Monday, November 29, 2010

Soul of the Rose Holiday Shiping Deadline

The season is well upon us and the last day to place orders for regularly priced Fed Ex Home Delivery on Soul of the Rose Gifts is December 16th. All orders placed on the 16th will be shipped out on the 17th and will arrive in time for the Christmas holiday. Any orders placed after the 16th can not be guaranteed delivery before the 24th of December. This applies to all merchandise that we hold in stock - all sale merchandise right now! Merchandise that ships direct from design houses may require longer shipping. Happy Holidays!

Freshly Baked Holiday Treats!

Voted New England's Best Cookie at the New England Dessert Showcase! We are in California and we can tell you that Harvard Sweet Boutique cookies are the BEST ANYWHERE - and you can get them here! For Holiday we are offering a Hanukkah Tower brimming with an assortment of large and mini cookies tucked inside a festive tower of keepsake boxes. We have buttery rich mini shortbread stars wrapped with sparkling blue and silver ribbons. The Holiday House collection is a gingerbread box of assorted gourmet cookies to tempt your guests. Don't forget the Peppermint Bark - a holiday treat that has become tradition! Our 1 pound package is beautifully decorated with candy canes and ribbons. Creamy, crunchy and minty! While we are dreaming of minty indulgences the dream is not complete without Pep-O-Mint Brownies - chocolate covered fudge brownies straight from heaven! Holiday memories are crafted from special times sharing food, laughter and good friends. Spread some holiday cheer with freshly baked gifts today!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Building my Flickr favorites

Soul of the Rose has been a member of Flickr for a few years but we have not really participated aside from our product photo set that appears as a slide show on the blog here on the right sidebar. I am not a very good photographer I am better than my husband though, which is not saying much since he mostly captures blurry images of peoples backs and feet...really it is shocking how funky of a photographer he is. After spending an evening with Nina going through her Flickr favs - she has thousands of images that she has favorited - I got inspired and decided I need to participate more on Flickr. I thought the least I could do is pull a good favorite list together and spend a little time with these artists perusing their photostreams. Wow - talk about fun! Creating my favorites has been an artistic experience in itself. I liken it to buying for the shop - you get to pull together random things that in the end tell a story and set a mood. So check out my favorites on Flickr, it is just a beginning though, only a start.

My very favorite artist I stumbled upon was Tom Palumbo, one of the gifted photographers of Bazaar and Vogue during the 50's and the 60's. After viewing his Paris 1962 set I felt as though I had spent wee into the morning hours partying with the posh fashionables during the heyday of Yves St Laurent. You can almost hear the glass clinking and the wine pouring! To say that I respect this man's art is just not enough. Really, beautiful work...still not enough...

I also found Such Pretty Things and that is an understatement as you browse her collection of glorious images of the prettiest of the pretty! Everything sparkles and shines in a soft delicate way.

For the ultimate in food porn...and I mean that in the very best and most respectful way! You must check out Cannelle-Vanille an incomparable food photographer and stylist, seriously you will not see anything this beautiful and mouthwatering anywhere!

I would be remiss if I did not mention the collection on My Vintage Vogue. Here is a real passion of mine the sophisticated retro chic that depicts the beauty of an era that is gone but so beautifully documented.

Along the way I found snap shots of other images that speak to my heart, glowing Chinese lanterns, English country cottages, vintage baby portraiture, Paris apartments, sweet birds and pink trees! What a soulful collection and I get to keep adding to it!!! (Note, the photos listed in this post are not the photos of these artists, copy rights you you have to click on the links and go check them out to see their fabulousness your self!)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Meet Madame Chocolat Our New Chocolatier...

It has been quite a search for the ultimate chocolatier to provide rich decadent chocolate gifts for Soul of the Rose Gifts but we have found her! We are pleased to announce Madame Chocolat of Beverly Hills. New to Soul of the Rose Gifts, we have found the perfect chocolatier in Hasty Torres. Madame Chocolat is a chocolate boutique in Beverly Hills that is dripping with charm and elegance; not only a boutique but a factory that produces fresh chocolate daily in the true European style.

As a graduate student of the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu Culinary school and student of Master Pastry Chef and Chocolatier Jacques Torres, Hasty Torres is expressing her true calling as Madame Chocolat. We invite you to indulge in her handmade delightfully sweet bonbons and scrumptious dark decadent truffles packaged in the exquisite Madame Chocolat signature boxes.

Madame Chocolate has been most recently featured on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" in an episode in which Hasty creates an elegant pair of chocolate designer high heels as a gift for one of the "Housewives" as well as a magnificent 3 foot tall chocolate bunny for Easter! Her work is truly stunning AND delicious!

These decadent gourmet pieces make the perfect gift to send to any chocolate lover. It shows your passion for chocolate and your attention to elegant details. We offer 12 and 25 piece assorted Bonbons and Truffles crafted with only the finest Belgian Chocolate in elegant signature packaging.

Check out our Gourmet Treats section at Soul of the Rose Gifts for the ultimate in scrumptious goodies and send some tasty love today!

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

So lets see some of these holiday deals...

The Great Holiday Sale Event at Soul of the Rose Gifts has all sorts of wonderful gift selections at the best prices of the season NOW! We have Fringe Studio candles, trays, picture frames and soaps all on sale. We even have sale prices on our Holiday gifts!

We've marked down almost all of the items in our Women's department and the Home Store! How about this Wood Damask Serving Tray that usually sells for $37.00 now at $ 18.50!

How about some cute Red Toile PJ's for Christmas? We usually sell these for $65.00 but we've marked them down to $29.50!

We've got excellent prices on all Lollia bath and body and candles. In fact all of our bath & body is marked 50% off. We've got Lollia Imagine Eau de Parfum for $23.00 that regularly sells for $46.00!

How about Lollia's Imagine Tall Luminary for $28.00? Regularly priced at $56.00 that's nice!

Be sure to check out our Great Holiday Sale at Soul of the Rose Gifts we have taken drastic markdowns on all the merchandise we hold in stock! Shop early as these items won't last at these prices!