A Day at the National Stationery Show

May 21, 2012

20120521-082423.jpg It is good. Really good. If you are a fan of paper, it is a tad overwhelming. But a good overwhelming. Each turn, each aisle, is a feast for the eyes & soul. This is the 66th year for the show, and I have attended it quite a few times since opening Watson Kennedy. There is also so much more than paper. The above leather luggage tags & passport covers from Italy caught my attention.

20120521-082946.jpg As did this ribbon. But again, my apologies. I get so caught up in staying focused on ordering, that I failed to snap any more photos than these 3. I did like all the hits of color I saw quite often.

20120521-083143.jpg It was a fun day of order writing, and I found oodles & boodles of things that will start trickling into WK in the coming weeks and months.

Today I will be walking the International Contemporary Furniture Fair for a bit. It is always great to keep up on all that is current in furniture design. It will also be the start of the Blogfest on Design that I will be attending for the next few days. I am really excited! The kickoff begins at the Kips Bay Decorator Show House, and the party is being hosted by Margaret Russell, Editor in Chief of Architectural Digest. I promise, I will take loads of pictures. It will be another, full, action packed day and eve.

Culinary highlight of the day. Our friend Cara who lives on the North Fork of Long Island made the long trek in, to pick up Mister Sive and Bailey at the airport, and then join us for a pre-birthday dinner. Ted turns 50 tomorrow, so she wanted to spend a bit of time fete-ing him. The 3 of us, with Bailey, had a memorable meal at Cafe Boulud several years ago. We thought it would again, be the perfect spot on a lovely, warm, May evening. There are so many highlights. One, they treat Bailey so sweetly. They are so kind, bringing her a big silver bowl with water. The girl did just fly cross country and was parched. Sitting outside of this Upper East Side establishment, with all the window boxes bursting with hydrangea is pretty magical. Then the food begins. Amazing. We had beautiful oysters and sardines to begin. For my meal, I had the herb crusted halibut with fava beans, oyster mushrooms, potato gnocchi, all with a warm carrot broth poured over it at the table. Heaven. It was once again a memorable evening and meal at this lovely, lovely place. www.danielnyc.com