Friday, October 28, 2011

Maria Manetti Farrow hosts an "al fresco" lunch in Oakville.

Maria Manetti Farrow hosted a wonderful lunch in the gardens of her vineyard. The Oakville, California estate is beautifully designed in the Tuscan manner. What a perfect setting for this exceptional event.

Photo: The New York Social Diary.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Our Best Market In High Point!

Our Sincere thanks to all who made this our very best market in High Point with Miles Talbott. To the management and reps of Miles Talbott and those craftsmen who created the most beautiful tailoring on our upholstery, to all at Sunbrella for their support and professionalism and to the dedicated artists at Gat Creek; we thank you for the support. It is a pleasure working with you all. I would also like to say thanks to all those who buy our products; you have become dear friends and we look forward to seeing you every market. Thank You All.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Last Day In High Point. What's Happening? North Carolina Potters.

Charlotte designer Bobbie Cox presented me with this beautiful piece of pottery and a book all about the North Carolina Artists. I will display the work of these talented artists in the showroom next market.

Thank You Bobbie for the marvelous gift and idea. I look forward to working with you on this project.

Look for more information on the project in the months ahead.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

More Visits to the Showroom During Furniture Market.

The best part of Furniture Market is seeing new and familar faces visit the showroom. This year we greeted Julie Bova and her team and what fun they are to have talk about projects with Sunbrella. Sonya Cunningham owner of the Creative Visions Design Group and her sister where new faces but friends on the internet. Of course seeing press is always an honor. This lovely lady, Linda Sporleder from the Indiana Press, Sporleder Communications had some wonderful comments about Italian Classico. Thanks, Everyone for the visits to Miles Talbott.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Architectural Digest Party In High Point, Meeting Internet Friends!

Another evening of meeting my Social Network Friends. What fun and so great to meet in person.

Thank you Architectural Digest for a wonderful party.

What's Happening In the Joe Ruggiero Showroom.

What a pleasure to meet designer Gloria De Lourdes Blalock from Arlington, Virginia. She is extremely talented and a delightful personality. What a breath of fresh air she brought.
Beautiful New Growth arrangements grace the showroom.
Katie Brice our helper from High Point University is a delight to have help us in the showroom and did I mention beautiful as well.
The Jordan boys, Will and Ben stop by to test the Sunbrella fabrics. No worry, all my furniture is "kid friendly"
Jim Stokes, Managing Partner of Miles Talbott is one of our "young geniuses" and a pleasure to work with...great partner.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Joe Ruggiero Speaks To Charlotte Designers

A group of Charlotte, North Carolina designers came to the Meyers Park Country Club to hear Joe Ruggiero present his Sunbrella and Miles Talbott collections and discuss his "World Wide" travels and inspirations for design. The IDS Chapter raised funds at the lunch for a student scholarship in memory of Michael Godfrey. President, Charlotte,IDS chapter, Barbara Eldridge spoke of Michael Godfrey's dedication to arts. Joe Ruggiero in pictures with Bobbie Cox, program chairman and Barbara Eldridge as well as Greg Rosendale, Sunbrella. Ruggiero also previewed his new High Point introductions.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Our New Italian Classico Rooms Are Ready To View

Capri inspires a room designed by Joe Ruggiero

Our Isle of Capri Room is complete. Sun filled rooms overlooking the sea with Sunbrella fabrics and Miles Talbott upholstery. The room is designed to relax and enjoy the Italian Coast. Wood pieces are part of the Joe Ruggiero Collection for Gat Creek. The flowers are from New Growth and lamps are part of the Joe Ruggiero Collection for Craftmade.

You can see the rooms at:
Miles Talbott showrooms.
1690 English Road
High Point, North Carolina

Original artwork on Sunbrella Canvas by Joe Ruggiero.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Off To Bring The Beauty Of Italy To High Point Market.

Flying to High Point, North Carolina to set up our Italian Villa for the introduction of Italian Classico, The Joe Ruggiero Collection, Fall 2011. Stop by; join us in a glass of Italian Classico and see us if you are attending Market.

Miles Talbott Showroom
1690 English Road
High Point, North Carolina

Saturday, October 15, 2011

The Joe Ruggiero Bergen Chair Has Many Personalities.

Our "award winning" Bergen chair takes on so many personalities when you change the finish of the frame and the fabric covering. From Sunbrella, Velvet in the color cocoa to Sunbrella Mainstreet and striking Zulu in blue & white the chair gives marvelous attitude and don't forget some of our buttery soft leathers. You can see this chair at the Miles Talbott showroom or any retailer throughout the United States and Canada who carries the Joe Ruggiero Collection. For more information check:

Miles Talbott Showroom
1690 English Road
High Point, North Carolina

Friday, October 14, 2011

New York's Best Pizza! Your Choice.

I like a nice "puffy" crust with creative toppings and these New York Restaurants know what they are doing:
Centro Vinoteca
74 7th Ave.

Olio Pizza A Piu
3 Greenwich Ave.

231 Mott St.

Photos: New York Social Diary

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Rosamond Bernier A Grand Lady At 95. A Legend In Our Time.

She knew just about all the famous legends in the arts and told her stories in a series of lectures that have become the talk of the art world. These lectures were mostly given at the Metropolitan Museum in New York to standing room only audiences. I salute this lady, Rosamond Bernier on her 95th birthday. What a treasure. (Pictured here with her step son.) A new book Some of My Lives, just published.

Photos:New York Social Diary

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Sunbrella Germaine Stripe Debuts In High Point

Our Salona chair with a Bronze finish debuts as part of our Italian Classico Collection. Covered in a Joe Ruggiero Sunbrella pattern: Germaine in the color Cactus. Visit us!

Miles Talbott showroom:

1690 English Road
High Point, North Carolina
Oct 21-27th

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Monday, October 10, 2011

Sunbrella Hosts A Celebration At Chef's Table

Our Friends at Sunbrella hosted a dinner for the Ruggiero family at the Chef's table at the Montage Beverly Hills restaurant Scarpetta. What a wonderful way to celebrate with the family as the kitchen staff prepared the meal before our eyes. The entire Ruggiero family thank our friends at Sunbrella for this thoughtful and memorable gift.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Designer Maureen Footer's "Small Space, Delightful!"

A small New York apartment never looked so good. This space was designed by and for designer Maureen Footer and what a lovely job she has done with basically a one room apartment. The placement of the work area, living room and bedroom all work together and give the illusion of a much larger space. The bedroom is merely divided by an upholstered screen Each and every piece has been beautifully curated by Maureen and the mix of colors, wallcovering and fabric choices "smashing." Brava Maureen.
Photos: New York Social Diary