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Charlotte Moss lecture and book signing: Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, 9:30 a.m. After a successful career on Wall Street, Char- lotte Moss established her interior design business in 1985. Her interna- tionally celebrated private residences and executive suites are located all over the United States and the Caribbean. Moss has designed collections of fabric and trim for Fabri- cut and Brunschwig & Fils; carpets and sisals for Stark; and china for Pickard. She has recently launched her third collection of furni- ture and upholstery for Century Furni- ture and a jewelry collection with PE Guerin Hardware based on historical designs in their archive. “The best part of my job is the opportunity to keep getting better at it,” Moss has said. “Each project is different, and you are constantly learning while you are creating something beauti- ful for others.” Lecturing widely on the arts of living, Moss has written 10 books to date. Her most recent title is “Charlotte Moss Entertains,” in which she aims to inspire readers to imbue everyday life with elegance and romance. The book focuses on events as small as breakfast in bed or as elaborate as a festive Christ- mas luncheon — and the artifacts of our lives, such as china, silver and linen — to create the backdrop for a life well lived. In addition to writing books, she frequently contributes to House Beautiful, Flower Magazine and other publications. Her work has been pub- lished in shelter magazines worldwide. Moss is the recipient of numerous awards, in- cluding The New York School of Interior Design’s Centennial Medal and The Timeless Design Award, given by the Royal Oak Foundation. Moss also received Elle Décor’s Vision Award and has been named to the Elle Décor Grand Masters list. She is listed by Traditional Home magazine as one of the world’s Top 20 interior designers. Moss considers her philanthropy her most im- portant work. Her 2017 capsule clothing collection with IBU Movement is a groundbreaking apparel and accessories brand that partners with women ar- tisans in developing countries around the world who craft every piece by hand. Moss is a Trustee with Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello and with the Bone Mar- row Foundation, where she received the Brandon Tartikoff award. She is also a member of the In- ternational Council of Hillwood Estate and serves on the Advisory Board of the New York School of Interior Design, where she holds an honorary doctorate degree. Moss has also been honored with the Guild Hall’s Special Award for Leadership and Philanthropic Endeavors. She was named Honorary Trustee by The American Hospital of Paris and re- ceived the Edith Wharton Women of Achievement Award. DeJuan Stroud floral presentation and book signing: Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, 1 p.m. A native of south Alabama, Dejuan Stroud is known for his opulent floral decor for the nation’s top parties, including Central Park’s Belvedere Ball, The New York City Ballet Spring Gala, New York’s Botani- cal Gardens, and multiple movie premieres. >>> Thomasville Scene December 2018 - January 2019 47