Here’s how I spent my Sunday yesterday in bucolic Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
Started off with a drive on River Road, where I pretty much make pit stops here and there running errands and trying to get everything done for the week. With a crazy week ahead of me—-photo shoots, an appearance on “Anderson,” meetings and then jetting off to Korea—there was plenty to do and I needed this Sunday to get it all done. Fortunately, the weather was cooperative and the drive was, well, really pretty.
I belong to a great gym called Cornerstone and I only realized recently that the membership I bought was good for all their locations. So, this morning I thought I’d try out one of their other spots closer to New Hope, PA. You know, working out in a new location seems to make the grueling exercise a bit more interesting. Don’t know why…. but I put in a serious workout this morning.
Then it’s onto inspiration shopping. I’m working on a very exciting project to create a jewelry line out of American made recycled gold. Part of the preliminary work goes into finding inspiration pieces from all over the place. At one of my all-time favorite junk/thrift/antique stores—-a top secret location!—-I go hunting. And you need to go hunting because this place is packed.
Look at these vintage necklaces I found underneath a pile of blankets! $1 a piece…. inspiring.
Just got an email on my Blackberry from The Anderson Cooper Show saying Anderson himself loved one of the projects in the book. I realize we didn’t save it from the photo shoot, so I have to make a pit stop at a local hardware store to get the supplies. I love both my Lowe’s Home Improvement and the smaller family owned shops….
Over in Stockton, New Jersey, I stop at the local farmer’s market to get some eggplant to grill up. Then I notice a new vendor selling some beautiful modern, industrial, organic furniture and accessories.
I LOVE this mirror and how the laquered/glossy finish works with the natural shape of the recycled wood that was used.
The designer—Bret Cavanaugh—is there and we start chatting. I need a round dining table bad and he says he could do a custom one based on my likes and dislikes… How exciting! Starting to think this will solve my dining room table dilemma I’ve had for, oh, 4 years now.
The off to my weekend cottage to inspect the damage done by recent storms. All seems good. The electrician has reconnected the power, the new housekeepers did a great job cleaning it up and I make notes of what the landscaper needs to do for our Fall clean-up. Can’t help but take this pic in the kitchen because i love how the light is hitting all the accessories.
And that’s it so far for Sunday…. did I mention it’s only 1230PM now?