Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Don’t miss the 2nd annual Design Salon Holiday Sale, taking place at the Kingsley Montessori School in Boston’s Back Bay on November 21st from 10am until 5pm. The 19 exhibitors were cherry picked by “The Salon” jury from about 50 local salon members. “The Design Salon Holiday Sale is the best kept secret for holiday shoppers seeking unique and chic”, says design connoisseur Jill Shah of the South End. “It is an opportunity for Bostonians to rub elbows with the designers of crème de la crème.”

The Boston Design Salon was founded in 2007 by a small group of local female design professionals. At the first Salon gathering, there were about six women sharing a bottle of wine and their realization that there really could be a design community in Boston. “I just wanted to get to know more designers in my community. All types of designers: graphics, fashion, architecture, web. Knowing each other helps us to help ourselves,” says founder and ceramist Jill Rosenwald. Within a relatively short amount of time, membership has grown to over 200 women. Design Salon gatherings have become a cozy sharing of ideas, opinions and business discussions. Female industry experts, such as Boston Home Magazine Editor Rachel Levitt, Mariposa’s founder Livia Cowan, and Design*Sponge
founder Grace Bonney have been invited to speak to the group. “We have been able to grow our network while keeping an underground, hip edge to The Design Salon” says Jill Palese, fashion designer. “There are no dues involved,just talent and the desire to inspire and to become inspired.” The Salon Sale is open to the general public and 20% of all the proceeds will be donated to Kingsley Montessori School.

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