Friday, January 29, 2010

Classic and Timeless Designs.....I had to feature one of my favorite International textile and clothing designers. I hope to one day carry his line at Botany's Desire. The designs are simple but not boring. Unique but not over the top. You can just look at the line and know immediately that the quality of the textiles are amazing. No cheap stuff used!! You just never what he is going to come up with next.

Chocolates by Jurgen Lehl.

" Every February, candy, flowers, and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine.The romantic history of the patron St. Valentine's Day is shrouded in mystery.

One legend contends that St. Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men. St. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret.

When St. Valentine's forbidden actions were discovered, the emperor ordered that he be put to death on February 14th. To commemorate this martyr to love, we celebrate St. Valentines Day around the globe. "

Friday, January 22, 2010

I just fell in LOVE with this modern home. I can only imagine what I could do with the inside. I would add so many of my favorite cozy stuff. Lots of warm and soft blankets and throws, house filled with clean beeswax candles and lots of cups of dark hot drinking chocolate.

Elegant Modern House Clean Lines Architecture
by archinspire
"This modern house is really charming, elegant and has unique outdoors architecture style. Clean lines house design with durable materials for house construction are exciting features of this house. Not only those, structural insulated panel system was utilized for the roof and exterior walls, decreasing construction time and resulting in significant energy savings and outside noise reduction, make this house more perfect. The durable materials of this elegant minimalist house are concrete, corrugated copper, glue-laminated timber, chain link fencing and ipe decking. There is height level roof with banded glass just right under the roof, giving more natural light of this enjoyable house. Designed by El Dorado Architects."

Monday, January 18, 2010

Winter is the perfect time to sit back get cozy and reflect on the past year, document sweet memories, stay in touch with your friends and family or just day dream of the warmer Spring months to come. What better way to do so with this beautiful collection of stationary and sketch books.

Available @Botanys early next week!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Blenheim Ginger Ale....This will keep you all warm & Fuzzy inside all winter long! Created as a dyspepsia remedy about 100 years ago, Blenheim ginger ale now thrives as a highly addictive, hard-to-find beverage with an impressive cult following (see Born in an era rife with flimflam tinctures, liniments, tonics, and elixirs, Blenheim’s purported medicinal qualities were attributed to its water source, an artesian mineral spring in Blenheim, South Carolina. Story goes the ginger and sugar masked the unpleasant taste of the water’s healthful minerals.

The object of desire these days is Blenheim’s “Old #3 Hot”, the company’s most piquant pop. (They also make a diet version, a ginger beer, and “#5 Not as Hot,” but get #3, the one with the red bottle cap.) Each sip of the brassy liquid provides a quick, flavorful ride fueled by unapologetic spiciness, mild sweetness, tight bubbles, and pleasant gingery goodness. The mini endorphin rush from the spice is a nice bonus too.

Most intriguing, though, is Old Hot’s heat, which doesn’t seem to come from the ginger, like it does in a strong ginger beer. Judging by the way the spice hits the back of your throat, Blenheim’s secret ingredient might very well be cayenne, or some other kind of chile. What, precisely, it is, we’ll never know: The recipe is a well-guarded secret. Whatever the source, it’s an agreeable heat, but one warning: When you bring the soda close to your mouth for a taste, do not breathe in. Its searing aroma can easily throw you into a coughing fit and make you sneeze.

Also, beware of becoming dependent, especially when you start using it in cocktails. Old Hot with bourbon, on the rocks with a twist, is downright habit-forming. And the worst thing about being hooked on Old Hot is its limited availability. While some say it’s hard to get simply because it’s a regional drink that comes off a small bottling line, true blenheads think that the company’s owners—the Schafer family (of South of the Border fame)—slow-drip production to keep people thirsty for more.

A former editor at Cook’s Illustrated, Charles Kelsey is a freelance writer living in Cambridge, Mass.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Slouchy Organic Sweater is back in stock. Our first 2 shipments sold out and we will be placing one last order for the winter season. So, don't wait and reserve yours now. Made with 100% organic Turkish cotton and Bamboo. $115.00

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The New lovlies have arrived....Eco Friendly Fair Trade Home Decor, Bedding & Gifts. Leather and Cotton Journals, Antique Mirrors and Frames!
Handmade Bangles!

Beautiful Handmade Pillow case sets with lovely designs!

Recycled Handmade Glass Jugs and Embossed drinking glasses!

Friday, January 08, 2010

Hot New Knit Bamboo Sweater Available Now!! colors are Fig and Slate. Limited supply. Great Year round sweater that can be worn three different ways. $115.00

Monday, January 04, 2010

Happy New Year! Thank you for a wonderful 2009! We appreciate ALL your business. European goodies on the way.