The Sketch Book — nolita

Daphne on Instagram, wearing Loren Hope

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Alert. Daphne is on Instagram. And wearing all of Loren Hope's new collection on one arm in Cafe Gitane while snapping pictures of latte art. And is that a 6 carat canary diamond engagement ring? Of course it is. Oh Daphne. 

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2015: MAKE LEMONADE

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As evening descends on Nolita on this final night of 2014, I sit on my sofa and sip a lemony mescal cocktail. Oh sweet sofa. What a year we’ve had. Where to begin? Usually on new years eve I feel bursting with reasons, reasons for life, reasons for the past year, explanations and theories about the future. I’d be the same way tonight, but as anyone who has ever been a mother knows that life with a child becomes simultaneously sweeter, more full, more beautiful, but also much more frazzled, hurried, imperfect. Disclaimer: I did not have a child since my last...

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The Queen of Spring Street

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Meet Tay. She's a four part composition painted in sumi and watercolor, floated on white mat to expose deckled edged paper, framed in burnished gold shadowbox frames and hung for all to see at our studio at 73 Spring Street.  Will Taylor Swift be named person of the year tomorrow? Who am I to say? But she certainly is the person of 73 Spring Street this week at our Pop Up Shop.  Speaking of the Pop Up Shop... thank you to everyone who has joined us so far. It has been one of the most fun experiences I've ever had....

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73SPRINGSHOP - The Greatest Shopping Experience You Will Ever Have

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I am back to round out the rest of your December schedule with more events focused on ME. I assume you've already planned your outfit for my Dempsey & Carroll 2015 Calendar event on December 2nd, which is great. I applaud you for being so organized.  Now, let me be straight with you. The Dempsey & Carroll event is going to be a rager. A 5:30 pm Tuesday night paper-themed cocktail party always leads to a wild time with stories you can only allude to the next day at work without being judged heavily.  Seriously. I'm not going to sugar coat...

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Away we go

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As Summer turns to Fall I am preparing to pack up my bags and move my studio to Spring Street. I've enjoyed the most fun, exciting, productive, amazing (insert all other positive adjectives possible here) two years in my current studio on Chrystie Street and I'm sad to say good bye to this place that has given me so much. The sweeping spread of mid town sky scrapers beyond the industrial hodgepodge of the Bowery with the Empire State building as the diamond on top is a view I'll always have engrained on my heart. Especially on these beautiful fall days when,...

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