A few months ago the office of Charles Spada contacted me about using a photograph of a vignette we had created for a full page ad in Veranda Magazine. I was elated, to say the least...
I was also cautious and (trust me this was tough), I never told anyone just in case, because well you never know.
So this weekend while out on errands with Isabella we stopped by our local Barnes and Noble and immediately as I scanned the issue, Isabella said is your picture in there? After frantically looking through what I thought was every single page, I looked up to the ceiling and started all over again, this time going back to front, then again front to back and again and again and again (surely the pages must be stuck together...)
Isabella was loosing patience with me and started counting, I frustratedly said fine, and bought one copy of Veranda. Later that day, I would carefully comb through ever single page as if I was searching for finger prints or signs of DNA. Finally accepting defeat, I emailed Charles Spada's office and this morning received a reply that the ad was running in Veranda, however only in "major market areas" (which Boston is not considered to be...)
I've thought a lot about this today, the crazed person I had become searching like a mad man for what, a little piece of Veranda history to brag about, when in reality what I was missing, what I lost sight of is that the moment, the OMG for me wasn't seeing the photograph printed on Veranda paper, no that moment happened many months ago. When a nationally and internationally published Hall of Fame Interior Designer; Mr. Charles Spada asked me if he could publish a photograph we created together in Veranda Magazine...
This by the way is the image, if you live in a "major market area", let me know how it printed, please.
And Mr. Charles Spada, thank you from the bottom of my heart!!!
Michael J. Lee