While shopping last spring for summer wedding ties, I came across author, illustrator, textile designer, and teacher Lena Corwin’s jazzy floral neckties, and I knew I’d found a style maven (she even made one for her wedding, pictured above). She has a fantastic blog, an even better store, and a killer eye. Come to find out, she lives in the neighborhood. If offered, Lena, I will be taking one of your printmaking classes sometime very soon. And here’s hoping she offers more ties like the ones pictured sometime in the near future. Let’s all support this wonderfully talented local artist and author. Keep up the great work, Ms. Corwin!