Saturday, September 20, 2003

Antiques festival books two experts

Nationally known authors will lecture at Sharonville show

The Cincinnati Enquirer

Carolyne Roehm
Two nationally known names in entertaining and gardening will speak during the Cincinnati Antiques Festival next month at the Sharonville Convention Center.

The festival, Oct. 17-19, will feature 44 dealers from 20 states displaying antiques in room settings. Included will be English, American, French and Continental furniture, porcelain, brass, fine art, jewelry, prints, silver and decorative accessories.

Carolyne Roehm, author and lifestyle expert, will speak at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Oct. 17.

Roehm, a longtime associate of Oscar de la Renta before beginning her own fashion business, is known for combining fresh ideas with practical know-how in entertaining. Her lecture will focus on menus and decorative ideas for a range of events through the seasons.

What: Cincinnati Antiques Festival

When: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 17, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 18 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 19

Where: Sharonville Convention Center

Admission: $10 (unlimited admission)

Information: 561-0950 or visit Web site

A gourmet box luncheon will be available between the lectures and Roehm will sign copies of her most recent book, At Home with Carolyne Roehm (Broadway Books; $60). Lecture and lunch: $35.

Susie Coehlo, Today contributor, author and host of HGTV's Surprise Gardener, will speak 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Oct. 18. Her niche is empowering people to find their individual style in decorating and entertaining.

Coehlo also will sign copies of her new book, Styling for Entertaining, (Simon & Schuster; $35). Lecture: $25.

"Savour the Seasons of Cincinnati" is the theme of the antiques festival, a benefit for Convalescent Hospital for Children, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

The festival will begin with a Preview Party 6-9 p.m. Oct. 15. Tickets are $100 per person for a first chance to see dealers' wares.

A Collectors Party will be 6-9 p.m. Oct. 17. Guests may browse booths and enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Cost: $50 per person.

A festival raffle will feature a grand prize of $2,500 to be spent with dealers during the show.

The Association of Volunteers has contributed more than $3 million to Convalescent Hospital since 1964. The money supports research, programs and equipment.

This year's festival will continue the volunteers' support of Children's Hospital's aquatic therapy program at the Drake Center and Project Search, a vocational training and supportive employment program at the medical center.

Reservations, needed for all special events, include unlimited admission to the show. Information and reservations: 561-0950; Web site.

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