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The Perfect P Blog

Gifts That Give Back

At The Perfect Provenance (, we make it easy for you to give back now, and all year round.  Give thanks this holiday, with several choices of great gift ideas for everyone on your list,  Give a wonderful gift, and give back to a worthy organization, easy as that.  It is a priority for our company to support local, national and international organizations who are helping those in need.  We will always do our best to source products that represent the best quality and craftsmanship, but we will also, source products ethically and responsibly through fair trade companies that pay fair wages and have responsible working conditions. Our product pricing and sourcing reflect this commitment.

Have a wonderful week!
Sunshine Limone Candle
The Smile Collection
Operation Smile
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LSTN Wood Ear Buds
Starkey Hearing Foundation
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San Francisco Brass Cuff
The Caliber Collection
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To learn more about these charities & causes, please visit the product pages that have more information.  Thanks for shopping, please write us at for gift ideas or information about our company.

Have a great weekend!

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Le Tour Eiffel

Did you know?
One of the most iconic structures in the world is the Eiffel Tower but how much do you really know about it?  We thought you would enjoy reading some of these fun facts.

  • Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, 1832 - 1923, French civil engineer and architect. Designer and creator of the Eiffel Tower, Gustave also contributed to building the Statue of Liberty.
  • The Eiffel Tower was built for the 1889 Paris Exposition and was not intended to be permanent. This event was symbolic of the beginning of the French Revolution.
  • In 1887 when it was built it cost 7,799,401.31 in French gold. If the Eiffel Tower was built today it would cost $31 billion.
  • It took 300 workers, 18,038 pieces of wrought iron, and 2.5 million rivets to build the tower. It was completed in 2 years, two month and 5 days.
  • The Eiffel Tower was going to be demolished in 1909, but was saved because it was repurposed as a giant radio antenna.
  • The height of the Eiffel Tower varies by 5.9 inches depending on temperature changes. It is 1,063 feet tall and was the tallest building for 41 years.
  • There are 1,665 steps to the top, and features 20,000 light bulbs.
  • The paint on the Eiffel Tower weighs as much as 10 elephants.
  • A women “married” the Eiffel Tower in 2007. Her legal name is now Erika La Tour
  • Eiffel.
  • This monument is the most visited paid monument in the world. Over the years, 250 million people have visited. Since it is so iconic there are more than 30 replicas around the world.

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The Perfect Pop-Up

We're opening......The Perfect Pop Up in Greenwich.  Can't wait to share some of the wonderful things we are working on!  If you live in and around Greenwich, please visit us at 205 Railroad Avenue, Greenwich, November 17 - 22, 2015.

Lisa Lori


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Join us 11/17 for Meet the Artists at The Perfect Pop-Up

Roberto Dutesco, "Pink" 2000

Meet the Artists 

Join us for a Sensory Evening of Jewelry, Poetry, Paintings,
Photographs, Scent, Sweets & Shopping

The Artists:

Roberto Dutesco
Melissa Barbieri
Jean-Christophe LeGreves
Ann Rechtermann 
Joe Yanetz

A portion of the proceeds will benefit
The Bruce Museum

The Perfect Pop-Up
6:30 pm to 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday November 17th
205 Railroad Avenue

(203) 219-2294 Emily Davey

We look forward to seeing you!

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San Francisco Smiles, Matt Nathanson & A Greenwich Affair

San Francisco Smiles, Matt Nathanson & A Greenwich Affair

Happy Monday!  Whew, what a great couple of weeks it has been.  I just returned from a quick trip to my hometown of San Francisco to serve as the Honorary Chair for the Operation Smile Gala for the second year in a row.  So many of my childhood, SF friends and family came out to celebrate with us, it was wonderful to have their support and love.  I was honored to join event chairs Shab Farzaneh & Shirin Aryanpour who founded this event and have done an incredible job galvanizing their friends and family to support Operation Smile.  I am extremely grateful to my friend Janet Lautenberger who served on the committee for the event, and hosted a beautiful pre-event cocktail party at her rooftop terrace (see the pic above) that has beautiful vistas of the city.  I am truly a lucky girl.  My whole family -- Mat and the boys, were able to join me this year at the event.   Anytime, I can spend time in San Francisco, visiting my mother who suffers from dementia, is something ,I can't express enough how valuable it is to me.
One of the great blessings of life getting involved with Operation Smile, has been all of the wonderful giving and kind people I have met.  I was so happy to co-present the Universal Smile Award with Sara Agah -- Sara's jewelry will be featured in our Pop Up -- she is also last year's Universal Smile Award honoree with husband Michael Franti, to musician Matt Nathanson for his work on behalf of the Starkey Hearing Foundation.  You can learn more about his work in my article about him on Huffington Post --  I have been a fan of his music for a long time and now, I am a fan of the human being.  
If all that love wasn't enough, when I got off the plane I heard that the new issue of Greenwich Affair by Greenwich Magazine is on out featuring myself and two incredible women -- Jessica Mindich and Rachel Franco.  I am thrilled to have my #smilemore & Three Little Bears work for Operation Smile featured alongside their incredible projects -- the Caliber Collection & Greenwich Point Conservancy.  If you live in our area, pick it up if you get a chance.  A huge thanks to Cristin Maradino, editor of Greenwich Magazine for including me with these women.  So much to #smilemore about!  See you in 7 days for our Perfect Pop Up!  Lisa

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The Perfect Survey

Hello friends:

We are working hard to open our new store in Greenwich in early 2016.  We are looking forward to sharing news, special event invitations, and exclusive offers with you.  Before we open, we would love to learn more about you, your lifestyle and interests.  We invite you to fill out this short survey and we will send you a thank you gift that you can choose.

At The Perfect Provenance, as we have discussed on our website, our exhibitions and store events will be curated around cultural themes that we hope you will enjoy and look forward to. To be part of our email list, please sign up and join our Curators Club.  We hate excessive emailing so you will only receive information if you are signed up.  

Our retail store will open in early 2016 in central Greenwich at 47 Arch Street.  Our online store will officially debut November 17 with wonderful gift ideas, and to celebrate we will have a special pop up store -- The Perfect Pop Up -- open in Greenwich, November 17 - 22, invitations going out soon to our Curators Club members.  

Whew!  Can't wait to show you what we have in store (literally).  Have a wonderful day.  We look forward to hearing from you.

 #smilemore -

-  Lisa Lori

 Please click on the link below to take the survey, thank you!

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Everything is coming up...Radishes

Everything is coming up...Radishes


Did you know we always include something special when you buy something from The Perfect Provenance?  This month, it is radish seeds perfect for planting for great fall veggies.

Did you know?
  • That the word "radish" comes from the Latin “radix,” meaning “root,” and the Greek word "raphanus," which translates to "quickly appearing” may have to do with the fact that radishes are one of the fastest growing vegetables when they're planted from seed.
  • With a very low calorie count, less than 20 calories in an entire cup, radishes are a great way to add nutrients, fiber and tons of flavor to your meals. 
  • The older, or longer it is allowed to grow, the spicier the radish.
  • Radishes lower body temperature and relieve inflammation from fevers. A good method of intake is drinking radish juice mixed with black salt, and since they act as good disinfectants, radishes also fight infections that can cause fever.
  • A half cup of radishes per day in a salad or just as a snack is nearly 15% of your daily intake of Vitamin-C
Mara Ossorio's radishes she planted recently.  Radishes are easy to grow and grow quickly.

Happy eating!!!  

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The Perfect P Blog

I am absolutely thrilled to be previewing just a sneak peek of our new company, and one of our new collections –The Smile Collection. At The Perfect Provenance, launching this fall in Greenwich, and online nationwide, we will invite you, the visitor, to experience something truly inspiring. Our goal is to bring the best of a museum experience through exhibitions, events and cultural experiences, and couple that with a pleasant and inviting retail environment. We hope our hand picked selection of items will entice and intrigue you to visit us again and again.  Whenever possible, we bring you the story behind the product -- the provenance of how and where our product was made.
For the Smile Collection, our organic tees are made by our partner Farm Fresh Clothing in Sonoma, California with water based inks. Sonoma is a place that is near and dear to my heart, where my husband and I celebrated our wedding reception and a place I return to again and again with my family. It is only fitting that this was the home of the tee shirt company we found to make our first products.  
Our beautiful Belgium linen tote bags are made by Ankasa in India by some of the most incredible artisans in the business.  We are so proud to be working with them on our new line and look forward to showcasing our partner products as well as their line of beautiful items.
Giving back will be an integral part of our company’s mission and I hope we will shine a light on so many worthwhile organizations through partnerships on our exhibitions.  Personally, I am a passionate advocate for many causes, but most especially, for the disabled as my own children have faced numerous medical challenges. Our Smile Collection of products including those previewed on this site, is the next step in our commitment to supporting Operation Smile worldwide, a cause I care deeply about. I was introduced to Operation Smile through my children’s surgeon in 2010 and have been an avid supporter since then.
Last week in New York City on May 14, we previewed our new Smile Collection at the Operation Smile gala.  It was a night full of love, smiles and happiness.  The event was hosted by the beautiful Kate Walsh with special guest Eli Manning.  My boys are huge Giants fans and they loved meeting Eli.  


Thank you for visiting our site and I hope you enjoy our first collection.



Lisa Lori

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Did You Know? World Smile Day is October 2nd

According to Wikipedia -- World Smile Day is celebrated on the first Friday in the month of October every year. This year, World Smile Day is October 2nd, 2015.  The idea of World Smile Day was coined and initiated by Harvey Ball, a commercial artist fromWorcester, Massachusetts. Harvey Ball is known to have created the Smiley Face in 1963. 
The World's first World Smile Day was held in the year 1999 and has been held annually since.
After Harvey died in 2001, the "Harvey Ball World Smile Foundation" was created to honour his name and memory. The slogan of the Smile Foundation is "improving this world, one smile at a time." The Foundation continues as the official sponsor of World Smile Day each year.
The message of the World Smile Day is "Do an act of kindness. Help one person smile."  So to celebrate, The Perfect Provenance will offer $5 OFF any order from now until October 3rd when you use the code #SMILEMORE at checkout!!!  
Be Kind, Make Someone #smilemore -- help us spread the word on social media!!


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