By: Carrie Leskowitz
I have long loved the jewelry of designer Renee Lewis. I think she was the originator of the shake necklaces. You’ve seen the beautiful locket like charms with teeny, tiny diamonds in them. High end stores like Barney’s and Bergdorf’s sell her things. She said of imitators of late, “Nobody was doing this back in the 70’s and 80’s.” Her prices are steep, but now I know what she has been doing with the fruits of her labors… renovating an Inn, The Courthouse Inn and Restaurant in Lisbon, Ohio, near Renee’s hometown.