Monday, May 10, 2010

Home from NYC

We spent Mother's Day at Pip-Squeak Chapeau in Brooklyn for a trunk show featuring our handmade, custom fit shoes. Owner and designer Sveta Dresher's lovely boutique is filled with her simple and elegant linen clothing line. After a busy afternoon of meeting customers and tracing feet, Sara and I did a little shopping of our own. For our upcoming Budapest adventure, Sara chose a beautiful simple grey linen wrap dress that will travel nicely and look elegant for day or evening. I got caught up in the new world (for me!) of linen towels. Very absorbent, lightweight, and quick drying too! Sveta has several different patterns to choose from and I got a combination of baby blue, black and red to try in the Guest House and also my own home. I also picked up a gorgeous slate grey shawl that will work great for travel and keep me warm on planes.
A fun time was had by all and we look forward to spending more time with Sveta in her shop. A very busy and creative mother of two who is charming and inviting! She'll be carrying a nice selection of our shoes at Pipsqueak Chapeau. Customers can purchase these samples as is or order their own custom fit pair.

Friday, May 7, 2010

New York City Hotel Show

What a beautiful time to be in New York City. We arrived yesterday and had a chance to walk around in Central Park. Sara and I are set up in our suite in the beautiful Kimberly Hotel. We met up this morning for a brief visit with our friend Trish, who will be hosting Sara, Celia and I when we visit London later this summer.

Now to the business at hand... Our shoes look lovely on display and we've already had customers pick up some cute new styles from our Spring Collection. We stopped at one of favorites leather houses before coming to the city and purchased some interesting new faux-animal print leathers that will be great for our new style ideas.

We'll be here today and tomorrow 11-7 and Sunday we've been invited to do a trunk show at Pip-Squeak Chapeau at 99 Franklin Street in Brooklyn. Please stop by...Pictured are two of our newest customers, Joanne and Kate, who we met at the One-of-a-Kind show we did in NYC last December, wearing their new shoes.