It was so much fun to finally meet the amazing Jessica Napp from Rizzoli and fellow Southerner and designer extraordinaire Thad Hayes. Thad is as gracious as the interiors he designs. The three of us had the most enjoyable morning. I will post a profile on Thad in the next few days as well as photos from his upcoming book launch party for The Tailored Interior. Unfortunately I will miss the event by just a few days, but Thad will be sending photos for all of us to enjoy virtually.
Jessica is so sweet, she showed up with a box of cupcakes for Eddie Ross and me to celebrate our shared birthday. The cute little confections came all the way from Carlos', a great bakery located in the heart of Hoboken, NJ. Master Baker Bartolo Jr. “Buddy” has been featured in numerous publications and his cakes were voted by the Today’s Show viewers as best in America.
Lunch with Luke Pontifell, Melissa Morris and Peter Pennoyer. Both the company and conversation were completely enjoyable. Lunch was delicious, and the charming surrounds of the Century Club, housed in a land-marked 1891 McKim Mead & White Beaux Arts building, was the perfect backdrop.
Michael Devine and Thomas Burak hosted a joint birthday dinner party for Eddie Ross and me in their beautiful home. Superb food and, of course, fabulous company! Fun, fun, fun!
Jaithan, Eddie and Michael
The amazing dinner table, complete with my favorite flowers.
Thomas and Ronda