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Best interview ever.

Where did you grow up?
Oh. I’m Cuban. I lived there until I was 15 years old.

How was it to grow up there?
Well, I mean … it’s very … I mean … where did you grow up? As a kid, you’re just growing up in your home. You only know in hindsight what those experiences are like to compared to other situations.

I’m not asking if you had an exceptional childhood, just what your memories of it were.

No … no … I know …

You really have to read every word of it HERE. If only Parade's interviews were this testy and constipated...

(Thanks to Harvey Millstein, Certified Interior Decorator, for sending the link.)

Salvage fail.


...with Tim Lokiec. (Birthday hint. I was kidding when I said I only want a mug with a picture of a pug on it. I really don't. I want art, dammit.)

In other news, don't you think Margaret Russell should do an Elle Decor book about art and collectors? Juicy photos and (brief) stories on collecting high & low, how people arrange it, how to frame it, unusual collections, artist homes they've featured, etc etc? And print it up big-style, and blow up the photos for more detail of the walls and arrangements.

Lastly - this month's Elle Decor? I could do without Ellen P's mug, but what did you guys think of the cover? Closer in. More personal, right? Did you love it? Or did it look too InStyle? Either way, I liked the homes. I love the sunny, happy spring/summer issues. Wards off that Seattle suicide feeling.

Are you going to watch Bravo's Work of Art?

HERE. (ArtFagCity = my new favorite blog.) and HERE.

Nick Olsen is an opium-addicted Chinese hooker.

Not really, but it's fun to say!

Looky HERE, Nick's place is featured in the new Lonny mag.

If you don't read Nick's BLOG, you should. Seriously.


you go look at THIS while I go to Palm Springs.

I didn't have the stomach to tackle this topic...

... but HOBAC did. Read it HERE.

I knew I was in trouble when I skimmed the press release and read this:

"I wanted something elegant and gorgeous and at the same time rather masculine and raw. I guess I would describe the apartment as bohemian old-world rustic chateau with a taste of baroque."

And then this awesome comment:

What should Drucker do to make Town & Country great?


Big news on the magazine front:

(Thanks to my hot tipper, Harvey Millstein)

Many changes to report:

Stephen Drucker will move to Town and Country, shaking the dust off Miss Havisham.

Dara Caponigro (formerly at Domino) will revive Veranda. This is SUCH great news. Veranda is a great magazine for the "I-have-money-and-I-am-over-50" set. Hopefully Dara can make it a tad younger and sneak in some newness while reducing the number of "look at my French-inspired southern chateau" stories.

Newell Turner takes over House Beautiful. Yay, Newell.


Good things.

1. Broken Bells.

2. Particuliere in all its dumster-y grey glory.

3. I won our Final Four pool here at home. I'm rich, bitches!
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