Thank You Friends-We Did It Together!!

Oct 29, 2018

Hi Friends!!  I can’t believe it, but we received the Amara award for Best US Company Blog!! I want you all to know how special you are to me and how grateful I am for each of you!!  This would not have been possible without your support or your vote!!  So…. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!   The ceremonies were in London in the brand new Design Museum in Kensington!

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Unfortunately I was not able to attend the event as we are all hands on deck working hard to help put smiles on our clients faces by giving them beautiful surroundings in time for the holidays!!  I thought it would be fun for us to attend the event together.  Using these beautiful photos by Clement Lauchard, we all get to go!!

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Walking up the lantern lit blue carpet event, we are greeted with florals, lights and the buildings old world grandeur and modern opulence!

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One Marylebone was built in 1826 and is in the heart of the capital. It formally was Holy Trinity Church designed by Sir John Soane to celebrate the defeat of Napoleon. It was the most expensive of the three London churches by Soane and now is considered to be the most architecturally distinguished.

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Look how beautiful the  presentation room looks!!  We definitely would have felt like a-listed stars walking into venue!!  Pulling up One Marylebone’s website  they also host lots of weddings and elite parties.  It is worth taking a look at their site to see this unique venue, with all its varied room vignettes decorated in so many different ways.

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With all the elaborate lighting the pink spot lights gave a contemporary glow to the space!!  How did they know pink is my favorite color!!

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Accented by colorful arrangements of exotic florals the tone was set.

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The cut colorful crystal looks like art work against the pink backdrop! Champagne? Yes please!

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The presentation of the hors d’oeuvres definitely fit the chic style of the evening.  One dining, part of One events seems to be a part of the venue. After reading the food menu, I am still not sure which description goes with which picture, but the presentation and interesting food combinations are sure alluring!! I want a taste!!

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The presenter this year was Michelle Oqundehin.  Not only has she been editor and chief of Elle Decoration but she is considered an internationally renowned authority on interiors, a writer, consultant, creative director and an award-winning editor! She was joined by interior designers and TV duo Sophie Robinson and Daniel Hopwood.

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With photo ops and goody bags -it seems similar to our version of the red carpet!! With amazing sponsors from across the globe-I would love a sneak peek of what’s inside!! I did get an email that the award and gift bag was on its way to Houston, so, I will share with you all what surprises it brings!!

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A big thanks goes out to the Amara blog awards for introducing us to so many exceptional design bloggers from across the globe. I have learned about designers, bloggers, products etc, which I may not have known.  Meet all the winners, you will learn so much from them!!  Marie Flanigan, my gal pal from Houston, won best design blog!! I was so proud of her and I wish we could have attended the event together!!

MOST  OF ALL!!  Thank you all for supporting Segreto!  I honestly could not do it without each of you.  Your inspiring projects that I am so blessed to be a part of, your ideas for future blogs, your friendship, comments and most of all your loyalty has meant the world to me. I can’t express enough what “my coffee with friends” means to me giving me that connection to you each week. I hope you all enjoyed our trip to London!  For you I am forever grateful!! Thank you again for your amazing support and joining me on my Segreto and life adventures!!  Also thank my team whose artistry, design and commitment have allowed me to accomplish all my imagination will allow!!   Happy Halloween and …….. xo Leslie



  • Brooke Robertson
    Posted at 04:44h, 29 October Reply

    Congrats Leslie!!!! You so deserve this for Your creative talent and hard work! Congrats!
    God Bless!

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 07:34h, 29 October Reply

      Hi Miss Brooke!! You are so sweet! I miss seeing you! Hope all is well and I am forever grateful for your continued support!! xo

  • Mary W W
    Posted at 05:43h, 29 October Reply

    Congratulations! You and your team deserve it. It’s been such fun to watch you grow. Keep up the good work.

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 07:33h, 29 October Reply

      Hi Mary!! Thank you so much!! I honestly couldn’t do any of what I do without your continued support! I truly appreciate it!! Have a great day!!!!!!

  • Nancy Ahmed
    Posted at 07:29h, 29 October Reply

    Congratulations!!! You’ve earned it!!
    Thank You for sharing !!
    Too bad you could not attend personally to receive the award!!! Can’t wait to see what’s in the gift bag,
    Nancy Ahmed

  • Becky Stephens
    Posted at 08:05h, 29 October Reply

    Congratulations Leslie! This is amazing! I have been a huge fan since the beginning and you are so deserving of this award!

    xo, Becky

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 09:29h, 29 October Reply

      Haha–It has been a long time!! So fun growing up with your entire family!!!

  • Diane Kingshill
    Posted at 08:15h, 29 October Reply

    Congratulations, Leslie! Segreto is definitely my favorite Blog!

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 09:28h, 29 October Reply

      Hi Diane!! I love working with you! I am so blessed to have you part of the Segreto Family!! Excited about the log cabin!! xo

  • Marilyn Elliott
    Posted at 08:41h, 29 October Reply

    I’m so very proud of you, precious friend. I’m pretending we are walking through those fabulous spaces together in my favorite city!!!

  • Nina Moncivais
    Posted at 09:50h, 29 October Reply

    Congratulations, You so deserve this award! I love your blog and look forward to seeing the before & after photos.

  • Nina Moncivais
    Posted at 09:51h, 29 October Reply

    Congratulations, You so deserve this award! I love your blog and look forward to seeing the before & after photos. Well deserved!

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 09:53h, 29 October Reply

      Hi Nina! thank you so much! I am so glad you enjoy it!!I love sharing! We have a great before and after coming up! Most dramatic change I have seen in quite some time. Stay tuned and thank you so much for your support!!

  • Connie Haddox
    Posted at 09:59h, 29 October Reply

    Leslie….you are so special…and deserving! What a tribute to you, your hard work, and imagination. Congratulations! Love, Connie. PS… pink is my favorite color too!

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 05:19h, 02 November Reply

      Hi Connie!! You are always so sweet! I am so appreciative of the many like you who have been so supportive of my journey! Ya’ll are reason the blog won!! I was just looking at the schedules and I think you are week after next!! Yayy–Here is to PINK!! xo

  • Kurt Maddern
    Posted at 16:28h, 30 October Reply

    Congrats Leslie, you deserve it!

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 05:17h, 02 November Reply

      Hi Kurt!! The thanks really goes to all the people that support me and my wonderful staff!! so thank you! Hope you have a wonderful Holiday season! It is here!!

  • Nancy
    Posted at 16:51h, 30 October Reply

    Congratulations to the hardest working person I know. Wel deserved!

  • Jeannie Grant
    Posted at 07:55h, 12 November Reply

    The last blog I received to my mailbox was before you went to Round Top😢. I tried to just sign up again and it says you have my email. Help! I can’t wait for each Monday blog! Oh, and I checked my junk mail. Jeannie Grant

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