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Meet the Team

A design studio often brings together exceptional talent,and ours is no exception. From our founder and creative visionary, Shari to our impeccable designer, Monica, we offer to you a fiercely passionate and experienced team. Each of us is lovestruck by what we get to create together, and we can't wait to meet you and build something wondrous.

Shari Lebowitz
Founder and Creative Director

When I launched Bespoke, something told me I couldn’t be the only human to be thrilled by beautiful, artisanal invitations and stationery - and I was right. A New York City interior designer with my own studio, I was drawn to the coastal beauty of Westport, Connecticut. Seeing a gap in the marketplace, I leaned into my love of paper design, parties and entertaining. Bespoke started as a wedding and personal stationery shop in a charming, upstairs atelier, and now seven years in, we are a celebration and lifestyle destination! Along with our event design studio, we offer unexpected and exclusive homewares from around the world in one retail setting. I’m passionate about helping clients discover how to share the big and small moments in their lives. Everyday essentials bring beauty and joy to daily life, while unusual pieces create an elevated experience for special gatherings. Classically trained at Parsons School of Design, I have studied the history of art and have traveled extensively. As a lifelong knitter and devoted gardener, I’m constantly thinking of color, shape, and pattern. I put all of this into Bespoke Designs. Working with wonderful clients and my super creative team is a privilege and also so much fun. Whether it's dinner, tea, a big birthday or your wedding, let’s get your party started! Favorite color: Pink, can’t get enough Favorite flower: Dahlia, because they come in all shades and there is so much in each and every flower Guilty pleasure: How much I love to knit and how much yarn I have in my stash. Happy place: My garden, dirt under my fingernails, getting creative

Monica Gorski
Graphic Art and Design Lead

My background is in fine art printmaking, graphic design, and special events. I have an affinity for ink on paper and traditional print processes like letterpress and engraving. I love layering and texture, and bring that sensibility to my work. I enjoy working with clients and helping to convey their stories through their invitations and stationery. Often people don’t realize how much they are going to enjoy the paper design process. When I hear that invitations are their favorite part of their event planning, that’s the highest compliment I can imagine. If I could go to dinner with anyone, it would be: Bob Dylan, for his soul and wisdom. Would you believe it if I told you: I love to run and actually get runner’s high Best wedding music: A funk band Fave travel experience: Italy. I studied there and would love to go back! The person who keeps me on my toes: My 3-year-old daughter

Tasmine Mocke
Retail Lead and Registry Specialist

A gap year in London brought me into the events world, training and working with prestigious catering and events companies. From birthday parties at St. James' Palace, to chic countryside weddings that were just over-the-top fabulous, that year steeped me in the importance of etiquette, timeliness, thoughtfulness, and how to execute elevated service beautifully. Helping people achieve their vision for milestone moments became really important to me. After stints at Marcia Selden Catering & Events, Tory Burch, and Current Home, I joined the team at Bespoke Designs, where I help clients design beautiful tablescapes and registries. Whether it's something simple and accessible for everyday, or dialing up the drama for special occasions, I love to use layers to build surprise and excitement. My role is to source and create tabletop looks that I know people will sit down to, add onto, and enjoy together for years. Fave Tune: "Diamonds on the soles of her shoes." Party Must: A signature cocktail & an inviting table. Great food is a given! Secret Vice: Wallpaper. Doesn't every wall want to get dressed up? Fave Holiday: Christmas...all the sparkles, togetherness, and everyone gets something.

Lauren Zanfardino
Retail Team

I enjoy working in such a beautifully curated shop. Having two young boys makes it difficult to have such nice things in my own home at this stage, so coming to work is like a little escape for me. In the shop, it’s fun helping customers discover the perfect gift. It has been a joy to learn the ropes from Shari and work with customers to create stationery and other items for weddings and parties. I love the surprise that comes from opening boxes from the printer, and especially love assembling wedding invitations - the more ribbon, wax seals and special details, the better! Fave travel experience: Thailand. It was interesting to be immersed in such a different culture. Fave holiday: Christmas eve…growing up in a large Italian family, we would have the seven fishes and sit down to a multi course meal at a beautifully decorated table. What keeps me sane: Working out. I make it a priority most every day. On Entertaining: It’s worth the extra effort to make a get-together feel thoughtful and special!

Meet Walter

Walter is Shari's miniature poodle and he is here with us every day. His duties include welcoming all visitors and shredding paper. He's a very friendly guy, so feel free to bring your pooch along with you.
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