It’s just about two weeks till Valentine’s Day, and in the depths of Winter, what better time to plan a romantic long weekend away with your sweetie? V-day falls on a Thursday this year, making for a fabulous four day weekend. Depending on where you live, destinations like Palm Beach, Beverly Hills, La Jolla, and Phoenix are just a quick flight away.
Need to refresh your travel bags? Consider our Beach Bag in Verde Bonita (above) – it’s roomy and can be packed with everything for an overnight stay as well as an afternoon at the beach, $139 comes in 11 colorways.
I ordered ours from Smock http://smockpaper.com. They are an amazing letterpress print shop located in upstate New York. Not only do I love that they are Made in America, but I also love that they print on pesticide-free bamboo paper that is sustainable. The birth announcement mirrors the approach I took for our nursery — American made & green.
Mark, my husband, and I wanted something sweet, arty & glamorous — and unlike any other birth announcement. We chose one of Smock’s wedding invitations and customized it by having it printed it with gold (for the glamour) and a soft pink (for our baby girl). Then we printed a photo we took of her when she was nine days old, used a punch to cut the photos out in circles, glued them on to the announcement with a glue stick and addressed each envelope by hand with a gold pen. I especially love that we designed the envelope as well. I love it when envelopes give a hint as to what is to come inside.
I love how Smock sends their product. This is how they package everything — in a box with Baby B’s name on the top and then with this sweet note on top. The announcements and envelopes were carefully packaged inside the squiggly stuff.
Here is the finished product ready to be addressed and stamped (with the perfect, carefully selected stamp of course).
Another shot of the announcements and the cute box they came in.
We’re loving the Spring trend of bold geometric patterns cast in black and white. Our colorway Jet Set, which was inspired by a particularly interesting Japanese wood cut, is just the thing to get in on the trend. Pair it with black and white, or contrast it with saturated brights like pink, red, or yellow.
We’re not sure who came up with it, but Women’s Self-Empowerment Week is a great time to plan for the year ahead, set goals, and get things accomplished.
While there are many viewpoints around the web on the best way to celebrate the week from humorous to dead serious, we especially like writer Jamie Fleming-Dixon’s take. She writes: “Self-empowerment means constantly taking small steps to improve yourself and your life. It’s also about taking control of your destiny and living your life the way you want.” She goes on to recommend working on being confident, getting healthy, staying positive, and listening to feedback. We couldn’t agree more!
For women entrepreneurs it’s a great time to get organized – our Horizontal Tote stows files, laptops, tablets and more, while our Vertical Tote is the perfect thing for books, laptops and heavier items.
There’s a new gal on the block, and she’s designed to take you to the beach, the boardroom and all points in between. Our Essentials Tote measures 13″ W x 10″ H x 5.5″ D and easily carries your Tablet, slim laptop, wallet, gym goodies, market finds and more. Best of all her wardrobe of 11 available colorways will perk up your Winter days whether you’re heading out on a sunny cruise or hitting the snowy slopes – shown here in our elegant Verde Bonita (the color of the year!) Below, our eTablet Sleeve is ready to go along with our Cell Phone Case, Spectacular Contact Lens Case, and Continental Zip Wallet.
It’s only mid December but we’re already considering our New Year’s Resolutions. Taking up a new sport anyone out there? We suggest tennis lessons and a super cute cinda b Tennis Tote to keep you motivated. Shown above in Scala Ivory, our Tennis Tote comes in a choice of 10 colorways to coordinate with all your other bags and gear.
Rather tee off instead? We have you covered with our fun combo of Golf Head Covers, Tee Pouch, and Hipster Bag. Shown below in our new colorway, Bonita Verde (due out next month) – this is a pretty combination sure to get you out on the links in 2013.