Introducing Guest Curator, Liz Eichholz!
Liz Eichholz is the Savannah-based entrepreneur disrupting the towel industry as we know it. Founder of Weezie., a luxury towel company, her mission to find the perfect towel (that exact right mix of absorbent, soft, stylish) started when she asked her partner and co-founder Lindsey an innocent question: "what towels do you use?" Lindsey responded, "I actually hate my towels." The rest is history! Having used and purchased a few Weezie. towels myself I was beyond thrilled when a mutual friend connected Liz and myself. Over a recent phone call with Liz I was very impressed with the all she is building at Weezie., but also thrilled to learn that she is an avid art collector and supporter of southern artists! Immediately I knew I had to ask Liz to guest curate for us at Well + Wonder - luckily she said yes! Keep reading to learn a little bit about the woman behind Weezie. as well as what Well + Wonder artwork she is currently coveting. Thank you, Liz, you are a star!
"Jungalo" by Kathleen Jones: I love the color scheme and the figurative lines. I’m recently a sucker for anything with a dark background!
"Mod Madam 6" by Paige Follmann: Love the whispy brush strokes and I think the composition is so interesting. You see the face and then your eye keeps lingering around the edges to make out the rest.
"Two Kumquats and a Blue and White Pot" by Amanda Norman: I love this medium, the color combo is perfect, and it’s so light and airy!
"Starlight Through Tears" by Lindsey Porter: This piece also has nice eye movement and such interesting bold pops of color. I could stare at it forever and it keeps turning into different likenesses.
"XXVIII" by McKenzie Dove: Living in such a beachy place, I love when a piece is very subtly beachy. I love that this is palm trees but in a very neutral color palette. It gives off easy calming beachy vibes without being too in your face beachy!
Tell us about yourself.
I was born and raised in Austin, TX and left Texas to go to the University of Georgia where I studied painting and graphic design. I moved to NYC after college, got married, and moved to Savannah, GA with my husband and our now 1-year-old daughter, Tempe and 2 dogs. I am a left-brained creative through and through.
Why did you start your blog/brand/business?
Weezie was inspired by my less than ideal experience buying towels off my wedding registry. I found the entire process to be confusing and lacking in excitement (shopping of any kind should be exciting…). I started talking to one of my best friends, Lindsey, about it and eventually, it became the idea we couldn’t ignore. We set out to redefine modern luxury. We wanted to create the company I was looking for and couldn’t find–a company telling the highest quality luxury towels that felt accessible and made the towel buying process fun–enter Weezie!
What is currently on your nightstand? What are you reading?
Currently, on my nightstand–a glass of water, picture of my husband, a new circa light I have been coveting, baby monitor, lots of lost hair ties, and Busy Phillips’ new book “This Will Only Hurt A Little.” It’s so funny and easy to read and perfect for before bed–highly recommend!
What is your favorite room in your house? Describe it.
Definitely my living room. It’s flooded with light at all hours of the day, it has a fireplace and a gallery wall which I am constantly changing up. There is no tv in there which I love (which is odd because I also love nothing more than a good Bravo binging session). We love to sit in this room with fat glasses of red wine and listen to records. Everyone said we would stop using this room once we had kids but we almost use it more! Our daughter loves to explore in there and look at the window. It’s just heaven.
What is your biggest score online to date?
I love this question. I think the Lulie Wallace painting hanging in our kitchen. I bought it right after college when I had some disposable income of my own to burn. Her art sales would come on and be sold out in minutes so I blindly clicked hoping to snag one. LUCKILY I am in love with the colors and the composition because it was essentially a blind buy. It sits in our kitchen and makes me happy every single day.
It is said to look for art that "makes your heart skip a beat." What aspects of art make your heart skip?
I am a sucker for figurative brush strokes, interesting shadows, and an unexpected color combo. I will see a piece of art and dream about it and literally not be able to get it out of my head.
What is the benefit of buying art through a collective?
It takes the guesswork out of finding great artists! You are relying on someone who is spending all of their time finding fresh new talent out there. It’s saving you time and making the entire art buying process easier from beginning to end.
When and where do you get the biggest surge of inspiration?
On VACATIONS! I love going to boutique hotels that are well designed, I walk away so so inspired. My husband and I recently went to Soho House in Miami and I left with such a renewed inspired energy.
The key to making a house a home? What does a home need more of and less of?
I think a house becomes a home when you add things to it slowly, adding things that truly have meaning. My worst nightmare is going in a store and buying everything new. When items in my home have different stories–I got this on our honeymoon, I found that in Austin, etc.–it brings about a sense of warmth because it evokes such great memories!
The greatest color combination that ever existed?
What’s your favorite housewarming gift? A set of towels, of course! I love to bring either a set of our makeup towels and a bottle of wine (specifically flowers cabernet–everyone loves flowers whether in wine form or otherwise…)
So, tell us a bit about your corner of the world – where do you live and what do you love about it?
I live in Savannah, GA and I can’t imagine living anywhere else–which wasn’t always the story! I left NYC kicking and screaming. I thought I would be there forever but my husband’s job brought us back to the South. I commuted to NYC for 2 years which eased the pain a bit but over that time I slowly but surely fell in love with Savannah. It’s slow and easy and charming and just beautiful. Downtown is so historic and unique, we’re 20 minutes from the beach, the moss hanging on the trees–it’s all just dreamy.