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!

How Do You Roast Your Weenies?

Roasting marshmallows and hot dogs are not just for camping anymore.  Outdoor fire pits have been popping up in backyards all over the nation.  It’s a great way for families to spend quality time together as well as an awesome party activity for both kids and adults.

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This growing trend has made way for a new gift item.  Fun and stylish roasting sticks.  Makes a really unique gift that is useful, different and personal.  The handles are ceramic so they wont get hot and the sticks are 39″ long so you can sit back and enjoy the fire.

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A Year of Gratitude.

This is my favorite new item at  A Year of Gratitude.

Each act of gratitude starts a ripple of kindness that begins with you and reaches further than you can imagine.  Every letter you write adds joy to the world, so take out your pen and begin.


Here’s how it works.  Kit comes with 52 thank you cards.  Write one card each week for a year.  The ripple effect is endless.  Given as a gift, gives someone else the opportunity to start their own ripple.


A Gift with Style and Function!

Introducing Tiffany’s Tools. The upscale, designer set of household tools skillfully contoured to fit a woman’s hand. Designed to reflect a chic and fashionable lifestyle, the unique design, and stylish carrying appeals to woman with the most discerning sense of style.  This is an excellent gift for a bride, graduate, new home owner,  the newly divorced and anyone who enjoys the fancy of life.    It’s different, it’s pretty and it’s super useful!  Comes in black or white patent leather.

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Commitment Phobes – Tempaper is Here!

How many of us have wanted to redecorate our living room, bedroom, dining room- ANY room? Time to call the interior decorator and pick up an extra shift at work, because we all know how expensive home decor can get. But now, with Tempapera line of temporary wallpaper you never have to worry about making a longtime commitment to wallpaper ever again. Tempaper is an easy way to spice up any room, even a college dorm room! No fussing around with water, paste, rollers or permanency. The self adhesive is as easy to get off as it is to get on. Peel and stick that’s all there is to it! And when you’ve grown tired of it, peel it off, throw it out and up with the next pattern. Worried none of Tempapers patterns are right for you? Unleash your inner artist and get the “Tempaper By You” and paint your own landscape for the tea room, pink giraffe for your little girl, or beige stripes for the family room. And guess what- Tempaper isn’t just limited to walls, it works on furniture too! The newest trend in interior design is not to be missed- and who doesn’t jump on an inexpensive, commitment free trend?! From contemporary, to earthy, to funky– Tempaper has it all! P.S. When will Tempaper make boyfriends?!

Dorm room safe! Who wouldn’t want to stay in and study with those walls?!

Keep your furniture neutral and give the walls some attention!

Unleash your inner artist! You’ve always wanted your own line of wallpaper so here is your start! Paint, paintbrush and “Tempaper By You” is all you need!

Candle Snob

Lafco Candles are a favorite  at Presence of Piermont. The house and home candle collection has a  90 hour burn time,  soy-based wax, and are 100% natural cotton wick.  The candles are contained in a  beautiful handblown glass vessel.  I actually have customers that now collect the glass.   What you can do with the glass is only limited by your imagination.  When giving as a gift, the glass makes it more than “just a candle.” Here are some ideas of uses that customers have shared.   Change collector, house/car key collecting vessel, ring jar, pen and pencil holder, sponge holder on kitchen sink (my fave) and of course the obvious…a lovely vase.  We’re so excited that Lafco has just announced that the house and home collection will now include diffusers and soap.  Should be available September 2012, so check back!

Marine Bathroom

Bathroom is probably the most popular in the shop.  I think it’s because it’s a very clean light scent with no heavy florals so it’s very easy to give as a gift.

Amber Black Vanilla Foyer

Another popular/favorite at Presence is the foyer.  It’s a vanilla based, but it’s so perfectly blended with amber.  The Amber makes it not as sweet as a traditional vanilla.  It’s way yummy!!!

Office is my favorite.  It’s definitely the kind of scent you either love or hate.  It’s a strong blend of eucalyptus and rosemary.   To me it smells like a spa and I just love it!  Can’t wait to get it in the difusser.

Heres an idea of what you could do with the glass vessel.  How stunning is that?!