The best experiences of the outdoors were found indoors at the 33rd annual Antiques & Garden Show of Nashville in February. MILIEU was honored to be the national media sponsor of the opening keynote lecture, “The Beauty of Home & Entertaining with Aerin & Alice,” referring to Aerin Lauder, who heads her namesake brand, AERIN, and Alice Naylor-Leyland, who founded the tablescape brand Mrs. Alice. Each year, the three-day show provides a unique opportunity to meet, shop, and experience outstanding exhibitions showcasing the work of prominent garden and interior designers—which included, this year, detailed botanical structures, live landscaping, and even a chicken coop fashioned by Martha Stewart and Christopher Spitzmiller—as well as inventories of some 150 antiques, art, and textile dealers. Proceeds from the show benefit both Cheekwood Estate & Gardens, a historic Nashville estate that serves as a public botanical garden, and ECON Charities, which supports a variety of charitable organizations in the Greater Nashville area. This much-anticipated celebration of spring certainly has a special resonance in Nashville, and MILIEU is especially proud to have been a part of the 2023 celebration.
This story appeared in the Summer 2023 issue of MILIEU.