January 2011


Make it Happen
and Follow Your Dreams notebooks, $75. Be Happy notebook, $60.

Along with a new year comes new dreams, new aspirations and resolutions to improve ourselves and our lives. I recently declared “Make it Happen” my personal mantra for 2011 so when I came across this chic notebook emblazoned with those very words, I wanted it immediately! I’m thinking of getting this as my personal goal journal for the year. What better place to chronicle my hopes and aspirations than in a luxe pink leather notebook from Smythson of Bond Street?! There are several other equally colorful …


2010 was quite a year in the world of interior design and shelter media. From the retirement of America’s preeminent interior designer and the rise of digital shelter publications to the magazine masthead changes that rocked the design community, these were the industry’s biggest stories that made headlines in 2010.

1. The Legendary Albert Hadley Retires

After 60 some years working as an interior designer, Albert Hadley, also known as “The Dean of American Decorating”, retired in the Fall leaving behind a lasting legacy in the design world.

2. Stephen Drucker Leaves House Beautiful to Helm Town & Country

So Haute Most Buzzed About Designers 2010

Designers are like the rock stars of the design world…brimming with talent, possessing an impressive body of work and droves of admiring fans. After following the industry’s top interior designers for the past few years, I decided to compile a list of the designers who made the most headlines in 2010. Scroll down to read about four breakout stars and one design legend who are my picks for the 5 most buzzed about designers of the year.

1. Albert Hadley

Deemed “The Dean of  American Decorating”, the legendary Albert Hadley closed the curtains of his eponymous firm in 2010 and …


2010 was an amazing year for So Haute! From a site re-design and having my traffic increase dramatically to hosting exciting events, receiving some great press and producing my first video, last year brought many successes to celebrate! I couldn’t be more proud of what I accomplished and I’m extremely grateful for the opportunities that came my way, the relationships I built both on and offline and of course for you…all of my readers who are always so amazing and supportive. So as we kick off the New Year, I thought it would be fitting to celebrate and recap some …