Beata "Toni" Antal, a sales rep at Pandora de Balthazár.
Many studies have been conducted on sleep, from how to prepare for it to how to get more of it. I received the best tip ever this weekend while at a tweetup dinner, organized by Gretchen Aubuchon Design, The Daily Basics and Benjamin Moore, for the Brimfield Antiques Show. Cynthia Bogart of The Daily Basics raved about how well she sleeps with the pillows she purchased from a Brimfield bedding vendor by the name of Pandora de Balthazár, who ironically is the Show's "Exhibitor of the Year."
I decided to check out these pillows for myself, and I have to tell you, there's absolutely nothing like them out there. Upon walking into the Pandora de Balthazár tent at Brimfield, you're immediately put at ease with the smell of lavender. I had the pleasure of speaking with Beata "Toni" Antal, a rep for the company, who invited me to test out one of the beds, fully equipped with these oversized pillows made of Hungarian goose down. They are just so soft and luxurious that I honestly could've fallen asleep on the spot.
I especially like the "EuroQueen" pillow, which retails for $280.00 (pretty pricey), but because they're washable, they should be able to last for a good while. I highly recommend them for those of you who are super serious about your sleep.
And the shop itself was so well put together with tons of throw pillows, some monogrammed and others with pretty embroidery, tucked away in armoires. It was hard to leave the place.