This is place for keeping on the pulse of Parapluie. Follow the links for information on our newest products, our appearances in trade shows, demonstrations and classes, and on the coverage we receive in televised, published and internet media. For those of you in the media, please see our recent press releases for extra information on our doings.
Are you adorning an event with peonies this year? In the Spring, 2004 issue of Martha Stewart Weddings you will find 'Peonies' a-plenty and our newest Fleurish favors in rouge and soleil joining the pleasantly petaled scene (page 253). The article is by Mimi Read and photographed by Dana Gallagher.
Providing tropical flair for a Hawaiian wedding, Weddingbells magazine features our twinkling pink Blooming boxes in 'Treasured Islands' (Spring/Summer, 2004, page 51). Consider matching the favors to another small item, like your guest sign-in book.
Funny bunnies are everywhere in the January/February, 2004 issue of Country Marketplace. On page 41 you will find a Quad Favor wearing quilling strips for its bunny suit. Use these simple treats at a casual springtime or Easter celebration.
An absolutely stunning holiday gift was created by designer Barbara Carroll for the November/ December, 2003 issue of Simple Scrapbooks. In the feature article 'Picture This!' by Jennifer Kofford, you see how a Fleurish box becomes a treasured gift through family photographs and scrapbooking touches (pages 69-70). The response we have received from folks who created their own Fleurish photo box for a holiday gift has been wonderfully heartfelt. Please see the photographs in our gallery that folks have sent to us!
Beautiful, bold Blooming boxes are the highlighted 'I Do Essentials' in Gifts & Decorative Accessories' October, 2003 issue. Use our Blooming boxes to surprise your guests with light and delicate packages for dark, decadent truffles (page 44).
The Summer, 2003 edition of Martha Stewart Weddings contains a gorgeous presentation of Arc Favors in buttercup (page 162). The Favor is used as a place card, with a fine calligraphed name overflowing the top and side surfaces of the lid. The feature article, 'Clever Places for Place Cards,' is by Claire Lui and photographed by George Ross.
The article mentioned above is supported by a Martha Stewart Living television piece on placecards, appearing July 11, 2003. We haven't heard if we've survived the cutting room floor yet, but watch for Parapluie's Arc Favors to be highlighted in this show as well!
Our striking Blooming, Bursting, Point Favor and Quad Favor boxes are featured temptations for Rachael Kelley's article 'Marriage Memories' in the May/June, 2003 issue of Greetings etc. (Our attention-grabbing products are the teasers on the Contents page. The article is on page 47.)
The March/April, 2003 edition of Country Marketplace features Fleurish gift boxes in 'On the Market' (page 12). Their fun presentation ideas include writing a story on the successive box layers, and presenting your homemade treats.
Our newest addition to the line of Fleurish boxes, 3-layer favor sizes, are featured in Gifts & Decorative Accessories' "Out-of-the-Box Touches." Fleurish favors make absolutely striking wedding favors and appear in the special wedding edition, October, 2002 (page 58).
Emily G. Morris of Novato, CA designed two different ways to use our Fleurish boxes as special gifts. They appear in the July/August 2002 edition of The Rubber Stamper magazine (pages 89 & 140). You can also see them here and email Emily about them.