A Summer Celebration:

Wicker, Always

Wicker, Always: Madison Avenue’s Island Restaurant decked to the nines for last night’s wicker festivities
Photo by Daphne Youree Photography

 

Welcome to wicker wonderland! We celebrated the kick off to summer with a wicker-filled soiree in honor of June 23rd’s National Wicker Bag Day. 

 

The festivities kicked off at  our Madison Avenue flagship store, where guests like Emma Bazilian of Schumacher and Priya Rao of The Glossy Podcast sipped on chilled cocktails and chatted about our official New York City re-emergence and our wicker-wrapped bicycle. 

 

Pattern on Pattern: Venita Aspen wearing the Lois shirt and Bondi pants with our wicker-wrapped bike

Photo by Daphne Youree Photography

 

 

Post-cocktails, guests strolled next door to Island, our charming island-inspired restaurant with a jaw-dropping tablescape designed by Eddie Ross

 

It’s In The Bag: Tablescape goals by Eddie Ross

Photo by Daphne Youree Photography

 

The vibe—a chic floral wicker explosion— J.McLaughlin wicker bags current and vintage overflowing with garden fresh flowers, tea light candles wrapped in raffia, and a splashy blue and white shibori tablecloth. 

 

Charleston-based tastemaker Venita Aspen looked stylish beyond words in front of Island’s fireplace which was filled to the brim with wicker and flowers. 

 

WWD’s Alexandra Polkinghorn,Town & Country’s Olivia Hosken, and Domino Magazine’s Julie Vadnal dined on summer fresh watermelon salad and crispy chicken milanese.

 

The Summer Fireplace: Town & Country’s Olivia Hosken wearing the Paris linen maxi dress in front of our wicker-filled fireplace 

Photo by Daphne Youree Photography

 

The dinner party was complete with a wicker bag cake designed by The Dutchy of Millbrook and Washington Post contributor,  Elizabeth Mayhew inspired by our Olivia clutch. The  frosted confection was almost too pretty to eat, but we all agreed a party isn’t a party without a slice of buttercream cake.

 

Let Them Eat...Wicker Cake: Elizabeth Mayhew of The Dutchy of Millbrook’s wicker cake and the Olivia clutch.

Photo by Daphne Youree Photography

 

More photos from our wicker-filled celebration designed by Eddie Ross below.

 

New York, Always: J.McLaughlin Madison Avenue

Photo by Daphne Youree Photography

 

The Secret Garden: Many don’t know this lush verdant NYC escape is right in our store’s “backyard”

Photo by Daphne Youree

 

Barbara McLaughlin looks right at home with a lemon-filled wicker bike (notice her citrus earrings and heels!)

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Eddie Ross & Emma Bazilian wearing our Nara Dress

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A Cozy Wicker Corner

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How ‘bout that mantle

Photo by Daphne Youree Photography

 

Island Time: It’s watermelon salad season

Photo by Daphne Youree Photography

 

Wild About Wicker: Domino Magazine’s Julie Vadnal wearing the Bernadette jumpsuit

Photo by Daphne Youree Photography

Glossy’s Priya Rao wearing our Emilia dress and J.McLaughlin’s Micaela English wearing the Leah dress

Photo by Daphne Youree Photography

 

Prints Please: Venita Aspen gives us a style lesson on mixing pattern

Photo by Daphne Youree Photography

 

It’s Cake Time! 

Photo by Daphne Youree Photography