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5/18/10

Life Imitating Art + Art Imitating Life

The Universe is a strange and curious place.
 

Last week, I made a trip to Mason, a great little shop in New Canaan, Connecticut.  Mason, is fast becoming one of my favorite destinations for home decor. 
{store's motto: where disco + Madison Ave. meets Main St.!}


It was a dreary, rainy Wednesday afternoon.  I was poking around, alone in the store.


I had no intention of writing a post, but what transpired next, convinced me to take out my i-phone
and start taking some photos!  The saleslady behind the counter was on the phone.  I quite distinctly heard her tell someone, "Pretty In Pink...just like in the movie!" I quickly awoke from my shopping daze, and asked her if she was talking about the movie, Funny Face? She was! At that point I told her
all about this blog, and the post that I had just done on the movie Funny Face!

At which point, she proceeded to tell me that Mason, is her sister's shop.  At that very moment, her sister was over at the Le Beau Chateau Estate, getting ready for that evening's event, Spring Awakening-A Broadway Inspired Table Top Show!  Her sister had chosen to recreate a vignette dedicated to the Think Pink Scene from Funny Face.  Even crazier...I was scheduled to attend that very same event that night!


And here is Courtney Mason's interpretation of the show Funny Face from the Spring Awakening event!


Obviously, this tableau was one of my favorites from this fun evening. I attended this event with Carolyn James McDonough, from  Diane James Home, and The Buzz Blog.  So fitting, since meeting Carolyn was also a very happy coincidence!  Twenty leading interior designers participated in this inspired show.  Check back here tomorrow for more coverage on all my favorites!

73 comments:

  1. What a small world and fun story...cannot wait to see more coverage!

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  2. That store looks awesome!! And I love a good blog story!! It really is a small, stylish world!

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  3. LOVE these images... soo inspirational! Thank you for leaving a very nice message on Wabi & Sabi!! Me like !!!

    Agneta, the swedish one ;)

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  4. I'm excited to see the rest!

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  5. Oh I can't wait to see more! I love the Funny Face interpretation- pink and orange is one of my fave color combos! Don't you love when your day brings fun unexpected surprises? :)

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  6. Oh, what a gorgeous shop! I could browse in there for hours. I love those silver poufs in the first photo!

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  7. LOVE the Funny Face interpretation - so much FUN!

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  8. That is so cool, Sue! What a lovely store, and crazy coincidence, right?! Thank you for letting us live vicariously through you, LOVED this post!

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  9. Thank you so much for your comment! I'm really glad you like my blog :)

    What an inspiring store, beautiful pictures!

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  10. What a great store! Can't wait to see the rest!

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  11. It was so much fun to spend an evening with you at Le Beau Chateau - can't wait to see what you picked as your favorite table settings!

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  12. i found your page through another blogger - and yayyy i did! - just became a follower!!! .. i love this post - b/c i'm in NJ and now i wanna take a day trip to Conn to see this fab place! - THANKS for sharing hot stuff!

    Hugs
    Erika
    http://tiptoebutterfly.blogspot.com/
    (please come by and become a follower)

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  13. What a story! And what an event! This takes me back to the wish I lived in NYC thing..

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  14. You had me at that first picture. But then it just kept getting better and better. If i ever head that way, i want YOU to take me shopping girl.

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  15. This store looks amazing! i love the street scene in one of your photos - looks like a quaint pretty town :)

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  16. So fun what blogging can lead too. Looks like a fun store. xo

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  17. What a beautiful shop.

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  18. great looking store. sounds like a pretty faboo event, look froward to seeing more! love that throw in the 'pink room'.

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  19. How neat! So so random for that to happen. I can't wait to see tomorrow's post now!

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  20. What a small world we live in! I love her interpretation, and that pink throw is gorgeous!

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  21. her interpretation is wonderful. what a fun event-can't wait to see more.

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  22. Love stories like this! Crazy how connected we all really are.

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  23. How funny the way things happen!

    Love the colours, poufs and dresser in that room!

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  24. I love it when stuff like that happens!!
    Can't wait to see the photos from your fab evening!
    There are NO coincidences :)

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  25. That's amazing! What a beautiful room inspired by Funny Face!

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  26. That is pretty amazing! Aren't those kind of "happy coincidences" the best?!
    The store looks really great too, love their motto -- next time I'm in New Canaan I know where to go :)

    www.sarabbentley.blogspot.com

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  27. wonderful story and looking forward to a look at the event...

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  28. Love, love, love that movie! What a great store!

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  29. Isn't it funny how these things just work out that way? Another great post!

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  30. I cant wait to see more...Such a stunning selection:)
    Kisses my dear!

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  31. What a fabulous turn of events!! I love it when things work out like that! And that store looks amazing.

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  32. What a cool store.... it gave me some great inspiration for my living room!
    x

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  33. Love the store and love the story! What a great post Sue :) xo

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  34. The store looks fantastic & what a coincidence! Love it :)

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  35. cute store and beautiful story :)

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  36. Isn't it just amazing the journey that blogging can take you on if you are open to it? I love this story and what a fun evening it looks like, I will be back tomorrow to see what else you have to show us,Happy Tuesday,Kathysue

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  37. What a gorgeous shop! I love all of the chandeliers -- so pretty!
    xxoo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  38. What a small world! And that shop looks amazing...

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  39. I wish that I could pop into that store! Can't wait to see your follow-up.

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  40. We have nothing like all of that around here. How fun! I'll be watching for the other pics.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    Kelly

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  41. Just one big fat happy pink co-inky-dink!
    I think I need to play "hookie" and so there, on this gray day.
    pve

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  42. What a great shop. Perfect mix between glamorous & cosy!

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  43. Looks like a fantastic place to shop and just get inspired.

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  44. What a small world! Love this store! I would love to have one here is Portland, everything is so stunning!

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  45. I can see why this is one of your favorite stores! I love the pink vignette. What a fun coincidence!

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  46. Sounds like a fun night. Can't wait to see more photo's!

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  47. I love all the beautiful chandeliers! Gorgeous images!

    xo
    Valerie

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  48. This looks like my kind of shop! That first pic is amazing! I love that case! xoxo

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  49. Good lord, what a story! I love that pink room - could you go back and buy everything in it for me?

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  50. How cool! Funny how life works....I could do some damage in that shop! Can't wait to hear more...
    Nathalie

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  51. Love the orange pillows-amazing!
    xoxo
    SC

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  52. What fun that show sounds. I could live in the Funny Face interpretation with no complaints at all.

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  53. wow, sue. that is such a cool happenstance.
    lucky you!

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  54. I don't believe in coincidence ~ YOU sent this amazing energy out there and it was RECEIVED! I LOVE Funny Face and the interpretation here is just lovely. I bet you had an amazing evening and I'll look forward to hearing more. xx P&H

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  55. I love it when things like that happen right out of blue... makes you sit back and wonder...hmmmm... and smile :)

    The store is lovely. Even though it was dreary outside it certainly wasn't in the store.

    cheers
    Susan

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  56. Love the connection. Love the shop. Can you believe I haven't ventured to New Canaan yet --- but I've been saying how I'm going as soon as I can get some time. Mason will be my first stop! And, I'm with P&H. Your energy pulled it all in!!! Go Zhush!

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  57. What a beautiful vignette and I can't wait to catch up on more of your coverage! xx

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  58. hi sue! wow, truly an eye candy for me! thanks for your sweet comments, am really blessed to be surrounded by blogger friends like you! have a great week! verbena cottage

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  59. how wildly random and insanely fun! WHEEE!!!

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  60. I just love the splashes of pink! great choices!

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  61. When design worlds collide!

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  62. Cute story -- and GREAT store! I'll have to stop by on my next trip to CT.

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  63. love the silver accents in the first photo! beautiful shop!

    xo

    justyna

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  64. Such a small world! And what a gorgeous little shop. I love purusing around stores by myself on a rainy afternoon, sounds perfect xo

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  65. Wow! Looks like an amazing store, full of ottomans and pillows (my favorite!) Hope you had fun at the event. -erica

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  66. haha, i love how small the world is! way to network! the shop looks awesome, by the way...

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  67. Whoa, there is a lot of lighting goodness in this post!

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  68. I've been dying to go here. My future inlaws live down by there and everytime i visit i want to stop. next time i will!

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  69. What a lovely store! It looks amazing!
    Thanks again for the eye candy. : )
    Health and happiness,
    Angela

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  70. OMG...silver poufs...dying!

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