The Woman’s Club of Greenwich annual holiday boutique:
Fri., Nov. 14, 10:00am – 5:00-pm
Sat., Nov 15, 10:00am – 4:00pm
The club, located at 89 Maple Ave in a spacious Victorian mansion, has ample parking and brims with room after room of unique gifts. There are also visits from Santa, raffle prizes and “Grandma’s Kitchen.”
For years the annual two-day shopping event has become a destination for people seeking handmade and one-of-a-kind gifts. All proceeds from the two day event benefit the Club’s philanthropies and scholarship fund.
Featured Vendor: André Lanoux Art & Design
Editor’s Note: André Lanoux designed the Greenwich Free Press logo. He was provided a piece of vintage bark cloth to work with and the idea of timeworn letters and the rest is history.
Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, Lanoux received a Fine Arts Degree from Louisiana State University. For the next 30-plus years, he lived and worked in New York City as principal of his own firm Andre Lanoux Designs. He divided his time between graphic design,textile design, product design for the home, and fine art painting.
In 2004 Lanoux moved back to New Orleans after nearly a 35-year absence.
Unfortunately, just one year later, he experienced incredible losses in the fury and devastation of Hurricane Katrina. When he was finally rescued by The National Guard, he had only the clothes on his back and one canvas bag of possessions to his name.
Lanoux lost all of my art and design work, photos, mementos, his wonderful art and design books, and even his incredible collection of bowties acquired and enjoyed since he was a very young man. However, Lanoux consider himself very fortunate to have been able to rebuild his life here in Greenwich. He now lives quietly in a small cottage surrounded by flowers, birds, squirrels and deer, and he paints every day.
Many of Lanoux paintings and designs have been reproduced on greeting cards. Blank inside the notecards have been a hit at the past several years of The Woman’s Club Holiday Boutique, and Lanoux returns again with an array of holiday themed cards, monogram cards in a variety of colors (Don’t see what you like, Lanoux can custom make you a set). Many of his notecard designs are of vintage women and there is even a theme called “Camp.”
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The Woman’s Club of Greenwich was founded in 1910 to bring together women to promote civic, philanthropic and educational activities and exert a helpful influence in the community. The Clubhouse is conveniently located and is available for events such as birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, bar/bat mitzvahs, quinceañeras, or other social or business occasions.
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