We have a lot going on at Sotre this week! We are working hard on our Tables for Tastemakers event which will be this weekend, October 22-24 at Sotre South Market. The event will help raise money and awareness for the struggling hospitality industry and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Louisiana Hospitality Industry.
When our friends at Schumacher offered to sponsor an event for us, I thought the perfect way to showcase our store and design business was through the lens of the new Matouk collection.
Matouk and Schumacher are two family-owned companies that share a deeply-held commitment to beauty and quality, have come together in an exciting, inspiring collaboration. Since its founder introduced European decorative fabrics to America 130 years ago, Schumacher has been an important tastemaker in interior design, and for nearly a century, Matouk has created exquisitely crafted luxury linens for the finest homes in the world.
Matouk and Schumacher first collaborated on bedding:
This Fall, they have introduced a table linen collaboration which we will feature at the Tables for Tastemaker event starting Friday:
Uptown this weekend, we are hosting two fabulous trunk shows. We all know about ordering early to avoid supply chain disasters and we are starting early to help make Holiday deliveries. Two fabulous designers will be at Sotre this weekend:
Designer Marcia Sherrill who started in exotic skins when she owned KLEINBERG SHERRILL, a luxury brand with stores in New York and Atlanta as well as in-store boutiques at Harvey Nichols in London and Takashimaya's across Japan. Her designs are in the Metropolitan Museum of Arts Permanent Collection and the Costume Institute. She is a long-standing member of the CFDA. With her partners, Diane and Christian, Marcia dove headfirst back into exotic skins and fur like a woman possessed. The team has soured the Globe for artisans and she has found these small ateliers and created a coherent collection of crocodile belts, python bags and fur coats with a few wallets thrown in the mix.
NYC based Nathalie Martin Schettini: Nathalie, an FIT graduate, coincidentally once worked with Kleinberg Sherrill. In 2002, she and her husband, Gaby, founded the jewelry line Martin Schettini. They have extensively traveled the globe to find the perfect jewels and metals with which to fashion her designs. She uses precious and semi-precious stones and vermeil for her hand-crafted work.
We can't wait for you to see the tables downtown and meet the designers uptown. We hope everyone will be inspired, shop local and support the Louisiana Hospitality Industry.
See you soon,