Manolo Blahnik Comes To Hartford’s Wadsworth

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blahnik1Pastel coral, turquoise and lavender are in. And it’s official. You can now wear white shoes and patent leather all year round and be on the cutting edge of shoe fashion.

That was the lowdown from shoe moguls, George Malkemus and Tony Yurgaitis, featured guests at the Wadsworth Costume & Textile Society luncheon at the museum  in Hartford on Friday.

The two guys, who will celebrate their first wedding anniversary in July, founded Manolo Blahnik USA and are in a new shoe and clothing venture with the actress who made Manolo a household name, Sarah Jessica Parker.

But they had more than high fashion to talk about to about 150 who attended the event. There was also lots of talk about their very well known Connecticut dairy farm and restaurant, Arethusa Farm in Litchfield and Arethusa al Tavola in Bantam.

And while the cows, and the cheese from the milk keep racking up more and more national awards, the well-known dinner restaurant that shares space in the converted Bantam firehouse, is also doing very well, so well that it is opening for lunch beginning Memorial Day weekend.

“The farm is open for visitors on Saturday so it could be a nice ride out there and then have a nice lunch and an ice cream and not have to hurry back to Hartford,” Malkemus told the crowd. “Come see us.”

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