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Marin Convention & Visitors Bureau – Sudha’s Treasures Announcement

Sixteenth Annual Sudha’s Treasures Benefit Sale at Town Center (November 2-17)

originally posted at this link: https://www.visitmarin.org/event-calendar/2019/november-2019/sixteenth-annual-sudhas-treasures-benefit-sale-at-town-center-november-2-17/

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Date: Saturday, November 2, 2019

Time: 10:00am-5:00pm

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You’re invited to the 16th Annual Sudha’s Treasures Benefit Sale at Corte Madera Town Center, open November 2-17, 10:00am-5:00pm. This holiday pop-up event features exotic items from Sudha Pennathur’s acclaimed retail collection. Sales will benefit three local Bay Area nonprofits: Whistlestop, Marin Villages, and Marin Symphony; as well as other charities in India. Each year, Bay Area shoppers enjoy incredible discounts on beautiful scarves, jewelry and gift items while giving back to their community.

Sudha Pennathur sponsors and mentors a select group of master craftspeople in India to create distinctive jewelry, scarves, textiles, & decorative objects, in addition to Christmas and Hanukkah ornaments. Her designs are featured and sold in such prestigious stores as Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Harrods of London, as well as the Sundance Catalog and Gift Shops of The Smithsonian in Washington D.C. and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Additional Location or Other Information

The 2019 Sudha Sale takes place at the Corte Madera Town Center, #325, inside the mall next to Crate & Barrel.

Marin IJ – PJ Bremier Article

originally posted at this link: https://www.marinij.com/2019/10/18/treasures-and-fashion-at-fall-pop-ups-you-wont-want-to-miss/

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Treasures and fashion at fall pop-ups you won’t want to miss

Photo by Gustav Schmiege II Sudha’s Treasures, a pop-up shop in Corte Madera, offers Christmas gifts and decor at wholesale prices, with all proceeds to benefit three local charities.

By PJ Bremier | pj@pjbremier.com | IJ correspondentOctober 18, 2019 at 12:00 pm

For many years, designer Sudha Pennathur has had annual sales and for the past nine years she has presented her pop-up shop, Sudha’s Treasures, at the Corte Madera Town Center. That’s where you’ll find the of Tiburon resident’s popular holiday gifts, usually found only in fashionable national stores, at a steep discount — 50% to 75% off their retail prices.

And, when shoppers shop at her pop-up, they are also supporting local charities; all proceeds from this year’s Sudha’s Treasures are earmarked for Whistlestop, Marin Villages and Marin Symphony.

“It should be a shoppers delight,” Pennathur says.

Courtesy of Sudha’s TreasuresSudha’s Treasures, a pop-up shop in Corte Madera, features gifts like handwoven shawls.

Here’s some of the pop-up’s perennial bestsellers:

• Jewelry, including many one-of-a-kind pieces, from $60 to $2,000.

• Hand-printed, hand-embroidered scarves in silk and cotton from $15 to $45.

• Unique Christmas ornaments, featured exclusively at Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus, from $2 to $15.

• Handwoven wool shawls that are sold in some fine United States museums, from $75 to $300.

• Diverse gifts such as handpainted boxes and bronze sculptures from $15 to $20.

Details: Sudha’s Treasures pop-up shop is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 2 through 17 at 325 Town Center, next to Crate & Barrel, in Corte Madera. A VIP reception, open to the public, is from 3 to 7 p.m. Nov. 9. For more information, go to pennathur.com.

PJ Bremier writes on home, garden, design and entertaining topics every Saturday and also on her blog at DesignSwirl.co. She may be contacted at P.O. Box 412, Kentfield 94914, or at pj@pjbremier.com.

16th Annnual Sudha’s Treasures Benefit Sale Announced

SIXTEENTH ANNUAL SUDHA’S TREASURES SALE WILL DONATE 100% of PROCEEDS TO LOCAL NONPROFITS

Shoppers Enjoy 50-70% off retail price for Hand-Crafted Holiday Gift Items While Giving Back

Whistlestop, Marin Villages & Marin Symphony To Benefit from Proceeds of Sale

Tiburon, CA – October 15, 2019 – Sudha Pennathur announces the Sixteenth Annual Sudha’s Treasures Benefit Sale, featuring exotic items from her acclaimed retail collection. The Benefit Sale will be held at the Corte Madera Town Center November 2nd through the 17th, with 100% of the proceeds benefitting three local Bay Area nonprofits: Whistlestop, Marin Villages, and Marin Symphony; as well as other charities in India.

Sudha Pennathur sponsors and mentors a select group of master craftspeople in India to create distinctive jewelry, scarves, textiles, & decorative objects, in addition to Christmas and Hanukkah ornaments.  Her designs are featured and sold in such prestigious stores as Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Harrods of London, as well as the Sundance Catalog and Gift Shops of The Smithsonian in Washington D.C. and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Each year, Bay Area shoppers enjoy incredible discounts on beautiful scarves, jewelry and gift items while giving back to their community. Over the past 15 years, more than $600,000 has been donated to local nonprofits. The first Sudha Sale was held in 2003, when Sudha had the inspiration to open a retailpop-up store, donating 100% of the proceeds to local non-profits. Over the years, sale proceeds have gone to Bread & Roses, The Redwoods, Angel Island Conservancy, Gateway Public Schools, Whistlestop, Equal Rights Advocates, Marin Villages, North Bay Children’s Center and Berkeley Repertory Theater.

The Sudha Sale supports craftspeople in India to continue their beautiful, labor-intensive artistic traditions while simultaneously contributing generously to the local American community. According to Sudha, “Supporting those in need is a fundamental value that was taught and practiced in my family. When we have enough to live and enjoy the fruits of our labor, there is nothing more rewarding than to share with others less fortunate and with those who can make a real difference in the life of others. I love contributing to the community where I live and the artisans who, through their products, made my career a success!”

Details About the 2019 Sudha Sale

2019 Sudha Sale Hours:

November 2– November 17, 10am – 6pm (Sundays 10am – 5pm)

Sudha Sale Location:

The 2019 Sudha Sale takes place at the Corte Madera Town Center, #325, inside the mall next to Crate & Barrel

About Sudha Pennathur

Since 1985, Sudha Pennathur has been designing and manufacturing high-end branded gifts, jewelry, scarves, and home textiles that convey a sense of story and luxury. These elegant, East-meets-West designs are interpreted through a contemporary, ethnocentric lens. Sudha’s collections appeal to women of all ages, who are fashion conscious but also love classic style. For information on Sudha Pennathur’s work and designs, visit pennathur.com.

About Whistlestop

Founded in 1954 as Marin Senior Coordinating Council, Whistlestop promotes the independence, well-being and quality of life for older adults and people living with disabilities in Marin County. Whistlestop’s Active Aging Center provides delicious meals, educational classes, multicultural gatherings and helpful information and referral services. Whistlestop also provides special needs transportation services through Marin Access, a partnership of Whistlestop, Marin Transit and Golden Gate Transit, and operates Marin’s Meals on Wheels program, serving meals to over 250 homebound older adults each week in the Marin community.

About Marin Villages

Marin Villages is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization empowering older adults to be active, connected and independent in the place they call home. Through its network of volunteers and local villages it is bringing to life a great idea: vibrant local communities of members and volunteers, enriching each other’s lives, building new connections and making everyday life easier as we age.

About Marin Symphony

The Marin Symphony Association is one of the longest-running, most prestigious, cultural organizations in Marin County and the Bay Area. The orchestra was the inspiration of a small group of professional and amateur musicians who wished to bring classical music, performed by local artists, to the people of Marin. Originally chartered as the Symphony Guild of Marin, the new organization also committed to providing programs to give young people in Marin an incentive for musical study and accomplishment.

FOURTEENTH ANNUAL SUDHA’S TREASURES SALE WILL DONATE 100% of PROCEEDS TO LOCAL NONPROFITS

Shoppers Enjoy 50-70% off Hand-Crafted Holiday Gift Items While Giving Back

 Equal Rights Advocates, Whistlestop and North Bay Children’s Center to Benefit from Proceeds of Sale

 

October 11, 2017 (Tiburon, CA) – Sudha Pennathur announces the Fourteenth Annual Sudha’s Treasures Benefit Sale, featuring exotic items from the collection of acclaimed designer Sudha Pennathur. The 2017 Sudha’s Treasures Sale will be held at the Corte Madera Town Center October 13-28, with 100% of the net proceeds benefitting local Bay Area nonprofits Equal Rights Advocates (ERA), Whistlestop and North Bay Children’s Center (NBCC) and other charities in India.

 

In India, Sudha Pennathur sponsors and mentors a select group of master craftspeople to create distinctive jewelry, scarves, decorative objects and other gift items.  Her designs are featured and sold in such prestigious stores as Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus & Saks Fifth Avenue as well as Sundance catalog, The Smithsonian, National Geographic Society, The Smithsonian and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Designer Sudha Pennathur with children from NBCC

 

The first Sudha Sale was held in 2003, when Sudha had the inspiration to open her goods to retail customers in a pop-up sale format, donating 100% of the proceeds to a local nonprofit. Each year, Bay Area shoppers enjoy incredible discounts on beautiful scarves, jewelry and gift items while giving back to their community. Over the course of the past 13 years, the Sudha Sales has donated over $250,000 to local nonprofits.

 

Every year the Sudha Sale supports craftspeople in India to continue their beautiful, labor-intensive artistic traditions while simultaneously giving generously to her local American community. According to Sudha, “Giving back is a fundamental value that was taught and practiced in my family. When we have enough to live and enjoy the fruits of our labor, there is nothing more rewarding than to share the wealth with others less fortunate and with those that can make a real difference in others’ lives. I love giving back to the community where I live and to the artisans who, through their products, made my career a success!”

 

Details About the 2017 Sudha Sale

 

2017 Sudha Sale Hours:

Friday, October 13, 4 – 8pm: Special opening reception

October 14 – 28, 10am – 6pm (Sundays 10am – 5pm)

 

Sudha Sale Location:

The 2017 Sudha Sale takes place at the Corte Madera Town Center, #325, inside the mall next to Crate & Barrel

 

About Sudha Pennathur

Since 1985, Sudha Pennathur has been designing and manufacturing high-end branded gifts, jewelry, scarves, and home textiles that convey a sense of story and luxury. These elegant, East-meets-West designs are interpreted through a contemporary, ethnocentric lens. Sudha’s collections appeal to women of all ages, who are fashion conscious but also love classic style. For information on Sudha Pennathur’s work and designs, visit http://pennathur.com.

 

About Whistlestop

Founded in 1954 as Marin Senior Coordinating Council, Whistlestop promotes the independence, well-being and quality of life for older adults and people living with disabilities in Marin County. Whistlestop’s Active Aging Center provides delicious meals, educational classes, multicultural gatherings and helpful information and referral services. Whistlestop also provides special needs transportation services through Marin Access, a partnership of Whistlestop, Marin Transit and Golden Gate Transit, and operates Marin’s Meals on Wheels program, serving meals to over 250 homebound older adults each week in the Marin community. For more information about Whistlestop and its classes and services, visit www.whistlestop.org.

 

About NBCC

North Bay Children’s Center (NBCC) plays an important role in helping children develop to their fullest potential. For nearly 30 years, NBCC has been widely recognized as a leader in early care and education and provides North Bay families – the majority low-income – with high quality early child development programs that focus on academic readiness, foster good health, as well as comprehensive family support programs that promote self-sufficiency. NBCC serves 600 children and their families daily throughout thirteen center sites in Marin and Sonoma counties. To learn more visit www.nbcc.net.

 

About ERA

Equal Rights Advocates is a national civil rights organization dedicated to protecting and expanding economic and educational access and opportunities for women and girls. Learn more at www.EqualRights.org.

Pennathur School

1 pennathurMembers of our family have started a project to erect a school building in the village of Pennathur (known as Kilpennathur) in South India. Presently the classes are being held under trees in mostly blazing hot weather.

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Many children bicycle 10 to 20 miles to get to school! The government provides the students with uniforms and a midday meal.  We were told that roughly a third of graduates go to college and a third get jobs.

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My cousin Ramesh Sekar has been spearheading this effort with help from my sister Usha Krish.  I am glad we were able to raise money to make this important work possible!

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The building started early this year

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I was heartened to note that the roof went up this week!  Hooray…

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We hope to open this facility by the end of 2016.

 

A meeting with His Highness Sheikh Nahayan of UAE in Abu Dhabi

L1001775It has been an amazing journey to come to Abu Dhabi. We landed on August 19th night in Dubai and were whisked away on the 20th at 9 am to Abu Dhabi by Author and Columnist Pranay Gupte, http://www.pranaygupte.com, for an audience with His Highness Sheikh Nahyan.IMG_3710

We got to Abu Dhabi around 11.15 am and were met by His Royal Highness’s secretary, who else but “Mohammad”. Got seated at 11.30 and I was given the seat of honor to the right of His Highness Sheikh Nahyan.L1001781

I expected to spend 20 minutes with His Highness and ended up talking with him for over 3.5 hours!  As it turned out there were 40 people in the room whom he had to see and other than greeting them officially, he spent the whole time discussing issues with me.  I was blown away. I didn’t want to overstay my welcome, but Pranay kept telling me to hang in there as long as he didn’t finish with me, and I did!L1001789

I had understood that lunch was planned to be “Ladies Only”, with Her Highness and her three daughters (Sheikhas). Plans changed unexpectedly. Instead, after prayers attended by the male invitees, I was invited to enter the banquet room and was again seated next to HH Sheikh Nahyan. I was a bit taken aback when I realized I was the only female in the room.  He personally filled my plate and asked that  they bring a “vegetarian” plate for him as well. L1001788

During the lunch I listened attentively to everything – how the Cleveland Clinic had set up a major hospital in Abu Dhabi in 90 days and performed the first heart transplant, then about how they hoped to have a lot more women in administrative ranks in the Government and where they were heading with the plans for the future.  India’s Prime Minister, Mr. Modi had just been there the prior weekend to address an audience of over 30,000 people.  I listened as HH talked fondly of that meeting and welcomed me as both an Indian and as an American! L1001802

When it was my turn to talk, I asked if he would like me to send a proposal on further enhancing women’s status in UAE and how I entered the entrepreneurial ranks, balancing the two very diverse cultures of East and West.   He asked me to send the proposal to him and he would personally look into getting it to the right source.L1001777

After lunch we all went back to the main hall where he held court.  I was seated to his right and my husband Edward Messerly sat next to me.  Tea of different flavors and coffee were served.  He had the CEO of the Cleveland Clinic of Dubai on the other side of him and a Bollywood actor called Vikram Singh sat next to Edward. I proudly introduced the subject of WPO, its accomplishment and how enabling it has been in my growth internationally.IMG_3707