It’s Design Week in NYC, which means a lot of friends are in town! I spent the last 3 days with Lisa, Victoria and Anna, including a girls’ weekend away at Anna and Evan’s beautiful house on the Hudson River – a real slumber party and my first night away from the family in…well, ever. The crazy thing is that it’s my first time meeting Victoria and Lisa, but we’ve been chatting online for awhile and it felt really natural and seamless to hang out in real life. I love when that happens and it’s been happening a lot where my online buddies and the talented people who I’ve admired for awhile are becoming dear friends. We spent the weekend shopping, walking, sitting around, cooking and talking. There was even Manic Panic involved and a way too late viewing of Purple Rain.
This is the first time I have been to Anna’s Newburgh house. See that black Risom Side Chair in the second photo? I saw that chair at the DWR Annex marked down to $99 and was kicking myself the whole car ride home for not buying it (it’s normally, oh, around $600). Of course by pure coincidence Anna takes a trip to the Annex a mere few hours later and snatches the chair up. I thought that was pretty funny when I read that she had scored on that chair. So the chair is nicknamed “Jenna’s chair” and I got to visit it for the first time this weekend. Sigh.