My business partner and dear friend Abbie and I  are showing our abanja collection at  the New York International Gift Fair again this year. 

I'll fly to NYC tomorrow to spend a little over a week there; we have a lot of details to attend to before the show starts on Saturday: there will be last minute booth design decisions, we'll go over the check list to make extra sure that everything is ready to be taken to Pier 94 to our allotted 100 sq. ft "shop".

We have also added to the line of course; there will be a little more "neutral", a new line of brights and a more "Hamptons" style mini collection- straight from Morocco...
This is a shot of our Stripe line in progress taken right in the weaver's space on the pillar holding up his loom! The pieces are not finished but we wanted to see the overall effect of the group. Notice the Berber hat on top? We like this spontaneous mood.

We shot some of our pieces in Tangier, in 2 wonderful spaces; one is a very softly colors private home (the shot above was taken on a magnificent Syrian chair. Merci Clotilde!)

The other is positively our very favorite hotel in Tangier, the very comfortable and welcoming La Tangerina where my sister and I stayed during our numerous trips there to supervise the renovation of her house. (the shot above was taken on the upper terrace of the hotel that has a fabulous view of the bay and Cap Malabata. Merci Farida!)

These are the times when you think "Yes, some fun had to come with the challenges."

au revoir.