Kelly Rohlfs Lyden is known for her updated, yet classic style with a touch of preppy pizzazz. With a background in retail buying and graphic desin, Kelly founded WH Hostess in 2009 focusing on social stationery and party invitations. In the years to follow, she created the patent-pending product,Cake Plate Clings, and published her first book, Stylish Kid's Parties. Readers and clients crave her fresh party style and flock to her lifestyle + entertaining blog, The Party Dress, daily for inspiration.
Boatman Geller was founded in 2002 by designer, Jane Boatman Geller. Jane combines her love of classic patterns with unexpected color combinations, creating a fresh new twist on the traditional. Sporting original designs like preppy plaids, modern graphic patterns, suzani’s and florals.The patterns, colors, and icons in the Boatman Geller collections embody Jane’s idea of “the good life”. Jane creates with the intent of giving others a fun way to “Live Your Style”.
The sibling duo behind Harding Lane, Steve and Sarah grew up in Massachusetts, and always dreamed of having their own business. Harding Lane grew out Steve's quest to find the perfect fitting baseball cap and Sarah's love of needlepoint. Harding Lane gives a percentage back of their profits to The Trustees of Reservations, a Massachusetts based organization committed to protecting nearly 27,000 acres of land in the state. Harding Lane's Collection features needlepoint belts, wallets, baseball hats, key fobs and totes.
Inspired by fond memories of summers spent on the ocean, New England native Nicole Recomendes designs a jewelry collection infused with classic nautical style. Each piece is proudly handmade in the USA.
Samantha Freedman comes from a family of jewelers—her grandfather, father, and brother. After leaving New York City and her career as an attorney in 2011, Samantha returned to her hometown of Boston and founded Samantha Faye, formerly known as Samantha’s Charms. Most importantly, she aspires to create jewelry that simply makes people smile. As Samantha continues to be influenced by the world around her, so too are the charms she creates for her jewelry collection. In the spirit of the charms, mix, match, and have fun!
Nantucket Noose is a group of four family-friends from Connecticut that all grew up spending summers on Nantucket. When two-month summer vacations became extinct for them they decided to find a way to stay indelibly connected with the island. Nantucket Noose was founded in 2004, when the friends noticed an absence of Nantucket-themed clothing for island-lovers. Nantucket Noose makes island-products for all ages. Nantucket Noose products capture the island’s symbols: nautical sports, the milestone markers, beach permit stickers, and whirlygigs, just to name a few.
Since 1997 when Bergdorf Goodman launched Dianne James first collection, they have been creating the most beautiful floral arrangements and orchid plants and not one of them has ever wilted!! Dianne James designs look so real, they are the accessory of choice for top designers such as Michael Smith, Celerie Kemble and Mario Buatta. Diane developed her passion for flowers while living in Europe, mastering the art of floral composition in England and France. She turned to “faux” in the 1990’s when asked to create lasting arrangements for her clients’ vacation homes and perfected her signature “just-from-the-garden” style. With the help of her twin daughters, Carolyn and Cynthia, Diane designs a seasonal collection, inspired by the latest home décor trends.
Erik Christman, founder of Starboard Planks is a woodworking craftsman pulling from his foundness for the beauty of Chris Craft wooden boats. According to Eric-“There is nothing superior to wood for sturdiness, beauty, and quiet elegance that will stand the test of time. Wood that is professionally worked and cared for can be passed down for generations, with value adding every year that passes.”
In this age of inexpensive plastic yacht accessories, the durable strength of Erik Christman’s “Starboard Plank” designed cutting boards and serving trays stands far and above the disposable alternatives. Erik uses only the absolute highest grade materials and eschewing short cuts for longer lasting and higher quality products. His experience in furniture design coupled with his mastery of woodworking both lend themselves to the solid, enduring, custom-built yacht accessories that have both the function and the beauty only perfectly worked wood exhibits.