Last night was the premiere of Upscale with Prentice Penny and Katherine at our Grande Maison de Blanc in Beverly Hills was featured in the second segment. And she did a terrific job…
Some familiar (and unfamiliar) faces in our luxury linens “village.” We do fancy bedding like no one else, but our most valuable assets are these folks:
Katherine, our store manager in Beverly Hills:
Brian, luxury linens expert in Beverly Hills, lounging in Abyss.
Cindy, our office manager; Andy, our store manager in San Francisco; and Sara, our web sales customer service expert (visiting San Francisco from Portland).
Ann, our director of stores, based in Portland but showing San Francisco how a ladder works.
Ben, San Francisco shipping and receiving, in the background. Andy, store manager, foreground.
Vichhana, luxury linen sales expert extraordinaire, San Francisco.
Dax, creative and visuals; Louis, luxury linen sales expert; San Francisco holiday party karaoke jam.
Seann, aka Mr. Starbuck, creative and visuals in Portland.
Tim, owner/founder; Ann, director of stores; Donald, merchandise manager: buying trip to Italy, on the Ponte Vecchio, Florence.
Cherry, far left, super sales star in Portland; and Mirella, center, who runs an Italian workroom where many of our linens are made.
All work and no play is no way to work. The entourage in New York, hamming it up.
Renee, brand manager for Henry Handwork.
Molly, our French Quarter store manager, Portland.
Sara, web customer service; Bryan, web development; gettin’ serious.
Jen, director of e-commerce & web; and Ann, (we think) director of stores.
And, finally, the leaders, still smiling after an intense three-day retreat at the Oregon Coast.
If you’re headed to New York this spring, GET TICKETS by any means, at any price, for Sunset Boulevard. We had the good fortune to see Ms. Glenn Close, up close, last night, a few days after opening night. We were mesmerized.
Even The New York Times raved: “(Ms. Close’s performance) may well guarantee its status as one the great stage performances of this century…”
Well, we were there. Read the review HERE.
Off for our semi-annual jaunt of exploration and purchasing.
Our entourage of six is taking different flights at different times, but we all end up in the same place…
Ann & Tim, Delta troopers.
Renee & Kaylin, pictured here in Atlanta a couple of weeks ago, leave for NYC before the rest of us, as they have a complete booth to install for Henry Handwork.
Donald and Ann, showing us how the luxury linens sausage is made in New York.
First night in the city, in the elevator of our new favorite hotel, after dinner and a few glasses of wine (clearly!).
More behind-the-scenes. This time with some of our favorite Italians. (Note the plastic cups of Franciacorta; Italy’s Champagne, and many notches above Prosecco.)
THE DREAMING OF ITALY SALE
starts now: Here’s a blow-by-blow of what you should buy, and why!
STATUARIO – pictured on our postcard. Made in Italy and inspired by the Tuscan marble mines in Carrara, this photo-like print is on soft, supple sateen. Duvet & Sham sets at 50% off.
OVERTON – Truly, THE bargain of the season. Behind the scenes, we make nothing on this offering, but our customers LOVE the idea of luxury sheets at $99 for both Queen, King & Cal King sizes. 210 thread count Italian percale with all our luxury details: classic hemstitching, full return on flat sheets, French seams in pillowcases and fitted sheets. We have 55 units between the three sizes and these will be gone within a couple of days, so get clicking!
MIA – Also hailing from Italy, this 210 thread count Italian percale is adorned with subtle sateen bands in three neutral colors. All our luxury details are present, and at 50% savings. Available in Sheet Sets and Duvet Sets.
VIENNA QUILT – All-year weight quilt that’s machine washable and that coordinates back with the neutral colors of MIA, above. And, WOW what a price!
SIMPLY PLATINUM PERCALE – Our beloved crisp 400 thread count Italian percale, now available in Almond and Gray, and, as always, in classic White. This percale isn’t too light, and it’s not too heavy… it’s perfect! No fuss with the finish here: just a simple stitch finish that keeps the focus on the feel. Available in Sheet Sets.
VINTAGE PERCALE, Select Colors – Our vintage washed (think worn in denim jeans!) Italian percale is always available in twelve fetching colors. We’re marking down four of them to make way for our spring palate: Chanterelle, Otter, Wildfire and Sparrow are now half off. Available in Sheet Sets, Duvet Sets, and pairs of cases and shams.
BRUSHED COTTON BLANKET – Just off the plane from Portugal, this cuddly and fuzzy Egyptian cotton blanket is a perfect year round sleeping companion. In white only, and priced at $99 for Queen and $129 for King.
JUBILEE TOWELS – Our customers love a luxury Egyptian cotton bath towel at $19.99. We can’t always deliver, but with the Euro at a new against the dollar, we were able to make a deal. Stock up, and you won’t be disappointed! Five select colors.
CLEARANCE AT 50% to 70% OFF – This is the time of year that we clean out the closets, mark down many of our display beds and make room for fresh new styles. Selection varies tremendously by store.