Yesterday was a ball – New England Home Magazine sent over interiors photographer Michael Partenio and their photo stylist Karin Lidbeck-Brent for some pretty making at The Country House. (Both had assistants in tow too – big thanks Dave and Shelley!) I know, I know – I said I was going to keep the magazine under wraps until it was in print and I was holding the magazine in my hot little hands. And then at half past seven in the morning I got tweets from both Shelley and Karin –BOOM just like THAT– people were tweeting, re-tweeting, and showing general enthusiasm for the shoot.At the end of the day, we popped open a bottle of Billecart Salmon and enjoyed a slide show of the photos that Michael had taken throughout the day. Our friend and photo stylist Stacy Kunstel (Michael’s partner both in life and in Dunes and Duchess) joined us for dinner which was a big slice of vegetarian lasagne and a salad composed of arugula, parmesan, toasted pine nuts, and my very favorite homemade salad dressing.And I am sorry to say that we have to wait until NEXT Winter for the unveiling of the rooms in print! I really, really hope that the story actually goes to print. I know that things can happen in the publishing world, but with the shoot behind us I feel like we are half way there. The photos that Michael took are so beautiful…I promise they’ll be totally worth the wait.