John Derian

Oh, I have long had a love affair with Mr. Derian.  It started years ago, when I would walk 5 blocks down from my East Village apartment to his charming little shop, where I would always find something to buy {that I didn’t need, but couldn’t live without}.  John worked the store back then, and when he wrapped even the simplest purchase up in old pages from beautiful vintage books, I knew it was meant to be.

I know I’m not alone- don’t you adore his new apartment {as seen in T Magazine} and insanely exquisite designs for Paperless Post?

{And lucky me- my forward-thinking husband is not at all upset by my indiscretion- in fact, John Derian was present at our wedding…or should I say, his paperweights were!!}

John’s new NYC apartment-


Some of my favorite Paperless Post designs-


Bobo with Michelle Adams

While Angela and I were in New York, we managed to squeeze in an evening with one of our favorite people, Michelle Adams.  {You know her from Rubie Green and Lonny Magazine.}  After a tour of her new apartment {which you can also see in the latest issue of Lonny!}, we headed to dinner at the most charming West Village restaurant, Bobo.  Unbelievably chic decor and atmosphere…and the best company!

{image from here}