Tuesday, October 19, 2010

pink party for a purpose

Thurs­day was one of those fun days where every­thing hap­pens just as you hoped and it feels like the uni­verse is prop­erly aligned! I spent most of the day with fel­low designer and BFF Jane Sper­off — some­thing we don't get to do nearly enough. We vis­ited Kravet's show­room in Stam­ford, where I found sev­eral great rug pos­si­bil­i­ties for a won­der­ful client. Thank you Megan and James for your help!

Leav­ing Kravet, we attended the Ship­pan Designer Show House, ben­e­fit­ing the Stam­ford Museum & Nature Cen­ter.  High­lights and pic­tures from that lovely event in my next post.

After all that hard work shop­ping and ooohing and ahh­hing, we headed off to dine at Mitchell's Fish Mar­ket in Stam­ford. The rain had just started, so maybe that kept peo­ple away - I can't imag­ine any other rea­son to miss this restau­rant. The food was lovely and the ser­vice was amazing.

Our final stop, in the mon­soon, was a party for a pur­pose at the fab­u­lous gallery of Irwin Feld Design. This con­verted ware­house build­ing is stun­ning, as are the mid-century mod­ern pieces which fill it. The light­ing alone will make you gasp in delight. If you have never vis­ited, I encour­age you to stop in. Irwin and Marcy Feld would be delighted to see you!

The net­work­ing party was hosted by New Eng­land Home Mag­a­zine CT. On hand were Kyle Hoep­ner and Betsy Kravitz (edi­tor in chief and pub­lisher respec­tively). Also in atten­dance, to my utter delight, was Stacy Kun­stel, Homes Edi­tor, and tweep. She is offi­cially my first tweet-up (where you meet a twit­ter friend in real life). I tweeted-up sev­eral other twit­ter friends, includ­ing the lovely Marcy Feld. Ladies — my plea­sure to meet you IRL!

Betsy Kravitz, Marcy Feld, Irwin Feld, Anne Morris

As Octo­ber is National Breast Can­cer Aware­ness month, the Felds chose to draw-in a won­der­ful orga­ni­za­tion, the Con­necti­cut affil­i­ate of Susan G Komen for the Cure — Komen CT. Rep­re­sent­ing Komen CT was Anne Mor­ris, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor, another gen­uinely sweet lady. She and Jane (a die-hard 3-Day walker for the last 11 years) will be meet­ing to estab­lish a Race for the Cure in Fair­field County!

Anne Mor­ris & Jane Sper­off — instant soul sisters!

Marcy Feld not only pulled off an amaz­ing party, but she and Irwin donated this gor­geous chrome and pink bench (start­ing bid at $1800) with all pro­ceeds to Komen CT!

pink for a pur­pose bench to ben­e­fit Komen CT

The gallery held numer­ous other pink pieces, so check their web­site for the lat­est inventory.  This was a won­der­ful event from every angle — as cel­e­bra­tion of the new magazine's suc­cess, as col­lab­o­ra­tion to ben­e­fit a great cause, as net­work­ing oppor­tu­nity to meet fel­low indus­try mem­bers and sim­ply as a fun party!

The evening ended with a white knuckle drive home in near-zero vis­i­bil­ity — but I was cer­tain noth­ing could go wrong to mar an amaz­ing day — and noth­ing did!

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  1. Jane says:

    Dear Ms. Exu­ber­ance — Half the fun of play­ing with you is re-living it on your blog!! Can't wait for our next play date. Maybe, just maybe, I'll start a twit­ter account before then and twerp at you?? twit­ter you? LOL — maybe I'll just keep tweet­ing vic­ar­i­ously through you! LOVE your blog!

  2. Cynthia says:

    Twerp at you? LOL! We will soon have you tweet­ing. The peo­ple you meet and things you learn in 140 char­ac­ters will astound you!

  3. […] This post was men­tioned on Twit­ter by Marcy Feld, Cyn­thia­Ma­son­In­te­rior. Cyn­thia­Ma­son­In­te­rior said: RT @exuberanthome: Just posted: pink party for a pur­pose http://ow.ly/2W0Jw cc: @komenct #pro­ject­pink #thinkpink […]

  4. stacystyle says:

    Great post, Cyn­thia, and what a day you had! Makes one of mine look calm!

  5. Marcy says:

    I am so delighted to have become your Twit­ter and now real life friend. Thank you for your kind words and help­ing us help Komen CT & Breast Can­cer research. Here's to many more fun evenings together!

  6. Cynthia says:

    Thanks Stacy — but I'm guess­ing my days are usu­ally a lot less crazy than yours!

  7. Cynthia says:

    Marcy, the feel­ing is mutual — cheers!