Orange County Arts Council Awards

HOORAY FOR SUGAR LOAF!!! WISHING OUR 3 LOAFERS THE WARMEST OF CONGRATULATIONS! Three residents of Sugar Loaf’s arts community are to be honored at this year’s Orange County Arts Council awards ceremony to be held November 12, 2010 at the Harness Racing Museum in Goshen NY. Among this year’s recipients are Sugar Loaf residents Nick Zungoli, nationally acclaimed photographer, Lycian Stage Lighting’s Richard and Susan Logothetics and painter John Creagh. Mr. Zungoli will receive individual artist of the year. Richard and Susan Logothetics will be honored as corporate champions for the arts. Landscape painter John Creagh will receive an award as champion for persons with …read more

BLISS: A Creative Co-Op for Women

Sorry boys, this one’s for the girls! A new cooperative for creative women is being launched by Rena Wilhelm of The White Weathered Barn (Romer’s Alley) Sugar Loaf and by Dana Anders, whose handmade cards have appeared in many of Sugar Loaf’s boutiques. This cooperative is run by women in support of women. It is a platform for those artisans who have always wanted to pursue their dream of having their own shop but could never quite take the plunge on their own. Now you can dip your toes into the water and see what it is like to experience that dream. The Co-op …read more


COMMERCIAL Hey gang, can you stand it? Sugar Loaf is gettin’ all technical & what not with our new 30 second commercial! And..hang on to your hats my friends, it is streamlined on YOU TUBE! Now if this doesn’t represent the future trend of Sugar Loaf coming back into its own I don’t know what will…okay, maybe a cool bistro or 2, but HEY, you gotta give us credit for the recent strides we are making in our little neck of the woods. A special thank you to Kevin Kern owner of “Romer’s Alley” & driving force behind Sugar Loaf for his hard work & …read more

Why Buy Handmade??

Let’s talk craft! AND…let’s definitely chat about why buying handmade is so valuable to both artisan & buyer. First & foremost the artisans of Sugar Loaf create & design products because it is their passion, not their job. They have willfully chosen to earn their living purely on the back of their talent & craft. They are courageous & should be commended for living a life that is based on simplistic values & a “back to basics” philosophy. In my own humble opinion, the term “Starving Artist” should be eradicated from our vocabulary. Consumers who purchase another’s handicraft are engaging in a relationship; a …read more

Dorian DeHaan Rossi

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Dorian DeHaan Rossi / DeZign Concepts ASID, CID, CKD, Assoc AIA Dorian DeHaan Rossi is a New York State Certified Interior Designer with over 20 years of hands-on interior design experience. Her design firm, DEZIGN CONCEPTS, originated in 1986, encompasses all realms of residential and commercial interior design.

Dorian is a graduate of the prestigious Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York and holds professional degrees in both architecture and interior design. She has studied architecture and design extensively throughout Italy and has also filmed as a feature designer on HGTV (Home and Garden Television).

Dorian is an active member of the American Society …read more