Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Free Shipping - How do you get it?

Yes, you know it's on! The Free Holiday Shipping at Soul of the Rose Gifts!

You need to know how to get it. If your order is $40.00 or over just enter the word "holidays" in the coupon field on the check out page and your order ships free!

Don't worry if you mess up and forget, you know I will adjust your order to reflect the free shipping - but the coupon thing is truly helpful from an administrative point.

Lets plan our shopping now, the last day to order for free shipping and delivery before Christmas is 12/16/09. So if you all click hereand begin selecting soulful and indulgent gifts you will have a hassel free holiday shopping experience and you won't have to fight for a parking space at the mall!

Pressed down, heaped up and over flowing...

I am hoping that you take time this Thanksgiving weekend to contemplate all that you have to be thankful for. I mean really do it. You can walk on the beach or lay in the grass and meditate, cook a fabulous meal for those you love, visit someone who has been ill, read a book to a little person. Really, you can do anything as long as you notice and tune into the action of what you are doing in the moment to feel it and be present. Just allowing yourself to be fully present in what you are doing can trigger the notion of all that you have to be grateful for. We miss it much of the time because we are so busy and we often focus on what is gone or what we lost or what we think we need.

For many people this has been a hard year filled with lots of challenges. If you are still here with us - there is a reason. Seize it.

Take a moment or two to consider how much you have. Whenever I think I might need more good in my life, I start with considering how much I already have. I imagine my cup of goodness so full, pressed down, heaped up and over flowing....

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Tokyo Milk - New at Soul of the Rose Gifts!

We are very excited to bring you a brand new line of soft fragrances, lip gloss and beautifully wrapped soaps! Tokyo Milk has arrived just in time for gift giving season.
The Kiss Me Kits are absolutely sweet! Each gorgeous slide box contains a wonderful sheer glimmery gloss and a pack of sweet and spicy mints.

Petit Parfum Solide is a little slide box with a hint of tiny art. Each little solid perfume pot is packaged in a stunning hand glittered box with a collection of tiny note cards tucked inside. Hooray for tiny art!!

We have a cool selection of Marie Antoinette inspired Tokyo Milk items if that's your passion!

To say that the soaps are beautifully wrapped is an understatement. Hand glittered collage art at it's best here. Soft hues of pink and silver German glass glitter with vintage ephemera wrapped around french milled soap cakes - it just doesn't get better than this girls!

Tokyo Milk is fun, flirty and sweet – a true collector’s must have!

Thursday, November 05, 2009

A little travel log - Cedros Design District - Solana Beach, CA

We got out and did some shopping just up the coast the other day. If you are in the San Diego area then you have got to check out Solana Beach. It is a sleeply little beach village between Encinitas and Del Mar. If you are going by train - it has it's own stop right there across the street from the Cedros Design District. THE place to shop for all things Cool!

One of my favorite places is SoLo, a very nice warehouse with lost of sophisitcated merchants selling everything from vintage religious iconic stuff to mid-century modern pieces and sprinkled with asian antiques and topped with hip childrens goodies. Pictured above is a sweet little bowl of ceramic blue birds - a total must have!

Religious iconic goodness - I would like to get more of that going at Soul of the Rose.

Mixture of vintage silver, asian statuary and bits of whatever!

We always stop at Bon Bon too. These pictures don't do it justice. Imagine Shabby Chic meets a "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane".

They manage to take a sometimes too sweet decor and set it just on it's edge where you think "That's a little spooky"

We finished up with a great lunch out and then went home for a nap....