I drove out to Chestnut Hill (for the second time that day) to attend the opening party of Jonathan Adler at The Street Chestnut Hill. I’d met Jonathan (who was charming) at the Newbury store opening. This time I wanted to meet his publicist extraordinaire Ryan Dziadul, who always right on top of my requests. (You may have read about Ryan Dziadul in the New Yorker last year.)
Unlike the Newbury Street opening, which was relatively sedate, Chestnut Hill was mobbed. I caught up with tons of friends—interior designer Jill Litner Kaplan, ceramicist Jill Rosenwald, Elements of Style blogger Erin Gates and her handsome husband, Daniela Corte creative director & realtor Ricardo Rodriguez and his very cute husband Michael Kelley, Langford & Lewis home accessories curator Emily Webster, The Urban Grape proprietor Hadley Douglas, the lovelier by the minute anchorwoman Sara Underwood, Sweet Cupcakes proprietor Courtney Forester, publicist (and BFF) Wendy Pierce, style journalist Jill Radsken, and big name party planner Bryan Rafanelli. Seriously, talk about getting it done in a night.
The Jonathan Adler Chestnut Hill store is bold and beautiful, with room vignettes and shelves of Jonathan Adler gifts and goodies, including his new men’s and women’s fashion accessories. Here are some shots, if you haven’t already seen them on the StyleCarrot Instagram feed.
Bow ties with one print on the front, another on the reverse.
Clutches and pouches.
Totally love this eye pattern needlepoint pillow.
Another inspirational (aspirational) room.
Jonathan schmoozing with staff.
Nautical themed fashion accessories.
Rex Ray artwork.
Detail of another Rex Ray piece.
Plenty of presents.
Hey, we’re cute together!