Parties & Openings
March 16 - Williamstown
WCMA Season Celebration
March 3 - Lenox
Andrew DeVries Benefit Party
Feb. 23 - Pittsfield
Real Art Party
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.
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.
One of the booths set up at Lion Rock Farm in Sharon, CT.