We are so honored to have been featured on The Frances Flair. Ragan, founder of The Frances Flair, has always had an appreciation for classic southern style. On her blog, she features entertaining tips, gift guides, and her favorite finds. Read on to see what she said!
Introducing my next Favorite Faces Guest: Claudia Garrard, the owner & creative director of @shoplenora. Through Lenora, Claudia strives to make elegant, timeless products with functionality for everyday living. Head to my stories now to learn more about Claudia and how she incorporates The Frances Flair Motto into her life and brand.
Claudia Garrard has always had an appreciation for hand-crafted, fine linens and apparel. As a retail store owner and buyer for over 13 years, she is attuned to the needs of both customers and merchants.
She fell in love with the work of Dina Yand, a creator of fine goods who came from Vietnam. Lenora, founded in 2018, is created by Dina and the collective of 38 women that make up her workroom in Vietnam, and Claudia's keen eye for style and detail guides the design of each product. Through this shared vision, customers are presented with the finest materials and handiwork.
Claudia’s Q&A with Frances Flair
Q: What’s your favorite way to fill your downtime?
A: Working in my garden - especially container gardening
Q: What is your favorite hotel you’ve stayed in?
A: Villa D’Este on Lake Como, Italy
Q: What’s your favorite clothing item you own?
A: Other than the Julia Tank Gown, it would have to be the Lenora Ali Swing Dress. It’s so versatile - you can wear it to church or over a bathing suit!
Q: If you took a trip, where would you travel?
A: If I took a trip, I would travel to Vietnam to visit our Sewing Room
Q: What would be at the top of your packing list?
A: Comfortable walking shoes.
Q: You’ve already used your silver. What would your table setting also include?
A: Beautiful flowers. I love to use greenery from my yard like various ferns, lambs ear, hosta, lenten roses, and boxwood mixed with hydrangea.
Thank you so much, Ragan, for featuring Lenora. Check out her Instagram if you want great, classic finds right at your fingertips!