Tuesday, August 12, 2014

We're going to New Mexico Sweeties

Heading into Zuni Nation (photos by Edward S. Curtis)

Friends, we are skipping town tomorrow, going road tripping in New Mexico, where the sky is big and the canyons are red, the mesas are flat and the roads are lonely. 
We're going to find some beautiful new things at the Santa Fe Indian Market and lots of inspiration on the side and up front. 

If you need something, we'll be back in the studio on August 26th! 
-Big kisses from La famille de Bonbon

Monday, June 9, 2014

Our second sale of exclusive bonbons for gentlehommes is up on One Kings Lane, this time under Gifts for Groomsmen and Bridesmaids but we think you can take that discount and apply it to pretty much any man you love or just want to buy a gift for, Graduates and Salty Seadogs especially...

Friday, May 16, 2014

Bonbon and One Kings Lane

I'm spreading the news today: the fruits of Bonbon's collaboration with ONE KINGS LANE, a special-edition men's collection launched today in time for Fathers Day arrivals.

For one week only, Today, May 16th until May 21st, choose from new, special edition heirloom TIE BARS and MONEY CLIPS set to arrive just in time for Father's Day. We encourage stocking up for impressive graduation and groomsmen gifts, summer birthdays, weddings and/or fancy picnics. Or simply for your elegant self or dapper loved-one.

Editions are limited and that means so is the stock with One Kings Lane sooo...

  • Find us on two different pages on One Kings Lane today through May 21st: "For the Sartorialist" and "The Gift Boutique".
  • And lucky lucky, prices for our OKL collaboration are Brooklyn Flea specials...20% off retail.
  • If you're not a member of One Kings Lane, no problem--sign up is fastand it's a fantastic site. I promise you'll love it!

Today we are also launching our newest additions to the golden brass line, unisex bracelets, big beautiful cuffs that are ready for your new powers, whatever they may be...
See them here, fresh out off the line: 

Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Holidays Continue on and Smile Therapy, the Beau Ideal

We need to be celebrating. 
We need to be smiling more and finding all the things we are lucky about.
I am telling myself this because I spent yesterday completely stressed out and doing neither of those things.

Someone told me once I take on too much. Someone else told me I really take on other people's stress and worries and internalize it. Someone else told me I need to take it easy and exhale fear.
What I gather from all of that informative information that other people think is that recognition is step one and smiling it off is step 2. Trying both today and after work is over, which is never over this time of year but let's just call it "over", am planning on a good activity tonight: writing holiday cards. I love that part!

All this to say is that one of my favorite ladies and her beautiful company Beau Ideal Editions is having a sale! Enter HOHOHO25 at check out and receive 25% off all her gorgeous smile-inducing holiday cards and sets! Very happy stuff...

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Your Holidays Just Got More Bonbon

We are so proud and happy to be part of this wonderful event: Warm: A Holiday Pop-Up at Liloveve Jewelry Gallery. It's part of the school where I cut my chops and Caroline's studio and gallery both are swoon-worthy. I'll be bringing my higher-end pieces so you can see them up close and in person and am so excited to show them in such a beautiful setting with such great jewelers, makers and smiths.
Hope you'll join us tomorrow from 5pm-9pm for a great evening of shopping and cocktails!

We'll also be at the Brooklyn Flea's newest space at 80 N. 5th St at Wythe in Williamsburg all weekend long with lots of new pieces and old favorites. Spend over $100 and you'll go home with one of our cute hand-printed Bonbon swag bags.
See you this weekend!

Bonbon's Holiday Gift Guide 2013: Number 1: BUY ART

Poppy and Mushroom

Perusing gift guides this time of year can be a super fun way to get both ideas and to totally overwhelm yourself but so what? Throw caution to the wind, definitely DON'T GO TO WALMART!
I bet recipients on your list would like some real art and books and snarky t-shirts and beautiful jewelry and handmade items that real makers have made with heart. I know I would. 

Sold yet? You will be after you see Alexandra Lakin's fantastic fantastical works. We went to art school together at The School of Arts and Design at Alfred University. She was always one of my very favorite artists then and she is still is now. Her color combinations are so delicate and also wild and perfectly suited to her imaginative ways of illustrating these little stories. To me they evoke an imaginary and real sense of earlier American lives, a little wilder and a little more free yet quite bound to the earth. Anyone would  be lucky to receive and live with them so without further adieu, I present you with DAY 1 of Bonbon's Countdown to Giving, an opportunity to give and/or own some of the real (badass) art of Alexandra Lakin
Angel and Miner
Orange Mushroom

Spring and Winter Mushroom Hunters, (each side)

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Bon Thanksgiving and Thanksgivingukkah

Deciding to do more of the things I wanted to do and less of the things I didn't want to do, I realized I was on to something. It started to keep the noise out. And then it really did. And blew up so large that all the yesses (rather than the no's) became manageable (even when they didn't feel that way) and lovable and staying up late working was easy. And suddenly time opened up. 
What? Wait. How? 
It just did. 

Then there were so many beads and cakes, and Thai take-out containers (as well as roasted chicken bones) and did I tell you I've been volunteering, helping kids who are having trouble reading, learn to read? And taking a landscape design class? It's a lot. But it's all feeding into my master plan: my soul. And my soul is glad the design class is over tomorrow night right before the holiday rush, although it was super fun and I learned a lot!.

(Christmas orders coming up!)

And we're hosting Thanksgiving dinner again, my favorite dinner to cook. We do Fall really well in this house if Jim do say so himself. (I love that man.) 
On last year's menu was:

Sage Roasted Turkey with Shallot Madeira Gravy
Cornbread Stuffing with Prunes, Cippolini, Chestnuts & Thyme
Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Carrots with Honey
Mashed Purple Fingerlings & Fresh Garlic
Brussel Sprouts with Pecans
Butter Lettuce with Mandarin Oranges and Red Onion
Cranberry Kumquat Sauce

And a Plum Pie

This week I am in the studio, working with my new Bonbon Girls who will be helping me at our holiday events this season and finishing my final project for my landscape design class which ends tomorrow night.
And writing this blog post. And all kinds of other things. Until the hinges come off, it's all pretty good. 
Love, Me

Our Bonbon Oiseau Lookbooking Tumblr Page turned Four today! 

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