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Home for the Holidays: Setting the Trends in Tabletop & Seasonal Décor Panel Discussion
January 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
Moderated by Eugenia Santiesteban Soto, Senior Style Editor of Better Homes & Gardens Presented by Julia Reed, Bonnie Mackay, Steve McKenzie and Annette Joseph
The most wonderful time of the year promises to be more beautiful, too, in an illuminating discussion among entertaining, lifestyle and retail experts. Join panelists including consummate hostess and go-to food and lifestyle expert Julia Reed, design and merchandising trendsetter Bonnie Mackay, interiors and lifestyle retailer Steve McKenzie, and editor, producer, and magazine photo stylist Annette Joseph, who will share ideas on trends in entertaining for the holidays, their own treasured traditions of the season, and exquisite merchandise and decorating tips that will delight your senses and your clients. The panel’s diverse and individual perspectives in the world of retail and design promises a dynamic discussion, yet their collective lifetime of entertaining and shared point of view will celebrate the essence, beauty and comfort of everything home. No one embodies the rollicking spirit of great Southern party giving more than Julia Reed. Thrown everywhere from lush gardens and gracious interior spaces to a Mississippi River sandbar, Julia’s parties capture the celebratory nature of entertaining in her native South. Bonnie Mackay is a retail design director known for discovering new product categories and designers. Author of the newly published Tree of Treasure, Bonnie has made an immense impact on product and brand development in her tenures at MoMA and Bloomingdale’s and guides a diverse group of brands including MUJI, Alessi, Issey Miyake, UNIQLO, Cartel and the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. Steve McKenzie and his wife, Jill, opened Atlanta-based steve mckenzie’s interiors and lifestyle store to celebrate the graciousness of living in the South and a personal love for the mid-century modern aesthetic. Steve’s textile designs are derived from the canvases of his artwork, along with handmade pieces from southern artisans. Rounding out the panel is lifestyle expert Annette Joseph, author of Picture Perfect Parties. Annette also works for Architectural Digest, The Today Show, Goop and others, and hosts a number of workshops around the world on styling and entertaining. 0.1 CEU Accredited
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