Friday, February 27, 2015

New Arrivals from your friends at Ban.do!

Is the never ending winter for 2015 finally driving you mad? The calendar says Spring is under a month away, we all know it is going to take a lot longer to actually start feeling that way outside. While I can't do anything about the weather, I do know something that is going to help your mood. 

It is nearly impossible to feel gloomy with this fun spring collection for Ban.do! This design group for L.A. is inspired by disco balls, confetti cannons, and fizzy cocktails and it shows is everything they make. They do girly-girl to the extreme and remind you to have fun, ok?

Just because you're an adult doesn't mean you have to carry boring accessories! 




This stripy duo is perfect for a weekend getaway or a day at the beach! 



keep your phone, sunglasses, and lip balm all save in one place






Clockwise: phone case for iphone5/5s or 6, seafoam pouch, pencil pouch, lilac pouch

 



26 rose gold bobbies in cute travel case...a girl can never have enough bobbies, ever.










koozies & tumblers for all the tastiest drinks of summer

you'll never be lost in a crowd with this canvas heart weekend duffle


iPhone 6 case and iPhone 5/5s or 6/6+ backup phone charger so you keep you instagram update 24/7


(above photos courtesy of Ban.do)

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Let's getaway!

We don't know about you, but here in Portsmouth it's safe to say we'd all leave the snow behind if we had the chance! Whether you're day-dreaming of a swift jet-set, planning your upcoming spring break or you're just going to take advantage of your next free weekend, we collected some of our faves for your next vay-cay.


The Escapist
From top left to right:
  • Rhodia leather-bound notebook in iris: a lovely spot to write all about your adventures. 
  • Peter Pan: this cloth-bound gem is an excellent and quick read... perfect whether you are jetting off or simply letting the classic tale take you away on an adventure of imagination! 
  • Laney lunch tin: pack up lunch and set off on a living-room picnic.
  • Forestbound's Escape utility tote: if you are, indeed, setting off for adventure - this new bag is sure to set the tone for travels abroad.
  • Yellow Owl Workshop camera pennant: this snappy necklace hangs at 30", is made of 22k gold and is a perfect accessory to the real deal. 
  • Social Preparedness Kit: with 6 blank cards and 6 thank you notes with envelopes, this kit has everything you need to thank your hosts, nice-to-meet-ya to new pals, or to write home to your BFF if she isn't already adventuring with you!



Sea-Worthy
From top left to right:
  • Hand-in-Hand lip balm in sea salt: super hydrating lip butter from a stellar company (they save 50 square feet rain forest, give clean water and a bar of soap to children in need with every purchase). 
  • Herbivore Botanicals sea clay soap: so you'll smell absolutely divine as you sail off. 
  • Baggu nylon dopp kit: a jazzy catch-all for all your little things. 
  • Sea Bag whale tote: the best easy-breezy ocean-going tote made of recycled sails.
  • Mast Brother's sea salt chocolate bar: for energy, of course.
  • Star chart matches: to light your way!



The Day-Tripper
From top left to right:
  • Porcelain geode necklaces: stunning gold-dipped necklaces that you'll want to wear your whole trip. 
  • Herbivore Botanicals lip butter in blood orange: refreshing and yummy balm made from the best ingredients to cure those Winter chapped lips.
  • The Hive Studio's calligraphy kit: the perfect new project to undertake on your getaway!
  • Dotted cross-body bag: a hand-silk-screened canvas bag with a leather strap that is oh-so-comfy and the ideal on-the-go bag. 
  • Shinola notebooks: the best place to practice your calligraphy or jot notes from your day out. 
  • Kinfolk: always good for inspiration or to curl up with at your local coffee shop.

Tell us where you're going next; we want to hear all about your adventures!

Monday, February 9, 2015

We're having a Valentine's Day pop-up Candy Shop!




Valentine's Day is coming right up (it's this coming Saturday, folks!) and we can't wait! This year, we're having a pop-up candy shop full of all your favorite penny candy, darling letterpress tags and beautiful ribbon. Stop in and fill a bag with sweets for your sweetie, grab the perfect card and top it off with a thoughtful gift and you'll certainly give Cupid a run for his money. 

The pop-up shop will take place Friday and Saturday (10am-6pm) so whether you're a plan-ahead type or a last minute kind of Valentine, we've got you covered!

Check out a few of our favorite Valentine's Day cards and gifts below and check out more cards HERE. We hope to see you soon!

The perfect card: 








(Cards, top image to bottom image: Oddball Press, Gus & Ruby Letterpress, Sugar Paper, Rifle Paper, Mr. Boddington's Studio, The Social Type)


And some lovely gifts
 For an at-home spa day:

  

For a romantic meal: 



For a cozy weekend in the mountains: 



(Gifts, top image to bottom image: Herbivore Botanicals, Hand in Hand Soap Co., Kinfolk Table, Mason Shaker bar set, Baggu weekender, Rifle In Bloom books)
 

Friday, January 30, 2015

Be Mine, True Love, I like-like you...

Do you know what day is right around the corner? February 14th, the most loveiest day of the year! (If you guessed Friday the 13th you were correct but until someone makes a card that say "Sorry that black cat crossed your path this morning" cards I don't think I'll be writing a Friday the 13th blog post)

Gus & Ruby has all the "loves" covered: true love, platonic love, i like-like you, we've been together for way too long love, making sure you didn't just accidentally say i love you for the first time on a card love.
Our Valentine's Day cards have been arriving for weeks now and its been so hard to not show them all you until now. Since February is only a few days away I thought it was finally time.

First off, how great are these tattly love notes for kids to give to all their classmates! 
(above photos courtesy of Tattly)


We have a few more sets in the store as well, like these great postcards, sweet heart noteset, and tiny love notes to say "I Love You" every day!
  (above photos courtesy of Rifle)
(above photos courtesy of Rifle)

(above photos courtesy of Smock)

(above photos courtesy of Emily MeDowell)


For your Valentine
(above photos courtesy of Rifle Paper)

(above photos courtesy of Sugar Paper)

(above photos courtesy of Sugar Paper)

(above photos courtesy of Rifle Paper)

 
 (above photos courtesy of The Social Type)

 (above photos courtesy of The Social Type)


(above photos courtesy of Dear Hancock)

(above photos courtesy of Smock)

(above photos courtesy of 9th Letterpress)

(above photos courtesy of One Canoe Two)


For your Love
(above photos courtesy of Smock)

(above photos courtesy of Hartland Brooklyn)

(above photos courtesy of Moglea)

(above photos courtesy of 9th Letterpress)

(above photos courtesy of Idlewild)
(above photos courtesy of Hartland Brooklyn)

(above photos courtesy of Sugar Paper)
(above photos courtesy of People I've Loved)


(above photos courtesy of Ladyfinger Letterpress)


(above photos courtesy of Banquet)


(above photos courtesy of Ladyfinger Letterpress)



For Laughs and Friends
(above photos courtesy of Emily McDowell)


(above photos courtesy of Emily McDowell)


(above photos courtesy of Emily McDowell)


(above photos courtesy of Smock) 


(above photos courtesy of One Canoe Two)


(above photos courtesy of Dear Hancock)


(above photos courtesy of People I've Loved)


(above photos courtesy of Moglea)


(above photos courtesy of One Canoe Two)


(above photos courtesy of Idlewild)


(above photos courtesy of Bench Pressed)
(above photos courtesy of Hartland Brooklyn)


(above photos courtesy of Ladyfinger Letterpress)
(above photos courtesy of Sapling Press)