February 3, 2012

Thursday Fun Day: J. Crew, Kate Spade & A Dose of Deborah Needleman

I had a fun-filled Thursday beginning with a trip to J. Crew, where I snagged this "Blogs That I Like and Love" notebook, which I've been meaning to pick up. (By the way, I no longer see it listed online, so if you're interested, you'll have to stop by your local J. Crew.)

I also spotted these gorgeous leather trunks. Just one of them would be good enough for me, although I'd be too paranoid to travel with something this fabulous.

Then I headed over to the one and only Kate Spade with my new blogger friend, Nagela of Silver Lining Events. I'm always inspired by the brand's use of colors and patterns. How yummy are the floor and skirt with black-and-white stripes with that splash of electric blue? And that gallery wall of tasteful art and the gold, sparkly wall? So good.

We then trotted over to ABC Carpet & Home to hear Deborah Needleman, former Domino magazine editor in chief and WSJ. Magazine editor, speak at Apartment Therapy's "Design Evening" event. She dished on how she struck up the nerve to pitch Domino's concept to Conde Nast management, her experience producing her latest book, Perfectly Imperfect Home, and the nature of her current job running at WSJ. Magazine. See video.

Deborah Needleman

In a nutshell, my Thursday was just awesome, awesome.


Lauren M. said... Reply to comment

Oh I LOVE these photos! Everything is styled so nice and energetic. Kate Spade always seems to have beautiful and unique decor.