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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

Hable Construction [More Sales Alerts!]

Here’s some more goodies on sale – this time, directly from Hable Construction. Pillows, photo albums, totes… all the Hable goodies you love at prices that are more affordable. Looks like their cleaning house for Spring ’06! Check out their tag sale online.

(Photo: 16×16″ Lily pad Canvas Pillow, sale $57 was $98)

Posted in uncategorized on January 31, 2006

Cake

I love this Node bowl from Cake, it’s so pretty. Useful and elegant to display, available in white or chrome. You can purchase this at Joy in Newton (for the locals) or contact Cake directly for information on ordering.
The insula cup is another favorite of mine. It comes in snow white, kiwi green, sea blue, and salmon orange. I think having a cup of tea, without a handle, is a nice change. I also like that you can’t burn your little paws because it’s insulated with a double interior wall making it cool to the touch. Clever.
Cake. Would you like a piece?

(Photos: TOP: Insula cup. BELOW: Node bowl. Photos from Cake.)

Posted in uncategorized on January 31, 2006

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