Though he's family at The Broke Socialite, let me introduce him to you again. Eddie and his partner, Jaithan, are my BFFs (well...at least in my head) and just as delightful as they come. I first became a fan of Eddie when he was a contestant on BravoTV's "Top Design", further positioning himself as a lifestyle expert whose diverse background (including a stint at Martha Stewart Living. Yes, that Martha.) includes interior styles, catering, floral arts and most everything in between.
Most of you have seen Eddie's blog and enjoy his posts regularly but I'd like to talk about the real Eddie.Our first encounter was a big hug; that says a lot. He's so brilliant and his eye is impeccable. Though he's recognized throughout the world, he's just a regular guy. Really. That's what I love most. He and Jaithan are hard workers and so very down to earth. I can't say enough good things about them.
What I think I love about Eddie's projects are that most are very budget friendly. This, by far, is my favorite. Whenever I'm telling someone about him, I ALWAYS reference it. The concept (and amount of money NOT spent still blow my mind.)
If you're in Atlanta or remotely nearby, you MUST see them while they are in the city. There are a couple of opportunities to benefit from Eddie's expertise and choosing between the two is like picking a favorite child; so you MUST do both. I've said it; that settles it. Ha!
"If you live in Atlanta or are planning to visit in January, I'd love to see you! On Saturday the 9th, we're doing the Tea at Two framing workshop, sponsored by Larson-Juhl. Then on Sunday the 10th, I'm leading a flea market shopping trip to Scott's starting at 11:00 am. Admission is $10 for the workshop, but free for bloggers(!); $50 for the flea market. For reservations, email Jaithan(firstname.lastname@example.org). Hurry, though, space is limited! See you in Atlanta, everyone!"The details for the Atlanta visit are here. I took the tour of Scott's back in June and, I promise you, it's priceless. Another thing I can guarantee is that it WILL sell out. Eddie and Jaithan work hard to ensure that the experience is intimate.
I'm also pleased to share that Eddie will join me on January 4, 2010 as my first guest of the New Year on my BlogTalk Radio show, Gasp.Swoon.Faint.: Incessant Chatter About Delightful People, Places and Things. Join the Facebook page for updates. I can't wait to dish with Eddie about the things that are taking his breath away.
Please join us for these exciting events in January! It's going to be a good time.
Do you read Eddie's blog? What's YOUR favorite Eddie Ross project?
Photo credit: Eddie Ross