Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Christmas At Bergdorf Goodman's New York.

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.
And of course Tiffany's (see bottom photo)

photos: New York Social Diary

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

From Where I Sit And Create. The Desk Of My Studio.

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

Our Sunbrella Looks For Fall 2012. The Look Is "ethnic."

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

Nice article in Santa Barbara Magazine about our JR/Sunbrella Gallery at PTS Furniture.

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

Thanksgiving At My Daughter and Son-in-law's. Always Beautiful!

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

Happy Thanksgiving To All! We Send Thanks For Your Friendship.

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

I Love Paris. Especially During The Holidays!

I love Paris. No matter what season, the city glows with excitement. Fond memories of my visits in all seasons. Merci, Paris.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Fall Comes To A Corner Of My California Garden.

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.
That's our fallen angel in the basket.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Brunch At The Hotel Costes In Paris. A Favorite Of Mine.

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.

Photos: New York Social Diary.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Winter Comes To My Garden. Sunbrella Table Skirt Will Remain For Winter.

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.
We do have season changes here in California but they are subtle.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Autumn In New York. Beautiful!

Nothing more beautiful than Central Park on a crisp fall day. The color this year is truly spectacular.

Photos:New York Social Diary.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Ellen Graham's New Book "Talking Pictures" Speaks With Pictures!

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

Our Sunbrella Looks For Fall 2012. The Look Is Elegance.

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!