It’s spring (officially). In a matter of weeks we’ll be cleaning out our kitchen drawers, preparing for Kentucky Derby parties, folding up wool blankets, and laying out bright tablecloths. And what better way to usher in the new season than with heirloom-inspired customized bedding, towels, and tabletop from the Old South? Leontine Linens was founded by Kentucky native Jane Scott Hodges in New Orleans and is best known for its bespoke bedding and 20th-century Southern style. We love Leontine for bolstering the monogram trend we’ve been tracking for the past year, but make no mistake—Leontine is no passing fad. In fact, all of its offerings are made-to-order so you can pass down the family heirlooms you never inherited from your waspy great grandmother.
Alas, since Leontine Linens is represented exclusively by Bergdorf Goodman in New York and its only showrooms are located in Atlanta and New Orleans, it’s been rather hard to get our hands on these divine linens here. That might be why we’re a little too excited about the company’s Chicago trunk show. Stop in to see the entire Spring 2008 collection April 1 to 4 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 73 East Elm St., 4A; 917-513-9579, hosted by the local sales rep for Charlotte Brody, a high-end women’s fashion outpost known for its luxurious threads. How appropriate.