A month of relaxation, sun, swimming, friends, "marchés", great food; all the fun stuff.
Yes and no.
I am taking my office with me.
Our New York show (ex- NYIGF now named NYNOW) takes place in mid August and that's about a month away. Thus, rather than staying in Paris, I find it much more fun to go down there, and put aside some time everyday to do some work. After all, a lot of people actually WORK in the south of France...
We have not been there for a year and we are very impatient to find out if the bamboos have actually really grown as much as we have been told and if the new laurels have indeed made it through the winter- in the Ardèche, even southern Ardèche, summers are very hot but winters can be very cold!
I'll report very soon.
Now, how to be sure we have cell phone service and the internet will cooperate. That is the question.
We are working hard on both sides of the Atlantic to get our Winter 2013 line ready, and we have just put the finishing touches to our new press kit. (We'll use USB flash drives this year; we are not quite ready for our own app much to the dismay- or should I say disdain- of our tech savvy offsprings; yes, yes, dears, for the next show..)
Here is a sneak peak with some of the pieces in the collection we will show in August.
We have added a rich 100% cotton bath line from Morocco: soft to the touch, subtle in it's coloring, refined in it's simplicity.
Our new line of pillows sports a surprising mix of fabrics and silky embroidery.
A color saturated rainbow makes our latest striped foutas really pop.
and NEW: hand woven bed covers!
this one in eye-catching black and white with XXL pompoms
We can't wait to find out what our best seller will be this time.
(in August 2012 it was our Barek Stripe fouta in blue. in January 2013 it was our Mohamed "Gaultier" fouta also in blue)