Rural Intelligence: The Online Magazine for Eastern New York, Western Connecticut and the Southern Berkshires
Sunday, November 19, 2017
Search Archives:
Newsletters Signup
Close it
Get The New App!

Newsletters Signup
Close it

RI Archives: Parties

View all past Party articles.

RI on Facebook    RI on Instagram       



Mahaiwe Tent


Parties & Openings

Nov. 11 - Chatham
PS21 Gala

Nov. 4 - Pittsfield
NAACP Awards Dinner

Oct. 29 - G. Barrington
Halloween At L'Atelier

[See more Parties articles]

Trade Secrets: Shopping and Socializing for a Worthy Cause

Dan Shaw reports from Sharon, CT:
It was one of those picture perfect spring mornings that the organizers of the 13th annual Trade Secrets rare plant and garden antiques sale had been praying for. More than 60 dealers—including Richard Lambertson and Suzanne Cassano (photo left) of Privet House in New Preston, CT—and over one thousand shoppers descended on Lion Rock Farm in Sharon, CT, for this extravaganza benefitting the worthiest of causes, Women’s Support Services, which aides victims of domestic violence (both women and men) in northwestern Connecticut as well as the adjacent towns of Massachusetts and New York As always, the volunteers in their signature Trade Secrets aprons, including many from the nearby Hotchkiss and Indian Mountain Schools, had as much fun as the shoppers, creating an unrivaled sense of community spirit crossed with casual country chic.

Pat Fili-Krushel, the chairman of NBCUniversal News Group, and screenwriter Maria Nation of Good Dogs Farm; Pine Cone Hill founder Annie Selke and PCH’s Jaime Kelly.

Trade Secrets stalwart Martha Stewart with the Manhattan florist Zezé.

Trade Secrets chair Deb Munson with her husband, Brian Munson; garden writer Jane Garmey with interior designer Matthew Patrick Smyth.

Joan Osofsky Jonathan Bee of Hunter Bee in Millerton
Dana & Joan Osofsky of Hammertown Barn; Jonathan Bee of Hunter Bee.

Trade Secrets committee chairs Mari Consolini and Christine Owen, who wore matching shirts by coincidence.

Private art dealer Susan Lorence with curator and Rothko expert Ruth Fine; Trade Secrets garden host Lee Link with Trade Secrets founder Bunny Williams.

Artist and designer Clifton Jaeger with his daughter Louise; student volunteers Abby Quinn and Ciara McElroy.

Interior designer Philip Gorrivan with his son, Charlie, and Harrison Dubin.

Sally Wilburn & Joy Martorell of Robin Hood Radio; Trade Secrets host Elaine LaRoche with Pete Hathaway of Ragamont House.

Trade Secrets 2013 at Lion Rock Farm, Sharon CT
One of the booths set up at Lion Rock Farm in Sharon, CT.

Enjoy this post? Share it with others.

Posted by Dan Shaw on 05/18/13 at 09:42 PM • Permalink