Not sure where the time goes these days but there is never enough! So I apologize this post has been a long time coming.
We are well underway into the planning of our 2014 line! (OMG weren’t we just partying like it was 1999?)
Well we have another terrific line in store. New designs.New partnerships. New products! (HOLLA)
The trends for 2014 are fun, funky and fresh! Here is a peek at our trend boards. Enjoy!
It is a beautiful day here in Boston… FINALLY!!!
The shrubs are bloomin’, the bees are buzzing and staying in here trapped at my desk under a pile of deadlines is unbearable. :0(
However our good friends over at Container Store blasted away my blues by sending out this gift wrap e-blast featuring some of the fabulous new designs from our 2014 Collection on sale now in their store just in time for all of springs big days!
(Ahem… little reminder… Mom’s Day Sunday May 12!)
Look how gorgeous these designs look all tied up and ready for gifting!
Perfectly matched for this glorious day!
Tnx! Container XOXO!
It’s been a surreal week. I am sure everyone in America can agree with that, but for those of us here in Boston…OMG!
WICKED MENTAL WEEK!
It has been impossible to escape the horror and fear that has hit this city. 24/7 news casts which have saddened, maddened and horrified us since Monday. Finally we are relieved of the fear and anxiety, but not the grief, and if you know a Bostonian… never the anger!
One thing I can say for sure is, we will bounce back and come back harder and stronger then ever before. These maniacs caused so much damage, sorrow and pain for some many innocent and wonderful people. They suceeded in that, however they also succeeded in renewing American pride, Boston pride, unity and strength- that, my friends, can be very dangerous for our enemies. Don’t forget a bunch of pissed off Bostonians started this country!
After the capture of deranged loser #2 an instant parade formed in the streets all over the city to applaud our law enforcement officials and songs of patriotism were sung in the crowds. (careful, link left is a bit of a tear jerker)
I am (as always) proud of our city and so proud to be so deep rooted here. I am Boston Strong!
Coffee table books are one of my favorite go-tos for gifts, they can be enjoyed for years on end and add some style to your home. For my friend Emily’s birthday I wanted to get something that was an expression of her style. She loves graphic prints and bold colors and probably owns more striped things than anyone I know! The Kate Spade, Things We Love, book came recommended to me because of all the beautiful pictures and glamourous gilded edge pages. This book looks good from all angles!
When I was sneaking a peek at the pages before I wrapped it up, I recognized a familiar pattern! Last season Kate Spade partnered with Florence Broadhurst to create all sorts of fun bags, wallets and accessories and this season The Gift Wrap Company is partnering up! So exciting!! This partnership is bringing the lovely patterns from Florence Broadhurst to the world of paper products to create bold and beautiful wraps, bags and other social stationary goodies! The full collection is going to be released later this spring so keep your eyes open!
Boston is finally blooming! (That was an awful winter we just had, glad it’s over.) So it’s now April and we’ve got showers, just as the rhyme says. To make the shift from winter drab to springtime fab, here are some of my fun finds:
1: Turquoise Trench Coat, because beige can be so blahhh / 2: This nifty umbrella‘s blossom design shows up when it gets wet, sort of like those Hypercolor T-shirts from back in the day / 3: Not usually a fan of animal print of any kind, but it’s oh-so trendy right now. These Hunter boots are actually making me rethink snakeskin. / 4: For the days I won’t be golashing around, there’s Netflix and my couch. (Have you seen House of Cards yet?? I’m obsessed!) / 5: I have a real hard time keeping green things alive. This Self-Watering Planter could really be a game changer for me.
Hope you’re all enjoying the warmer temps and the beautiful blooms as much as I am! Happy spring!
Today is International Woman’s Day so a big “whoot whoot” to all the ladies out there who work it, rock it or simply just live it to the max!
And a special shout out to my own team of fabulously talented young woman who work so hard to make this line what it is. Give it up for the Gift Wrap Girls!
If you don’t subscribe to Racked I highly recommend it. It’s a daily dose of fashion fun.
Rock on sistas!
In my recent blog post “Baby Shades of Gray”, I mistakenly posted the wrong shop name to these adorable baby prints! Yikes…
The correct shop name is Yassi’s Place, and here is the direct link to the prints:
So sorry for any confusion!
Clearly I should not blog before morning coffee…
We are very excited about a license we have recently signed and are deeply involved with these days: legendary Ausie artist, Florence Broadhurst. Not only are Florence’s designs fantastic, but she was also one dynamic lady.
Florence’s story is very eccentric and unfortunately tragic, but in her lifetime she managed to live life to the fullest and accomplish things women of her time didn’t dare to even dream of.
She leaves behind a great legacy and a timeless design portfolio. In the ultra talented hands of our Sarah, Florence’s designs have been transformed into a fabulous collection of wrap, tags, bags, journals, notes and other classic keepsakes.
I can’t share the products just yet, but stay tuned for their release this May! In the meantime follow our Florence pinterest board and learn a little about this spectacular woman. Be sure to catch the vimeo videos put out by Signature Prints who keep after this beautiful artistic property, they are great.
Florence’s designs are classic, timeless and perfect for wrapping those extra special gifts!
In case you are living under a rock or another part of the country that doesn’t obsess about the weather, the Boston area and surrounding states are on track to get a winter storm of epic proportions. Yay…not really! For some reason I thought winter was over after we had a few over 50 degree days in January, but mother nature played an evil trick on me! (Or all my years as a New Englander scarred me so much that I blocked out the fact that it’s very possible to get snow in February and March) But since I can’t beat the impending doom, I’m going to embrace the hype and go full force in getting prepared! Jamie and I braved Wegmans to gather our top essential items we need to get us through being stuck at home.
Just wanted to share a little news from our newest licensing partner Ana Davis.
Ana recently wrote & illustrated a children’s book and for today only that book is available for free downloads at Amazon.com!
Check it and be sure to give your feedback on this adorable book!
Also be on the look out for our new gift wrap, bags and accessories featuring Ana’s beautiful floral motifs!