Jonathan Adler & Simon Doonan

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A Few of My Favorite Things

 

JONATHAN ADLER

POTTER, DESIGNER,
AND AUTHOR

jonathanadler.com  :  @jonathanadler

 

Favorite Movie Interior:
It’s a tie between North by Northwest and Auntie Mame.

Favorite Interior Designer:
I probably shouldn’t say me (right?), so…the late, great genius David Hicks.

Favorite X-mas Song/music:
George Michael’s “Last Christmas” – in French.

Favorite Cocktail:
I don’t drink, so it’s sparkling water. Boring, I know.

Favorite hors d’oeuvres:
All of them. Just keep ‘em coming.

Favorite holiday flower:
I like tight bunches of a single type of flower. Whatever’s in season and looks particularly jubilant at the flower market.

Favorite candle/scent:
My Tomato Pop Candle reminds me of gardening with my grandfather when I was a kid (plus 10% of sales help support (RED) in their fight against AIDS).

Favorite hostess gift:
My Champagne Pop Candle is sparkly and chic, the packaging is pretty enough not to wrap, and I guarantee it won’t give you a hangover.

Favorite book for gift giving?
Don’t tell him I said this, but my hubby Simon is a super talented writer. Anyone who doesn’t laugh while reading his latest book The Asylum is incapable of laughter.

Favorite Decorating Trick for the holidays:
Gold, gold, gold everywhere. Red and green is too expected.

Favorite doggie treats:
I don’t eat them myself, but our dog Foxylady seems enjoy a pig ear or two.

Favorite holiday destination:
Simon and I like to escape it all and head down to our place in Palm Beach for some sun and paddle boarding.

Favorite charity:
I worship what (RED) is doing to help eliminate AIDS.

You’ll never see me using:
Mauve.

SIMON DOONAN

BARNEYS NEW YORK CREATIVE AMBASSADOR,
AND AUTHOR

simondoonan.com  :  @simon_doonan

 

Favorite Interior designer:
Anyone who loves high-voltage theatricality, EG: Tony Barrata, Miles Redd, my husband.

Favorite X-mas Song/music:
The Phil Specter Christmas Album.

Favorite Cocktail:
A nice cup of tea.

Favorite hors d’oeuvres:
They make me nervous. I am always terrified I will get one lodged in my trachea and have to receive the Heimlich.

Favorite holiday flower:
Poinsettias because everybody thinks they are déclassé, so I feel sorry for them.

Favorite candle/scent:
Jonathan Adler’s new Absinthe candle. Absinthe makes the heart grow fonder.

Favorite hostess gift:
To Receive? A large envelope filled with cash.

Favorite book for gift giving?
‘Our True Intent is All for Your Delight’ – Martin Parr’s curated shots of Butlins holiday camp post-card shots. I went there when I was a kid. It was my first exposure to over the top decor.

Favorite Decorating Trick for the holidays:
I love to make a wreath out of copper pot-scubbers. I am not kidding. They look twinkly and GORGEOUS.

Favorite doggie treats:
I don’t eat doggie treats.

Favorite holiday destination:
Capri always hits the spot.

Favorite charity:
Partners in Health, providing medical care in Haiti and Malawi and elsewhere.

You’ll never see me using:
Uppers or downers. I am on a natural high.

 

 

 

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