We all know how hard it is to come up with a gift that really makes you look like a star. In this day and age of quick and easy fixes, it's easy to grab a gift card, candle or something "generic" that will appeal to just about anyone.
But what if we told you that there's a simple way to create a gift that will make your recipient feel TRULY special? And will make you look extra-thoughtful, because they'll know that you put time into thinking about that gift?
This past April, we were once again awarded the unbelievable opportunity to travel to Florence as part of the ARTEX program, sponsored by the government of Tuscany. This program invites retail store owners from the U.S. to visit Italy and meet with artisans who are interested in selling their wares in American boutiques.
This year's week-long trip included visits to a dozen Italian companies of all sizes and many specialties, including ceramics, glass blowing, leather making and iron forging. Once again, we met wonderful, talented people whose work we are delighted to showcase at Arabesque.
We expect our container of goods to be leaving Italy in the next few weeks, with delivery in September. We look forward to inviting you to see their work and share their stories once everything arrives!
We hope you'll enjoy this "sneak peek" inside the companies as shown in the video below...
We are so thrilled to have a brand-new service to offer you at Arabesque! It will offer you a fun, new product, not available elsewhere in the area, at a terrific price. We hope you'll let us take 3 minutes of your time to tell you about it...just watch the video below to learn more!
In this age of “everything electronic,” perhaps at no time has the traditional thank you note been perceived as something so special.
With people receiving dozens if not hundreds of electronic messages each day in the form of texts, e-mails and social media messages, a personal, handwritten thank you is without question the most meaningful way to convey the message that a gift or gesture meant a great deal.
Yes, we know…writing thank you’s can be a bit overwhelming if you’re unsure of what to say. However, it really doesn’t need to be complicated. With these seven quick steps, you’ll be penning like a pro in no time at all:
The first day of spring is just a few short days away, and with that change of the season come the mailboxes full of wedding invitations.
At Arabesque, there's a fun phenomenon that we see quite often: the handsome couple breezing in on a sunny Saturday afternoon, dressed to the nines and looking quite rushed. We know instantly what it means: they're on their way to a wedding, and they've yet to pick up a gift!
We admit it...it's easy to get a little negative this time of year! When every day on the extended forecast shows temperatures that are below zero, it can be hard not to see the light at the end of the tunnel. So we thought we'd take a minute to say "thanks" to two businesses whose actions made life a bit more pleasant over the last few weeks.