The Picnic Bag Reinvented

So I was super excited when I found this new product by Built at the New York Gift Show back in February.  Now that it’s arrived I can finally share it with you.  The bag starts as a very clean looking tote and easily unzips and (this is the best part),  the table is set!!  Every item is in it’s place.  Check it out…

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There are so many occasions to use this fabulous new product.  Personally I’m using it for our local pool.  We go late in the day and stay for dinner.  The picnic tote is perfection for this!!  Wouldn’t this be great to bring out July 4th to watch the fire works?  Of course what we sell at Presence of Piermont is the perfect gift…and this is the perfect wedding or anniversary gift!!

Stop and Smell the Flowers…

Library of Flowers

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Library of Flowers is taking over anything that was once my Spring & Summer scent with their amazing innovative PERFUME CREAM! Comes in a tin just like a body butter.   Dab it on your neck, wrist- anywhere, and you’re transformed by scent.  Not kidding…I sniff my wrist all day long!!   It’s also great for travel since it’s NOT liquid.

Comes in three scents:

Wild Flower & Fern”  this scent smells like you just bathed a baby and covered them in Johnson Baby Lotion.  Very clean and fresh.  Susan’s fave!!

The Forest”  It happens to be my personal favorite.  It’s a bit woodsy and smells like a man’s cologne.    Reminds me of  the cologne Drakkar.

Arboretum”   Summer clean with a fresh and light floral scent.  Not too distinct of a scent making it my choice for gifting and it’s Jamie’s fave!!


The packaging in this line is delicious and makes it perfect for gifting!!  And if that wasn’t enough…ITS’ MADE IN THE USA!!!


I love how the hand cream comes in a wood box. The packaging lets this item stand alone as a gift.

bubble bath

The bubble bath comes in large very cool tin container, sure dress up your tub!!


The perfume comes in a wood box with ribbon around the neck.

Their traditional perfume comes in a naked wood box with cotton ribbon around the neck. Looks very Anthropologie!!

Dear Somebody….

“To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere without
moving anything but your heart.”  ~Phyllis Theroux

In a world where text messages, e-mails, and maybe a face-time call if we are lucky, rule the world, I think it’s time we turn OFF and start WRITING again! A pen? Paper? Pencil? I know… It seems almost as ancient as stone carving. But think of the difference between the generic font of your iMessage and your own personal chicken scratch! It’s easier to send a thank you, an invite, or a happy birthday wish through technology but I say we get back to our roots- PAPER PRODUCTS! Bring color, glitter, personalization and that sentimental touch with something a little more meaningful.

Check out The Paper Queen at for all your customized needs! Note pads, stationary, cards & more- browse through the entire illustration gallery to design every inch of your own paper goods. Choose what font, what color, what character- and even what they wear! Right down to the heels! This Paper Queen knows us women all too well.

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Also, check out Verrier Boutique at! All these cards are HANDMADE, right down to the very last piece of glitter! A fashion designer, but illustrator at heart, Ashleigh Verrier creates every piece by hand with every finishing touch as beautiful and feminine as the first!

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Message In A Bottle Gets Techy

Message In A Bottle USB Zip Drive

Message In A Bottle USB Zip Drive

The Message in a bottle was a way to communicate across the ocean back in the day.     Molla Space  takes the romance of the
time old tradition of “A Message In A Bottle” and combines it with the new technology of flashdrives in this kitschy useful device.  What a cool way to store vacation memories, important documents or gifting a personal message.  What once was paper has been replaced with  a 4GB USB flash drive that is attached to the cork.  Genius!

USB Zip Drive

The USB flash drive is a way of storing documents or images.  Great for the student saving and sharing work.  I love the concept for saving and sharing vacation images.

It’s Useful, Fun, Kitschy and Gifty!