope you have a great time and take some great photos!

Betsy

Debra said...

What a full-of-excitement trip. Looking forward to hearing and seeing all about it.

Vicente said...

So excited about seeing you in New York, Ronda!

jlc said...

Yayyyy!! You will LOVE it!!

Adorable blog you've got here! I can't wait to hear what you think!

ABC Dragoo said...

Ronda - what a pleasure to meet you "in the flesh" today. Those photographs Vicente took are so amazing in person. I think this venture is very, very exciting.

Congratulations on your new relationship with VW, and have a wonderful birthday in New York!
Warmest Regards,
ABC Dragoo
ABCD Designs Bespoke Stationery, inc.