My shadow self in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, looking out over the Atlantic Ocean, behind me the famous Dolles Saltwater Taffy Shop... New design project, a custom vacation home in Rehoboth Beach. Imagine yourself, family, and friends spending a week or two in a brand new tastefully appointed beautiful home. As the project develops, more will be revealed! This magnificent home will be available for vacation rental this summer. Wait until you see the landscape, pool, and garden. SPECTACULAR!
Wow! Recently I took my crew to Las Vegas to work on a project. We had 5 days including travel time to execute a number of changes to a client's getaway. We demo'd, built, prepped, and installed floors, walls, new lighting, furnishings, including a contemporary light sculpture above the sofa, and not the least, the ceiling from the Sistine Chapel, well... actually a mural and an outrageous chandelier with 85 golfball sized crystal balls. I designed a port-hole wall and an Asian inspired detail for above the entrance to the terrace garden overlooking the city and the mountains. More will be done next trip, but a great start. Some days don't get any better!
Needing a little break, a bit of refreshment? Then saunter into Joss Boutique at Eton for a quick pick me up. All the new fashion and accessories are arriving for spring. Indulge in vibrant colors. SPRING cheer arriving daily!!!
Most days are similar, a lot of running around, meeting with clinents, finding the right elements, etcetera !
Wool and Willow, a needle point boutique on Fairmount Blvd. in Cleveland Heights, is a delighitful place to visit! Beautiful threads in silk and wool, Exquisite colors, and original one of a kind needlepoint patterns. The staff is knowledgeable and very friendly; I think of them as "bitchin' stitchers". C'mon, let's visit the store...
3475 Fairmount Blvd.
Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118
Tues. – Fri. : 11:00-5:00
Sat. : 11:00-4:00
Needlepoint is very relaxing and yet a challenging and rewarding hobby. Below is a picture of some of the current pieces I have been working on:
Recently while on a flight to Los Angelos, needling away in my very uncomfortable seat, I heard a young boy ask his dad, "What is that man doing?". To my suprise his Father's response was, "He might be a football player!", refering to Rosey Grier, well-known football player AND needlepointer. (See pictures below!)
Here's to the ladies who lunch bunch!
Recently, friend and designer Johanna Pockar introduced me to my talented new friends, Sue and Kim, at Metheny Weir Painted Finishes (on Larchmere, in Cleveland).
I invited them all for lunch and we put our best faces on
for the festive Halloween salon!
The Victorian Masks were really quite fun.
But the story continues...
When I first was introduced to Metheny Weir...I had a crazy idea...
I had two chairs that I wanted to give second lives to.
... and after meeting them and convincing them it might work...
I wanted to also bring their unique process to light.
They were a little shy but game!
We got together and recorded a couple short videos...
Watch them turn two chairs of mine into
dream pieces, with Chalk Paint.
V O I L A!
Be sure to check out the link below to see what Metheny Weir is up to now.
At dinner the other night, Negative comments were made regarding Severance Town Center and the surrounding area. And it blew my mind... because I happen to know it is a wonderful neighborhood. It is the people who make the difference.
Not only do I live in the area but earlier that week while putting together a copy/print project at Office Max with Cyndi, my go-to-gal: kind - professional - knowledgeable.
So, "could I take your picture because you have been so great!?"
The answer was.......
Cynthia (Copy & Print Supervisor) at Office Depot/Office Max!
...don't know what all the fuss is about with ladies like Cynthia .. it is all good!
Office Depot/Office Max (@ Severance Town Center)
3462 Mayfield Road, Cleveland Heights OH 44118
Courage, Commitment & Responsibility to Cause!
So I say, suck it up and show up...
All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to support the work of Dare2Care. Dare2Care is an Ohio based non-profit organization dedicated to providing leadership educational scholarship opportunities to teens and to fostering community awareness of LGBT bullying.
Love Is All You Need?
...is a Romeo and Juliet story set in a world where homosexuality is considered normal, heterosexuality is taboo, and heterophobia runs rampant. The film has won numerous festival awards across the world and is based on the 19 minute short film of the same name, which went viral in 2014 garnering over 40 million views.
...Breaking bread with friends and family is a wonderful thing!
I am so grateful I live in Cleveland Heights. Last week, was a particularly cold & rainy autumn day. I was feeling the need of a little comfort... hot coffee and my favorite oatmeal raisin cookie from On The Rise! This destination is one of many special businesses catering to the quality of lifestyle that is unique to Cleveland Heights. So, if you're feeling kind of kneady, then stop by On The Rise and take home a delicious bread!
In this short video, you get a personal look into the community atmosphere!
"Here at On the Rise we are a group of highly dedicated professionals here to
providing the best bread, pastry, and lunch items around"
ON THE RISE ARTISAN BREADS - 3471 Fairmount Blvd. Cleveland Heights, OH, 44118
Whilst chatting with an old friend, about days of past...
We suspected we might be getting a little tired "oh, boo hoo!"
We are still going strong...
having fun and looking fabulous
(see pics below - HA!)
Actually, these pictures are the current creations of my dear friend Ricki Englehaupt. When I was Chairman of DIFFA Cleveland (Design Industry Foundation Fighting AIDS), Ricki and I worked together on a number of successful fundraisers.
I ran into her this past week in Shaker Heights at the recent
Dick Russell Liquidations Estate Sale!
Ricki told me that many of the fabrics she used in these
creations were from my estate sale, earlier this year...
We are already talking about new ways to feature her works.
For more information contact me.
...and Denim is IN! If you don't agree: "boo hoo."