|Invite for the RH Launch party|
|The rain held off and the night turned out to be beautiful.|
Like the catalogues that show up in your mailbox weighing 17 pounds, this store is going to be a true icon in retail marketing. The patios, design spaces are gorgeous and literally bring the entire breadth of RH's furniture to life. The amount of planning and foresight that must have gone into this space must have been staggering.
|The light fixtures on display are remarkable, so many you can't even count.|
|The party set up a nighclub like atmosphere|
In addition to Per Se, RH (new branding) has a relationship with Ma(i)sonry Napa Valley and the Bespoke Collection. The wine bars featuring Blackbird Vineyards wines, were numerous and servers walked around the spaces refilling glasses, something you rarely see in a Manhattan setting but common to a Bay Area event where wine is celebrated. Ma(i)sonry Napa Valley is based in Yountville, California, in the heart of Napa Valley and is a beautiful design space featuring art, sculpture and a wine bar.
Ma (i)sonry Napa Valley website
We visited last year during our month home in Napa and bought a wonderful sculpture called All Together Now by Giuseppe Palumbo. If you visit the Napa Valley, Yountville should be on your list, wonderful restaurants (Keller's Ad Hoc is to die for) and now a burgeoning bastion of art and lifestyle (how's that for alliteration!).
For more information about RH's retail plans, below is a link to an interview with Gary Friedman. Welcome to Greenwich, as a native Northern California girl I'm happy to have a little bit of home on the Avenue. Also below, is an article I wrote about Napa last year for KD Hamptons. Have a great weekend.
Napa Valley Travel Diary