Big Love Ball

screen-shot-2016-11-03-at-9-07-01-pmBig Love Ball may be one of my all time favorite discoveries this year. It’s so simple that you’ll think….why didn’t I think of that?! It’s so cute that you’ll think….I have to have one! And, give one. Or two. Or more.

Created by Vancouver designer, Wendy Williams Watt, the original ball was placed in her studio window to beckon the open hearts of those who walked by. Big Love Ball soon became an invited guest, landing in the very center of celebrations of all kinds. Big Love Ball is a giant love note with a heart, a brain and a social conscience.

Perfect for a photo shoot, a party, a playroom, the Big Love Ball is also a perfect gift. Can you imagine the smile that will appear when the recipient gets a box that contains a small, medium or gigantic ball with the word LOVE across it?! Send one to your college student before exams – message, stress reliever and dorm decor, all in one!

Whether it’s to cheer up a friend, amuse a child or to serve as a conversation piece….this is about as fun as it gets. Big Love Ball is available in 1 ft, 2 ft, 3 ft or 5 ft diameter.screen-shot-2016-11-03-at-9-07-35-pm

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A Visit to Glassybaby

As I like to focus on GIVING for Wednesdays, I thought it only appropriately that I share my visit to glassybaby, as it is one of my favorite things to give. 
Located in Seattle, it was high on my list of places to visit. I had been to the tiny jewel of a shop they had in NYC before it closed, but to visit the original, where I could actually watch the glassybabies being created was a small thrill!

Each one is a true work of art. There’s a color for everyone. And a portion of each glassybaby goes to a good cause. What’s not to love about a gift like that?!
Which color do you want or would you add to your collection?

Watson Kennedy – Fabulous Seattle Shop

One of the reasons I went to Seattle was to see my wonderful friend, Ted Kennedy Watson. Ted and I met at a blog conference years ago….and over time zones and shared interests became great friends!

Ted is a conniesseur of living a wonderful life. And, his shops, Watson Kennedy, reflect that in their displays, their smells, their music that plays at just the right level and his team’s desire to help you find the perfect gift or element to enhance your own day-to-day. 

I had not only become a friend, but a customer over the years and yearned to experience the physical aspects of the shops for myself. Boy, did they deliver. Come…let’s take a tour!

One fun note about all the Veuve Clicquot bottles that line the wall of his 1st Ave shop is that they are all from his 40th and 50th birthday celebrations. How fun is that?! Every time he looks at that wall he’s reminded of great friends and special memories.
Eye candy galore, right?! If you see something you like or need help with a gift, they are just amazing at wrapping and sending, so don’t hesitate if you don’t live in Seattle.
In fact….there should be a box arriving for me any day now!