When I started working at Sorrentino Mariani as a part-timer, the factory was in the midst of making and packing the Cheshire line. One of our newest lines, it is one of the most beautiful sets of furniture I’ve ever seen. I have a special attachment to to this line. It is the first group that I saw being made, I supervised the photoshoot, and then I put each image up on the website. Picking up a few extra hours, I even helped work on some of the furniture. I cleaned a few pieces, getting rough edges off and smoothing away excess finish.
This furniture has been sent and is ready to use at the Cheshire Inn in St. Louis, Missouri and I have never wanted to stay at a hotel more than I want to take a vacation to the Cheshire. St. Louis doesn’t interest me personally (but neither does anything west of Pennsylvania). Even so, I have an almost overwhelming desire to see the furniture that I saw through from the building to my actual job as the Marketing Assistant at the most fulfilling job I have ever held.
In truth, the custom furniture we made for the Cheshire Inn is just as beautiful as the Inn itself. The Inn looks as though it has been transplanted straight from England. In the midst of renovations, this St. Louis landmark will restore it’s 1920’s glory to mingle with modern conveniences. Anyone who has ever stayed there only seem to have positive experiences, including a plethora of long-lasting marriages. With a heated outdoor pool and daily tea service, how could anyone, especially myself, ever say no?