Jamie Drake, interior designer to the likes of Michael Bloomberg and Madonna, managed to decorate his temporary condominium at the cost of $19,400. The costs include paint, the silk taffeta window treatments, silk pillows, ceiling lights, and the reupholstering of several pieces of furniture.
Houston’s own, Monica Pope, will be battling it out on Bravo’s Top Chef Masters: Season 2. The James Beard Award nominee is the chef/owner of the high acclaimed t’afia. She has been immensely generous in helping out High Fashion Home with staff and food for several of our charity events. Top Chef happens to be one of my favorite shows. I’m always amazed how these chefs can spontaneously conjure up such a diverse set of delectable dishes each and every episode. Monica Pope is one of Houston’s most decorated chefs, so expect great things when season 2 starts on April 7th.
Also, Monica hosts the Midtown Farmer’s Market at t’afia every Saturday. A dedicated following comes out every week, rain or shine, to experience a wonderful home-grown market. Monica offers a free cooking class during the Market. Free cooking classes from a Top Chef….sign me up! Check out her great cooking blog too!
High Fashion Home is excited to receive our new jewelry line this week. Each of these organic and stylish pieces are made by hand by local Houston sisters Cynthia Sheridan and Lorena Rodriguez. Be on the look out for wide cuffs, leather wrap bracelets, thin layering metal bangles, earrings and rings all embellished with hand selected stones. Prices starting at $84.
Kelly Wearstler is not my obsession, just a passion. In the February 2010 issue of Lonny Magazine, they took an in-depth look at Kelly Wearstler bringing mid-century, Italian flair into the Avalon Hotel. Wearstler did the original interior design when her husband, Brad Korzen, originally redeveloped this 1940’s hotel. To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of this Beverly Hills hideaway, Wearstler was back at work updating this chic boutique hotel that originally helped put her on the national interior design map. Check out some of the breathtaking pics as Wearstler weaves her decorating magic.
It was like play a game of “Where’s Waldo?”, but we finally tracked down the Porter Floor Lamp in the latest February 2010 issue of Lonny Magazine. In the talented Ryan Korban’s own Manhattan studio, the Porter Floor Lamp sits inconspicuously in the corner. If you haven’t checked out Lonny Magazine, please do. It is by some of the same folks that brought us our once beloved Domino Magazine.
Jwla and Johnny Was
Left Coast by Dolan
Corey Lynn Calter
Alex and Ani bracelets