01/03/2012 10:22 am ET Updated Oct 11, 2012

The End Of The Year

Time keeps ticking away. My life has returned to routine, but my daughters Mandie and Monique's certainly have not. Monique is the brand manger of Erickson Beamon and she's been on the road, just like a rock star with trunk shows and personal appearances at some of our stores that stock our jewelry. We have a group in the collection named after a Kim Carnes song, and Mo was delighted to meet the songstress herself at Haven in Franklin, Tennessee. Monique has been in Texas, Tennessee, Vancouver, and Santa Barbara (with Thanksgiving on Lake Michigan nestled in between - more on that later). Mandie, on the other hand, has been commuting to Los Angeles from New York. Mandie runs Seventh House PR, and she has events on both coasts almost simultaneously. Last week she set up camp in a bungalow at the Chateau Marmont for three days of fabulous celebrity dressing. Speaking of LA, one of my best friends is a for-real psychic named Roxanne (if any of you want a reading and I can hook you up). She's been working out of my friend Lucy's house helping people navigate their lives.

So last Sunday, most Ericksons (except Monique, who was still in Vancouver) had a vegan feast at Caravan of Dreams. We were joined by Sandra Gering (of Gering and Lopez Gallery. Sandra is going to show Erickson Beamon: The Redemption of Eve in the near future - I will keep you posted). My friends and neighbors the Numerov's (who show amazing art in their townhouse), China Chow (host of Bravo's Work of Art), Eva Scrivo, who has a high concept salon on Bond Street, and my dear old artist friend Leon Dickey from Detroit. We ate, drank, talked about art, food, beauty, and homework - Olive Numerov is in the Ninth Grade at Spence.

The next news of the day was the eviction of Occupy Wall Street. My running joke is that Lady Gaga has Occupied Barneys. My amazing collaboration for Barneys Gaga's Workshop is finally out of the bag. I think we did a great job. Check it out! I know you'll agree.

I have so much to be grateful for, so my next post will be about Thanksgiving in Michigan. We rented a huge house on the water in Saugatuck, Michigan. I can't wait to tell you all about it.