April 30, 2013

Mary McDonald and more blogging love!

Last week was a big week in Charlotte. Not only was it the High Point Furniture Market, it was also the Mint Museum Auxiliary week! Circa is fortunate enough to be able to sponsor this wonderful event, which allows Cindy and Jane to introduce whomever the guest of honor/speaker is at the Symposium. This year, it was the talented, beautiful, hysterical, LA based Mary McDonald.

 Her work is bold and classical, with unexpected twists.

She recently wrote a book, Mary McDonald: Interiors, (which can be purchased in the shop! and for you out-of-town-readers here). This is what she was lecturing on and my-oh-my was it inspiring and amusing, all at the same time!

After speaking to hundreds of Charlotteans, Mary and a few of her friends from LA, joined all of us at Circa for a book signing. It was so fun to have her and to show her and friends around our studio! Thanks to all of you for coming! We certainly loved having you and hope you will visit Charlotte and Circa again soon.
Pictured above: Mary McDonald (center) with Jane to the left in yellow, Cindy to the right and (some of) the Circa gang.
I was sent, just yesterday, one of the most lovely blog write ups we have received yet! If you have time, I hope you will follow this link to read some of Wyoming's based designer, painter and blogger, Tawna Allred's posts. I especially love her most recent post on Jane and Cindy's book. She is enjoying it just the way Jane and Cindy had hoped people would. And spreading the joy the book is bringing her on her fantastic blog ain't half bad either. Thank you, Tawna, for your sweet words! We see alot of that "Southern Hospitality" you speak of within them.


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  2. I didn't know I had this mention until today. It is a gorgeous book. I love it! And my hat is off to such talented designers. May I do work like you someday!