Looking for coastal-inspired décor or authentic French pottery? You’ll find both at “Sea LaVie Living” – all incorporating the design inspirations of Coronado resident Nicole Wing. Wing grew up in Coronado (her parents owned the Chevron station where Willis Allen Real Estate is today), and two years ago she her military husband arrived back in town after duty stations throughout the world.
While living abroad in the French-speaking region of Belgium next to the French border, Wing immersed herself in the European lifestyle, soaking in the culture, learning French, cooking, taking in the sights, and hitting the antique markets. She started working with French potters who have been in business in the Alsace region since 1750, creating designs for “Village” houses including one that she calls “The Red Village” house. She will have a limited supply for the flower show, but also will debut a “Concert in the Park” tablecloth that fits the petite picnic tables that many families bring to the summer concerts. “They include a modern-day non-slip, non-stain oilcloth imported from Denmark, with side pockets for utensils; embroidered family names are optional.” And she has ordered new Coronado posters that depict the historic boathouse and bridge.