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  • Dune Jewelry: A Sentimental Grommet In The Wild

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    This past Spring, one of my oldest and closest friends got married on a picturesque beach in Napili Bay on the island of Maui. A Hawaiian wedding has been a longtime dream for her and while less people were able to attend, it truly was a dream come true. After deciding on the location, Lisa said to me “I need to take advantage of our ten days in Hawaii. I don’t know when and if we’ll ever have the chance to return.” I felt slightly sad that somewhere so special to her would be so far away without the knowledge of when another visit could take place.

    Six months before the wedding, I began working at The Grommet. Browsing through the myriad of beautiful and useful Grommets, I spotted dune designs and watched the video where the founder, Holly Daniels Christensen, talked about her vision for the business and how much she loved creating the sentimental pieces of jewelry. This gave me an “aha” moment and I knew that I needed to get Lisa this jewelry for her wedding - sand from the beach where she would be married was the perfect idea. She may not have the chance to return to Hawaii for years, if that, but I wanted her to be able to carry a piece of Hawaii, and her wedding with her forever.

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  • Favorite accessories and fall fashion

    As fall approaches, the temperatures seem to be cooling down and wardrobes are changing. It's that time of year when we pull out those sweaters and scarves and start noticing what's new in fall fashion. Here around the office, we might be seeing longer sleeves and boots making their debut, but it's fun to see which accessories hold steady all year-round. Here's a few snapshots of the Grommet team wearing their favorite fashion finds.

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    June and Wendy (above) are both always spotted wearing iheartjenna's leather wrap bracelets.

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    Jeanne with a  Violet Love scarf.

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    Julia showing off tiny blooms in her Fluerings earings.

     

    And here's Danielle with an Evelyn Claude necklace ( it's created with an ancient Japanese technique called Kin-maki-e, where gold powder is dusted onto lacquered designs and polished, layer by layer, to create a fine sparkle).

    We'd love to know what your go-to fashion accessory is -- do you have "that" piece that you always throw on?

    Also, what have you seen that's hot for fall fashion 2011?

  • Mother's Day Grommet Gift Guide

    Mother's Day is fast approaching (well, I'm not sure if it's actually approaching any faster than normal, but it sure feels like it is!). If you want to avoid that last-minute rush to find something great for the Mom in your life, take a look at the special Grommets we're featuring in our Mother's Day gift guide:

    The Coin Laundry

    These hand printed flour sack towels  look great and absorb well. From a Montana-based company called The Coin Laundry comes an assortment of towels that absorbs whatever Mom dishes out while adding a touch of 1950s retro-style to any kitchen, bathroom, or bar. Shop Now

    Mother's Day Gift Guide | GIR

    Get It Right Spatulas

    It’s hard to believe Mom could fall in love with a utensil...But GIR Spatulas won the hearts of our testers and we think they’ll win hers too. Designer Samantha Rose decided it was time to serve up a new spatula and we think you're mom will love using this in the kitchen. Shop Now

    Mother's Day Gift Guide | Card Cubby

    Card Cubby

    Gift cards and their brethren (reward cards, loyalty cards, rebate cards) are often tucked into forgotten side pockets of wallets or tossed around with the spare change at the bottom of a purse.  With Card Cubby, Mom can keep these cards close at hand, alphabetized, organized and ready to go. Shop Now

    Felted Soap | Mother's Day Gift Guide

     

    Fiat Luxe

    Like a soap and washcloth all in one, Fiat Luxe is wrapped in colorful wool felt for a lovely marbled look and gentle exfoliating feel. The soap is handmade in the USA using only natural ingredients and generously scented with botanically-derived essential oils for a lovely aroma from the first wash to the last. Mom will love it. Shop Now

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    Goodnite Shirt

    The Goodnite Shirt is a super soft shirt, so comfy Mom might never want take it off. Made from bamboo and cotton, the fabric mix is breathable and absorbent, making it perfect for sleeping. The shirt has the roomy, broken-in feel of a favorite T- shirt, but with a more flattering fit, hitting above the knee. Shop Now

    Looking for more gifts ideas for mom? Check out more unique gifts for her.

    Mother's Day Gift Guide | The Grommet

  • Relax! Here's one week of pampering that won't break the bank.

    I keep busy on Twitter all day long -- and the one best parts about what I do is that I never know who I'm going to "meet". Luckily for me, I recently struck up a relationship with Michelle Joni Lapidos, the social media director of Spa Week. Her energetic and cool personality really stood out, and when I heard about what Spa Week was all about, I knew it was worth sharing with all of you.

    Spa Week takes place April 12-18th. Here's the concept: indulge yourself with a week of decadent, relaxing, rejuvenating, restoring, hydrating, slimming, soothing, calming, caressing, enlightening, brightening, whitening and beautifying spa treatments for just $50/service. There are participating spas all over the country, so you can book a mini-escape and enjoy a bit of pampering while not breaking the bank.  Cool, right?

    Here's Michelle to tell you more about it:

    If you're ready for a little pampering, head on over to  Spaweek.com (http://spaweek.com). It's as simple as clicking on your region, browsing the treatments, and booking yourself the week of wellness you deserve.

  • Gift Ideas for Girlfriend

    We all have a girlfriend on our list, whether she's the love of our life, our latest crush, or the girl we call when we need to talk. Treat your special girlfriend to one of these fun Grommets! Here are our suggestions for gift ideas for girlfriend:

    gift ideas for girlfriend | TCHO ChocolateChocolate 2.0. TCHO is decidedly different. This San Francisco-based chocolate factory was founded by a Space Shuttle technologist-turned-chocolate maker and a chocolate manufacturing veteran. These are chocolate you'll be dying to give to your favorite girl! ($55.00) Buy TCHO good fair trade chocolate here.


     

    Gift Ideas for Girlfriend | MotherTonguesSpread The Word. Michelle Hamman created a T-shirt with the word "ubuntu" printed on the front and a poetic description of its meaning on the back. And that’s how MotherTongues, the small business Michelle created with her husband, got its start. For every item sold, MotherTongues donates $1 to the Center for Women in Transition; truly a gift with meaning. ($24.99-$44.99) Buy Mother Tongues shirts with international messages of Peace here.


    Gift Ideas for Girlfriend

    Parisian Charm. LilyMe is all about understated charm. Instead of a heavy link bracelet, LilyMe’s jewelry is mounted on a thin satin cord (you choose the color) with unexpectedly cool slipknots. The charms themselves are simple and chic. You can personalize a disc or heart, or choose from funky butterfly, flower, clover and peace designs. The effect is a hip, casual look that still has all the personality of vintage charm jewelry but none of the clunkiness. ($30 and up) Buy LilyMe French silver charm bracelets and jewelry here.


     

    Mayu Hand-Knit Alpaca Knit Alpaca Shawl Wrap with Hood Capelet Crusading. Don't give another plain-old sweater to the Mom in your life this holiday season - the Mayu hooded shawl is all the rage and shows you cared enough to be creative! It’ll work with a fancy dress as well as with jeans and T-shirt, and it’s warm enough to layer like a cardigan or substitute for a jacket, depending on the weather. Ideal for the your favorite girl. ($139) Buy Mayu's knit alpaca shawl wrap with hood here.

    wrap braceletsBoHo Style Wrap Bracelets. iheartjenna's leather wrap bracelet is one of those discoveries that causes instant obsession. It has everything going for it – lots of layers, natural materials, and a cool, bohemian vibe that’s perfect for now. Handmade leather cord, gemstone and silver toggle wrap bracelets. ($55.00-$68.00) Buy iheartjenna Bohiemian Wrap Bracelet here.

    Hanky Panky Thong Panty, Stretch Lace Comfortable ThongOne Size Fits... Not only does it fit, it flatters. And it looks good under clothes (no visible panty lines, no creeping up above the waistband), and it feels good. Hanky Panky underwear isn't felt at all while wearing them, and we think that’s the whole point. ($13.99-$18.00) Buy Hanky Panky's comfortable stretch lace thong here.

    Ann-Made Art - Handcrafted Recycled Soda Tab Jewelry, Soda Can Tab Recycled JewelryRecycled, Wearable Art. Ann Skydell Harmon believes that “recycling can be beautiful.” There are so many levels of meaning to Ann’s “wearable art.” With Ann-Made Jewelry you can show how much you care about the planet and be stylish while doing so. Being green is the new black, after all. ($18.50-$22.50) Buy Ann-Made Art's soda can tab recycled jewelry here.


    Luxe Link Purse Hook, Purse Holder, Handbag HangerThe Must-Have She Doesn't Have. Luxe Link purse hooks are small, stylish (recycled zinc alloy paired with vintage Asian designs), and either attach to your purse strap or tuck into their own little suede pouch when not in use. When you get to your destination, just rest the round, decorative top on the table, and hook your purse strap on the chain link that hangs off to the side. ($35) Buy Luxe Link purse holders here

    retro apronsA Dash of Vintage, a Pinch of Chic. Kitchen aprons typically conjure up images of Bree Van de Kamp and Sunday roasts, but these funky aprons from Funktion aren’t nearly so prim and proper. They look so good you may not want to take them off when company arrives — and they just might inspire you to do some “al fresco” cooking, if you’re feeling adventurous. ($42.00-$46.00) Buy Funktion Retro Kitchen Aprons here.

    See more gift ideas for girlfriends here.

    See what unique gift ideas the Daily Grommet team has discovered today.

  • Grommet Gift Guide - Gifts For Women

    Being a woman myself, I can testify to the fact that women are hard to buy for. We are often self-sufficient and simply buy what we need when we need it. So what do you buy for the woman in your life? We've got a few suggestions.

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    Don't Slip In Downward Dog. Looking for something really special for a yoga lover? The JadeYoga Mat is the perfect combination of style and comfort - plus it's eco-friendly, made from natural rubber. In the yoga studio, natural rubber means no more slipping on your mat, even in downward dog. A perfectly balanced gift! ($59.95) Buy Jade Harmony's eco-friendly non-slip yoga mats here

    SimplySarahHangout For Handbags. The Simply Sarah Handy Hold All is as beautiful as it is useful! Designed with fashionable fabrics, they're a stylish organizer for handbags, totes, scarves or caps. The Handy Hold All has a grommet at the top for the over-the-door hook to hang it on a closet door. The ideal backdrop for any girl's treasured accessories. ($133.00) Buy Simply Sarah Handy Hold All handbag organizer here.

    Buy Napapijri handcrafted Italian leather belt here.Whimsy And Wanderlust. The Napapijri Naik Italian Grommet Belt is the most colorful, eye-catching belt we've ever seen. It instantly turns any wardrobe staple into a standout!  Choose from Olive or Off-White, and don't worry about getting the size right with this gift ... it'll fit anyone right up to US size 10/12. ($55.00) Buy Napapijri handcrafted Italian leather belt here.


    Parisian Charm. LilyMe is all about understated charm. Instead of a heavy link bracelet, LilyMe’s jewelry is mounted on a thin satin cord (choose from many colors) with unexpectedly cool slipknots. The charms themselves are simple and chic. You can personalize a disc or heart with initials, or choose from funky butterfly, flower, clover and peace designs. ($30 and up) Buy LilyMe French silver charm bracelets and jewelry here.

    AKoplik

    Vintage Custom Brooch. Designer Anne Koplik combines glass beads, semiprecious stones and hand enameling to create her signature brooches all of which are made here in the USA. You can even pair one with the stunning book, Mrs. O - The Face of Fashion Democracy, by Mary Tomer, and complete the look. ($39.00-$75.00) Buy Mrs. O The Face of Fashion Democracy" and stunning brooches here.

    Bring On The Heat. Polartec's cutting edge Active Heat technology was designed to keep the body's core warm for up to six hours—this gives any woman time to plenty of time to root for a favorite team, walk the dog, or hit the playground with the kids. A cosy, practical gift! ($169-$199) Buy Polartec Heat's heated jackets and heated vests here.

    Mayu

    Capelet Crusading. Don't give another plain-old sweater this holiday season - the Mayu hooded shawl is all the rage and shows you cared enough to be creative! It’ll work with a fancy dress as well as with jeans and T-shirt, and it’s warm enough to layer like a cardigan or substitute for a jacket, depending on the weather. Ideal for the fashionista on your list. ($139) Buy Mayu's knit alpaca shawl wrap with hood here.

    Wholly Homespun. These colorful, fun and creative gift homespun pieces of jewelry and accessories from The Hole Thing are at the top of Daily Grommet's giving list. Made from recycled wool sweaters — it’s hard to believe something so hip could come from such humble beginnings — you can choose from necklaces with big, bright spheres and squares of felted wool, laced with buttons and strung on a leather cord, as well as pins with a funky, retro vibe. ($12.00 and up) Buy The Hole Things' unique handcrafted felted garland and accessories here.

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    Go Go Gadget Earrings. You can give many gifts in one, with this super-smart earring kit from artist Lisa Monahan. A clever little collection of diverse jewelry options, the Switch Gear kit offers hundreds of unique earring combinations from one travel-sized selection of materials. How fun! ($65.00) Buy Switch Gear's interchangeable jewelry kit here.


    A Peeling. Elizabeth Colburn is a Michigan-based beauty pro, and her skin care products are local favorites. Her formulas are sensible, and sensational, in a quiet sort of way. No overnight quick fixes, just increasingly glowing skin, and all of your expressions left intact. ($38.00) Buy Elizabeth Colburn's enzyme face peel for smooth skin here.

    Jurlique Natural Organic Moisturizers and Skincare ProductsPamper Your Skin - Naturally. One of the wonderful things about Jurlique’s products is that they’re made from hand-picked organic herbs and flowers, making your skin soft and smooth without any harsh chemicals or funky smells. Jurlique uses biodynamic, sustainable farming methods to grow their ingredients on a 165-acre farm in South Australia, from lavender to licorice. Buy Jurlique's natural organic moisturizers and skincare products here.

    Art on a Plate. For anyone with an eye for home decor, these handcrafted, decoupage plates from My Design founder Mary Yanke are a truly unique choice. The lusterous objects she creates with it are pretty, evocative, almost nostalgic. Select one of these hand-made pieces of art and you'll have the perfect, special gift for any woman in your life. ($50.00 and up) Buy Mary Yanke's handcrafted decoupage plates here.

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