PRETTY AS A PAINTING: DE GOURNAY PAINTS PACKAGING FOR ANTHOUSA HOME FRAGRANCE

by Marisa Marcantonio

Photo Courtesy of Anthousa
Maria Christofilis, creative director of Anthousa home fragrances, has long been a fan of England's De Gournay handpainted wallpapers. She decided to have them create artwork for her packaging, and Jardiniers and Citrus Trees Home Ambiance was born. The pattern with climbing branches and birds inspired a blend of oranges with Mountain Fir, Petitgrain, Peppermint and Lemon Leaves. Earthy elements of Cedarwood, Woodland Moss and White Musk make the scent fresh and layered. Order your limited edition scent oil with bamboo reeds from Anthousa.

VALENTINE, BE MINE

by Marisa Marcantonio

Sweet gifts are a special way to to celebrate the big day.
Photo Courtesy of Dyptique
Get The Roses Rose Dyptique candle to put Valentine's Day in the air. That way, your house will smell like you got fresh roses.


Photo courtesy of Martha Stewart
Give flowers that are well priced and pretty. White lilies from Martha Stewart for 1-800 Flowers smell delicious and come in a clean and simple footed vase you will want to reuse.

Photo courtesy of Belle Fleur
Peonies! My favorite flower is arranged to perfection by Belle Fleur. To send their beautiful blooms in the tri-state area, visit their site.

Photo courtesy of Martha Stewart Crafts
Make your own valentine's. You don't need to be a little kid to get crafty. Mix and match pink and red cards and detail them with heart stamps from Martha Stewart Crafts.

Photo courtesy of Martha Stewart Crafts
Adorable ribbons are a special touch that make all the difference on a gift. Also from Martha Stewart Crafts.