Robert Leleux (President) is the former editor of domino magazine, and the former managing editor of Lonny. His essays and articles have appeared in such publications as The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, and The Huffington Post. He is also the author of three books—The Memoirs of a Beautiful Boy, The Living End, and the forthcoming Southern Style Now™ .
MARIANA BARRIAN GOODALL
Mariana Barran de Goodall is best known for her traditional textile and needlework techniques. A Mexican artist and designer, Goodall was taught the fine craft of embroidery at an early age and continues to preserve the lost art through the creation of handmade, hand embroidered linens. Armed with a palette of vividly colored thread, Goodall blends traditional designs with fun, modern themes to embrace a new world aesthetic, while refusing to sacrifice old-world techniques. Named 2018 Best Southern Tastemaker by Southern Living and Winner of the 8th Annual Made in the South Awards, Goodall in an entrepreneur,
joyfully sharing her timeless methods with the world. Recently, Mariana has expanded her creative outlets by opening her first Boutique Hotel. Hotel Amparo is sequestered luxury in the heart of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico where every detail has been crafted by master artisans Goodall has met though her life.