Saturday, 30 August 2008

A busy week

It's been a very busy week at Cavania and I really don't know where the time has gone, hense the lack of posts this week. But just to let you know that we have some very exciting new cards and gifts, which I will be taking photos of next week. Gemma, Alice and I have all been designing away and the results are fantastic. I am looking forward to a couple of days off to spend with friends, I do hope you all have a lovely weekend.
Karen x

Friday, 22 August 2008

New York

I have been away for the last week on a trip to New York to visit the National Gift Show, which was full of lovely things. We walked for miles around the city and up and down Fifth Avenue and to finish our trip off a couple of nights in the beautiful East Hamptons.
The Rockefeller Plaza in the summer filled with tables and chairs, in the winter this is an open air ice rink.
Here is Just one of the amazing window displays found all over the city. A wave of cupcake cases at Anthology, all the windows had a sea theme. They were doing their instore displays which they change with each season. In a matter of 24hrs the entire store was completely moved around and transformed, I ended up buying this silk green dress in the window.

The French historic bookstore Librarie de France.
The Boat House in Central Park is a great place to have lunch in the sun, over looking the lake with the city as an amazing backdrop. The food was fantastic and the service equally good.
Main Beach East Hampton is beautiful it stretches for miles edged with sand dunes and the most amazing houses.
The Hedges Inn was our guest house and was the best B&B I have ever stayed in, simply stunning. The website is

Friday, 8 August 2008

Cavania's Henries Nomination

What a day I am having firstly it is my Birthday and this morning Christian and Faye brought me up breakfast in bed. The postman delivered lots of lovely cards and the florist arrived with a lovely bouquet of flowers from Kathryn at Velvet Olive and Laura from Laura Darrington designs, thank you girls so much. Gemma spoilt me with a yummy box of chocs and a round of Happy Birthday from everyone with the biggest chocolate cake. Majid was opening the mail in the accounts dept and just browsing through a letter casually when Christian and I over heard him say the word Henries....... OH MY GOODNESS. We are a finalist in the Best Relations or Occasions range with our range called Words. The finals presentation night is being held at the Royal Lancaster in London on the 9th October, so fingers crossed.