No, not nothing. Really something. Besides the birth of my children the most exciting thing that has happened to me. But I didn't mention it earlier because with every email from the Elle Decor staff I braced myself for the message saying, "Thank you so much for your submission. While we appreciate your enthusiasm for the subject, the article is nothing short of a dog's dinner. We have, however, retained it for our files in case we need a chuckle."
Fortunately, that was never the case. Everyone was wonderful. A heartfelt thanks to (in order of appearance) Margaret Russell, Mitch Owens, Brandon Pace, Kamala Nair, Michael Boodro, Dickson Wong, Cheminne Taylor-Smith, all of Elle Decor, for their help and hand-holding. Thanks, too, to the antique dealers, shop owners, chefs and friends who took the time to tell me what they love about Kansas City.
In the July/August issue. On news stands soon.