Recap: The Waterfall Mansion Unveiled At Exclusive Trump International Realty Launch Event – UES Trophy Property

Michelle Griffith, Ivanka Trump, Kate Shin, Chanel Korby and Jae Yong Kim (Photo Credit: Tom Lew)

Michelle Griffith, Ivanka Trump, Kate Shin, Chanel Korby and Jae Yong Kim (Photo Credit: Tom Lew)

Trump International Realty New York announced the official listing of the spectacular “Waterfall Mansion.” Located at Manhattan’s premiere address, 170 East 80th Street, this property is listed by Michelle Griffith and Chanel Korby, both of Trump International […]

House Beautiful’s 5th Annual Kitchen of the Year Returns to NYC

View from above of Rockefeller Center with KOTY 2011 (photo credit:

Monday, July 16 through Friday, July 20, the House Beautiful magazine presents its Kitchen of the Year. This year, the Kitchen of the Year will host non-stop presentations on the most influential design trends, interactive programs with designers, craftsmen and lifestyle leaders, the ultimate Strawberry Jam competition and up-close culinary demonstrations from an incredible […]

CB2 Donates $50,000 to The Trevor Project to Fight Against Suicide in Gay Youth Community

CB2 partners with The Trevor Project

CB2 partners with The Trevor Project

Dr. Jeffrey Fishberger is the supervising psychiatrist at Samuels HIV Center in St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital. He is also on the Board of Directors for The Trevor Project, where he helps to fight against suicide in […]

Recap: Culintro and Hospitality Design Magazine’s Annual Restaurant Design Panel

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On Wednesday, Culintro held its annual cocktail party and discussion on innovations in restaurant design, co-hosted by Hospitality Design Magazine and kitchen appliance designer Sam Tell. The event, held at the Gabarron Foundation, featured panelists from the equipment designer and from a pop-up restaurant I reviewed in April, What Happens When, consisting of Sam […]

Model Citizens NYC Opens Pop-Up Shop, Design Exhibit in Chelsea

Photo courtesy Modern Citizens.

Ever since the episode of Sex And The City where Carrie bumps into Big and Natasha at Aiden’s designer showcase (you know, the time when her steaming hot coffee takes a Freudian spill onto Big’s lap) the idea of attending a furniture show became somewhat more interesting to me. Especially if the exhibit is […]

Duralee Fabrics: Corporate Philanthropy as Bold as Their Beautiful Prints

Photo Courtesy - Samantha Baker

Photo Courtesy – Samantha Baker

Look at your surroundings. Think about the choices you make. Everything from the table we choose at our favorite restaurant, to the very sheets we sleep in, reflects some sort of style. Most of us don’t realize the hound’s-tooth print we sit on in a lobby, to the […]

Barbara Streisand’s Passion Has Purpose


Streisand’s childhood may provide insight to her passions. Growing up in a $40 per-month apartment in Brooklyn — where five people shared a bathroom and used the dining room chairs for seating — nothing about her current life resembles her past. But she’s glad for the experience, and thinks it makes her a stronger person. […]

The Photography of Melvin Sokolsky at Axelle Fine Arts Galeries in Chelsea

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Recently, while participating in a gallery walk through Chelsea, I came upon the Axelle Fine Arts Galeries, and their exhibit on the photography of Melvin Sokolsky hosted by Real Simple magazine. Melvin Sokolsky is an iconic fashion photographer famous for his use of incredible props, drama and lighting. He managed to create images in […]

Manhattan’s ABC Home and Carpet

ABC Home and Carpet Manhattan

ABC Home and Carpet Manhattan

ABC Home and Carpet Manhattan

ABC Home and Carpet Manhattan

ABC Home and Carpet Manhattan

I thought I died and gone to heaven! ABC Home and Carpet has seven floors of the most incredible (and incredibly expensive) home furnishings and accessories. The first floor is […]

Design Traveler: The Borgata at Atlantic City

Dale Chihuly Installation, The Borgata

Last night I watched an episode of Bravo TV’s “Bethenny Getting Married?” as she and her fiancé had their bachelor/bachelorette weekend at the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City. I just spent last weekend at the Borgata. I have a friend who really likes slot machines (she was actually sitting at a slot machine a […]