Influenced by her Grandmother Eleanor, from a small child to adulthood, Julia has always been intrigued by the gathering of guests. She would watch, fascinated, as her grandmother and grandfather would host an evening in their home, with manhattans, cigars, hors d’oeuvres and friends. The bonding and building of relationships, over a beautifully plated dish, was the inspiration behind the Classic Collection. The first of many brilliant collections, the hand cut, hand polished and hand placed mother of pearl mosaics, combined with the hand applied signature crushed mother of pearl infused enamel thumbprint swirl technique on sand cast aluminum, makes each and every piece uniquely breathtaking and one-of-a-kind. These stunning beauties are based off of the original shapes from Grandma Eleanor’s table and remain timeless and true to the epitome of the perfect hostess. The Classic Collection is food safe and can go into the freezer and the oven up to 250 degrees.