And of course Tiffany's (see bottom photo)
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Nothing is more inspirational than the windows at Bergdorf Goodman. Memories of my years in New York when Bergdorf's was magical during the holidays. The season always begins with a visit to Bergdorf's and a drink at the Plaza.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
This is where I "start my day" each morning. Sunbrella fabrics to select for the collection, emails and letters in a needlepoint portfolio and surrounded by photos of my family. The light in this space is particularly good. Coffee and oatmeal is usually at the desk.
Monday, November 28, 2011
As we begin to develop our Sunbrella collection for Fall 2012, we see a strong "ethnic" influence in our patterns and construction. The colors will take a golden hue with new yarns from Sunbrella and an elegant feel to the collection. Look for more on the collections as we continue to edit and design.
Sunday, November 27, 2011
We continue to enjoy the JR/Sunbrella gallery at PTS Furniture in Thousand Oaks, California. This recent article tells the story.
Friday, November 25, 2011
As you probably know by now, we enjoy holidays at my daughter's home. She is a wonderful cook and hostess along with her charming husband. We had a friend from France join us this year and it was fun introducing him to the American Thanksgiving. Wonderful things to eat and beautiful surroundings. A Thankful, Proud Father.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
We gather together to seek the Lord's blessing. So many to thank for all that has been given to us and may we continue to give to others.
Monday, November 21, 2011
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Although it is just a corner of our California garden, the Boston Ivy gives beautiful color at this time of year. It reminds me of "back east" and my College Campus in Philadelphia.
Saturday, November 19, 2011
It is always a delight to brunch in the courtyard at the Hotel Costes in Paris. The hotel interiors were designed by Jacques Garcia and it is indeed special. Here you see giant blinis with gravlax and a fricassee of vegetables the perfect menu. You will probably finish with a salad of mixed greens with avocado and tomatoes. Oh yes, a lovely white wine.
Friday, November 18, 2011
With winter we see changes here in California. Perhaps not as severe as other spots in the country but none the less the garden has a more severe look. We do keep our Sunbrella drape table skirt in Upland/Denim on the table all winter. I like the touch of blue in our green garden. No more dinners outside but we will have lunches overlooking the pool.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Ellen Graham's new book "Talking Pictures" has some wonderful candid photos of famous faces. Janet Leigh with this rather large dog. C.Z.Guest not looking too happy. Clint Eastwood looking happy with his cafe and gelato (just to name a few). Wonderful images!
Monday, November 14, 2011
The studio is filled with swatch trials of our new collections for Sunbrella. We are now selecting for Fall 2012. We are so pleased with this rich collection. The look is like fine Italian silks. These fabrics, however will have the same wear ability as our other Sunbrella fabrics: "easy care and heavy wear." It is hard to believe these elegant fabrics will take the wear of a canvas. We are now putting the looks together and I will go on the record and say you have never seen Sunbrella like this before. More previews to come!