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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Meet L.V. Harkness

We are excited to bring you a blog feature on Platinum Boatman Geller Retailer, L.V. Harkness! 

Tell us how L.V. Harkness got started: 
L.V. Harkness opened in 2000, founded by Meg Jewett, who had recently moved back to her ancestral home in the bluegrass. After living on both coasts, Meg wanted a world-class place to shop in Lexington - and has succeeded! L.V. Harkness offers so much - fine gifts in every price range, interior design, bridal and gift registry, trophies and corporate gifts, and of course stationery and paper goods. 
What are your future plans for L.V. Harkness? 
Our future plans include an upcoming expansion for the store and a more active web presence. 
What is your Boatman Geller top seller? 
We have sold the trays, recipe boxes, and phone covers very well. 
How did you end up in the world of stationery? 
Stationery was a natural next move for us - we truly want our clients to think of us as "one stop" shopping and paper goods are a necessity!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Erin Go Bragh!

St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner! Have you decided how you'll be celebrating? Some of our favorite St. Paddy's items come from our Custom Collection.  Click here to find a retailer near you and get some green for your gathering! After all, everyone's Irish on St. Paddy's day, right?

1. Classic Check Custom Kelly Platter  2. Bristol Tile Kelly Custom Flat Card  3. Ale Custom Plate
4. Shamrock Kelly and Lime Custom Plate  5. Classic Check Kelly Custom Flat Card  6. Bristol Tile Kelly Custom Platter  7. Ale Custom Platter  8. Shamrock Kelly and Lime Custom Flat Card  9. Classic Check Kelly Custom Plate

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Meet Layla Grayce

Meet Boatman Geller Platinum Retailer of Distinction, Layla Grayce. Layla Grayce is an inspiring shopper's delight conceived by Wendy Rossiter Estes and Tiffany Grace Harris. Together they have selected a remarkable collection of items for home, women and children, carefully selecting every product, artisan and manufacturer to ensure their business philosophies and craftsmanship are worthy of your home and lifestyle. 


1. Tell us how Layla Grayce got started:
We realized there was a vacancy in the market for truly unique, well-designed, high quality products for both the home and children. We were also fully aware that women were leading incredibly busy, fast-paced lives, and needed access to design solutions at the click of a button. We have backgrounds in both business and design, and the idea for Layla Grayce grew so organically we couldn't help but make it a reality. Our beginnings were humble, but we dove in, worked hard, learned as we went and did our best to stay ahead of the game. Beyond that, we relied on a collective passion as a driving force. Marrying a passion with a need fueled us, and believing in something as much as we believed in Layla Grayce kept us striving to be better each and every day. 

2. What is your favorite Boatman Geller item or top seller?
 A consistently top-selling item for us is the Kate Red & Teal cell phone case. The Kate Raspberry & Tangerine is a very close second. 

3. Do you see any particular trends happening with your Boatman Geller orders?
Our customers adore Boatman Geller cell phone cases. In particular, the Kate gives a nod to the Moroccan trend that has been so popular, making it feel fresh and fun with a preppy combination of bright colors. 

4. What are your future plans for Layla Grayce?
So many ideas that we only wish we could buy time to diligently execute all of them. Who knows, perhaps another brand, product development, and a catalog you may see in the future. 

1. Kate Raspberry & Tangerine Cell Phone Case 2. Cameron Teal Notepad 3. Cameron Raspberry Cell Phone Case 4. Alex Houndstooth Black Cell Phone Case 5. Kate Red & Teal Cell Phone Case 6. Birthday Sky Plate

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Wedding Trends: Nautical

We're always on the lookout for the hottest wedding trends, and it's no surprise that nautical weddings will be in vogue once again in 2013! Our new letterpress collection offers some beautiful nautical inspiration for your seaside soiree. Check out some of our favorites below. We've been pinning our favorite Nautical Weddings, follow our pinterest board here & tell us which Nautical trend is your favorite!

Photo above on left © Jonathan Young. Photo above on right © Martha Stewart Weddings.