Well, everyone, after much talk (more than a year,) I have finally taken the step and started my blog- The Designista. I have thought about this blog for a long time and toyed with different notions of what this blog could be. Should I write about the interior design world and current and upcoming trends? Nah, too many out there on this topic. I'd get lost in the shuffle. Or perhaps I should try to capture a bit of my exhibitionist spirit regarding my new life in New York City? You know, as much as I like to update my Facebook status with near novel-like entries, an entire blog on my life may be seem a little self-indulgent. Maybe it would be fun to document my own design adventures and do-it-yourself tips for those on a budget? Well, I do love this idea, but there is no way I can post a do-it-yourself task everyday. My heart desires it, but the hours in my day won't permit that. Let's see, I love to plan events, maybe I should stick with giving advice on how to be a fabulous host and entertainer? Again, I don't live in a space that could accomodate proper entertaning, therefore, how could I give advice everyday on the subject. Hmmmm, what to do, what to do. After much consideration, reading, and researching, I decided to start a blog that incorporates all of these things. They say you should start writing about what you are passionate about and...drum roll please....all of these things I love!
The name Designista came about because much like the term "fashionista," which obviously revolves around fashion, my blog will include all things related to design. One thing it will specifically focus on, which is one of my biggest passions, is taking old finds at flea markets, antique shops, family garages and closets (my own type of treasure chest,) and something big in NYC, street finds, and revamping them into new and fabulous pieces! I have always loved the idea of taking something one already owns and changing it into something quite unexpected for a new punch of color or added glamour to an existing space.
Entertaining has also been something dear to my heart. If there is an event to plan, I am there. Flowers to design, count me in! I have so many ideas to share regarding dining, events, and entertaining, I can't wait to share them with you.
Now, being a recent transplant from California to NYC, I can only begin to tell you the things I have experienced here so far; fabulous dining, new friendships, great museums, amazing shopping, roof top events, and so much more. Though, on the other hand, being so new, I am starting from scratch when trying to find design resources- wholesale flower marts, garment district, flea markets and second hand shops..... the list goes on and on.
The Designista will be a place for me to express the creativity that takes place in my life daily and will hopefully help others to harness their own creativity from within themselves. This blog will encompass all things from finding inspiration in Henri Bendels department store for a new jewelry display in my room (stay tuned for this entry!) to finding the perfect vintage dresser on craigslist, planning the "Perfect Picnic in the Park" (another entry I am looking forward to writing) or backyard bar-b-que in midtown manhattan.
Thanks so much for stopping by to check out my blog. My goal is to start with a posting a day and eventually, as I learn more about this thing called "the blogosphere," I can post multiple times a day. So check in often!
Cheers everyone! If I had a glass of champagne in my hand right now, I'd toast you!