Hudson Grace founders Monelle Totah and Gary McNatton in front of their pop-up at Serena & Lily Beach Market.
The East Coast mecca for entertaining in style is getting some gracious tips this summer from its Pacific counterparts. Hudson Grace, a home décor favorite founded in San Francisco in 2012, is opening its first pop-up store at Serena & Lily Beach Market in Wainscott.A hostess in need of some last-minute chic can stock up on everything from olive oil, linen cocktail napkins, serving pieces, and martini glasses to the brand’s signature HG candles and Gio Ponti flatware.
“Our products are contemporary,” explain founders Monelle Totah and Gary McNatton, “but their timeless quality allows them to become heirlooms for the next generation.” Totah gets inspiration from browsing through markets in Europe, sometimes producing contemporary versions of vintage pieces, like the brand’s berry bowl or white candelabra. Hudson Grace’s streamlined items are the perfect complement to Serena & Lily’s colorful textiles. Together, they can change a neutral-toned beach house into an indoor extension of the sand and ocean. “More and more kitchens nowadays are being designed with glass cupboards or just shelves,” says Totah. “Hudson Grace china and glassware are designed with that concept in mind.”
On August 27, Totah and McNatton are hosting a book-signing party at Hudson Grace’s pop-up for The Serial Entertainer’s Passion for Parties by Steven Stolman, out in September (Gibbs Smith; $30). 332 Montauk Hwy., Wainscott, 537-5544