We’re more than excited about the launch of our new boutique on Pinterest. Antique to treasure (check), shockingly fun piece of art (check), bold home accessory (check). Don’t take our word for it…
Fashion Week always puts us in the mood to do a little shopping. Feeling inspired, I asked the ladies around the office to share what they’re lusting after this fall. Here’s what they reported back.
…and although this may make me look like a Swedish flight attendant in the sixties, I am smitten…
Can we say glam!
It’s a big week in our house. It’s one thing when your son packs up and heads east (all the way east) for college, but it’s another thing entirely when your empty nester dog decides he’s college bound too. We’re a sentimental and festive bunch here at Martha Angus Inc., so naturally we threw him a farewell party complete with his favorites from George. Safe travels my furry four-footed Barclay.
I’ve been busy enjoying the last gasps of summer and it doesn’t get much better than a dip in the pool. When I was designing my Napa house with Phillip, we turned to the talented landscape architect Stephen Suzman and his project assistant Colin Jones. I knew that we wanted to have a long pool as I’m a serious swimmer and a former lifeguard and he helped make sure that its location was far from an afterthought. Well before the foundation was poured, he surveyed the property and guided me on the orientation of the house, the olive grove and the much-anticipated pool to maximize the glorious setting. I’m glad he did.
I very strongly felt the pool should lay parallel to the house respecting the living room’s proportions. Stephen disagreed and suggested it should become a water feature perpendicular to the room instead. The olive grove would be in front of the main house and separate a corridor to the guest cottage. Stephen was absolutely right. It gives the home a chic yet country feel which perfectly fits Napa living. It’s like being in nature, but sophisticated nature.
I just got back from an absolutely fabulous vacation spent in San Miguel de Allende. It was my maiden voyage and let me tell you, it is stunning. The town is a glorious combination of Spanish colonial architecture and sleek contemporary design. Elements reminded me of the Moorish architecture I saw on my recent trip to Morocco where homes were also built around a central open courtyard. It’s no wonder that San Miguel has become a major destination for American artists and designers.
My friends Andrew Fisher and Jeffry Weisman invited us to their fabulous home. Naturally, I was my usual punctual self which gave Andrew and Jeffry a good laugh (clearly a very American move). They had tequila shots waiting for us and the rest of the night only got better.
Where to stay: Hotel Matilda
Where to eat: Mi Vida (the wine pairings are amazing) and the Hotel Matilda
What to do: unwind, relax and chill out
We’ve been in a bubbly frame of mind lately here at Martha Angus Inc. so we decided to put a fresh spin on office hours. Once a month we gather friends from the industry to join us at Post & Grant for tasty morsels, generous pours of prosecco and chit chat. It’s too soon to be called a tradition but I would venture to say that we’re onto something good.