Thursday, June 27, 2013


I have been MIA from my beloved blog because I have had a very eventful month of June, with 3 days still to go.

The month started with the news of my daughter's new job in Philadelphia, which she will start on July 1. So it was off to Philly to do some apartment hunting that following weekend. Unfortunately, we'll be there again this weekend to continue the search.

Then our sons asked if we could host "Pre-Prom" aka Prom Showcase aka Prom Send-off. We had 14 prom couples and their respective families show up! Fun but exhausting.
I love this picture for Stephen's date diva hair flip...
That event was followed by my husband's 50th birthday with an impromptu family gathering of 20 people on a Monday night! Again fun but exhausting.

Lastly, the cumulation - everything that it took to get to the Montclair High School Class of 2013 Graduation last night.
MHS Class of 2013 Graduation
We were supposed to attend the 17th Annual American Black Film Festival in Miami. However you can see why we decided not to attend, purchased plane tickets and all. I tweeted about my three eventful weeks in June stating that I need a sedative. A dear friend tweeted back, "You need a vacation!"

Peace and Blessings,

Wednesday, June 19, 2013


I recently discovered a place full of amazing color and texture that I have quickly grown to love - the Liora Manne showroom located across from Chelsea Piers in NYC. 

Named for the lifestyle products designer, Liora Manne was born in Israel, educated in the United States and is now a true New Yorker. Her work is fueled by her passionate to integrate cutting edge technology in order to make ground breaking advances in design. 

I went to the showroom in search of a rug for a client and encountered so much more that I had no idea I would luck upon - wall coverings, pillows, placemats, fabrics and even upholstery...

Liora's newest development is a line of textiles using her patented Lamontage process. This technique utilizes different methods of producing cut-outs and other dimensional designs in acrylic and polyester fibers. Computerized water jets create intricate designs in rugs, fabrics and wallcoverings...
Liora has also ventured in the indoor/outdoor rugs and fabrics arena with many colorful patterns and styles for those varied applications needed for today's lifestyles...

This wonderful color explosion made my day. Click here to learn more about this amazing designer and the company's offerings.

Happy trend spotting...

Peace and Blessings,