Yesterday the people of New York voted for legacy, sanity, and reform in Albany. Did they also vote for elaborately themed tableware?
Incoming governor Andrew Cuomo is sort of a package deal with longtime companion Sandra Lee, star of Food Network show Semi-Homemade with Sandra Lee. The future First Girlfriend is known for her holiday-themed cocktails, her quick meals made with store-bought ingredients and her baroque place settings and centerpieces, known as “Tablescapes.”
Some have speculated that Sandra Lee’s semi-celebrity will usher in a new era of Albany society. We imagine Lee only has eyes for the mahogany dining table that Governor Paterson spent $6,750 refurbishing last August.
Click through to tour of the past and future of the Executive Mansion’s dining room.
SLIDESHOW: Sandra Lee’s New Tablescaping Turf