I bought my first piece of original art on Magazine Street in New Orleans in 2007. I was visiting Pete, and we wandered into this cute home decor shop called Perch and saw some paintings of Veuve Bottles, and this amazing lacquered portrait of Audrey profile. After talking to the ladies at the shop, we learned the work was a local artist named Ashley Longshore. I ended up buying the painting, and met Ashley when she delivered it to Austin a few weeks later.
Ashley and I have kept in touch over the years, and that Audrey painting has moved with us from Austin to Chicago and back to Houston. Every time the painting is photographed, I get a fresh slew of emails asking where people can get one for themselves. Ashley and I have always talked about finding other ways to work together, and over the years Ashley has done some fabulous collaborations, but I felt like there was still an opportunity to create a line that really captured the irreverent whimsy so many people connect to in her work.
Late last year we decided it was time to get ‘er done, and last night Biscuit held Ashley’s first Houston show in 5 years with squillions of gorgeous new pieces, and the debut of our ALxBH capsule collection! My friend and client, Rachael, who owns A Fare Extraordinaire– planned the most fabulous party. Every detail from the butterfly adorned boxwood bar, to the splatter painted truffle bonbons was so thoughtful- and as always the service and execution were on point.
Our capsule collection is available online now– but hurry hurry! There are extremely limited quantities and once they gone…they gone. We are already almost sold out of a few items, and I don’t think supplies are going to last through the weekend!