Thursday, February 24, 2011

A short blog tonight as we all grapple with the ongoing shock and devastation continuing to emerge from the Christchurch earthquake.  Like most New Zealanders, we know this city and love it. We have family and many close friends there. Our heart aches for all those who have lost loved ones, and those who are still waiting to hear from missing loved ones.

There have been several appeals launched to help those in Christchurch, so if you would like to donate please look at the following link for the range of options

We are praying and hoping...

Monday, February 14, 2011

a few of our favourite [gift-wrapping] things....

Right now, we are loving:

* Buttons - now I know why I kept all of those buttons that you receive when you buy new clothes - they are a great accessory for brown paper packages!

* Stamps - a quick and easy way to personalise your gift wrap, envelopes or cards.

* Twine - okay, this is an old love that has turned into a recent obsession thanks to The Twinery with their amazing colours that make you think of your favourite childhood lolly!  We will have these in our shop soon thank goodness! 

* brown envelopes - these have made a comeback recently and look so much prettier and original than a boring white envelope.  You can place letters, cards, or small gifts inside for a lucky someone!

* washi tape (of course) - we can't get enough of this stuff, and are looking forward to seeing the new range at Instyle in Sydney later this week.

All these pretty parcels are off to our baby sister who is moving to a new city this week to start university! Good luck babe!


Sunday, February 6, 2011

Summer holidays and our first visit to Life Instyle!

The two halves of Presse-Papiers always hope to share their summer holidays together, but unfortunately it didn't happen this year!  Lucky for today's technology, we were able to vicariously share each other's holidays via instant images on our phones.  Here are a few of our favourites :-)

Fortunately for us, we get to hang out in Sydney together at the Life Instyle trade show, 17-20 February.  This boutique trade only event showcases a range of beautiful designer products, including lots of gorgeous paper and gift accessories that we will hoping to source for Presse-Papiers and our dear customers.  Plus, we will get to meet some of our existing designers face to face, which will be lovely!

Are we excited? Yes, just a little ;-) xx