Great chefs should eat their own cooking, we say... and our friend Lisa Schmid is no slouch in the kitchen! However, Lisa's eye for color and presentation extends to many other facets of her life, including the aesthetics of living spaces.
Lisa, our former Ritz-Carlton Club Program Manager, branched off into design, one of her many talents, some years ago. Through her company, Esprit Décor, she has re-imagined several villas in our rental portfolio in addition to heading numerous other projects. More recently, she directed the stagings for the villas used in a "Momcation" episode of HGTV's House Hunters on Vacation filmed here in the United States Virgin Islands.
We were pleased as punch to notice a published spotlight on Lisa's Asheville, North Carolina home, which she shares with her partner Kris Macken. It's entitled "Roping a rancher in North Asheville" by Paul Clark in the Gannett Citizen-Times, along with a gallery of photos which readily depict the sleekly modern and inviting abode within a classic structure.
We congratulate Lisa most especially because of the beautiful banquet of comfort and splendor that she has been able to provide for herself and for Kris after many years of lovingly creating for others... bon appetit!