Carla is the founder and editor in chief of The Salonniere. A retired marketing executive who ran her own successful public relations firm for more than a decade and has served as both a magazine columnist and on-air television host, Carla has hosted and attended hundreds of events, from black-tie galas, international balls, and parties at The White House to news-making product launches and cocktail parties honoring dignitaries. Soon to be featured in an entertaining book published by Rizzoli, Carla has appeared in a variety of media outlets, including Town & Country, Veranda, Elle Decor, Women’s Wear Daily, Southern Living, Real Simple, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. 

Today Carla does most of her entertaining at her homes on Nantucket and in Austin, where she has been called “Austin’s Queen of Entertaining.” Carla wishes she could go back in time to attend Truman Capote’s Black & White Ball; her favorite party trick is analyzing handwriting (ask her about George Clooney’s); and gin is her giggle water of choice.