I was introduced to Molte Cose by our fashion editor. It seems she's gotten a lot of her fabulous wardrobe there as well as a good deal of costume jewelry. I couldn't believe my eyes when I went in there - it's a hodgepodge of antiques, collectibles and vintage pieces from furniture to knick-knacks and clothing and jewelry. It's all great stuff to which I am now an owner of several of their pieces.
I'm considering opening up a side business but didn't know which direction to go as far as labeling and branding. I consulted with A MacIel Printing to help me with the graphics phase. I chose them because I like the fact they're 'green' and only use chemical free products. The consultation I had with them was great. Their ideas put me on the right track to where I think I want to go,
I ordered the Baby Bee Spa arrangement through My Flower Shop for one of our photographer's wives when they had their first baby. They did such a nice job with the arrangement and with the addition flowers we added on. Ricky was delighted annd said his wife thought the gift was so much better than flowers. They loved the products and put them to use on their new son.
I totally forgot one of our copy assistant's birthdays and had to do some speedy damage control. I literally ran into the Golden Gift Shop and was able to whip up a basket full of girly things in a flash with the help of the woman who works there. She was great helping me throw things together. I made it back to the office in a flash and presented her with the gift. She was thrilled!
During our employee appreciation week at the magazine, one day we allowed our employees to bring their pets to work and had Golden Gate Grooming onsite to pamper them. They were such a hit, we had to ask them to come back another day so that all of our furry friends could get the royal treatment. Our employees were thrilled with it and our management staff also thought it was a kick!
I was impressed with Showcase Flowers customer service. We're always ordering arrangements at the magazine for someone and I chose Showcase for a birthday arrangement. The flowers were delivered on time, but after 3 days, it looked horrible. It started wilting and turning brown. I contaced Showcase and told them what was going on. Without being asked, they delivered a duplicate arrangement the same day at no charge. That's impressive! They know the value of keeping a customer happy.
One of my colleagues let me in on a little secret known as Kinmei Trading. They have the greatest line of inexpensive gift baskets that have gotten me interviews and previews for the magazine I work for. Kinmei can work with a budget and turn out some magnificent swag!
Jeremy Cline of Incline Glass did the entryway ceiling installation at our office. It looks very similar to the blown glass flowers in the ceiling of the Bellagio. Stunning. Gorgeous. Incredible use of movement and color. I love coming to work and seeing it. It's amazing.
We used Burns & Assoc Fine Printing when we had an invitation only event for the magazine. We chose Burns & Associates because they took the time to work with us to create the perfect custom invitation that would compliment the event and our color scheme. The invitation also incorporated several safety features that make it practically impossible to duplicate.
I was able to pick up a large, leafy green plant for a friend of mine who was coming up to SF for a visit for her birthday. She's alleregic to flowers so I had to go with a plant. I don't have a green thumb at all, so I turned to S F Flowers & Gifts for guidance. I just had them choose something appropriate - I have no idea what it was, but it was pretty - and my friend loved it.