Ariella Chezar is the author of Flowers for the Table and a master floral designer whose work has graced the covers and pages of Martha Stewart Living, O Magazine, Smitten, Sunset, Garden Design, Better Homes and Gardens, Domino, Real Simple, Sweet Paul, and many more. She is a teacher at FlowerSchool New York and has designed flower arrangements for the White House. Read more about her work at www.ariellaflowers.com.
James Farmer is the author of the Wall Street Journal best-selling garden book, A Time To Plant; Sip & Savor; Porch Living; Wreaths For All Seasons; A Time To Cook, Dinner on the Grounds and A Time to Celebrate.
Southern born and bred, James is a professional garden, floral and interior designer; cook; author and lifestyle expert. In addition, Farmer is editor-at- large for Southern Living and a frequent guest on television and radio. Farmer’s natural Southern grace and warm personality light up any room. A skilled and entertaining speaker, Farmer is truly a young and fresh voice for his generation. Whether he’s teaching how to plan the perfect summer picnic, using everyday items to create exquisite tabletops, creating drop-dead gorgeous flower arrangements and wreaths, or making his grandmother’s skillet peach pie, Farmer masterfully guides his audience through the art of elegant garden living. James enjoys signing and selling his books at the end of his lectures.
Julia Reed is a contributing editor at Elle Décor and at Garden & Gun magazine, where she writes a regular column, “The High & Low.” She also contributes to The Wall Street Journal’s WSJ magazine and writes a bi-monthly column on entertaining for Southern Living.
She is the author of six books, including: But Mama Always Put Vodka in the Sangria, Adventures in Eating, Drinking and Making Merry; One Man’s Folly, The Exceptional Houses of Furlow Gatewood; The House on First Street, My New Orleans Story; Ham Biscuits, Hostess Gowns, and Other Southern Specialties; and Queen of the Turtle Derby and Other Southern Phenomena. Her latest book, Julia Reed’s South, Spirited Entertaining and High Style Fun All Year Long, was published by Rizzoli in May 2016.
Reed grew up in the Mississippi Delta and began her career at Newsweek magazine’s Washington Bureau. For 20 years she was a contributing editor at Vogue. She lives in New Orleans, where she served as board chair of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art for seven years. Currently, she is a member of the National Advisory Board of the Eudora Welty Foundation.
Young Huh Interiors is a full-service design firm specializing in luxury residential and commercial interiors. With impeccable attention to detail and attentive customer service, each project is conceived and tailored to fit her client’s personality and requirements in a friendly, caring and transparent way. Fluent in a wide range of styles from timely to timeless, Young’s fresh interiors are clean, classic and luxe, each finished with personalized, chic styling.
The firm has been honored with Connecticut Cottages & Gardens “Innovation in Design Award for Interior Design” in 2011, Lonny’s “Next Big Names” in 2014, and Vogue’s 5 Young Interior Designers on the Rise in 2015. Young was selected to participate in The Ronald McDonald House of Long Island Project Design 2013, RMH’s Phase II 2014, and the prestigious 2014 Kips Bay Decorators Show House. Young’s work has been featured on CBS This Morning, LXTV, House Beautiful, Domino, NYC&G, The Wall Street Journal as well as online in Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, House Beautiful, Interior Design.