Monday, April 5, 2010

Downtown Chic Makes an Appearance on BRAVO

At some point this past weekend, I caught a preview of the new BRAVO show, 9 By Design, that features Robert and Cortney Novogratz and their 6 children (she was pregnant in the preview so not sure if #9 in the family has made an appearance since the filming).

I first became aware of them when I picked up their book, Downtown Chic, in the clearance section at Home Goods. 

 He was a stockbroker and she was pursuing an acting career 15+ years ago when they met.  They discovered, when looking for their home, that what they  both really had a passion for was finding run down wrecks and bringing them back to life.  Once the mission is accomplished, them sell them for a tidy profit. 

Somewhere along the way, they found time to do some serious procreating.  Here are a few of their gorgeous babes:

A few more of my favorite images from the book:

Their wedding invitation was painted by a close friend and artist, Pat Palomino:

Love this vanity...

The book is full of quirky images, some I love, some not so much.  All of the kids pictures are adorable though.

I would show you more, but the book is too large to fit well on my scanner and that makes it difficult to capture the images clearly.

As for whether I'll tune in to the idea.  My self enforced hibernation period is ending now that it's SPRING.  I don't watch so much of the beloved TV once the weather turns.

If you tune in, let me know what you think.

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