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The Lisa Porter Collection May 14, 2011 001

Hope you're having a lovely weekend!

graphics & photos Lisa Porter

By Chance

So I'm going along minding my own business...                      

and by chance, a red flag catches my eye...

Does this ever happen to you? 
 You're surfing along on the www and suddenly you fall madly in love. You've been searching forever and finally you find...the most incredible denim sun hat,
or the softest stripe boat neck t-shirt...
or the classic navy espadrilles, the only shoe that I adore getting sandy...
all packed together in the most amazing advertising campaign!
This is CHANCE. 
It all started with the striped t-shirt.  It's simple & classic and like CHANCE has become a signature of great style!
CHANCE is the vision of Julia Leach. The daughter of a French writer and Midwestern potter who has spent the past twenty years working in the field of design, art, fashion and technology.
Her confident sense of style found her at Kate Spade for eleven years, where as EVP/Creative Director she created many of the brands most memorable ad campaigns, developed it's boutique aesthetic, and greatly influenced the company's visual language.
Her relaxed approach to living and curious spirit eventually gave shape to her own vision and CHANCE.
The stripe t-shirt, the espadrille, a canvas tote, a button-down shirt - classics that can travel the world and are also just as happy hanging out at home...
Come with me & visit a line you discover by CHANCE.


Blogfest 2011, It's all in the wrist!

In case you didn't know, Blogfest 2011 was a huge hit!

Many of our favorite bloggers, designers, and friends traveled to the big apple for a whirlwind tour of the New York City interior design scene.
Some may have even hitched a ride from Brimfield!
The fabulous New York hostess and author of Nest, Tamara Matthews Stephenson kicked things off with A Walk In Central Park before Blogfest festivities began!

There were great educational events. I bet they took lot's of notes!
Editors-in-Chief from several of the top design and lifestyle magazines:
 Architectural Digest, ELLE DECOR, House Beautiful, New York Spaces, Town&Country, Traditional Home and VERANDA...
kept their promise and brought attendees the very best of interior design in New York City.

There were parties hosted by A-list designers.

Tours of the New York Design Center. 
Tours of the Kravet and Lee Jofa design studio, and so much more.

 They rubbed elbows with top editors,

design idols,
and friends from across the country.

They were inspired by each other & all that New York City had to offer!
Blogfest said that this three-day trip will leave you breathless.  I'm planning on it next year!
For now, I'll be checking in with a few friends who attended.
They are a fantastic group who are multi-talented & multi-tasking so I'm guaranteed to get the latest & greatest from them via twitter, facebook, and their fabulous blogs below!  I hope you'll visit them too! 




Hope y'all are having a ball!

all information via blogfest, all photos via tumblr unless noted