Parties & Openings
May 20 - New Marlborough
VIM's Annual Chefs' Dinner
May 18 - Pittsfield
Berkshire Museum Wine Gala
May 18 - Sharon
13th Annual Trade Secrets Fair
An Elegant Way to Shop Local in Lenox
On Saturday night, Michele O’Hana unveiled LOCAL, her sophisticated new shop in the Lenox Commons. A combination gallery, workshop, salon, and meeting place, it features handcrafted work by dozens of local artisans, including paintings, photographs, jewelry and ceramics. Some of the most beautiful objects are the ethereal porcelain pieces that O’Hana makes herself, and many guests snooped around her workspace with its kiln in the back of the the store. LOCAL (55 Pittsfield Road/Route 7; 413.553.3557) will be open seven days a week through Christmas Eve.
Meghan & Caitlin Harrsion of Mission Bar + Tapas, which catered the party; ceramist and jewelry designer Naomi Blumenthal and her husband, Ronald Blumenthal.
Claire Pollart and LOCAL’s Judy Merritt; Annette Kramek, who owns Ancient Language on North Street in Pittsfield, which specializes in yoga wear she designs, with Shelly Williams who owns Haven, the Lenox cafe.
Jewelry designer Stephanie Iverson, Tom Rich of Pittsfield Paul Rich & Sons, and Andrew McDonnell.
Berkshire Botanical Garden’s Robin Parow and Victor Gray; artist Rodney Alan Greenblat, who currently has a show at BCB Art in Hudson, and Deena Lebow.
Designer and house stager Allison Crane with brand and marketing consultant Kevin Sprague; photographer Scott Barrow with Craig Winkelman.