Flea Market Trip with Eddie Ross!

This weekend Dave & I went into New York City with Christian & went on a flea market tour with Eddie Ross!!

Pictured counter-clockwise: Baby Christian, me, Jaithan, Eddie & Dave

Eddie Ross is one of my favorite designers and the Senior Style Editor for Martha Stewart Living Magazine. He was just recently on Bravo's 2nd season of the show Top Design. He's only 30 years old but has already owned his own catering company, worked as House Beautiful's Decorating Editor and also as Martha Stewart Living's Food Editor. His style is defined by his ability to create something out of nothing. He believes we can all have beautiful homes & don't need to spend a fortune to get them. He is a flea-marketing guru. From eight feet away he can spot a piece of Wedgewood (I saw this happen in person) & can tell you when it was made and how you can get it looking like new again & what you could do with it.

We had such a great time meeting Eddie & his partner Jaithan. They're so warm & friendly & down-to-earth. It was hard for me not to jump up & down & squeal because I was so excited. I can't believe how knowledgable Eddie is about antiques. (It has definitely rubbed off on Jaithan too because was able to tell me what things were that I had no idea what pupose they could have- like pretty little personal salt bowls- but I ready forgot the proper name!) It was really awesome to see them in action!

Please check out Eddie's post about the shopping trip for details:

http://www.eddieross.com/eddie_ross/2008/11/shopping-with-new-friends.html

I'll write more about my finds on another day!

Here's the link to the article about him that was recently in the Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/gallery/2008/10/08/GA2008100801639.html

I just can't say enough how happy I am to finally meet Eddie & Jaithan! I felt like I knew them before I met them from the blog, but now I feel like we're friends. :)

5 comments:

eddieross said...

Lauren!

Jaithan and I had such an amazing time with you, Dave and little Christian. Thank you SO MUCH for coming and for the sweet post! Hope to see you again very soon!

Eddie

P.S. They're salt cellars!

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Loved reading about the shopping experience. I immediately clicked on your name to see your site.

Love your design style.

Congrats on having your own business at 26! Kuddos.

I'm trying to do the same.

Fingers crossed.

Lauren said...

Ah yes!! Salt cellars!! Thanks ;)

Lauren said...

Thanks so much for visiting!!

simply seleta said...

Oh this was cool, I just connected the dots. Saw you on Eddie's blog about a month ago. Such a small world this little blogosphere is!

Love your style.