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What in the world happened to all our patience? I don't want to date myself, but I remember busy signals. Yes, the repetitive sound that bellowed in one's ear when calling someone already on the line. You had to wait, and then call back, and often, wait longer. And, yes, the phone was attached to the wall.
These days, it's all about GETTING IT NOW, SAYING IT NOW, DOING IT NOW. NOW, NOW, NOW.
Which brings me to our Quick Ship program. Choose a frame, including sofas, beds, chairs and more, select one of 12 fabrics and no, you won't get it now, but it will ship in 3 weeks. Pretty good, right?
So, as you know Greece was the word this summer. And, I'm sure you also know, it's the summer of lost bags. Two of our friend's bags were lost and one has yet to be found. 6 weeks later.
All the above has led me back to exclusively carry-on, which years ago was my standard move. I've also purchased Apple Air Tags and better luggage ID tags.
So, I started thinking about paring down and what can fit where, both in my closet and in design. Which brought me to small bedside tables, of which we have many. Embracing the movement towards less, our little 18" wide beauties nail both form and function. Whether you want a smaller piece due to scale of the room, or you just don't need as much storage, these hit the mark.
Here's what's new
Remember the days when you saddled up to the lunch counter at Lord & Taylor or for me, Hutzler's in Baltimore? I have visceral memories of eating egg salad sandwiches with potato chips, tea sandwiches and chicken salad with my grandmothers. There was something simple and chic about those days, way before L'Avenue took over Saks. You shopped and lunched without all the pretense but with the same amount of fun.
It got me thinking about counter seating and how our kitchens have been transformed to provide the island experience. Guests, kids and family members hang out while I cook and hand out samples along the way. It provides for a more casual experience that somehow feels different than eating at the table. All in, it's great and adds a certain flair.
So, with that in mind, we want there to be choices to satisfy all with both form and function as these seats are front, center and hopefully used frequently.
This summer seems like it's going to be a busy one. Not only are people traveling again, but invitations of all sorts are flying. We recently received an invite to a fun Memorial Day Weekend cocktail party where "Adult houseguests welcome" was written front and center. I smiled with both relief (we have houseguests) and elation as a sense of normalcy is palpable again.
Speaking of all those houseguests, it's time for a "fresh refresh" as I like to call it. Our houses and apartments have been ground zero for so long now, even if they're perfectly appointed, we're all sick of the same. My friends are requesting new chairs, new cocktail tables and new beds, oh my.
So, out with the now and in with the new. I'm ready for you, friends.
I’ve been dreaming of travel for over two years now, and I assume I’m not the only one. Being creative, like many of you, my inspiration needs to come from an array of experiences, all visual and a lot of new. Monotony is like a slow, excruciating slumber. So now, time to move and groove.
Carl and I have been going to Greece for years, first to Mykonos but dare I say we are too…impatient. The crowds, the traffic, the champagne spraying, need I say more? After some research years ago we discovered Paros, it’s all the things we coveted about Mykonos…food, scene, beaches, culture, shopping, beauty but just less loud. So, Paros here we come; I’ve been dreaming about you all winter long.
I doubt I’m the only one dreaming of the coast which leads me to introduce our newest collection, inspired by the sea. The IH Coastal Collection consists of 60 frames / 9 fabrics / 4 weeks shipping and a large assortment of white and natural furniture. Basically, all you need to furn
Did you know if you use filtered water, your ice cubes will be crystal clear? I’ve been doing that lately, along with adding an edible flower, lemon or lime peel to up our cocktail game. I think I may try an olive along with a splash of olive brine and see where that leads at our next soirée.
Speaking of clear, our acrylic furniture, (a signature category for us) is even more robust with new designs just added. From cocktail, dining and occasional tables to desks and chairs, our thick, clear acrylic is most coveted.