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Garnet Hill

The Spring Garnet Hill catalog just arrived and I found some fresh finds to share with you. See what you think of my top 10 picks for Spring from Garnet Hill.

1) Vortex Quilt in blue, tangerine, pomegranate or avocado. $148-228
2) Zinnia 310 thread count sateen bedding + comforter cover. $28-125
3) Zinnia shower curtain $45
4) In a New York Minute percale sheets + comforter cover $25-95 (very cute for kids or guest bedroom.)
5) Pillow Bench in pink or green $125
6) Newport Gardens percale sheets + comforter cover $28-124
7) Button Bowl $24 (very cute for catching keys, rings, earrings, even a business card holder.)
8) Zinnia doormat $28
9) Hadley Pollet reversible belt $98 (I know, I’m always trying to sneak in something wearable into my design blog….)
10) Yo Yo shower curtain $48 + Yo Yo rugs $32

(Photos: TOP: Button Bowl. BOTTOM: Zinnia shower curtain, Hadley Pollet belt, Pillow Bench. All photos from Garnet Hill.)


Posted in uncategorized on January 31, 2006

Henry + Lulu

John + Jackie O. Harry + Sally. Brad + Angelina. Famous couples make news. The latest hot couple? Henry +Lulu.

Who?

Meet Henry + Lulu, the latest name in online shopping and your newest online destination for “gifting” friends, hubby, pets, and the sweet bambinos in your life. Featuring “all things pretty, fun, and functional”, Henry + Lulu deliver bags and accessories by Orla Keily, fun Angela Adams items (pretty trays + handbags + sketch books), Babydoll Pliner accessories for dogs, Tin toys from Paya of Spain, and two-sided cozy baby blankets by Larucci… Who can resist? You can shop by designer on their website, which makes navigation a breeze. They carry items you’ll be ga-ga over from at least 50 “now” designers for women, men, baby, home, + pet.

(Photo: TOP: Babydoll Pliner bright patent leather collar for $55. BELOW: Orla Keily “Pink Flower” handbag for $235. Laura Zek “The Alphabet” art priced at $400; created exclusively for Henry + Lulu clientele. All photos from Henry + Lulu.)

Posted in uncategorized on January 31, 2006

Hello Lucky [30% SAVINGS!]

No, it’s not what you get when you cross Lucky magazine with Hello Kitty.

Hello Lucky in San Francisco is a great online destination for adorable cards that rank very high on the cuteness scale. Sabrina, from Hello Lucky, wrote to me today about a promotion that they’re having. If you read Daily Candy, take 30% off your entire online order! Simply click here and enter promotion code: DCHELLO before shopping. Only valid until 2/24/06, so you better get crackin’ there, paper lover!

Be sure to browse their gift wrap (Vespa Girl is sooo cute) and letterpress cards ranging from baby announcements to thank you notes and moving announcements. They carry bridal, birthday, holiday, get well… everything!

Hello Lucky is so special to me because I love their gorgeous graphics and exquisite quality — cards are hand printed on antique presses using high quality 100 lb cardstock. They even accept custom orders for showers, weddings, etc. After a few clicks on their website, you’ll see what has Daily Candy, Real Simple, Martha Stewart Weddings, and the Today Show buzzin’!

With 30% off, now you’re the Lucky one… Hello, Lucky!

(Photos: TOP: Amelia Moving card. BELOW: Various product shots from Hello Lucky.)

Posted in uncategorized on January 31, 2006

Butterfield [Providence]

Over the weekend, we visited historical downtown Providence, RI and bumped into “Butterfield, a beautiful design store blending vintage reproductions with modern furnishings. It’s an eclectic, tasteful arrangement of all things beautiful.

Snobs? Not here. Two bright + friendly associates assisted us, sharing the story of Butterfield, raving over their products, showing us the John Derian collection, talking about Mitchell Gold furnishings with such enthusiasm that you felt inclined to purchase a sofa whether you needed one or not. It was great meeting a sales team that didn’t display attitude – but a friendly energy with an eagerness to please instead. What a refreshing change from the usual snobs you meet in upscale retail stores.

Butterfield is a design haven; it boasts lovely home decor items and furnishings amidst soaring ceilings, wood floors, brick exposure, and great music. The Burgess building, where they’re located, is the oldest surviving building on Westminster Street and was constructed in 1870, designed by architect George Waterman Cady. Butterfield is newly hatched, it opened in December ’05, so you can’t shop on their website yet, but if you plan to visit Providence, visit them — you won’t be able to restrain yourself from purchasing something lovely. My husband picked up a product from their men’s line, “Anthony Logistics “, and I grabbed some pretty matches with red coral on them from Homart ($3.50) and a package of file folders from Cavallini + Co ($13.50).

From now until 2/14, they’re having a delightful sale. Take 20% off all in-stock Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams furniture. Assorted gifts are also 10-20% off, like their John Derien collection (-10%). If you like the Cavallini + Co. folders, I’m sure you can contact the store directly to purchase. If not, check out Cavallini + Co. online for retail locations in your area.

Great store, exceptionally nice staff, and beautiful items. Shopping is like Butter….at Butterfields.

(Photos: TOP: Butterfield logo. Below: Cavallini + Co. birds with blue background (the folders I purchased.) + the Butterfield retail store interior.)

Posted in uncategorized on January 31, 2006

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