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Hot Restaurants on the VDA Radar!

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Pic1VANDAL– Chris Santos, chef/owner, has teamed up with Rich Wolf of the TAO and LAVO group bringing their synergies to the newest creation Vandal restaurant. By far this is the hottest spot on the Lower East Side. This fabulous 12,000 square feet restaurant is a hodgepodge of yummy street foods found throughout different cultures. There are two levels, which include the private dining room, cellar bar/lounge, secret garden dining section, and a hidden subterranean lounge area.… Read More

Interior Design firm takes on the Metropolitan area

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High Line in the afternoon

Chelsea, NYC- situated on the West Side of Manhattan along the Hudson River has become the hottest neighborhood in the Metropolitan area. Chelsea is the home to over 150 art galleries, theaters, numerous restaurants, nightspots and Vanessa Deleon Associates Design firm.

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The High Line on a Snowy day

Nestled in the heart of all this development is the High Line, another addition that beautifies this area when in September 2014 the Rail Yards Park opened to the public.… Read More

Holiday Gifts That Make You Go WOW!!

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Gifts that make you go wow don’t have to come in smaller packages. Therefore, I have selected a few bigger items of my favorite things for this holiday season. These have inspired me through a year full of bold and beautiful designs.

The Nymph Sconce is A Rare and Beautiful Lighting Fixture adorns any wall. The Elegant Lacquer Nightstand Adorned In Metal Aged Brass is a work of art.

The Nymph Sconce- A Rare & Beautiful Lighting Fixture Will Look Gorgeous On Any Wall by Koket. The Elegant Lacquer Nightstand Adorned In Metal Aged Brass Is A Work Of Art In Any Bedroom by Koket.

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The Many Things I’m Thankful for…

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THERE ARE MANY THINGS I’M THANKFUL FOR ESPECIALLY AROUND THIS TIME OF THE YEAR. I’M THANKFUL FOR THE BEAUTIFUL WEATHER IN NOVEMBER IN NEW YORK, AS I’M THRUST INTO A WEEK PACKED WITH DESIGNS, MEETINGS, DEADLINES, FILMING, AND TRAVEL.

HOWEVER, NOVEMBER GREETS ME WITH AN INNER YEARNING FOR FAMILY & FRIENDS AND HOW I AM SO GRATEFUL TO HAVE THEM. THEREFORE, I WOULD LIKE TO  SHARE THE THINGS THAT INSPIRE ME AROUND THIS BUSY TIME, SUCH AS THE BRIGHT TABLESCAPE SETTING; WITH SOFT COLORS OF GRAY, BEIGE, GOLD AND WHITE.Read More

Agate On My Mind Design

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Hope you are enjoying my week long of Design Dairies, as I take you along for a ride into the real world of design. You will get to see some of the not so glamorous parts of the Interior Design business and the crazy things that happen behind the scenes. I will also share some cool tips along the way that will help you when you’re doing some interior or exterior work around the house.… Read More

A Night To Remember In September

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AT THE PORCELANOSA EVENT, SPANIARD BULL FIGHTERS, FLAMENCO DANCERS, and SHARING THIS EVENT WITH SARAH JESSICA PARKER….

The leading Spanish Manufacturer of luxury tile and ceramic is opening their U.S. headquarters at the Commodore Criterion building in New York City. On Thursday, September 9th, 2015, I was among 700 guests worldwide invited to this spectacular event, held at Madison Square Park, for their Fall Fundraising Gala on the Park grounds. The formal seated seven-course dinner was fabulous!… Read More

DIY Breakfast at Tiffany’s Bridal Shower with Audrey Hepburn?

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Planning a bridal shower is a lot of work, especially when your time is extremely precious and you know that you want to make this special event unforgettable. If you’re not the friend of the bride, you are probably related, this year I’m privileged to be the maid-of-honor in my sister’s wedding. Since we both love the classics, I decided to incorporate a DIY Tiffany-inspired theme bridal shower that I would like to share.… Read More

Mars and Venus Don’t Need to Collide in the Bedroom…

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He likes blue, she likes pink, she wants the bigger closet, he settles for the smaller one. Ultimately these two need to live in harmony. As a design expert, I never thought of a degree in couples counseling, but lately, yup you guess it, Marriage Counselor Designer Extortioner. I had a great time helping couples on the show that I hosted called “Your Place is a Dealbreaker” on spaces TV, Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.Read More

Brownstone Pancake Factory | National Painting Week

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In honor of National Paint week I wanted to share a color story of my own! I had so many ideas when coming up with the design of the Brownstone Pancake Factory. Once I developed my concept I needed the right color to make it all come together. I soon found inspiration in Sherwin Williams Spearmint SW 6465 . Spearmint SW 6465  was the one! It’s beautiful, fresh, budding and adds wonderful modern but vintage charm to the space.Read More