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Step back in time inside this charming store nestled in townhouse heaven on New York's Upper East Side.   The place is legendary!  If they don't have the button you need in the 1000's they have .. it might not exist!  A must see..

 



 

Tender Buttons, 143 East 62nd Street,
New York, NY 10065.  tel: 212 758 7004

 

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Monday
Jan232017

SET THE TABLE - FOR ANY OCCASION via PLAT DU JOUR

PLANNING ANY OCCASION - PLAT DU JOUR HAS YOU COVERED! PLAT DU JOUR DISPOSABLE PAPER BLUE CRAB PLACEMATMODERN TREE DESIGN - PLAT DU JOURDo you entertain?  Do you throw dinner parties?  Are you a regular Martha Stewart or does the thought of preparing food for a group cause you to curl up in the fetal position?  Wherever you fall on the Hostess spectrum there is a go to decorating tip to help shape your tablescape for any occasion or theme you planning.  The ladies at Plat Du JourPLAT DU JOUR "RED" LOBSTER PLACEMATS create disposable placemats will make you think differently about those two words "disposable placemats" forever.  I recently ran into the ladies in Atlanta at #AmericasMart - the largest gift show in the United States (the World?).  They had SO many new designs!

These chic designs can be as sophisticated or camp as you can plan for. TEAL, CITRON, CLUE BIRTHDAY CAKE - PLAT DU JOUR The placemats, napkins, cups, and place cards are perfect for picnics, birthdays, weddings, lobster boils, fundraisers - you name it!  A party for anyone from 8-80 or beyond will sit well on these beautifully printed placemats.  Printed with recycled content right here in the USA, the company ships easily from their organized website. BLUE WHALE TAIL PLACEMAT - PLAT DU JOUR  Just pick a color story and design theme and click to shop. PLAT DU JOUR - CHRISTMAS TREES, RED / SAFFRON BIRTHDAY CAKE, CHRISTMAS LIGHTS PLACEMATS The placemats are ample size to fit most plates and chargers.   You could have so much fun creating a large design with several styles on a buffet or even by attaching them to the wall!   The pads of mats are very affordable for most budgets.  So you can stock up.  Start clicking - and cooking of course!  ( If you order in it will be our little secret - we'll never tell!).  It's cocktail time somewhere! Cheers with Plat Du Jour!

 

Tuesday
Oct112016

NYC PREWAR ARCHITECTURE - UNIQUE PERSPECTIVES

PRE-WAR GLAZED CERAMIC URN DETAILS ON THE ROOFDECK OF LONDON TERACE TOWERS IN WEST CHELSEA, NY With the extreme hustle and bustle that makes New York hum with energy, it's easy to miss some of the most important details in the city.  The details that are up in the air - sort of.  With so many prewar buildings that set a standard decades ago with extreme attention to details, the stunning architecture should not be missed.  Of course many of the most spectacular views are reserved for the lucky few that live in some impeccably maintained buildings.  One such building is London Terrace Towers in West Chelsea.   The building is quite frankly massive.  It spans one entire city block from 23rd to 24th street from 9th to 10th avenue.  It's slightly confusing as the 4 corner buildings are referred to as London Terrace Towers and the buildings along 23rd and 24th street are called London Terrace Gardens.    The towers are Private Co-ops, and the Gardens are rental apartments.  All are 24hour doorman buildings, all have a list of amenities.   Of course, the buildings have been home to a list of celebrities and celebrated cultural icons for years.  From rock stars to movie stars - many call London Terrace Home.  LONDON TERRACE SHINES BRIGHT IN THE SKY OVER 23RD AND 9TH AVENUE IN WEST CHELSEA, NY

Tuesday
Oct132015

Palace Hotel, San Francisco - a Luxury Collection Hotel - bar raised!

The Atrium Lounge at The Palace Hotel - San Francisco - Photo: Jason Jobson

The Palace Hotel in San Francisco has just undergone a multi-multi million dollar renovation, and this famous property built in 1875 has truly re-emerged like a butterfly from a cocoon.   The luxe details and rich textures, colors, and fabrics the design team chose are incredible.  So Chic, so welcoming, and so inviting.  Not stuffy or pretentious, but luxurious and charming. #PalaceHotel

I have two favorite hotels in San Francisco - The Westing St. Francis and The Palace   They are both historic properties and it's really like choosing your favorite between children.   I'm torn every time I make reservations as a frequent visitor to the City by the Bay.   With this breathtaking renovation, it just made my decision a little easier.  

The historic property has always had generous common areas, high ceilings, wide hallways, etc.. so my previous stays were always restful and rejuvenating - but seeing these upgrades and additional luxuries added.. it's really impressive. 

More pics to follow.  Bravo Palace Hotel!

CHARMING SITTING AREA IN THE MAIN LOBBY - PALACE HOTEL, SAN FRANCISCO - A LUXURY COLLECTION HOTEL

Saturday
Sep192015

PRIVET HOUSE - NEW PRESTON, CT

The powerful abstract by Meighan Morrison, Pr of yellow chairs 19thc France,If you live in the Northeast, you've felt that first hint of Fall.  The cool breeze in the evenings that means the hottest days of Summer are fading, and the leaves will start their electric color show soon!   There is no better way to enjoy the Fall season like a weekend drive.  With all the car rental options today, it's never been easier to enjoy an inpromtu day trip, or overnight getaway.   There are few parts of the country more beautiful than North West corner of Connecticut.   Town after town filled with manicured town greens, historic homes, charming cafes, and some of the chicest home decor / antique shops you'll find anywhere!Napoleon III Chesterfield - 1930's France, covered in charcoal denim -Table also 19thc France - Napoleon III Yellow bowls - hand painted from Turkey - All the pillows made using vintage African Kente Cloth

New Preston is such a town, and Privet House is a popular destination for all things interior.  The store carries an impressive range of housewares, furniture, artwork, and fashion accessories that will tantalize even the most experienced shopper.   Every time I walk into Privet House I'm stopped in my tracks by the creative vignettes the creative team of professionals pulls together.  Case in point - the striking black and white abstract paintings by Meighan Morrison.  Her work is gaining attention from some serous art collectors. The best part - you never know what will jump out at you.  It might be the latest line of candles from Paris, pillows covered in vintage fabric, modern art, or even the hottest new line of fashion or accessories in the curated pop-up space next door - Privet Lives.   While Privet House has become known for developing a following for certain brands, in Privet Lives they celebrate the novelty of pop-up store experience in 6 to 8 week shopping opportunities.   One of the most popular recent pop-ups FIGUE.  You'll always find something new at Privet House & Privet Lives.

Don't let the good taste scare you, the store is known for the wide price range they offer.  It's all about style, not pricepoints.   You might find something you love selling for $20.00, or then again it might be $5,000.00.  That's the sign of great taste - not pretentious - but eclectic and beautiful.

There's SO much more to discover in New Preston.  From Kitchen Goods to Cafe's.. click over to village's website to get a full list of stores and directions - #NewPreston06777