Friday, November 14, 2014

Speaking Engagements

Over the last year, I have lectured at antiques shows, museums, women's groups, and cultural events.  My speaking engagements have kept me on the road for much of the year, and yet, I have loved every minute of it.  Speaking about design and design history excites me, and I believe that my enthusiasm for the subject comes through in my lectures.

I am currently working on my 2015 lecture schedule.  If you are organizing an event and are looking for a speaker who can both entertain and educate an audience, I hope that you will keep me in mind.  Not only do I speak about classic design and watershed moments in design history, but I also pepper my talk with anecdotes about some of the twentieth century's most stylish legends, including Nan Kempner, Billy Baldwin, and Cecil Beaton.

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  1. Jennifer, I for one would love to hear you speak about design and design history. It is a gift to keep an audience captivated!

    The Arts by Karena

  2. Having guests to tea involves having guests who don't work or have children coming home from school at the "tea hour". I usually have a couple of friends for tea at least once each winter. I have an old rolling trolley/tea cart I inherited from my mother. I bring it in to the living room in front of the fire, and we have tea. I usually make homemade scones and serve them with clotted cream and jam, and I make a few sandwiches and buy a few tea cookies from Whole Foods. I have one of those silver stands used for tea in restaurants in London and use the as well as a china teapot with an antique cozy, and china plates/silver cream/sugar. I don't use my silver tea set as it's so large it's more appropriate for a formal tea served from the dining room table.

    I do serve myself tea most afternoons in the winter. I make a jar of Russian Tea mix (recipe came from my then 4 yr old daughter's nursery school class - she's now 42!), and put on the electric kettle and make a class mug of tea. Sometimes, I allow myself a simple tea cookie with it, but usually it's just the tea. It really is a ritual that is a true pick-me-up!