To & From – Gifting Made Easy & Elegant

Screen Shot 2017-02-02 at 8.21.24 PMGifting is an art. Yet, it can be stressful. And, time consuming. So, even the most thoughtful and talented gift giver sometimes needs a little help.

Enter the curated gift services by To & From, launched in 2016, by friends Meg and Ali. After working for a number of years at rewardStyle (the groundbreaking monetization platform for style influencers) , the women, who were both recently engaged, noticed a gap in the gift market.

From bridesmaid/groomsmen proposal gifts to hostess gifts, corporate gifts, wedding welcome packages to baby gifts…they can source options, create a custom gift and delivery it in style at a variety of budget levels.Screen Shot 2017-02-02 at 8.20.03 PM Screen Shot 2017-02-02 at 8.19.47 PM Screen Shot 2017-02-02 at 8.19.14 PM Screen Shot 2017-02-02 at 8.18.57 PM Screen Shot 2017-02-02 at 8.18.30 PMAnd, just in time for Valentine’s Day, they’ve created 5 lovely options that are sure to melt her heart and make her feel pampered, long after a flower arrangement has wilted.

* Order by Feb 5th to guarantee Valentine’s Day delivery!Screen Shot 2017-02-02 at 6.20.36 PMScreen Shot 2017-02-02 at 6.18.36 PM Screen Shot 2017-02-02 at 6.19.51 PM Screen Shot 2017-02-02 at 6.19.14 PMScreen Shot 2017-02-02 at 6.20.08 PMNeed some gifts that will impress, but just don’t have the time to pull it all together? Think of To & From as your personal gift concierge…and it can be our little secret!

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Rare Gems of India

screen-shot-2016-10-13-at-2-33-29-pmI first spied Heather Asbury’s jaw dropping jewelry on a trip to Dallas, TX. A favorite boutique had samples of her monogramed cuffs, and I have had them on the brain ever since. Heather imports her precious and semi-precious stones from all over the world and designs bespoke pieces that are truly heirloom.

With a background in couture fashion at Emanuel Ungaro and Neiman Marcus, and award winning interior designs with Asbury Designs, Heather simply has an eye and instinct for beautiful things. What began as a personal shopping expedition in India for rare gems has resulted in a passion for creating stunning jewelry through her company, Rare Gems of India.

I’m particularly drawn to her monogramed cuffs, dog tags and lockets, although she has rings, earrings and bangles that can be purchased without any personalization. These are special pieces, so the prices reflect that. I think her work speaks for itself.screen-shot-2016-10-13-at-2-33-36-pm screen-shot-2016-10-13-at-2-33-42-pm screen-shot-2016-10-13-at-2-34-07-pm screen-shot-2016-10-13-at-2-34-18-pm screen-shot-2016-10-13-at-2-34-26-pm screen-shot-2016-10-13-at-2-35-44-pm screen-shot-2016-10-13-at-2-35-55-pm screen-shot-2016-10-13-at-2-36-17-pm screen-shot-2016-10-13-at-2-36-30-pmTo have Heather design something just for you, contact her here.

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Dallas Favorites: The Latest at Blueprint

IMG_8389My list of favorite places in Dallas is long…but Blueprint is near the very top! I only had about 20 minutes the day I ran by, but it was so worth it. The ladies are always so welcoming and the art and styling never disappoints.

The minute you walk through the door, you are transported. Here’s what’s in store now!IMG_8376 IMG_8377 IMG_8378 IMG_8379 IMG_8380 IMG_8381 IMG_8383 IMG_8385 IMG_8386 IMG_8387 IMG_8388 IMG_8391If you see something you like, give Blueprint a call and ask for Ann. Tell her you saw it here! And, even better, if you find yourself in Dallas, be sure and stop by!

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