Lonny just put out its "one-year-anniversary" issue and it's a good one. I connected with the issue personally on many levels one of which is that the magazine featured an accomplished line-up of mothers who are pursuing their passions and dreams.
I was swooning over Eddie Ross' spread entitled "Recipe for a Stunning Table." Eddie is brilliant when it comes to dressing a table with style without breaking the bank. I loved seeing the chandelier hanging in Eddie and Jaithan's dining room. I have been keeping an eye out for this piece in his work for some time. I was with him last summer on one of his fabulous flea-market shopping trips when he purchased it from a Hell's Kitchen Flea Market vendor. It hardly resembles the piece he went home with but Eddie worked his magic and now it is knockout!
I also loved the piece on talented San Francisco designer Palmer Weiss. Her daughters room warmed my heart as I have two spunky girls who also share a bedroom. How great are the personal photographs above their beds? I might just have to "steal" this idea. I paused when I came to this shot as something about it looked vaguely familiar. When I went back and looked closely at the photograph of Weiss' it came to me.
I had one quick morning in San Francisco before we headed to the wine country on our vacation. What does a design obsessed blogger with no kids in tow do when she has free time in a great city? Hit all the great shops of course! While breezing through San Francisco favorite, Sue Fisher King, I paused to notice a pretty woman down on her knees with an array of fun pink and orange bedding choices laid out before her. She was definitely focused and on a mission. Now I know why!
Be sure you check out my most favorite spread in the issue featuring the J.K. Place hotels. Located in Florence and Capri these impeccably decorated boutique hotels are on my must visit list!
I must say it's been a great year Lonny. Keep it coming!!
all images courtesy of lonny magazine