YARD WORK! MAE AND OYA JOIN FORCES
If you thought publishing and fashion were Mae Sabbagh Wayne's only passions, you'd be wrong. SHE's stylish publisher is all about creativity in its many forms, which is pivotal to her latest foray into business with designer friend and recent arrival in the Caribbean, Oya Soysal. The YARD is the brainchild of Mae and Oya, whose joint company is the inspired force behind this unique retail destination.
Their mission is to gather together the region's talented artists, enhance and help them on their journey in the creative industries and find a new fresh approach to selling their products in an elegant shopping experience for Saint Lucia's travelling guests. The YARD boasts a stylish, high end boutique, showcasing a hand-picked selection of the Caribbean's best home-grown products; exclusive clothing brands by the region's most exciting designers; beautiful hand-crafted jewellery and accessories, unique designer T-shirts and funky fashion bags, scarves, prints, pictures and artisanal gifts for the fashion forward loved one in your life.
But that's not all. The YARD will be home to a specialist book store where regional authors will be highlighted, and an artist's café in which to relax and enjoy a delicious Turkish coffee. The Yard will also be the venue for special events to promote the wares of their carefully selected creators, and is expected to be the de rigeur stop in Saint Lucia for artists and artisans with flair for fashion.