Fall TV Shows to Look For…

I am super late with this post like I have been with every post lately, but since most people have on-demand, you can catch up if you have missed the first one or two episodes.  These are some new shows that are getting attention:
“Nashville,” Oct. 10 (Wednesday 10pm on ABC)

In the best new drama of the season, Connie Britton is a country music superstar who finds success slipping away; Hayden Panettiere is a fast-rising young diva who threatens her. The pilot is well-written and mostly well-acted (Panettiere doesn’t ring entirely true), and the music covers the broad range of what’s labeled “country” today. “Nashville” isn’t perfect, but the pilot shows lots of soapy promise.

“The Mindy Project,” Sept. 25 (Tuesday 9:30pm Fox)

Mindy Kaling created and stars in this potentially amusing comedy about a doctor who’s inept at love. It’s a very Mindy project, so how much you like it may depend on your tolerance for Kaling; I was moderately charmed.
“Ben & Kate,” Sept. 25 (Tuesday 8:30 pm on Fox)

A young single mom (Dakota Johnson) has to cope with her lovable loose cannon of a brother (Nat Faxon) in a comedy with so much charm (and such a cute kid, played by Maggie Jones) that you’ll overlook the fact that the pilot is more amusing than hilarious.
“Elementary,” Sept. 27 (Thursday 10pm on CBS) 
Fall’s best new procedural stars Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock Holmes and Lucy Liu as Dr. Watson, living in contemporary New York and consulting with the police on challenging cases. Well, he consults; she keeps an eye on him as his “sober companion,” hired by his father. It’s all surprisingly engaging.
“Revolution,” Sept. 17  (Monday 10pm on NBC) 

Written by Eric Kripke (“Supernatural”) and produced by J.J. Abrams (“Lost”), “Revolution” begins intriguingly, as all the power in the world goes out, never to return. Fifteen years pass (and I’d have liked to see some of those 15 years) before a young woman (Tracy Spiridakos) sets out for Chicago to find her uncle. I’m still intrigued, but “Revolution” feels a bit too much like “Terra Nova” for its own good.
“The New Normal,” Sept. 11 (Tuesday 9:30pm on NBC)
Justin Bartha and Andrew Rannells are gay partners who want a child,  and Georgia King is the single mom who may become their surrogate in a comedy from Ryan Murphy (“Glee”) and Ali Adler. The pilot is shrill and silly, with stereotypes (especially Ellen Barkin as King’s hateful grandmother) overflowing, but also with heartfelt scenes that suggest the better show this might become.
“Partners,” Sept. 24 (Monday 8:30pm on CBS)

David Kohan and Max Mutchnick (“Will & Grace”) are longtime friends and writing partners, one straight and the other gay. They’ve written their relationship into this heavy-handed comedy about a stereotypical gay guy (Michael Urie of “Ugly Betty”) and a strait-laced straight one (David Krumholtz) who are architects and best friends, until a fiancée (Sophia Bush) enters the picture.
“Emily Owens, M.D.,” Oct. 16 (Tuesday 9pm on the CW) 

Way more fun than it sounded, “Emily Owens” stars Mamie Gummer (Meryl Streep’s daughter) as a young doctor who was a high school nerd and thinks she can get a fresh start at her new hospital. Sadly, the bullying and heartbreak follow her. Gummer is charming and relatable, and “Emily Owens” comes off as a younger, more innocent “Grey’s Anatomy.”
“666 Park Avenue,” Sept. 30 (Sunday 10pm on ABC)

Terry O’Quinn and Vanessa Williams star in this drama where the residents of The Drake, Park Avenue’s most devilish address are subject to evil, obsession and supernatural occurrences included in the rent.

“Vegas,” Sept. 25 (Saturday, 10:00 pm on CBS) 

Michael Chiklis and Dennis Quaid star as a mobster and a lawman butting heads in 1960 Las Vegas. What a great show that could be. “Vegas,” unfortunately, is dull and uninvolving.
“Made in Jersey,” Sept. 28 (Friday 9pm on CBS)

Janet Montgomery (she’s British; see if you notice) balances her big, loud New Jersey family with a new job at a fancy Manhattan law firm in a drama that’s a typical CBS procedural, with Jersey humor that may escape people who don’t get the whole New Jersey thing.
“Guys With Kids,” Sept. 26 (Wednesday 8:30pm on NBC)

Men toting babies. Hilarious! And how about them trying to change diapers? Wacky, huh? Anthony Anderson, Zach Cregger and Jesse Bradford are dads coping in manly fashion in a sitcom that doesn’t aim high.
“Chicago Fire,” Oct. 10 (Wednesdays 10 pm on NBC)

Firemen clash with paramedics, often with their shirts off, in a Dick Wolf drama with a been-there, sprayed-water-on-that feeling.
“Malibu Country,” Nov. 2 (Friday 8:30 pm on ABC)

If you were a fan of “Reba” — well, this is the same show, with full-on Reba McEntire (as a country singer who moves her family to Malibu) but somewhat less charm. The best I can say  is that it is precisely what it aims to be.

“The Carrie Diaries,” midseason on the CW 

AnnaSophia Robb is young Carrie Bradshaw, in high school in the 1980s, in a “Sex and the City” prequel that has elements going for it (notably, Carrie and her family and friends) but may be taking a wrong turn by bringing in the New York fashion world prematurely.

Janet Hill Studio..Several Years Later

Some of my early followers will recall my OBSESSION with Janet Hill Studio paintings.  I stumbled upon her Etsy shop through a mention on Whitney English’s website.  I was instantly attracted to her work and began stalking Etsy around 3 pm, waiting for her to post an original painting.  When she did post, it would last about 8 seconds, so you had to be ready and then pounce on it! I was lucky enough to snag three and then had to put a stop to the madness.  I had my three paintings framed and they look so beautiful in my apartment.  I have been itching to get some more, but now Janet’s work has increased in value and price, so I am safely looking in her shop at her prints.  Her previous art is now sold as fine art giclee prints on watercolor type paper.  The prices range from $16 – $55 for the prints.  There are so many that you could group together. I just LOVE them.  These are a few that I have my eye on…

The Wild West- Open Edition Print
The Wild West
Lady Gertrude's Decadent Brunch With Flora And Fauna- Open Edition Print
Lady Gertrude’s Decadent Brunch with Flora and Fauna

Black Walnut Manor- Limited Edition Print
Black Walnut Manor

The Dogs Of Black Walnut Manor- Gertie, Douglas, and Little Bess- Limited Edition Print

The Dogs Of Black Walnut Manor- Gertie, Douglas, and Little Bess

Red Roses And Dark Horses- Open Edition Print
Red Roses and Dark Horses
Emily Wandered Off- Open Edition Print
Emily Wondered Off

The Feline And The Fox- Open Edition Print
The Feline and the Fox

Check out the fabulous Janet Hill Studio on Etsy.

Back to School Trunk Show

Today was my Back to School Trunk Show at my amazing friend Becky’s house.  I was a bundle of nerves last night worrying that I didn’t have enough jewelry (always my fear), didn’t have everything organized (I am not the most organized person…) and just general nerves about no one showing up (never has happened in 10 years of trunk shows).   So, when I finally went to bed around 2am and made sure all 3 alarm clocks were set for 7am, I was so tired and fell asleep immediately.  Then around 5am, I woke up in a panic that I would oversleep..I mean I have had about 100 trunks shows in my life and this amount of anxiety is a little overboard.

I had dropped some stuff off last night but got to work setting up this morning.  Becky had two amazing tables for me to use, one large round table that fit all of my paper/gift products.  

It looked like a paper store..so cute.
And a large rectangle table that fit all my jewels and Alphabet Plates.

and I tested my willpower all at the same time by staring at a delicious platter of bagels and smelling a scrumptious lemon pound cake.  It almost broke me.

My amazing hostess Becky was so great..I had so much fun and can’t wait for all the holiday shows to start.  I think in November, I have 8 booked so far!!!

NYC in 2 Weeks…

So excited that I signed on to participate in the most amazing event in New York on the 24th.  I am setting up a “store” at an event instead of a silent auction.  I have two other trunk shows before I leave, so I am sitting on my couch making jewelry every night.  So much new stuff.

Here are some of my favorite new things…

Would love to meet up with any local bloggers while I am in town the 22-25th.  Anyone around???  Alice, can you sneak into town from Greenwich? xoxo

Fashion’s Night Out and Coupon Code

So excited for tonight’s festivities at Neiman Marcus for Fashion’s Night Out!  There are so many events in Miami but this is where I will be.  To celebrate FNO, I am offering a 20% off coupon on my website for 24 hours.  There is a bunch of new things on there so check it out!
Coupon Code:  FNO


I was lucky to snag a seat for the fashion show..chock full of awesome clothes and some of the highest heels I have ever seen.

I ran into VIP KPD customer Cecilia on the way out!
Such a fun event…I hope there was lots of sales tonight..a portion of the proceeds are going to Beaux Arts and our programs with the Lowe Art Museum.

Supersoft Tees are Back

I really should be a paid advertiser of The Gap…seriously.  They have a bunch of stuff on sale this weekend for 40% off.  One of those items is my favorite super soft tee, which is back in the stores.  Comes in so many colors and it is my go-to long sleeve t-shirt for everything.  I own so many at this point, I could give them their own drawer.  So, $19.95 with 40% off is $11.97.

These are the colors..this round, I got the green and navy.