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Friday, June 15, 2012

In today's decorating news

When notoriously frugal business titan Warren Buffett found out that the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway-owned Benjamin Moore recently celebrated a rise in sales with an executives-only Caribbean cruise, he canned the paint company's chief:

The trip riled Benjamin Moore’s rank-and-file, who have weathered layoffs, slashed commissions and frozen salaries over the five years of tough sledding.

Whether or not because of worker complaints, a half-dozen Berkshire officials descended on Benjamin Moore’s North Jersey headquarters last Tuesday to give Abrams his walking papers — and escort the CEO from the building, sources said.

“[Abrams] kept asking what he’d done wrong,” according to an insider briefed on the ouster. “[Berkshire officials] told him to clear his stuff out while they stood and watched every move he made.”
When Buffett dons his "Flamenco"-colored tie, it's firin' time.

SJP's brownstone gets a thorough scrubbing Monday.

Much has been reported of the preparations for President Obama's visit to actress Sarah Jessica Parker's brownstone for a political fundraiser. Last night's event was co-hosted by Vogue's editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, who it was rumored ix-nayed much of the "Sex and the City" star's furnishings. A piano was removed earlier in the week and many of Parker's shabby chic accessories (really, SJ?) were banished to the home's attic.

An aesthetically-offensive upright piano was removed.

Wintour's minions anonymous sources report the editrix had nothing to do with the final decor decisions. And I'm the Easter Bunny.


Madam Pince said...

I knew there was something I liked about Warren Buffett.

Elisa @ What the Vita said...

"An aesthetically-offensive upright piano was removed." I don't know exactly why, but I am in love with this caption.