under the underwire

hey guys! it’s just about midnight and i’m going down.  it’s been a full day and we’ve done what we can do and letting go of what we didn’t do.  tomorrow will be about plants and flowers which means a trip to 27th street in the am where they have the most incredible wholesale foliage. it’s probably the best part of the show.

sorry for the crummy pics, i took them with my camera, and will shoot better tomorrow.

but tonight is tonight. see you in the stars!


March 17, 2011. Architectural Digest Show, postaday2011. 17 comments.

i’d rather be dreaming


i bid you good night to this long day.

the wallpaper guys were in the booth all day so we couldn’t set up, just unload, and this is the tip of the iceberg so we have our work cut out for tomorrow. thank god i have my friends working with me to run around the city, in and out of our favorite places. and when they get along it’s stupid fun. anyway they were the highlight of an otherwise brutal day and talked me off the ledge a couple times when i was dying to freak out so thanks.

but enough of that show for today! i’m off to la la land, hope you are too!, sleep tight!

March 16, 2011. Architectural Digest Show, postaday2011. 6 comments.

ladybugs and daisies

(image via weheartit)

you have to admire the precision the ladybug has for her target. i’m going to use her as a role model and try to tap into her focus.

allo all, how’s votre vie? it’s been a full couple of days and while i was supposed to be wrapping up loose ends for the show, have actually been taking more on at the last minute.  since joseph is opening a store i couldn’t resist turning him on to some of my treasure troves down here. in turn he’s taking me to his woodworker, lacquerer, nickel plater, fabric stores and well, anything else we can fit into the day. i have to apologize for these horrible pics, my phone is  fickle and didn’t want to play today. we hit a shop down south that i haven’t been to for at least 5 years called architectural antiques. i remembered vividly  that they’d  had an insane pair of french doors that for some reason stuck with me all these years.  imagine my surprise when they were still there when we showed up today!

they have incredible but totally random stuff. note the dinosaur head on the upper left.

it’s  filled with everything from ancient vellum books to enormous antique hotel chandeliers.

they took a while to find but were still as beautiful as i remembered. but they’ve started to show a lot of age and damage on the top and bottoms. i figured it was probably too much to fix them for the show, i’m leaving for new york on saturday and the trucker is picking everything up the day after tomorrow.

BUT joseph thought his guys could restore them so it so i threw caution to the wind and claimed them then and there. we stuffed the car with last minute pickups and headed to the woodworker who said guess what…no problem, he’s going to have them ready tomorrow afternoon!

who does that?

needless to say i’m thrilled and amazed. both by the local talent in miami and the willingness people have to  help each other out when they know it’s crunch time.

well, it’s been an action packed day so i think tonight will be the ‘early to bed early to rise’  kind and i can’t wait to hit my favorite  pillow.  i’ll look for you in the stars!

March 10, 2011. Architectural Digest Show, Architectural Elements, postaday2011. 7 comments.

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