Agate :: Let’s Rock & Roll


I'm back from a crazy week, due in equal parts to weather and work commitments. The work portion involved an annual conference for Design Bloggers with inspirational speeches by some design greats like Nate Berkus, Bunny Williams, Brian Patrick Flynn (see my interview here) and opportunities to see … [Read more...]

The HGTV Urban Oasis 2014 :: Part 1

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About a month ago I received an invitation from Scripps Networks to attend the Local media day for the HGTV Urban Oasis 2014 at the Mandarin Oriental in Atlanta. Of course, I RSVP'd and left it up to the gods that day whether or not I would make it out of the house. As luck would have it the … [Read more...]

The Ace Around Town-Tastemaker Series: Amy Vermillion


Wouldn't it be marvelous if we were all born with a "Designer's Eye?" One which viewed the world in sophisticated colour palettes, tony tones and could transform even the most unappealing room into one that had timeless appeal. Or better yet could take a multi-million dollar private jet, and voila … [Read more...]

What Has Me “Singing In the Shower”? DXV


Now that I am back from an island, (it's true) I can revisit the amazing moments of my recent trip to the "Big Apple" for #BlogTour NYC. I'm looking forward to actually publishing a post without traveling up and down a beach with my phone in one hand and my computer in another looking for three … [Read more...]

My Summer Vacation-“Ace Style.”

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Mr. B has given me the daunting task of coordinating our summer vacation. This year is going to be a challenge because I really want to go to Europe, but with a seven year old in tow it's going to be virtually impossible. Well...for Mr. B. actually, because if anyone is good at sneaking off to go … [Read more...]