Monthly Archives
June 2014
Posted on June 17th, 2014 by paularath

I was really fortunate that my dear friend Cheryl, who is originally from Knoxville, TN, has a dear friend, Pat Arnold, also from Knoxville, who now lives in Alexandria, VA. Cheryl put us in touch with each other and we could not believe how much we have in common! Pat is active in the vibrant
…Continue reading

Posted on June 17th, 2014 by paularath

If you ask Jerry to name his favorite place to visit in the South, he will say without hesitation: The Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. The valley is a little reminiscent of Umbria, Italy, with rolling hills and verdant countryside, speckled with prosperous farms and cattle ranches. It’s also a little like Napa Valley with numerous
…Continue reading

Posted on June 12th, 2014 by paularath

Asheville, N.C. was high on our list of cities we wanted to visit. It did not disappoint. Asheville has a vibrant art and craft scene, with everything from old fashioned quilts and delicious Appalachian soaps to mime artists all along the main street and sophisticated galleries. As we have learned to do in most new
…Continue reading

Posted on June 11th, 2014 by paularath

When Amerjit Ghag of CHAI Studio in Ward Warehouse goes on a buying trip to India, she is searching for treasures from the entire region. While her original family roots are in Punjab, her sleuthing usually takes her to Rajasthan, Jaipur and beyond. Over the years Amerjit has developed strong and trusting working relationships with
…Continue reading

Posted on June 9th, 2014 by paularath

The pairing of Doug Jago’s art and fashion and the fabulous interior of Next Door was genius. Bravo to Elliot Domalewski, who showed Doug’s art and fashion to its best advantage in front of an appreciative crowd on Friday night. It was the crowning event for First Friday, June, 2014. Elliot had set up some
…Continue reading