Thursday, January 23
Carson Kressley and Thom Filicia (10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.)
Carson Kressley and Thom Filicia from Bravo TV's breakout show Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and their current hit Get a Room with Carson and Thom team up to bring their unique brand of hilarity and considerable design talents to headline our speaker series. In two highly entertaining talk sessions, Carson and Thom offer their keen insights and advice on current design and lifestyle trends.
Joseph P. Brady (3 p.m.)
Joseph P. Brady is a noted Atlanta silver historian, lecturer, author, and professional appraiser and consultant. He will present “From Shop to Manufactory: American Silver and the Industrial Revolution.”
Friday, January 24
Putnam & Putnam (10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.)
Putnam & Putnam is NYC’s preeminent floral design firm for every occasion, from weddings to fashion presentations, and more. Darroch and Michael Putnam’s arrangements are sought for publication in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Town & Country, Veranda, Dior, Cartier, and many other high-profile editorials. In addition, they offer flower workshops for savvy arrangers, their own product line, and retail sales at their recently-opened establishment in NYC’s Moxy Hotel, and have published their first book, Flower Color Guide, which they will be signing at the show.
Bronson van Wyck (11:30 a.m.)
Bronson van Wyck is an international event designer and producer with a diverse and enviable client list. From Presidents Bush, Clinton, and Obama, celebrities Beyonce, Katy Perry, and Uma Thurman, famous fashion designers and royalty, to the venerable brands of Hermes, Bulgari, Chanel, and several high-profile non-profits, Bronson is the go-to for the world’s most discerning patrons. Southern-raised and Yale-educated, Bronson focuses on the age-old notions of hospitality, graciousness, and generosity. He will be discussing and signing his new book, Born to Party, Forced to Work: 21st Century Hospitality.
Iron Floral Competition (3 p.m.)
Our wildly popular Iron Floral Competition returns as savvy arrangers go head-to-head to impress judges Putnam & Putnam in this annual feature of our Flower Festival.
Saturday, January 25
Stan Dixon and Jackye Lanham 10:30 a.m.
Acclaimed architect Stan Dixon and renowned designer Jackye Lanham present their collaboration on her magnificent Kiawah Island home in their “Story of a House.”