This cute little garden was across the street and I couldn’t resist taking a photos. I was very disappointed that the art shop on the corner without a name wasn’t open. They had a lot of beautiful works in the window.
Saturday night, I was treated to a dinner party at the amazingly beautiful home of Zim Loy, the editor of the wonderful interior design magazine, Kansas City Spaces
. I first came into contact with Zim when I posted a photo of David Jimenez’s bathroom on my blog. She put me into contact with David and the rest is history. The co-hostess of the evening was another friend of David’s who I got to know through my blog, Merrily Jackson. Merrily writes an entertaining and etiquette column in Spaces and after reading all her back stories, I definitely think someone should give this woman a book deal! I think I’m going to see what I can do to help make that happen! Emily Post has nothing on Merrily! I wish I had taken more photos of Zim’s warm and welcoming home, shown above and below! It really was to die for! And the next time I have to choose paint colors, I’m calling her first!
The rest of the guests were no slouches either! It was a talented mix of creative people including Patricia Shackelford, who is an interior designer and blogger otherwise known as Mrs. Blandings
. It was so fun to finally meet her in person and Maison21 is so jealous! (Ha!) Dan Nilson, owner of Bishop McCann
, a global meeting and incentive travel/events company based in Kansas City, was sweet enough to pick up the non-driving New Yorker and ferry her to the party! (Thanks Dan!). Doug Wells, an interior designer who’s firm, Kyle Wells Design
, designed a Buenes Aires pied-a-terre that is featured in the June/July 2008 issue of Spaces. I also enjoyed chatting with Leslie Goldhahn, who used to live in NYC, and her boyfriend, Darren Mark. Leslie is in school at the moment studying interior design and I can already tell she’ll make a great one! More people showed up for dessert, more on that later, who’s names escape me at the moment but I hope will all keep in touch and look me up the next time they are in NYC!
Again, I cannot tell you how fabulous Kansas City and it’s residents are! I enjoyed my trip immensely and thanks again to Kansas City Home Design magazine for making it all happen!