August PPD Trunk Show on Shelter Island

This past month I was asked to participate in a wonderful Petrie Point Designs trunk show at my friend Nancy McCarthy's lovely beach-beautiful store, Bridge Street Gifts. Since I have been lucky enough to spend the entire summer on Shelter Island (yes, it was heaven) how could I resist? Nancy's store is filled with wonderful housewarming gifts, home decor items, and a huge array of things that you can pick up on the fly for that last minute hostess present (or just for yourself!). The event could not have been more fun. I met so many people who complimented (and bought!) some of my collection and got to re-connect with old friends who were kind enough to come by and support me and the store as well. It was an absolute pleasure. Here are some photos of the trunk show...if you weren't able to make it just contact me and I can send you more pics! Even the view was simply spectacular.

I can SEA clearly now...

When I lived in San Francisco I loved either weekend or overnight getaways in either Sonoma, Mendocito, or Lake Tahoe. Any opportunity to be in a peaceful environment after a long work week was the perfect panacea for this city girl. Two places that I have been dreaming about lately are Costanoa and and Sea Ranch.

Costanoa is one different camping experiences I have ever encountered in the U.S. From its fabulously stocked general store to the Frette linen-lined fabulous deluxe tent bungalows (we ain't talking summer camp here...there is electricity and heat and simple yet chic interiors) that are set near the water it is such a breathtaking experience and takes "roughing it" to a whole new level. Even the out house is nice. Great for families or just to escape it all by yourself, if you are looking to take scenic Highway One to great getaway locale, this is it.

As for Sea Ranch, when I think of a tranquil escape that clears your mind Sea Ranch comes up first and foremost. Located on the Sonoma-Mendocito coast, between the massive redwoods and grassy bluffs Sea Ranch is so pretty. As one of the first eco-communities the accommodations are set so close to the water and cliffs that is is breathtaking. Bring some clams to put on the fire, good wine and friends and you have a recipe for rejuvenation.

Now for my shameless plug...wouldn't a Petrie Point Design piece look fabulous in either locale???

Lilu Interiors

I recently worked with a fantastic design firm out of Minneapolis called "Lilu Interiors" who I have to say did a great job with some of my pieces. Recently posted on their blog, I love how they combined three very different PPD pieces on one wall next to a vintage print of some lovely swimming ladies back in the day...turns out I have the same print in my home on Shelter Island!

What do you think?