When recently interviewed for lifestyle magazine Urban Agenda's article "Home Away From Home" Jeff shared a few thoughts. "After working with many clients on their second or non-primary residence, I find that people tend to extend invitations to their second home that are maybe different from their primary home -- extended family, acquaintances, old friends from earlier phases of life -- they like to share their special spot."
When Jeff and Brittany were together in Nantucket last summer, Emily Westlake, The Scout Guide editor found a prime opportunity to catch the designers who work on two different coasts in one place. Casually sitting in Nantucket together, a shared favorite place of relaxation and inspiration, Emily was excited to hear about Brittany's expanding design firm and Jeff's latest projects. Growing up with a father who is an architect, Emily shares a childhood similar to Brittany's and mine. When I chatted with Emily we laughed about both going on architectural home and garden tours with our fathers as children and touring particular college campuses just because of their design and architectural beauty.
I love to travel...for work, for pleasure, for inspiration. And over the past several years it seemed that whether I was on the west coast or the east coast, in the north or south, The Scout Guide kept appearing. Each one wearing its own distinctive color-themed cover and each book unique to the place of my visit. It popped up at my favorite inns, shops, galleries, gardens and restaurants. Patty and I started a collection of them ourselves, a keepsake from our places of travel. So last year when the editor of the first edition of the Northern New Jersey Scout Guide approached me to tell us that we had been scouted I was thrilled to be a part of the book.
This summer The Bernards Inn was scouted by the Northern New Jersey Scout Guide as one of NJ's most revered locations for weddings. In her blog post, Weddings at the Bernards Inn, editor Heather Cundey understands the marriage of elegance and trusted service; beautiful presentation and superb cuisine; and classic ambiance with room for personal expression. All of these are necessary to create a spectacular wedding or special event. As the resident in-house designer for the Bernards Inn, Jeffrey's distinctive sense of style is found throughout the Inn...fine fabrics and textures in the guest rooms, unique design details in each of the private rooms for entertaining, and seasonal touches in the lobby and restaurant.