We're teaming up with fellow Cheery Creek North small business, Victoria's Chocolates, to bring you some Valentine's Day love.
From now through Valentine's Day, purchase a box of chocolates from Victoria's Chocolates and get a free Valentine's Day card at Reverie Living. Or bring your proof of purchase of anything at Reverie Living and get 10% off a box of fine artistic sweetness at Victoria's Chocolates. All handmade with love from Victoria herself.Reverie Living is located at 2910 E. 3rd AvenueVictoria's Chocolates is located at 2615 E. 3rd Avenue
Join us this Saturday, February 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to shop for SafeHouse Denver with local maker Craftbelly in the house offering up colorful home decor and paper goods. We'll have festive refreshments, too!We're joining with fellow Cherry Creek North merchants Kendra Scott and Scout & Molly's to donate a percentage of sales that day to Denver's only emergency shelter for domestic violence survivors.Come help us spread the love where it's needed most.
Gift giving is a wondrous thing. It encourages us to spend some extra moments thinking about the people we love from their perspective: What would she like? Would he use this? I think they would get a kick out of this!
As a life-style store, we feature a variety of gift options year-round, including homewares, personal accessories, jewelry, and women's apparel. We always amp things up during during the holidays to ensure that you have plenty of options for yourself and others. Here are just a few ideas to consider - with many more in the shop.
GIFTS FOR HIM
Big bold watches from Newgate are for him (or her!) and make just the right kind of statement ($215-$269). These Stainless Steel Wallets are ultra thin and flexible and automatically shield credit cards from identity theft ($59-$72). A set of 4 shot glasses or whisky sippers can be set in a custom wooden tray or kept free to spin on any table top ($72). And socks in a variety of patterns from Conscious Step - each designated for a different charity are perfect stocking stuffers ($15).
GIFTS FOR HER
Stainless Steel as a material for beautiful accessories this year continues with stainless steel and leather handbags from Wendy Stevens - show-stopping pieces that she will love ($288 and up). We're not sure there is such as thing as too many scarves - we have a variety of styles, colors and fabrics starting from under $30. We're stocked with jewelry from Denver native Elaine B Jewelry, from stacking rings starting under $30 to some statement necklaces under $150. Finally, everyone could use a new sweather this time of year! Lots of lovely options, including this cozy piece from Three Dots ($136).
FUN FINDS FOR EVERYONE
From small porcelain bowls ($8) to a cookbook for nacho lovers (who isn't? $25) - we'll help you find something fun, useful, and memorable! Stop in for these and many other selections. We're open every day from now through Christmas Eve!
While every day is "shop small" day for us, this Saturday, December 26 is a great time to check in with your independent, local retailers to show a little extra love. And as a small token of our appreciation, enjoy refreshements and a free gift with purchase.
We'll be closed on Thanskgiving - have a happy and safe holiday!
Family, friends, colleagues, oh my! So many gatherings this time of year that require a bit more creativity in our efforts - whether as the host or the guest.
Get inspiration from "Host," a modern guide to eating, drinking, and feeding your friends from W&P Design ($35). Then pour your favorite wine into a fun, yet ever so elegant, decanter from Sempli and take it and your table conversation for a spin ($52). And we have several styles of white serveware that will jazz up whatever you've decided to serve - or better yet, we can gift it up for your favorite host ($30-$54)!
Just a few ideas to get you started - stop by the shop to see what else we have in store!
There are no ordinary fathers out there. Each one makes his mark in distinctive ways. Treat the fathers in your life to designs as distinctive as they are. Here are a few suggestions to get you started:
Socks from Conscious Step will help him stand out from the crowd while providing funds to four different charities, from safe drinking water to therapeutic food packs for children. How about geometric coasters for the dad who loves to entertain in style?
A crossbody bag of fine German design from Olbrish will keep his tablet, phone, water bottle and other misc. necessities collected and contained for a day on the go. And brass money clips from Beehive Handmade make a big statement while keeping a small profile in the pocket.
More distinctive options for dads along with greeting cards are in the store now. Come visit us at our new location in Cherry Creek North!
We will close at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 26 and be closed on Sunday, March 27.
May you find all of your Easter eggs! See you back here on Tuesday, March 29.
When we're on the look out for new artists and producers, first impressions of their designs and the aesthetics of their work are so important. If something grabs us right away, we know others will feel the same way. But things get really interesting when an artist's work starts to evolve and change over time and they take us on a new journey. We've enjoyed going on that ride with Alison Blair Stern, a Colorado artist who we met on our first buying trip to New York City. Sometimes you have to travel away from home to find what's right there in your own back yard.
Here is our latest artist interview featuring jewelry artist Alison Blair Stern:
How did you get started in jewelry design and jewelry making? How did you learn to do what you do?
I am self-taught. I got started because I was looking for a way to de-stress, so I started stringing beads. I had seen a necklace I loved and decided to try to make it. My mom bet me that I wouldn't do it and I did. Then I went to a local consignment shop and told them I was a jewelry designer and asked if they would carry my jewelry. I made a few pieces and everything sold that weekend. Then I was hooked.
Where do you find your inspiration - how do you come up with your design ideas?
I am inspired by very simple designs, in a natural state. That's why I love raw diamonds. I also love playing with color combinations. My father was a fine artist and many of my colors are derived from his early abstracts.
What are some design elements, materials and/or products that you are particularly excited about right now?
I love presenting tension in my designs, like the sophistication of diamonds but in their raw state; similarly I've been working a lot with leather, but alongside distressed metals, as you can see in my magnetic arc bracelets.
What advice would you give to other entrepreneurs in creative industries, especially those starting out?
I would say to create what you love regardless of trends. The designs will often align, but I find that if I don't love a piece, it is usually not successful. Also, start out modestly and from the heart. Don't go after the latest trend and the big bucks. Just love what you do.
Diamonds, leather, silver . . . so much loveliness used in unexpected ways by jewlery artist Alison Blair Stern. Her pieces are romantic without being trite. Pick up something for yourself or someone you love for Valentine's Day - or for no reason other than they are indeed lovely.
Join us on Thursday, February 4 from 5-7 p.m. for a Happy Hour Trunk Show with Alison Blair Studio.
We're here for you the July 4th weekend! We'll be open all weekend, closing early at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4. Stop by for any last-minute hostess gifts or something new and fun to wear to a summer BBQ or fireworks viewing party.
For Father's Day this year, give the father(s) in your life something distinct, handsome, and, yes . . . man made. We're featuring new products from some of our local gentleman makers. Whatever the media or material, the designs are fresh and purposeful and the quality is top notch.
Glass plate by Glass by Wood, custom t-shirts from Tarazzo Vintage Original, Hive Vessels from Housefish, and dual Trivet/Cutting Boards from Sjotime Industries.
It's time for a short holiday break. We will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 5 through mid-afternoon on Tuesday, April 7, reopening about 3:00 p.m. on April 7. Happy and safe spring holidays to all!
Easter card from J. Falkner, Passover card from La Familia Green. Available in store!
One of our very first card lines, La Familia Green, has been a steady favorite of our customers, too. With ever-changing designs and sentiments both sweet and just the right kind of edgy, Mollie Green, the artist and designer behind La Familia reveals how she got started and what keeps her going.
We are pleased to feature another installment of our occasional interviews with Reverie Living artists.
How did you get started in (greeting card) design – how did you learn to do what you do? After I completed my BFA with an emphasis in printmaking at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, I worked in a stationery store. This was the early 2000s, and the independent card world was beginning to bloom. I was really inspired by the creativity of Hammerpress, Hello Lucky, and Egg Press. I felt that greeting cards were the perfect canvas for my work. I started gocco printing (a little desktop screen printing kit) and hand cutting cards and selling them in the store. I learned the business side by helping with the buying in the store. Ten years later, I run La Familia Green full time and send cards out to stores and customers all over the world. I’m very grateful to work for myself in this inspiring field.
Where do you find your inspiration – how do you come up with your design ideas? I keep a list on my phone of ideas. One occurs to me, and I add it to the list! I seem to be inspired most by animals and food. Go figure. I love my studio, neighborhood, and Chicago—but it can be really gray and cold. To combat that and stay inspired, I travel, read pretty magazines and books, and expose myself to art – both fine and folk.
What are some design elements and/or products you are particularly excited about right now – both for your own work and what you're seeing from others? I love anything unique. I get tired of seeing the same old stuff, and I detest copy cats! Right now, I am excited about the weaving trend that’s emerging. And I would love to go textile hunting in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. It keeps popping up on my radar. I just went to Marfa, Texas, and I came home wanting a big cactus and lots of white paint.
What advice would you give to other entrepreneurs in creative industries, especially those starting out? Pay your dues, be yourself, and keep your standards high.
One of our perennial favorites, the Luchador Valentine from La Familia Green.
We are open extended hours for all of your last minute gift-giving needs!
Monday December 22 11 am - 7 pm
Tuesday December 23 11 am - 7 pm
Wednesday December 24 11 am - 4 pm
Closed on Christmas Day - A very Merry Holiday to All!
Open New Year's Eve until 4:00 pm
Closed New Year's Day
Happy New Year!
Come on man. Are guys really that difficult to shop for? We don't buy it! We've got some ideas for some of the men in your life - up now on our Pinterest page. Here are just a couple to get you started:
Mail-Key-Coin Bowl Handmade by local maker Sjotime Industries - $55
OG Sack - Hybrid Bag with all kinds of options, handles and uses - made in Denver - $90
Gift giving is a joyful expression of how we feel about someone, which is also why it can be fraught with some degree of anxiety. How can we make sure that what we give really does reflect both the giver and receiver?
Let us help you find something beautiful, affordable and maybe unusual. Something that you didn't even know you were looking for. Check out our Gift Guides on Pinterest, starting with Gifts for Her. We'll be updating and adding to them throughout the season.
Let's focus on the joy and forget about all the rest.
Handmade Druzy Studs from Doozie Jewelry - $78
While every day is "shop small" day in our world, we are pleased that there is a least one day a year in which the profile of small business is elevated a bit higher in the zeitgeist. And that is this Saturday, November 29!
Join us for a special day of shopping fun. We will be featuring a trunk show with Make My Notebook, one of our first local designer/makers, from Noon to 4:00 p.m. In addition, get $10 off for every $100 you spend. And, of course, refreshments all day. We'll help you knock out your holiday gift-giving list!
Give thanks with a lovely hostess gift that will remain after the last plate is cleared. Visit our Pinterest board for some distinctive options all under $50.
Dads deserve a little something, something for their special day. We'll help you move beyond the ordinary. Here are a few gift ideas:
Toiletry cases made of recycled bike tubes from Alchemy Goods and leather cuffs from Espacio Handmade. And of course cards and sunglasses!
Mothers deserve the sun, the moon, and the stars. But sometimes all they want for Mother's Day is a lot of love and a little something special. Even a lovely card with a personal wish will do.
Just in time for Mother's Day, join us on Saturday, May 3 from 12:00 noon until 4:00 p.m. for a special Trunk Show with local jewelry artist Sarah Gregori.
Sarah launched her new jewelry line Dear Margot, in early 2013 and accolades soon followed. She was the finalist in the jewelry category of the Rising Star 2013 Colorado Competition of Fashion Group International of Denver. Her simple, modern designs make a statement without the fuss.
Find a distinctive piece for a mother in your life, or just treat yourself to a new piece of jewelry for Spring!
Valentine's Day can be fraught, so let's elevate this love-it-or leave-it holiday a bit. Come embrace this mid-winter holiday as an opportunity to show either ourselves or someone we love, well, a little extra love.
On Sunday, February 9 from 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. we will host a trunk show with local jewelry artist Susan Murphy featuring her Doozie jewelry line. Always distinctive and ever-changing, Doozie jewelry is a perfect way to express a stand-out style while keeping things clean and simple. Here's to a little extra love.
Holiday hours through the New Year:
Monday, December 23 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 24 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
December 25 - Closed
Thursday, December 26 resume normal hours
Tuesday, December 31 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
January 1 - Closed
January 2 - resume normal hours
HAPPY HOLIDAYS and our deepest THANKS for your support of our REVERIE.
Our piggy banks may be feeling lighter at this time of the year, but that doesn't mean we have to sacrifice style and function in our gift giving. Here are a few ideas - all at or under $50!
The Chalk Board Clock ($50) allows you to customize messages throughout the day and week (chalk included!). The glass carafe from Bormioli Rocco ($45) is a beautiful addition to your table for water or wine, or maybe changing water into wine? The stylish wine coat ($30) will keep your favorite bottle cellar temperature even for a picnic on a warm day. And the simple elegance of the dove salt and pepper shakers ($34) speaks (or coos) for itself. Finally, previously-used chopsticks find new life as a folding basket ($34) to keep fruit or whatever you need organized in check.
Everyone has a mother. She may not be with us in person, but is at the very least in spirit. Whether your Mother’s Day celebration is for a new mom or a great grandma, you want your sentiment to reflect just how you feel.
We think that three of our local jewelry designers create pieces that fit the bill perfectly for Mother’s Day. They are beautiful in their simplicity and represent the kind of artistry every mother deserves. Here are just a few examples of pieces we have that could bring a smile to any Mother.
Glazed Enamel Series from Susan Murphy of Doozie Jewelry:
Hammered Shapes Necklaces from Katherine Sanz of Moonspun Jewelry:
Delicate Briolettes on Silk Cord from Alison Blair Studios: