Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Lonny Magazine and Rubie Green's Michelle Adams
Lovely Kate Townsend Simpson with her husband Bill in the background
The Fashionable Ochre
Pat Cline, sharp dressed man
Dapper Michael Devine
Fabulous Deborah Buck of Buck House
Antiques dealer extraordinaire David Duncan and me
Eddie Ross and Michelle having a good time!
So back from New York and I promised I would report! What a fun time to be had in the Big A. In a terrible rainstorm I cabbed it to the Lonny Magazine Launch Party held at Ochre in Soho. I was met by founder Michelle Adams and her dad who she remarked was most happy to have him at the party which I thought was so sweet. She is as pretty on the inside as on the out and the girl knows how to get it done! Soon after then met cutie pie photographer and co-founder Patrick Cline who helped me fix my Nikon camera settings (how funny is that?)and chatted about the volume of positive responses to Lonny. They make a great team and I hear they are off to Paris for a story! As I strolled down the lane to grab a glass of wine, I was fortunate to run into the adorable and uber talented Michael Devine . Catch Michael in House Beautiful's How Do You Like To Entertain feature in this month's issue. Michael proceeded to grab my arm and introduce me to the fabulous set that occupied the party. He knows everybody! First, we bumped into Lonny cover girl Kate Townsend and her very sweet and proud husband Bill. Michael and I were teasing him how did didn't quite make the "cut" in Lonny.
I also had the good fortune of meeting David Duncan of David Duncan Antiques. He and his partner Michael McGraw are actually visiting Scranton over the holidays so we made some plans to meet up! David's shop looks amazing and I cannot wait to visit it the next time I'm in New York.
The place got packed with designers,bloggers,and style setters like Mr. Eddie Ross, who seems to be just about everywhere and in everything these days! He couldn't have been sweeter as I greeted him in passing. The night was full of so many interesting people and stories, I'm glad I took the trip to take part in Lonny's successful start.
Thanks hubbie for the pass! And you too Alexis!
Posted by Alison Duffy at 2:13 PM
Friday, October 9, 2009
Ok, so I know I am like the last person to post about the premier issue of Lonny Magazine. Founders Michelle Adams (of Rubie Green fame) and photographer extraordinaire Patrick Cline ambitiously and bravely set out to fill the void of our beloved you know who that gave us affordable, approachable design month after month. And boy, did they deliver!!!!! From Kate Townsend Simpson's blessed baby days in her gorgeous home, to Deborah Needleman's country abode that makes you want to pick up and find the first fresh air manor available, plus much much more which we never could get from the glossies due to page restrictions. Lonny, we love!!!
And this mommy gets to meet the fabulous Ms. Green and the gang from Lonny next week in New York City. I can't wait to report!
Posted by Alison Duffy at 7:57 PM