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Shop the Show Influencer Q&A: Annette Joseph

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Getting to know one of The Salonniere's 100 Best Party Hosts

Shop the Show is back at AmericasMart! We’re checking in with each of our fabulous influencers, starting with the one and only Annette Joseph. Annette is a nationally known lifestyle expert, the author of Cocktail Italiano, and was named one of The Salonniere's 100 Best Party Hosts. 

Building on a strong culinary background--she studied at the Culinary Institute of America in both upstate New York and Napa Valley--Annette’s work has been featured in countless lifestyle magazines and cookbooks, and she is a regular lifestyle contributor and entertaining expert on the Today Show, Better Mornings, and Martha Stewart Sirius Radio. Annette splits her time between Atlanta, Georgia, and Tuscany, Italy, where she and her husband are restoring a medieval fortress. 

We went behind the scenes with this talented tastemaker to get a glimpse behind the scenes on her inspiration, find some fun facts and check out the freshest trends. Read on for more from Annette! 


"The kind of person that just about everyone knows and loves . . . party thrower extraordinaire who has a knack for making things feel beautiful, lush, and wildly fun." ―The Salonniere


Fun Facts:

  • I am a country girl at heart! I love living in the Italian countryside among the cows and chickens
  • I love potato chips
  • I crewed on a yacht in Monaco one summer

Inspired by:

Jackie Kennedy, chic with a bohemian flair.

On the three most important “ingredients” to throwing a successful & memorable event? 

A relaxed host, a great playlist, and a signature cocktail. 


3 Must-Haves for next season & beyond: 

  • Copper
  • Velvet
  • Reclaimed wood with an awesome patina


3 Go-To Colors for next season & beyond: 

  • Cobalt Blue
  • Kelly Green
  • Maroon

What’s new:

Navy is the new black.


Upcoming trends she’s scouting at market: 

Anything new in the tabletop entertaining realm.


On Wednesday, January 10, take Annette's master class in styling and photography with your smart phone "Style Like a Pro: Styling & Photo Workshop with Annette Joseph" where she will teach you the tricks of the trade both in styling your projects and photographing them. Annette will talk about her style inspirations from living in Italy, stories about the workshops in Italy, and a hands-on demo of accessorizing, styling and photographing vignettes. You will you leave with new skills and techniques to capture gorgeous well-styled images. This editorial guru will share advice on pitching and publishing imagery in both in social media and magazines. Don’t miss this insider workshop to get your projects maximum exposure with professional quality imagery. RSVP required at


Watch what happens when leading lifestyle influencers descend on AmericasMart for the Atlanta Market and share their expertly-curated discoveries! They will zero-in on fabulous finds, killer products and hot trends for the next season and beyond. Learn more about Shop the Show and follow along with #ShoptheShowATL.


Catch Annette and her fellow Shop the Show influencers at The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market, January 8-15, 2019. 


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