all started back in August, on Sam’s birthday. We Huffingtons love to
celebrate each others' birthdays, and we’d all planned something fun and
festive for our very much beloved Sam (who goes by quite a few
nicknames, but we’ll save those for another time). Emily, the quiet
one with the twinkle in her eye, threw us all into a jealous frenzy when
she presented Sammy with her unique gift: A gorgeous, handmade apron
with a fabulous long and sexy satin sash. It was just the sassiest
thing we’d ever seen and you can imagine, we all grabbed it from Sam,
whined about not having one ourselves and spun around the room modeling
Linda modeling the new Rendez-vous apron
course it took us all of five seconds to ask Emily, “Where did you get
that sassy apron?” and, when we discovered they were hand made by
Emily’s mother (no surprise, since tasteful creativity runs deep in that
family), we didn’t hesitate to pounce: We want to sell them!! How
many can she make us? How soon, how fast and how much?
Cutie and cutie (Emily and her mother, Theresa)
were delighted that Theresa, Emily’s lovely mother who had just created
her new company “Rendez-vous Designs,” was willing and able to deliver
for us, and so we immediately placed our first order … and the rest is
Well, maybe not quite yet.
Our sassy apron display
first aprons arrived in October, just in time for our fall ad, which we
decided to call, “Happily Hosting” so that we could feature them in
the ad. First, Emily had some fun taking pictures of us as we prepped
for the photo shoot, so that her mother could see how much we were
enjoying the aprons. For some reason, these aprons just make us feel
Then we posed like crazy until the ad was shot.
Ann being fitted for the photo shoot.
Mme H, fittingly fitted by Sam
OK, I couldn't resist this. Where was John Singer Sargent when we needed him?
Mme X holds nothing over Mme H!
How do we look? Oh let's just take a guess: Sassy and sassier?
OK that angle's not going to work, but look at those cute aprons!
displayed the aprons around the store, and yes, from time to time, even
modeled them ourselves. When we hosted our book signing for Danielle Rollins
and her gorgeous new book "Soiree", we figured nothing could be more
appropriate for the hostess with the mostess than a Rendez Vous apron
(and we think she agreed!).
Danielle Rollins modeling her brand new apron
Rendez-vous aprons have been flying out the door, and sadly, we have
only one more! But luckily Theresa has been busily sewing away, and we
are getting a new shipment this week. Unfortunately we won’t have them
in time to wow our guests on Thanksgiving day, but maybe if we’re lucky,
Santa will pull two aside for us at Christmas. We’re just so happy
that Emily’s mother is now part of our extended family and we hope that
this little collaboration will be the beginning of many more in the
As we approach our favorite holiday and give thanks for
family, food and all the things we have to be grateful for – we give
thanks to you, our dear clients, for your support and friendship,
especially with our new venture. And we give thanks to our very special
little family of Huffingtons, who are the backbone of our business, and
who help us learn and laugh every day. You deserve a day off on
Thursday! May your Thanksgivings be filled with warmth, laughter and
Most of our darling Huffingtons ... with Danielle Rollins
Ta ta ...
Did you know that Huff Harrington Home is now open Sundays, until
Christmas? We're here and happy to see you from 1 to 5 on Sundays.