Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Holidays Continue on and Smile Therapy, the Beau Ideal

We need to be celebrating. 
We need to be smiling more and finding all the things we are lucky about.
I am telling myself this because I spent yesterday completely stressed out and doing neither of those things.

Someone told me once I take on too much. Someone else told me I really take on other people's stress and worries and internalize it. Someone else told me I need to take it easy and exhale fear.
What I gather from all of that informative information that other people think is that recognition is step one and smiling it off is step 2. Trying both today and after work is over, which is never over this time of year but let's just call it "over", am planning on a good activity tonight: writing holiday cards. I love that part!

All this to say is that one of my favorite ladies and her beautiful company Beau Ideal Editions is having a sale! Enter HOHOHO25 at check out and receive 25% off all her gorgeous smile-inducing holiday cards and sets! Very happy stuff...

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Your Holidays Just Got More Bonbon

We are so proud and happy to be part of this wonderful event: Warm: A Holiday Pop-Up at Liloveve Jewelry Gallery. It's part of the school where I cut my chops and Caroline's studio and gallery both are swoon-worthy. I'll be bringing my higher-end pieces so you can see them up close and in person and am so excited to show them in such a beautiful setting with such great jewelers, makers and smiths.
Hope you'll join us tomorrow from 5pm-9pm for a great evening of shopping and cocktails!

We'll also be at the Brooklyn Flea's newest space at 80 N. 5th St at Wythe in Williamsburg all weekend long with lots of new pieces and old favorites. Spend over $100 and you'll go home with one of our cute hand-printed Bonbon swag bags.
See you this weekend!

Bonbon's Holiday Gift Guide 2013: Number 1: BUY ART

Poppy and Mushroom

Perusing gift guides this time of year can be a super fun way to get both ideas and to totally overwhelm yourself but so what? Throw caution to the wind, definitely DON'T GO TO WALMART!
I bet recipients on your list would like some real art and books and snarky t-shirts and beautiful jewelry and handmade items that real makers have made with heart. I know I would. 

Sold yet? You will be after you see Alexandra Lakin's fantastic fantastical works. We went to art school together at The School of Arts and Design at Alfred University. She was always one of my very favorite artists then and she is still is now. Her color combinations are so delicate and also wild and perfectly suited to her imaginative ways of illustrating these little stories. To me they evoke an imaginary and real sense of earlier American lives, a little wilder and a little more free yet quite bound to the earth. Anyone would  be lucky to receive and live with them so without further adieu, I present you with DAY 1 of Bonbon's Countdown to Giving, an opportunity to give and/or own some of the real (badass) art of Alexandra Lakin
Angel and Miner
Orange Mushroom

Spring and Winter Mushroom Hunters, (each side)