When I booked my trip to NYC, I had some vague ideas of what I’d do with my spare time, but hadn’t filled in the spaces. I was delighted to get an invitation from the Architectural Digest’s Home Show to attend a “Marys and Mimosas” get-together at the show at Pier 94. As I headed up there, it began to snow a little, and I knew that a Bloody Mary or a Mimosa would be welcome!
I was a bit surprised not to find a drop of coffee there, but I dealt with that blow, and managed to scarf down a Mimosa or two. In addition, there were gorgeous little doughnuts from Baked by Butterfield in NYC. Their doughnuts are baked, not fried, and then the sugar on top is hand-caramelized.
I ran into some fellow bloggers, which was fun. I had seen Stacy from Quintessence the evening before at the lecture, and I met Marcy from Stylesson for the first time, although we’ve “known” each other through blogging. Marcy had been to the show before, so I tagged along with her to see what was going on.
One of the first things I saw was this amazing booth from LaCornue.
And seriously? How about this range? The ovens are just to the left of it on the back wall. Talk about sleek!
It was such fun to run into Virginia Newman Yocum from Pennoyer Newman at the show. I see her every year at the Ladew Garden Festival!Her booth was so festive – just like Easter was right around the corner with the ranunculus planted in the grass and all of the bunnies hopping around!
Although I’d missed Margaret Russell, editor of Architectural Digest, at the lecture the evening before, I did get a chance to see her at the AD Home Show, along with Nate Berkus.
Margaret interviewed Nate about the elements that make a home work and be comfortable. They’ve been friends for a long time, and it was fun to see how comfortable they were with each other. Nate will be doing a new TV show in the fall for one of the networks. The emphasis will be on quality not quickness.
I headed back to the hotel, checked out and then went to my next appointment. But you’ll have to come back tomorrow for that.