Some News

Dearest Readers,

I wanted to let you all know that as of Monday myself, editor Shannon Wollack and art director Ashley Steen have parted ways with High Gloss Magazine. It was a very difficult but necessary decision, and while I won’t go into details, I hope you will trust that it is for the best. We wish High Gloss success in their upcoming issues and look forward to new opportunities on the horizon for us all.  I hope the new readers to this blog will continue to check back is as I continue to work hard to bring you fun, exciting and original content. Have a happy and relaxing weekend wherever you are.

With Gratitude,

Erin Gates

Rug Envy

In our debut issue of High Gloss, there were two homes which featured fabulous, bright, slightly worn, flat weave rugs throughout many rooms (Tia Zoldan and Jaime Meares).  The second I saw these images my eyes zoomed in on those babies and thought “I need me some of THAT in my life”! Such a fabulous, cozy way to bring color and pattern into a room- especially the kitchen! Did you notice all the area rugs in the kitchens?

I emailed Jaime to see where she got hers and was DELIGHTED to hear eBay and Overstock! So off I went in search of some for my own home on eBay and look at the beauties I uncovered (click for links)!

I want.

I want also.

Too many wants!

A Glossy Evening

Here are some great little snippets of the fashion and florals from the High Gloss launch party by my pal and photog Sarah Winchester.

And after all that amazing fun I am thinking that we all need this great calendar to keep us going through the year (this is my husband’s quote for 2011).  Despite the birds falling from the sky, apocalyptic weather and “Teen Mom”- perhaps the world is not ending and it WILL be the best year ever!

A Beautiful Rest

My hangovers do not look this glamorous.

Wow. What a fabulous launch party we had last night- we’ll be sure to share pictures with you as soon as possible! In the meantime, I am trying to get back to Boston in this nasty storm to make my meetings and another photo shoot on Friday! I am pretty tired and feeling gross from all the travel-eating and booze. I’d love to take a weekend to detox at the gorgeously renovated Woodstock Inn and Spa in Vermont. Loving the chic new look of this quaint, small town inn! So surprisingly modern!

Thanks so much for your kind words and support of High Gloss!!!!

Fantastic art prints!

I LOVE these floor lamps- need to find out where those are from!

Adore these chaises- a great mix of natural and modern.

More great modern lighting!