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Michael Aram Collection Returns to Homefest

Michael Aram collection From Homefest Decor

One of the most rewarding parts of our business is working with passionate artisans whose work is as much fine art as it is home décor. We are thrilled to have the beautiful designs of Michael Aram Collection back in the store.  Aram is an American born artist who works primarily in metal.  In the […]

To Market, To Market

to market to market Homefest Luxury Decor

We’ve been busy! The show season has just ended and we’ve been on the road. We traveled from Dallas to New York in January and February to source the newest products in home décor, dinnerware, and gifts. Scouring the chicest showrooms and traipsing the endless aisles at our favorite shows, we’ve come up with an […]

Share the Love: Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Whether it’s your main squeeze, your gal-entine or a family of loved ones, ’tis the season for love…and we say share that love! We’ve got a great selection of Valentine’s Day gifts from the Kismet personal care collection (clearly it was meant to be) to handsome barware for the man in your life to home decor gifts from the heart.

So, say yes to love and check out our favorite finds for the romantically inclined. Shop our Valentine’s Day Collection

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Raise the Bar: Tips from a Sommelier

Homefest wine background

I’m a pretty lucky gal, my husband is a sommelier and there is no shortage of great wine in our house but for many people, knowing what to bring to a party or serve to a crowd can be a bit daunting.  So I asked our “resident somm” to share a few tips for selecting wine this holiday season.

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Being Grateful is Always in Season: 10 Great Gifts for Your Support Team

This week’s blog is about celebrating the people that make your life easier.  Right now I’m sure you’re crazed with finding the perfect Christmas gifts for your kids, your spouse and your family.  You probably also have a serious case of  “swiper’s wrist” from all the Pinning you’ve been doing to plan your menus and […]

Fashion with a Cause: ‘Tis the Season for Giving Back

The holiday season finds us all in a frenzy of decorating, entertaining and shopping.  It’s easy to lose sight of the true spirit of the holidays while checking-off our To Do and Must Have lists.  This time of year, we like to celebrate and share the stories of a few of our vendors and the incredible work they do around the world.

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Front and Center(Piece)

You can stop searching, this is the perfect centerpiece!  No matter how you’re celebrating, we’ve put together an effortless centerpiece that can be easily updated by season or holiday with three or four simple elements.

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Say Cheese!

No matter the season, it seems we’re always entertaining. I am a busy working mom and my husband, who is in the hospitality business, seems to always be “surprising” me with winery and restaurant-types at the last minute. That said, I am always looking for an effortless yet elegant way to feed a crowd.
Let me set the scene for you…your toddler is coloring on the walls and you’re counting down to bedtime so you can throw on your yoga pants and binge watch The Crown. Then you get a text from your husband saying, “hey, do you mind if so-and-so pops by for some wine?” A momentary panic rushes over you (and probably a little bit of that “I want to kill my husband” vibe) but you want to maintain your effortlessly cool, collected, Domestic Goddess status. So what can you pull together at the last minute that looks totally gourmet but won’t leave you looking like Melanie Griffith in the dumpling cart scene in Working Girl? An effortless spread of bountiful cheese boards is a fast and impressive way to feed a crowd.

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Vietri: From Italy with Love

A celebration of all that is irresistibly Italian, Vietri embodies a love of life, family, and tradition through handcrafted, Italian artisan tableware. Preserving the history and craft of Italian artisans, Vietri brings a world of casual sophistication to your table. Made from the soil of the Italian countryside by artisans who know and love their craft…Vietri is designed to savor those moments that bring joy to our lives.

Their story starts in 1983, when sisters, Susan and Frances Gravely, traveled with their mother, Lee, to the Amalfi coast of Italy. The three women found themselves captivated by their hotel’s colorful, handcrafted dinnerware and, after meetings with the artisans who created it, returned home with suitcases full of ‘mix and match’ pieces. Stateside, friends and family fell in love with these unique designs and the Gravely’s recognized the treasures they had found and decided to import this iconic Italian dinnerware to the US.

Truly a handcrafted product, the authentic and imperfect charm is felt in every unique piece. Today, Vietri has become the largest importer of handcrafted Italian tableware and home décor products and has been an essential component of Homefest’s dinnerware offering since 1994.

We are thrilled to celebrate this tradition of Italian craftsmanship and beauty with our annual artisan signing event. Please join us Saturday, November 3rd from noon until 4:00 PM when we welcome Italian ceramic artisan Stefano Barbieri, creator of Vietri’s Lastra Holiday collection. Stefano will be available to meet with customers and inscribe (in English or Italian) your purchases*. An inscribed Vietri piece makes a wonderful wedding, anniversary or holiday gift.

We’ll be celebrating in true Italian style with food, beverage, and friends. The Vietri Pre-Sale begins October 15th and runs through November 5th.  Please take 15% off of all of your Vietri dinnerware purchases during the two-week pre-sale** leading up to our signing event.

*Signed merchandise available in-store only

**Vietri pre-sale available in-store and online