Parties & Openings
March 16 - Williamstown
WCMA Season Celebration
March 3 - Lenox
Andrew DeVries Benefit Party
Feb. 23 - Pittsfield
Real Art Party
Paper Trail Celebrates the Art of Paper
Paper Trail owners Maureen Missner and Serine Hastings (left) are more than savvy merchants with great taste and a tongue-in-chic sensibility. They curate their Rhinebeck store more than stock it, filling it with winsome cards, stationery, books, wrapping paper, ribbons, jewelry and objets d’art. And if you ask them to design your wedding invitations or baby announcements, they will get involved as if they are part of your family. They learned merchandising together at Crate & Barrel during the Chicago retailer’s heyday in the 1970s, and for twenty years together they have run the Loom Company, which represents cutting-edge designers of home furnishings. Now they focus on Paper Trail, where, on Saturday night, May 9, they opened a special exhibition (continuing through Memorial Day) of paper creations by two local artists: Ramon Lascano (who lives in Tivoli) and Linda Filley, whose one-of-a-kind paper mannequins have become the signature window display for Paper Trail.
Arts patron Toni Sosnoff and paper artist Ramon Lascano; mask maker Deborah Coconis whose curlicue hair seems to mimic Lascano’s artwork.
Kate Hagerman and Riverkeeper president Alex Matthiessen; Duane Hampton and Warren Shook.
Artist Linda Filley with some of the paper dresses she has made for Paper Trail over the years.
Jewelry designer Jaynne Keyes and Upstate Films’ DeDe Leiber; Monique Heeremans of Rhinebeck’s No Sugar boutique and Helen Andersson of FACE Stockholm.
Lisa Camp, Meagan Camp, and Debra Telesca, who recently won Taste of Rhinebeck’s best dessert award for her chocolate chip cookies; photographer and film producer Carolyn Blackwood with Jeff Romano.
Joseph Mills, Bess Vennema, daughter of Paper Trail co-owner Maureen Missner, and their Clinton Hollow neighbor Steven Maggio.
Monkfish publisher Paul Cohen with Montgomery Row’s Sue Hartshorn; Claire Lobo and Laura Pensiero of Gigi’s Trattoria.