What They’re Into…with Michelle Adams

Welcome to the first in our What They’re Into series!  I’m so honored to have Lonny co-founder and Editor in Chief, Michelle Adams, as the first interview in our series.  Not only is she abundantly talented, but she’s also a hilarious, self-depricating friend who doesn’t quite get how amazing she is.  I wish everyone knew her like I do.  Here’s a little glimpse into what she’s into right now…

What is the last thing you bought that you shouldn’t have?

HAHAHA- this question makes me laugh because I REALLY shouldn’t have!!  I fell in love with a vintage Milo Baughman pedestal from Flair and I stalked the store for months looking at it!  Then one night I was at a party that Flair hosted and I was chatting with Peter Som who was also obsessing over it, but even he said it was too much.  So I’m not really sure who I think I am buying an outrageously expensive pedestal that even a world renowned fashion designer can’t justify, but I couldn’t stop myself!! (she says with a crazed look in her eye)  It looks unbelievable in my apartment and I have zero regrets. 

What are your favorite places to shop, online and off?

Flair- without a doubt my favorite store in the world!  I’m also a J. Crew-aholic, I find Net-a-porter BRILLIANT, and I can’t stop thinking about all of these vintage Moroccan rugs here!  I also think Zara has been killing it lately- so chic and so affordable- and I can usually be found every Saturday morning trolling the Chelsea Flea Market.  

If you had a theme song, what would it be?

DuckTales.  I kid!  (Even though I really do know every word to that song…) Hmm…I’ll have to get back to you on that one!

What is your favorite room in your home and why?

Well I mean my apartment is small so there’s only two rooms to choose from, but I’d have to say my living room!  It has floor to ceiling windows that overlook the Hudson as well as Times Square!  To soften up the space I added a vintage Louis sofa, a beautiful vase filled with snowball flowers, pillows made from Moroccan wedding blankets, and of course, my new pedestal!  I left the walls white and put all lamps on dimmers so that the room glows at night along with the city.  The space is spectacular, and it still makes me smile everyday when I wake up and see it.  

What is your favorite scent?

Oddly enough the scent of dry cleaning has always been comforting because it reminds me of hugging my dad after work when I was a kid!  But for scents of the non-toxic variety, I’d have to say the white candle from Flair called Spicy Amber.  As an editor I sniff a lot of candles, and I’ve never smelled anything quite like this. 

What inspires you?

So many things!  Aside from the obvious- travel, magazines, books, etc.- I tend to become enamored with certain people, and suddenly I want to know everything about them down to the scent of their lotion!  At the moment that person is Marlien Rentmeester, so I can’t get enough of her blog Le Catch, and her home that we shot for Lonny. I’m also completely fascinated by people like Natalie MassenetJenna LyonsAndy SpadeJulia LeachTom DelavanMichele Bonan and Kelly Wearstler. They’re the visionaries we’ll be looking back on in years to come.  

What’s one luxury you can’t live without?

Sneaky afternoon naps.  They’re the best!  One of the joys of working from home. 

Thanks Michelle!! Your new apartment sounds like a dream.  Can’t wait to see it in your next issue of Lonny!!  xx


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!

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Rubie Green NYC party

Just got photos back from our Rubie Green event in New York earlier this month and thought you’d like to see a few!  Michelle Adams, founder and designer of Rubie Green, shared her eco-style tips with guests while sipping fair trade and organic wines and nibbling on yummy organic sweets.  Calypso Home invited us to have the party at their Soho store, and the stylish space was filled with a mix of chic editors, bloggers and Rubie Green fans.


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{all photos by Emily Searle}

Rubie Green Event ticket giveaway!

How would you like to join us at a stylish soiree and meet Rubie Green founder/designer Michelle Adams?

We’re throwing the party at Calypso Home in NYC Tuesday night, October 13th, to celebrate eco-style expert Michelle and her chic line of organic upholstery textiles and bedding.   {It’s a media event, so you’ll be knocking elbows with fabulous New York magazine editors!}  How to win a ticket for yourself and your most stylish friend?  We gave Cassandra at Coco +Kelley 7 tickets to give away to her lucky readers!  Win a chance to attend the party by clicking here.

And yes, this is the same Michelle Adams of Lonny fame!  xx

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Rubie Green Giveaway!

If you’re as obsessed with Rubie Green as most of our readers are, you will want to know about the giveaway on ShelterPop!  It just went up today and you can enter anytime between now and Friday for a chance at winning a queen set of Tillinghast sheets and cases.  {I have a set on my bed at home right now!}  Yummy organic cotton and a stylish lemon yellow lattice print…perfection.



Have you heard?  Michelle Adams from Rubie Green and photographer Patrick Cline are teaming up and creating an online decorating and lifestyle magazine that just may fill that void left in your heart from the closing of Domino!  It’s called Lonny and we are all DYING to see the first issue, which comes out in September…  I know it will make me insane!  {And for those of you who don’t know me, that’s a GOOD thing.}  Until then, you can buy prints from the stylish duo here.


{photo by Lonny}