Clementine Art

My darling Clementine Art! A few years ago, I stumbled upon Clementine Art,  chemical free art supplies created for children by a Boulder, CO art teacher.

After noticing that children do get a wee bit messy while creating works of art, she wondered if these products were as safe as possible for her little Picassos. So, she set out to research and create a line of products that are 100% natural.

I have adored these products for years. The modeling dough smells delicious, the quality is first rate and the packaging (I do love pretty packaging) makes them the perfect gift or party favor. Yet, recently, the packaging has been retooled to be even more “green” (no pun intended).

Need to tuck a little something into a camp care package? Are the grandchildren coming to visit? Taking a trip and need to have something to pass the travel time? Oh, Clementine!

It’s the Little Things

Are you ever stumped on what to give someone for a gift? Well, sometimes, a little something is all that’s needed.
I have a little mirrored tray that I keep in my bedroom. It’s full of…little things. Limoges received as a bridesmaid and one from my parents. A Herend bunny in my favorite hue. Pinch pots….one from each of my boys. A little happy birthday box given to me by my friend, Erin, on a long ago birthday. Just little things.
Yet, together, they tell a story. The serve as reminders. They make me smile.
So, if you ever think that the grand gesture is the only way to go. Think again. Sometimes, the tiniest things make the biggest and lasting impact.
What is your smallest treasure?

Monograms off Madison

Open just 2 weeks, Monograms off Madison is sure to become a go-to shop for me! Located on 93rd St, just off Madison Avenue in the Carnegie Hill area of New York City, Monograms off Madison is the brainchild of A.Tierney creator, Alyssa Tierney.
She has hand selected the perfect array of gifts, all of which can be personalized. Going one step further, she will happily monogram items not bought at the shop. That is a true service.
Monograms off Madison entrance
Customized cupcake wrappers-an instant upgrade for cupcakes made from a mix.
I loved this pencil case-give one to your favorite teen for her “personal items”.
Did your child leave their hat on the ski slope last year? 
 Give a set of napkins personalized with a zip code for a house warming gift.
Alyssa let it slip that she has a monogrammed Christmas stocking that will be included in the O Magazine holiday gift guide. Don’t wait to order until the magazine hits news stands on November 9th! Phone orders only right now-as the website isn’t up and running yet.
Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm
Saturday, 11an-5pm
29 East 93rd (just off Madison Ave)
Phone: 212.360.1166
What’s better than a gift personalized just for you?