WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2017

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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inbox 3 Wellesley's Divine Design+Build celebrated the opening of a new sister showroom, Divine Design Center, in Boston. 300 guests were treated to live music by La Vie En Rose and European cuisine pre- pared by Chefs Kurt von Kahle and Paul Turano. The 8,000 square-foot, total-living concept showroom is the largest in the area. Co-founders Mariette and Magued Barsoum built relationships with designers and manufacturers from Austria, Germany, Spain, and Italy to bring together a modern collection. 3 Dean Poritzky, principal/license part- ner of Engel & Völkers Wellesley at One Abbott Street, is proud to announce the addi- tion of two new agents to the company. Karen Kirk and Renu Shukla, both enthusiastic and capable brand ambas- sadors and long-term residents of MetroWest, have joined the current team of five agents including Sari Coduri, Jennifer Lozada, Rob MacLeod, Keith Magnus, and Paige McVay. Engel & Völkers Wellesley has an impres- sive and growing collection of luxury listings. Please call the office directly for assistance managing all your real estate needs: 781.591.8333. 3 Exciting changes are happening at Thayer Academy Middle School. Students arriving back to school this fall will work in a new Collaborative Design Lab for project-based and experiential work across disciplines. Also, the school will be accepting applications for the 5th grade for the 2018-2019 year. Thayer Academy is a co-educational day school for grades 5-12 in Braintree. The Middle School is hosting an open house on November 4 from 9:30 a.m. to noon and the Upper School on October 28 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. 3 Elza B. Design is proud to announce the launch of Bois et Couleur, a furniture collection designed by Barbara Elza Hirsch for Dowel Furniture. Influenced by art, fashion, history, and the designer's French background, the col- lection incorporates the highest quality hardwood materials with fabrics in bold, fresh colors and pat- terns. Dowel co- founders and siblings, Ray Hallare and Joanne Hallare Lee will oversee production of all furnishings within the collection, available online at www.dowel.furniture. 3 Wellesley natives Casey Norton and Jennifer Burke announced the launch of their company Grazers, LLC, a marketplace for horseback riders to buy and sell their preowned tack and apparel. After spending many years in the equine industry, it became very clear to them that there was no specific outlet for affordable riding equipment. With Grazersapp.com, they have created a trusted community where riders can pass down their equip- ment and love for the sport. Barbara Elza Hirsch Dean Poritzky Jennifer Burke and Casey Norton Andrea Santanonio, Raquel Steinfeld, and Alex Albiol J O N A T H A N J O H N S O N 36 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | f a l l 2 0 1 7

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