Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Alert: Simply Noted Closing Sale

Simply Noted, a cute paper store and more in Baltimore has decided to close its doors. The owner sent out a note to those on her mailing list (thanks for passing along, Monee) stating that she is closing Simply Noted. The store was coming up on its eighth year in business but according to the email the last two years were challenging due to the changes in stationary industry and consumer marketplace.
The entire store is between 30%-60% including not only the stationary, gifts and greeting cards but also displays. Please stop by before they exact date of when they close was not in the email but they did ask people to stop by between summer vacations so you have until then to pick up some great items! Simply Noted is located in Belvedere Square near the Senator Theatre at 544 E. Belvedere Avenue.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Experience: Candy bars from Enchanted Expectations

I had the pleasure of attending Shannon's--one of my BFF's bridal shower this weekend in MD and these two days were filled with fun, love and laughter. We went bowling at Lucky Strike in DC and hung out at the National Harbor for Girls Night Out and the next day we went to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel for her bridal shower. There were many fab highlights and her sister (and maid of honor) Jenn really made the shower unforgettable. One element that I will focus on for the purpose of this blog is Shannon's Sweet Shoppe, a beautiful candy bar done by Enchanted Expectations. Here are a few pics:

More pics are available on her blog and I checked out some of her other work and I really enjoyed her take on candy bars. Shannon's bar was elegant and classy but Monique (the owner of Enchanted Expectations) had a cute candy bar for a kiddie Easter party which included mini cotton candy funnels, Peeps and more. Its always good when a planner is versatile.

Enchanted Expectations is located in Owings Mills, MD and also focuses on various events and her moniker is "enchanted parties to exceed your highest expectations". Be sure to check out her site.


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Friday, June 25, 2010

Gift Tip #29: QT Canvas Tote

Decided to stroll for some gift inspiration and I found the cutest totebag from Kinies. It is the QT Canvas Tote. The orange one is below but they also come in dark teal/turquoise, purple, deep pink, golden rod and dark red.
I would use this bag as my carry-on for traveling...adding in my laptop, snacks and magazines for a wonderful trip but you could use it for a number of everyday activities. This bag is for any cutie on duty! This site also has other cute totes, messenger bags, scarves and a cute waist purse that I could sooo see Rihanna wearing.

From the horse's mouth (i.e. Kinies esty site)
You can find lovely designed with high quality workmanship handbags here. We take pride and care in every single stage in research, design, cutting, sewing , packing & shipping of our handmade bags. We pledge our highest priority towards customer respond and satisfaction.
This company is based in Malaysia but seems to ship quickly considering their location, they ask that you allow seven working days for shipment.
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