Eight months after saying good-bye city, hello country, here are the pictures you've been waiting for! At long last Lonny, the new online magazine from Michelle Adams and partner Patrick Cline is finally live, and we're thrilled our farmhouse is a part of it! Even in the good days, the magazine world was smaller than you might think. Press events felt like reunions, where editors would get together for drinks, throw competition to the wind, and...well...you know the rest. Back then, Michelle was at Domino, while I was at Martha. Flash forward a few years, and there's a new title in town—Lonny, named after dual design meccas London and New York. Now here's a no-holds-barred magazine for the times: 200 or so pages of online eye candy packed with ideas and inspiration. In a way, it's Domino reincarnate and, judging from the clamor, it's exactly what we need.
It seems like ages ago that Michelle and Patrick came up to the country to shoot for the day. Summer had just begun, the lettuces I'd planted small but firm—perfect for a light lunch on the porch, one of our very first of the season. At that point, Lonny was still very much a work in progress, an idea hatched out of the void Domino and others left behind. What it would become Jaithan and I weren't quite sure (a feeling all too familiar), but the company we'd keep (Deborah, Grace, among others) was reason enough to open our doors—and our lives—to Lonny. Enjoy, everyone!
Remember the butler's pantry before we moved in?
Here's that dollar-store skirted sink in the making!
A huge thank you to Michelle and Patrick for including us in the premiere issue! Even in close quarters...
we managed to get it all done!
Finally, a parting shot more country chic than any other: Michelle, holding a polaroid from the day, moments before they left...