It’s officially fall, cuties! How are you feeling about the change in seasons? I’m personally feeling great about it! It’s finally a little bit less hot here in NYC, my kiddos are back in school, and I’m feeling refreshed and ready for the season ahead!
To greet autumn in style, I am so excited for my favorite monthly series here on the Kuotes—I always love sharing my sources of inspiration, comfort, and joy, and September is no exception. Enjoy, and wishing you a fall full of pumpkin spice and everything nice.
Kathy’s Favorite #1: The 2023 Real Simple Home with Bobby Berk
First up for September faves: I am so excited to share that we had the pleasure of working with “Queer Eye” star and super-talented interior designer Bobby Berk, along with Real Simple magazine, on living room design that Bobby produced for the 2023 Real Simple Home!
“We love how Bobby Berk styled our Noir Brook Coastal Beach Brown Teak Wood Frame Natural Seagrass 2-Door Sideboard in this living room design!”
In case you’re not familiar: The annual Real Simple Home is project from RS now in its sixth year. This year, seven amazing interiors designers made over a penthouse apartment near Brooklyn Bridge Park (complete with the most insane views of the city) and each room was so special and unique. We were thrilled to be included and be a part of Bobby’s work.
Bobby Berk with our Noir sideboard
Design by Bobby Berk; photo by Christopher Testani for Real Simple
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Kathy’s Favorite #2: Sue Sartor Flounce Dresses
It wouldn’t be a Kathy’s Faves roundup with a fashion pick! Lately, I’ve been obsessed with my new Flounce Dress from Sue Sartor! We worked with Sue Sartor and her team on a giveaway earlier this year and I new I needed one of her pieces for myself.
The signature flounce dresses come in a variety of colors and patterns (and I have the sleeveless version, but they come in a silhouette with puffed sleeves as well) and they are just as breezy and comfortable as they are stylish. I wore mine on set for a recent design project reveal photo shoot and love how it looked in the space.
Kathy’s Favorite #3: Face Masks by Summer Fridays
And just like I can never resist sharing my fashion must-haves, I also couldn’t rest until I gave you the scoop on my latest skincare obsession: Face masks from the brand Summer Fridays!
I love a mask after a long week, a long flight (the Jet Lag Mask is this brand’s flagship product), or just when I feel like my skin could use a little boost (which often is the case during the change in seasons when weather and temperatures shift). I love that Summer Fridays focuses on making products that are “easy-to-use, made with clean ingredients, immediately satisfying, and so pretty you’d want them on display.”
Plus, you know that I *love* the fact the brand is female-founded!
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Kathy’s Favorite #4: Radical Candor: Be A Kickass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity
As a business owner and CEO, I’m always reading up on new ways to think about strategy and relationships and ways to strengthen my company. I’m a big fan of author Kim Scott and her book Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity.
Kim is a former leader from brands like Google and Apple. Her signature message is that you actually don’t have to choose between being a pushover or a jerk—there’s a middle ground that’s compassionate and effective. I recommend this book to anyone striving for stronger and more genuine professional relationships, regardless of your industry or where you are on your career path.
Kathy’s Favorite #5: The Daniel Rickey Mid Century Bar Cart
Finally, as fall kicks into gear, I have cozy fall gatherings and the upcoming holidays on the brain—it’s never too early to start prepping! For me, that means stocking and styling my cart.
“I’ve had our Daniel Rickey bar cart in my dining room for several years now and I just can’t say enough about how much I love it! A versatile bar cart is a lovely standalone decor element, and they are such a game changer for hosting.”
Check out below how I like to style mine and to shop all of the KKH glassware and barware I keep it stocked with!
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