Thursday, July 15, 2010

Jill Rosenwald- a little Hamptons, very Palm Beach and so fun!

We have loved Jill Rosenwald's ceramic designs since we met her a year ago at the NY gift show. She works with a small staff in her studio in Boston. Each piece is handmade, hand painted and full of love and a lot of spunk. She introduced a great new collection this year called Hampton links and we think the timing is just perfect as the masses from Manhattan hop on the Jitney to Southampton. And yes, it has a little dare I say "preppy" feel but it also reminds me of great Moorish windows and architecture and it definitely fits in with Palm Beach decor. Either way, the colors are right on, the patterns are bold and fun and trend-right. These pieces will "pop" any mantle, shelf, office or kitchen and they make extra special, very unique gifts. This group was also featured in InStyle in May! Check out that monogram tray, what a fabulous wedding gift for the Lilly-lover bride!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Lucia, fabulous packaging, great soaps and candles

Yes, we swoon over beautiful packaging. Can't help it. It's just a fact. Lucia, a new line from Canada, offers both great packaging (that you'll be happy to give as a gift) and great quality. We are now carrying their candles, soaps and a few soap gift sets. We chose 5 of our favorite fragrances- goat milk and linseed, olive oil and laurel leaf, tea leaf and wild honey, wild ginger and fresh fig and sea watercress and chai tea. We also have their great gift set of assorted miniature gift soaps that include all 8 of their amazing scents. Their soaps are handmade, triple milled and made with organic shea butter which will leave your skin soft and lightly scented. Their fragrances are fresh and subtle, not overwhelming. We love the trio candle gift set that comes beautifully packaged in a great gift box and includes 3 small candles, all made from 100% sustainable soy and each candle burns for about 5 hours. You can spread these out in your bathroom(s), on a mantel or throw them in your suitcase when you travel. This line has been written up in multiple blogs for its amazing presentation such as design sponge (a wonderful home decor and stationery blog), the die line (a great packaging design blog) and multiple stationery blogs such as paper cut panic and our favorite paper crave.

Staying at someone's house this summer or need a great thank you gift? Consider giving one of these beautiful products as a gift. You know they will be much appreciated and enjoyed!