Luce Et Studio, a swanky architectural firm, ensconced in Southern California...San Diego to be exact...reached out to us, years ago, in 2006, placing a wonderful order for dozens of glassybaby that would light the renovated, seaside space, of the iconic, La Jolla restaurant, George's At The Cove. Luce Et was at the design helm and, stylishly, they flew to Seattle to hand pick the absolutely gorgeous palette of glassybaby...the stand alone, object d'art placed throughout George's (see photo above.) Palette hint...think new fern, fertile, sheer cream, kumquat, goldenrod, chartreuse.
Speed forward to 2010...here we are and Luce Et is still abidingly with us, for personal orders, client gifts, and glassybaby evangelism. We learned that Jen, pillar and partner of Luce Et, recently celebrated a special birthday in Paris, at a special restaurant, with special candlelight. Jen brought her personal collection of glassybaby to Paris...to light her birthday evening, and we were able to glimpse the magic through this shared photo:
I had the extreme pleasure of fielding a holiday call from Pat Jones. Yes, a holiday call, from the epically organized and preemptive Pat. With a swiftness and efficiency, Pat rattled off a list of 29 glassybaby colors in multiples to total a grand order of 120 glassybaby. The colors are destined to adorn the table tops of an annual holiday party. The wives of a gentleman's investment club celebrate their union every year and a lovely gift is dispensed to each woman attending. This year glassybaby is the lovely gift. 120 glassybaby will light the event, and each woman will go home with a trio. I think that these ladies are smart investors and infinitely stylish.
Endnote...pay it forward. Pat Jones, mentioned above, learned about glassybaby through a New York City blog called The Blue House (click here: http://1700louisiana.blogspot.com/2010/08/crazy-for-glassybaby.html.) Elle, the daughter of Pat's friend, scribes The Blue House blog and eloquently described our 555 Hudson, NYC glassybaby in this way:
...located in the former home of jane jacobs, an urban activist known for her successful fight to save greenwich village, the new york store on hudson street has a very local, organic, and friendly feel, much different from the fast-paced, cut throat environment the city can often ignite. the store has stayed true to its west coast upbringing and has relied on friends finding their way to glassybaby after hearing about it from friends, stumbling upon it, or receiving one of these vivid pieces as a gift and coming back for more.
We proclaim Elle an honorary NYC glassybaby ambassador. We love her litany of descriptors: organic, friendly, true, West Coast, vivid, more. Thanks for the NYC love. (Elle's photo of our glassybaby New York store above.)
More Soon...here comes September, Nicola