I’m in Rehoboth Beach now for my annual week of summer vacation with my children. It is lovely and relaxing with nothing to do but go to the beach and write you! I’m recovering a bit from my whirlwind fabulous road trip last week to summer trunk shows in Watch Hill, RI and Nantucket. The places were spectacular with weather to match, lots of fun events and good sales! I took my highly industrious 14 year old daughter, Ceci, with me to help along the way — an excellent idea as she was indispensable to the entire operation. First stop, Watch Hill, Rhode Island. JULIA FARR boutique was invited to participate in the Summer Boutique at the Ocean House, a newly renovated five star hotel, to benefit the Watch Hill Memorial Library & Improvement Society. We set up our shops underneath a great tent that overlooked the croquet course and the Atlantic.
Joining me in Watch Hill, my sister and chief of Marketing, Mary Joyce, and daughter Ceci, constituted the sales team:
We had a great time, sold a lot of Julia Farr Collection – yay! – , and spent time with our lifelong dearest friends who invited us to participate in this over-the-top excellent weekend:
And then we put the truck on the ferry full of Julia Farr designs and headed for Nantucket. It was incredibly beautiful every day with exquisite sunsets on every part of the island.
Before we set up for our trunk show, our wonderful friend and host on island, Paige McKenzie, organized a morning boat tour for us to see the harbor from another view.
And then we set up shop for a cocktail party and trunk show. Friends from DC and new friends from Nantucket stopped by for wine and a little shopping. We used all our resources — picnic tables and surfboards – to bring our on island boutique to life:
Lots of women stopped by during the evening and the next morning. Interestingly, we sold more Julia Farr Collection than anything else I brought. The Potomac Top was a bit hit in both white and black – an essential for every season – as were the DuPont wrap top and the Milano paisley print blouse. We had the best time seeing Nantucket and celebrating every minute of the beautiful days with great friends.
Signing off from another sunny day, this time on the shores of Delaware —