Hayden Williams's illustrations always make me smile. I'm sure they do the same for you. His artistry captures the magic of New York City and Palm Beach, and reminds us all what fun fashion can be. I'll always love his urban vignettes best, but his portraits of celebrities from Oprah to Mariah are legendary. It will be fascinating to see what is next for this remarkable young designer and illustrator! Thank you Hayden for all the joy your works brings to those of us that love fashion and entertainment.
The Art Of Fine Living is all about Love and Passion! We all know love when we see it. The joy of a touch, a smile, and the majesty of a long-term commitment. Here are just a few of our favorite couples from film and life. Cheers to all the lovers around the world.
Creating a fantasy late night supper for Jazz Icons, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, for the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts was a great pleasure. My team pulled this off in just a few days while working on several projects. My vision was to capture the energy and vitality of jazz in the design. Red, the most powerful and erotic color, felt like the only option. Paired with black silk cording and a seductive corset design, then accented with their signature trumpet and microphone, it felt appropriate to these charismatic friends. Jean Jacques, a local French bakery made the petite fours with musical notes and the table top sparkled with sequins and beads. It was a magical effect. The vase was by Steuben.
Fine cabinetry is an art form. This project was a labor of love by several members of my team. Our goal was to channel the proto-modern design sensibility of Charles Voysey. If you don't know Voysey you're in for a wonderful discovery, just Google this divine architect and designer. His exceptional design vocabulary was the foundation for an English style house near New York City. We've all heard that God is in the Details, countered by the Devil is in the Details, but I believe "Beauty is in the Details" I designed this kitchen while Principal of Hotel & Home at Glave & Holmes, a small regional Virginia firm specializing in traditional design. Photos are by Ansel Olson.
Join our expertly tailored tour of Tuscany's best kept design secrets. Our team will introduce you to artisans, designers, chefs, antiquaries, chocolatiers, curators, artists, and historians. We'll address fashion, textiles, leather artistry, stained glass, paper-making, gilding, fragrance design, furniture fabrication, pietra-dura, and antiques. We'll spend a day cooking with a leading chef and tour exceptional Villas, Palazzos, and Gardens. You'll have plenty of time to shop and explore your own passions. To learn more about GRACE Tours contact Leslie Tishman at 804-358-8749 or by email at Leslie.Tishman3215@gmail.com Design & Olives is limited to just 10 travelers so book your space now. Deadline for registration is May 1, 2018 (8 spaces open currently).