Friday, December 27, 2013

AVENUE Antiques Art & Design: Jewelry

reporter: Miguel Dominguez

Emerald necklace and diamond bracelet below,
were exhibited by Richter's

AVENUE Magazine's Antiques, Art , and Design show, which opened on October 9th at the Armory on Park Avenue, was a showcase for the luxury goods trade, both personal, and for the home.

The Armory became such a treasure cave, I am doing multiple articles (Click BEST IN SHOW, to see article.) This one is all about the jewelry.

Click on the names of the exhibitors to go to their web site and see some more.


Sunday, December 22, 2013


reporter: Miguel Dominguez

It was while covering the Suzanne Tucker book signing event earlier in November, that I met Elaine Taylor-Gordon, owner of Flashforce LLC. When I complemented her on the beautiful necklace she was wearing, she informed me it was designed by her Milanese friend Sandra Simonato Blei, who was coming to New york in order to introduce her new jewelry collection at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD).

Then Elaine invited me to come and cover her event honoring Sandra in a few days hence, November 14th to be precise, when she would be arranging a private, women only, networking get together, that would be offering for sale some Sandra's pieces from her extensive collection.

Elaine Taylor Gordon and Sandra Simonato Blei discuss a beautiful embroidered art piece from Elaine's collection

Friday, December 20, 2013

AN INVITATION TO CHATEAU DU GRAND LUCE by Timothy Corrigan - lecture and book signing

reporter: Miguel Dominguez

November 5th at Bonhams, was the date and place where Interior Designer Timothy Corrigan had a book signing and lecture about the restoration of a neglected, but important French chateau he decided to buy and make his home, cheerfully supported by members of the French Heritage Society, who were in the midst of celebrating their 30th Anniversary by conducting diverse chateau tours following in the footsteps of King Louis XIV through the southwest of France.

Timothy Corrigan's first book, An Invitation to Chateau du Grand-Lucé was published by Rizzoli.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

AVENUE Antiques Art & Design: BEST IN SHOW

reporter: Miguel Dominguez

On October 12th at the Armory on Park Avenue, four days after the grand opening of AVENUE Magazine's Antiques, Art , and Design show, a panel of five illustrious experts in the Decor industry had a discussion on the exhibited items they considered to be the best offerings of the show.

Panelists Ellie Cullman, Darren Heanult, Amanda Nisbet, and David Scott with moderator Susanna Salk standing

Sunday, December 1, 2013


reporter: Miguel Dominguez

The trophies being quite sizable and beautiful, Christopher Hyland told the
anecdote in his opening speech of Bad Boy Mario Buatta, who promptly turned
the one he got from a past award into a lamp base, to the hilarity of all present.

Exactly one week before the opening of Holiday House, on November 13, Hyland Magazine, whose Editor-in-Chief is Christopher Hyland, also President of Hyland Textiles, and also co-chair of Holiday House NYC had its annual awards ceremony which recognizes prominent talent in the Architecture/Interior Design industries.

The event took place at the most exquisitely put together Bar Room, a rather atmospheric and intimate American Bistro in New York's favorite area for the "Ladies Who Lunch", around the corner from Bloomingdale.

Christopher Hyland Commences the presentation