Red Bank, New Jersey–Carter & Cavero, Old World Olive Oil Company is happy to welcome best-selling life style author Mary Randolph Carter to sign her latest book—For the Love of Old—on Saturday, December 6. The book, a celebration of the patina of age, and how it enriches the objects with which we surround ourselves for comfort, and inspiration seems a perfect fit with the Carter & Cavero commitment to a tasteful, healthy way of living tied to the authentic and old tradition of olive oil.

Mary Randolph Carter (aka Carter) was born in Richmond, Virginia, the first of nine children. After a career in the world of magazines—Mademoiselle, New York Magazine and Self, which she helped to create as its first creative director, Carter joined Polo Ralph Lauren as Vice President of Advertising. After twenty years working closely with Mr. Lauren on creating the multi–page ad units that have celebrated and traced the diverse lifestyle of the brand, he asked her to steer the creation of Ralph Lauren, a 500-page mega-volume that celebrates his four decades of work.

The doyenne of collecting, Carter is the author and photographer of six books including her coveted and best-selling “Junk” series; American Junk, Garden Junk, Kitchen Junk and Big City Junk. For the Love of Old features useful tips on how to maintain and preserve your old treasures, and how accelerate—or at least approximate—the look on newer acquisitions so they too, will feel right at home!

In the introduction to Old, Carter writes “In a era that is desperate to be young and new and hip and cool, I choose old…things that endure, including love, emotion, character and integrity.” Reached at her home in New York City, “Carter added olive oil to her list of things that endure. “I particularly love the idea that at Carter & Cavero I can taste and choose my own oils and vinegars and have them poured into their beautifully etched bottles that, of course, I never throw away, but reuse and repurpose.” The “Carter” in Carter & Cavero’s name is not just a coincidence. One of Carter & Cavero’s partner’s Sam Berg, calls this Carter “Mom,” and asked her if he could add it to Cavero which is the maiden name of the wife of another partner and the proprietor of Carter & Cavero– Chris Wall.

Carter will be signing her book at Carter & Cavero, from Noon to 3 P.M. at Carter & Cavero, 19 Monmouth Street, in Red Bank. This event kicks off the holiday season at Carter & Cavero featuring a feast of olive oils to taste with a hearty buffet of artisan breads, olive tapenades and other Carter & Cavero special gift ideas for a memorable holiday season.

For more information: Contact Chris Wall at (732)219-0506 or email
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