Saturday, November 26, 2011

Lisa B. Socks

Those tootsies of ours are often the last things we choose to accessorize, but why should that be the case? Once people catch a glimpse of the Lisa B socks, they are quick to modify this decision. Made for both men and women, these socks created from a wool and cashmere blend, are the coziest gift you could give this holiday season. Their fun but classic textiles range from striped, fair isle, or ribbed, to argyle and polka dots. Not only are they all machine-washable, the women’s line also has the special treat of coming in a knee-high length and from personal experience, these are the cutest accessories for every fall or winter season. Paired with tights, leggings, or a skirt or dress, these knee-highs put a modish twist on the conventional “school –girl” look. Lisa and her husband Rem started their chic but down-to-earth footwear line a little more than a decade ago, and people can’t seem to get enough! The couple continues to design and craft their footwear line from their home in rural Pennsylvania. Now, let’s give your own or a friend’s toes something to cuddle up in this season! Just a tip…. come have a look-see soon. Lisa B. socks never stays on the shelves for too long!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Bella Notte Linens

Bella Notte Linens has created magically beautiful products, from sweet summer dresses, to cozy, but oh so very chic bedding. I literally squealed when we unpacked these boxes (my co-worker Heather will certainly vouch for that!) and made up the bed that sits in the back of our store.

Bella Notte prides themselves on their use of low-impact fabrics, meaning they have low impact on our environment from the selecting of raw material (including organic cotton and hemp) to producing each and every piece. What’s more, Bella Notte makes sure to use low-impact/non toxic fiber reactive dyes, making these the best man-made high quality and environmentally conscious dyes around.

These luxurious linens have everyone swooning. Maybe it’s their intermingling of rich color tones, including “Pebble”, and “Amethyst,” “Sea Glass,” or “Petal,” that makes designing a whole new bedroom so enchanting. It also could be their amazingly soft textures that range from their classic delicate linen, or their more fanciful ones of velvet, lace, or satin. Either way, Bella Notte (meaning beautiful night in Italian) offers a selection that delights any style. So let me ask you, how can you possibly resist? I certainly can’t. We spend a good third of our life engaging in sleep, cuddled up in bed. Why not make it an experience to remember? Come take a look-see, and you’ll see what I mean. I think Its time to transform that bedroom of yours…

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Le Palais des Thes

Having friends over for an afternoon cup of tea is an elegant and warming tradition that should be cherished and continually rediscovered. Francois-Xavier appreciated what tea represented, as well as its many promising rich flavors and wanted to share these pleasures with the people of Paris. So in 1987, he opened up his first little boutique, Le Palais des Thes, in hopes that the Parisians, who have exceptional taste and style, would embrace his passion for tea. 24 years later, with 25 more boutiques warming the streets in countries from Japan, to Israel, to Belgium and Slovenia Les Palais des Thes, seems to make the cut. The unique selection includes more than 100 green, black, oolong, pu-erh, and rooibos tea creations, certainly something to be impressed by. Don’t you think it’s about time to invite a few friends over to share a cupp’a tea? Stop by Maison d’etre before your darling little tea party and have a look-see at our selection of these special Parisian creations.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


​With the temperatures suddenly dipping, nothing sounds better than curling up with a blanket and a hot cup of cocoa for the night. In2green blankets can help out with this! Their heavy cotton feel is exactly what caught my eye as soon as we unpacked them and placed them on our shelves. “Green” as the company says, is not just a color to them, but a representation of the what lifestyle they want to bring to homes all over the world. In2green works with sustainable materials such as using recycled knit products, making new land development unnecessary and for minimal usage of water, as well as chemicals and dyes. Their products are entirely “sweatshop free” and made only in the United States and Central America. In2green also does their part in helping younger generations fight for a cleaner planet, including the organization, Leave No Trace, truly making this company wholeheartedly “green.” Their vibrant textiles and colors also help the cause in being one of the best blankets and children beanies we’re carrying this season. Whether it’s the polka dots, zigzags, or the Moroccan designs that draw you in, or the rich colors of persimmon oranges, avocado greens, or deep chocolate browns, you are sure to fall weak for this product! Nevertheless, I urge you to come have a look-see for yourself!