Rachel Levitt of Boston Home Magazine

When: March 10
Time: 7:00 pm
Where: Utile, Inc. Architecture + Planning 50 Summer St T 617 423 7200
Maximum: 30 people

Please join Design Salon members for an evening with Rachel. She will be navigating us through P.R. and marketing from her point of view! As the editor of Boston Home—formerly Boston Home & Garden—Levitt draws on her experience as a designer and writer to show how the best homes in Massachusetts are not just beautiful, but also skillfully reflect their owners’ unique lifestyles. After getting her master’s in architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, she worked at the award-winning Boston architecture firm Leers Weinzapfel Associates. Five years into her architecture career, though, she realized that writing about great projects was more fun than designing. Levitt, who lives in Cambridge and Maine, is also on faculty at Northeastern University. An avid bicycle commuter and a rower at dawn on the Charles River, she’s clearly a masochist, too.

Thank You, Livia Cowan

Livia Cowan, you are my new idol! What a fantastic evening you shared with Design Salon on Tuesday at Urban Living Studio. It is easy to see why Mariposa is so successful! You started your business as an girlish adventure. Along the way you seem to have cooked up the perfect recipe- a pinch of wit, a chunk of honesty, loads of humor and endless business savvy. Clearly, your blend of smarts and whimsy is just what the marketplace relishes. Thanks for giving us a glimpse of your business, your success and your life. Most importantly, the quotes for all of us to run our businesses by....

Livia-ism #1 "Hire your weaknesses"

Livia-ism #2 "Your passion defines your business"

Livia-ism #3 "Begin with the end in mind"

Livia-ism #4 "If you fail to plan, plan to fail"

Bravo, Livia

Jill Palese