Carnegie Hill is a special neighborhood in NYC. It is very family oriented and very neighborhoody. We are are lucky to have Monograms off Madison in Carnegie Hill. The neighbors have been very supportive and have been spreading the word about the shop!
Halloween is a big deal in Carnegie Hill. The townhouses go all out with the decorations and the bigger buildings have lovely parties in their lobby then all the kids come around to trick-or-treat. So, at Monograms off Madison I wanted to do my part. We bought lots of candy and were armed with 500 pencils for the little ghosts and goblins. It was fun to see all the kids but we were out of candy in an hour and a half. Sorry, kids, we’ll know better next year! Happy Halloween!
What is a lovee you ask…just ask any toddler and they’ll tell you. It’s officially called an Angel Dear Blankie but we’ve been told they are lovees. It’s a sweet, charming character (machine-washable and cashmere-soft) plus a blankie. The 14” square has just the right simple details to soothe and delight little ones. They are adorable, a great add-on to a baby gift.
At Monograms off Madison we have over 60 thread colors. How does one choose a thread color with that many options? We make it simple. We have pain-stakingly made tassles for each thread color and have separated them into color groupings. Once you choose your product you can hold the tassles up to the item and start narrow down your choices! We also have favorites so just ask for help!
Originally designed for mariners as foul weather gear, AU of Maine’s colored Sailwax Collection is durable and attractive for travel or every day and looks better with time.
The dopp kit has been one of our top sellers this week. It retails for $48 with the monogram.
We love a tan thread with a our diamond monogram on the chestnut. Customers are drawn to the classic look and it’s a great gift.
Also popular is the duffle and zip tote. These bags are now available in navy which is very handsome.
I love entertaining and I love cooking. Sometimes I don’t have time to do either but I still want to see friends and not necessarily at a restaurant. So I often invite friends over for dinner and then race to create a perfect meal. Tonight I am making Quiche Lorraine and Salad. A nice loaf of bread from Sullivan Street Bakery and a good bottle of wine and we’ll have a lovely dinner. Brownies a la mode is rich ending but I couldn’t help baking a quick batch of Ghirardelli brownies last night. Sure, I’d love to start with a soup but my grandmother’s quiche recipe will make up for it. I’m sharing this favorite recipe with you below, enjoy!
- 1 1/2 cups shredded Swiss Cheese
- 8 slices bacon (fried and crumbled)
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1 deep dish pie crust
Pre-heat over 375 degrees.
Beat eggs, cream, milk, salt, pepper & mustard. Sprinkle cheese and bacon on bottom of pie crust. Pour egg mixture into crust. Bake for 45 minutes or until firm and brown.
Substitute meat and cheese as desired. Serve with warm or at room temperature. ENJOY!
P.S. This is the recipe my friend Wendy & I used for the Zigney Quiche Company we ran in 1987. This was one of my first businesses – selling quiche! We made a ton of varieties and we sold the quiches at school and to family and friends.
I love pinks, purples, blues and greens. I really don’t discriminate when it comes to color, I love them all. Walking a formal English garden is so inspiring. Look at these colors!
FYI – this is Harbour Court – the New York Yacht Club Newport Clubhouse in October.