me·la [mey-lah] – gathering or festival; fair.
In Indian rural traditions, melas or village fairs led to export around the world by communities wishing to bring a piece of their culture to their new countries.
While living in Southeast Asia and spending every chance possible roaming the globe to scour souks, bazaars and markets near and far, Courtney Barton amassed a collection of curiosities and exclusive linens that she could't wait to bring back to the States. Having a passion for textiles and art, Courtney honed her design skills and appreciation for the handmade working under designer Jill Stuart and couturier Ralph Rucci. She now handpicks the best from the East and brings it home to the West, instantly transporting you to far flung places. Bon Voyage!