Seen and Heard: My Travel to the Albany Bahamas, Lonny Mag, Loehmann’s is Closing, Super Cool Sony Smartphone Lens, Another Fabulous Paule Marrot Print and Jean-Georges Opens in Westchester!

There are so many things to write about and so little time!

IS THE BAHAMAS THE NEW NEW YORK?  There is a great article in the NY Times today about The Albany in the Bahamas.  I was there this past year and loved it.  There is a lot of great real estate available down there if you like the Bahamas (what’s not to like?!) Here are a few of my photos.  We rented Ernie Els’ old house – this was the view from my bedroom.

Photo by Melissa Hawks - View from my room at the house we rented last year at the Albany

Photo by Melissa Hawks – View from my room at the house we rented last year at the Albany

View from upstairs - Photo Melissa Hawks

View from upstairs – Photo Melissa Hawks

View from the side of the house - Melissa Hawks

View from the side of the house – Melissa Hawks

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The beach at the Albany – it’s beautiful! Photo by Melissa Hawks

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We attended a beach party one night in this tent - it was fabulous!

We attended a beach party one night in this tent – it was fabulous!

New condos going up at the Albany marina.  Read the NY Times article for more...

New condos going up at the Albany marina. Read the NY Times article for more…

Check out the resort website by clicking here.  Then be sure to read the NY Times article here – Bahamas on the Radar

LONNY MAG: I’m so behind on things.  I finally just sat down to peruse the December/January issue of Lonny Magazine.  Have you read it?  Click here to take a look:

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I loved this antique armoire in the issue – with paisley upholstery inside and of course the stacks of fresh linens.  It’s a great idea for guest towels and blankets when you are running out of space.

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ARE BARGAIN BASEMENT SHOPS OVER?  Have you ever shopped at Loehmann’s? I have – during college and in my early 20’s while living in NYC. There was nothing more fun than scouring the racks for some designer finds, especially when I was young and working at Hearst Magazines making no money!  It’s the end of an era.  Loehmann’s began in a basement in 1920 – founded by Frieda Loehmann where she sold high-end clothes she got from Seventh Avenue designers who sold her samples and overstock.  Everything is closing and being liquidated. Read about it here.

Elizabeth D. Herman for The New York Times

Elizabeth D. Herman for The New York Times

 

GADGETS:  I love gadgets!  How cool is this Sony Smartphone Lens?  With a simple connection this wireless smart lens gives your phone a powerful 10x optical zoom and smooth image stabilisation It takes photos you never thought possible with your phone Get connected with any smartphoneTransform any smartphone into a high performance camera Simply mount a smart lens to a phone and start shooting.  You can buy it at Target for $249.99.  It’s fabulous!

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AS SEEN IN!  Our Paule Marrot Pink Birds Print is in House & Garden’s UK Janury 2014 issue:

joined photo paule marrotHow pretty! This unique reproduction is based on an original from the beautiful textile archives of French engraver, painter, and textile artist Paule Marrot (1902-1987). Early in her career, Marrot shifted her emphasis from painting to textiles to create expressive patterns from the 1920s through the 1950s. Marrot’s bold use of flowers, color and patterns reflect a compositionally modernist style classically associated with the Art Deco movement. Marrot’s artistic influences include the expressive writings of Marcel Proust, as evident in her work Du coté de chez Swann, based on Proust’s book In Search of Lost Time. This reproduction is printed in the studio on summerset fine art acid free paper and has been licensed from Marrot’s collection of original work which is housed in the Musee d’Orsay.   This piece comes unframed or framed.   Click here to Purchase the Print!

 NEW RESTAURANT IN WESTCHESTER!  For those of you living in the NYC metro/Westchester/Fairfield area, you can rejoice!  I know I did when I booked my reservation!  Jean-Georges has opened a new restaurant at the Inn at Pound Ridge.  Check it out!

Jean-Georges Opens the Inn at Pound Ridge

Jean-Georges Opens the Inn at Pound Ridge

 

As always, be sure to check out The Well Appointed House and bookmark our New Items page!  ~Melissa Hawks

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