Hello friends! First, I’d like to thank those of you who entered my gift wrap class (& etc.) at the Anthropologie Pop Up Cafe at Barcomi’s Deli in Berlin (posted here). I know many of you cannot make it because Berlin is no where near where you live, but I wanted to do something locally (to me) because I really want to support Anthropologie and their new German website – it’s exciting to see them making their way into my new home country as I’ve really missed having Anthro stores nearby, especially after living in Boston for so many years. I hope these pop up events lead to a few stores in Germany down the road, I know they’d be a huge hit! But I digress… it’s now time to announce the 8 winners so you can arrange your schedule to join us on Friday – because that’s coming up quickly! And my 8 special guests will be…
If your name is above, I will contact you via email today with details and to confirm your attendance. If you cannot make the event please let me know today so I can select another winner and give them your seat. Cake, coffee, the class and the Anthropologie gift cards are only valid to those who attend on Friday so it’s important that you show up!
If you entered the contest but DID NOT win, I invite you to stop by anyway between 4-6 p.m. because you can always observe our class and if there are extra supplies and a few spare seats, I certainly don’t mind a few guests sitting in – though we cannot guarantee you a seat at our table – and you wouldn’t receive the freebies, but please do stop by to see Barcomi’s beautiful cafe in the “Anthropologie” style and of course, to say hello to me. I’d like that!
I’m really looking forward to this Friday! I’ll see you soon Julianne, Simone, Anna, Annie, Ursula, Anja, Toni and Urzula! Oh and yes, a VERY special thank you to Cynthia, Massimiliano, Claudia and Anthropologie for making this event possible – I can’t wait!
(images: claudia wünsch)
Hello everyone! I’ve been out and about today and enjoyed it so much! It felt good to get my errands done but above all, to connect with a very good friend of mine and to go shopping together in her store! Fun! I found some great Danish clothes and a pretty dress that I will wear to Berlin on Friday. It’s always so nice to be with a sweet girlfriend – so energizing!
I came home home with sweaters, shirts, knee socks, leggings and a dress – and that post-shopping guilt, “Oh dear, I exceeded my shopping budget for like five years!”. But they I realized that I did need the clothing but that I also supported two shop owners today who have sweet stores that they love and manage with such care – that really means something to me more and more. It’s also a great way to ease the guilt (wink). As I was wrapping (and unwrapping!) myself in clothes all afternoon, I started to think about gift wrapping in general because that’s all I see in stores everywhere right now – Christmas things. I thought it may be helpful to you to round up a bit of a best of series for you now featuring some of the most beautifully wrapped presents that decor8 contributor, photographer and stylist Leslie Shewring, has shown over the past few years.
Try neon colors, paper doilies and baker’s twine…
Use watercolors to paint your own gift wrap. Add sequins to a simple white gift tag.
Try different textures, velvet ribbon is nice.
A natural touch is always nice.
More watercolors in geometric shapes to dress up plain white paper.
Kraft paper in brown with simple touches goes a long way.
Combine a punch of your favorite shape (butterfly, tree, snowflake) and paper that you love to create a gift tag using a little glue.
Coffee filters, why not, right!?
More watercolors on white tags that you can buy in packs from a store like Staples.
Less traditional ways to wrap gifts – from tea tins to a stack of books tied together with ribbon and topped with a handmade greeting.
And speaking of gifts, this little post is my gift to you today and perhaps it has inspired and delighted you. I hope so! A special thanks to Leslie for all of her inspiration over the years!
(images: leslie shewring)
Hello everyone! I’m so excited to share a fun contest though I realize that few can enter because it’s for an event taking place in Berlin this Friday! BUT, if you happen to live nearby and want to take part, please read on… To celebrate Anthropologie’s new GERMAN website (they now ship free to Germany if you spend 75 € or more), they will present a special Anthropologie pop up cafe at the lovely Barcomi’s Cafe in Berlin for ONE WEEK ONLY from November 23 – 28th. How cool is THAT, Germany!?
As part of this very special event, I have been invited to teach a gift wrapping class on November 25th (Yes, THIS Friday!) in their pop up space at Barcomi’s Cafe from 4:00-6:00 p.m. and I can’t wait! All are allowed to visit (of course) and hang out with us but only 8 will have a seat in my crafty corner while I teach you one-on-one how to wrap your presents with personality using found papers, ribbons, rubber stamps, masking tape and other crafty things. I’ll bring the supplies, and you can take the things that you make home with you, too. Along with my special two hour class, we’ll chat over homemade Barcomi’s cakes and coffee (or tea) and each of my 8 special winners will receive a 25 € gift card to shop Anthropologie online. How fun is that!?
If you’d like to join us, please enter by:
1.) LIKING Anthropologie Deutschland on Facebook
2.) Sign up for their newsletter and finally…
3.) Leave a comment below with your name (first/last) and why you’d like to take my class. It’s that simple!
I’ll draw the winning names on WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23 and you will be contacted by email on Wednesday IF YOU HAVE WON. Please only ENTER IF YOU CAN ATTEND THE CLASS otherwise this special contest and offer is not valid and will be awarded to another person.
I can’t wait to see you on Friday – remember ENTER TODAY!
(image: holly becker)