Category Archives: General

Katie Armour Taylor

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My apologies for disappearing late last week. We were in New York…getting married! My man and I tied the knot at city hall on Friday and our families flew in from California and London to help celebrate. Even 84-year-old Grandma Rita made the trip! Thursday night we had a delicious dinner in the wine room at Freeman’s (hearing Rita imitate my husband’s English accent was priceless…) and after the Friday morning ceremony we skipped to The Odeon for a champagne brunch. It was all so simple and easy and fun—we wouldn’t have changed a thing. I’ll be sure to share a few of the professional photos when they arrive. In the meantime, my wedding shoes.

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CeCe Thompson in House Beautiful

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I was thrilled to see CeCe Thompson’s gorgeous Upper East Side apartment featured in House Beautiful’s June issue. We shot the apartment for Matchbook years ago and the place has become even more sophisticated since. CeCe is an absolute doll and works for interior design icon Bunny Williams. I love the living room’s lucite armchair and classical bust, not to mention the Mast Brothers chocolate place cards on her dining table…I have to try that!

(top three photos by Francesco Lagnese, bottom photo via instagram)

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Mother’s Day Gifts

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Mark your calendars, Mother’s Day is Sunday May 10th. Some of my favorite gift options for mommie dearest:

1. Faux Pearl Stud Earrings – classic baubles with a modern twist… // 2. Lettuce Ware Cup & Saucer – anything from the Dodie Thayer for Tory Burch collection would surely please… // 3. Embroidered Linen Blouse – a pretty top she’d wear all spring… // 4. Paley Leather Strap Watch – Named after style icon Babe Paley, this beauty is perfect for daytime or night… // 5. Hampton Street Rose Bowl – fill it with fresh blooms… // 6. In Montmartre: Picasso, Matisse and the Birth of Modernist Art – a new release she won’t be able to put down… 7. Diptyque Votive Candle Set – my dream gift! She’ll love setting them throughout the house… // 9. A limited-edition print from Buddy Editions (not pictured) – because art makes a lovely gift and well, I couldn’t resist… //

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Buddy Editions is Hiring Interns!

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I’m looking to bring on two sharp, enthusiastic interns to help me with Buddy Editions this spring and I wanted to first post the opportunities here on the The Neo-Trad. The interns will work closely with me as I expand the online art start-up. It would be a great opportunity for an Art History, Graphic Design, or Journalism major that is eager to learn more about the art business, social media, and e-commerce. If you know someone that may be interested I hope you’ll pass it along. Thanks for your support!

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The Ultimate Chicago List – In Progress!

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Sometimes you live in an incredible city but are so caught up in the daily grind that you forget to take advantage of all it offers. I’ve certainly been guilty of this and am determined not to let it happen in Chicago. To make the most of my first year in the Midwest I’ve begun a list of things I’d like to experience in 2015. I ran the list by a couple of local girlfriends and they added their two cents. Now I’m turning to you, dear readers, what are we missing…? Who makes the best pizza? Where do I get one of these ketchup-less hot dogs? Who throws a great dance party? Best spa for recuperating from said dance party? I can’t wait to print the final list and post it on my fridge (nerd alert). Life is short–time to explore.

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Moving to Chicago!

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I’ve been dying to tell you all the news, Alfred and I are moving to Chicago on March 15th! We signed a lease on a little studio in the Gold Coast and are over the moon excited. I fell in love with the Windy City during several visits last year (the architecture, the pizza, the people!) and know we’ll be so happy there. When I left New York for California last fall I thought it would be temporary (I was heartbroken and launching the new business and well, sometimes you just need to read some Oprah and have a good cry to your mom…), but I’ve since decided that though I miss New York dearly, I’m ready for a new city and new adventure.

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