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Win Tickets to Sophie B Hawkins Concert in San Francisco

Win Tickets to Sophie B Hawkins Concert in San Francisco

Happy Valentine's Day San Francisco!  Want to have the perfect V Day?  Buy tickets to my friend Sophie's show in San Francisco, one night only  http://ticketf.ly/1oaZ0tw or join our Curators Club to win two free tickets!  One of the best concerts you will see!
Damn!  I Wish I Could Go! 

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Red Hot Romance-- Five Gift Ideas for Her for Valentine's Day

Red Hot Romance-- Five Gift Ideas for Her for Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is right around the corner and it can be hard to find the perfect gift whether it's for a wife, girlfriend or just a sweet surprise for a friend. At The Perfect Provenance we have a large collection of romantic and unique gifts. Here are some suggestions for the best gifts for her this Valentine's Day..

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Introducing Sunshine Limone

Introducing Sunshine Limone

Sunshine Limone, Smile Collection
 Perfumers Nathalie Benareau and Christelle Laprade, Symrise 

Top Note: Italian Lemon, Sparkling Bergamot
Middle Note: Jasmine Petals, Peach Blossom
Base Note: Skin Musk, Amberwood, Driftwood
Today, I am so happy to announce the launch of our new home fragrance line with our first candle -- Sunshine Limone.  Since back in the Stone Age of my early 20s, I have wanted to open a candle store.  I used to spend hours going to different shops in downtown Manhattan buying candles and contemplating my future enterprise.  I never opened that candle store.  I was fortunate enough , however, to work with two different wonderful beauty companies that taught me about fragrance development, retailing and product development.  At The Body Shop, I worked with a dynamic group of people lead by the incredible Anita Roddick, and at International Flavors & Fragrances, the world's largest perfumery and flavor house, I learned the true magic of fragrance.  Those years taught me the importance of the story behind the product (provenance), retailing as theater, and the magic and majesty,(yes majesty!) that goes into the creation of every single fragrance. 
When I decided to open The Perfect Provenance, my first idea for our private label products was to develop a line of candles that I would want to have in my home,  and to create scents that meant something to me personally.  Our first candle -- Sunshine Limone -- literally means Lemon Sunshine in Italian  -- a homage to my Italian roots, with Jasmine, Peach, Bergamot, and Driftwood notes that take me right back to my California childhood.  Pure heaven for me.  I hope you will find it as uplifting and beautiful as I do. Fragrance and scent have the unique ability to transport you to another place and time, to shape your memories and moods, this scent is the perfect choice for our Smile Collection.   
Because provenance matters so much to me, I had the pleasure of working with my dear friend and fragrance consultant, Maryellen Lapsansky (my former PR client at The Fragrance Foundation) on the development of our line (yes there are more to come shortly!).  We have created scents we can be proud of from start to finish. We worked with the wonderful team at Symrise perfumery led by Rhona Stokels (a former colleague at IFF and Symrise a former PR client of my firm) to bring the scent vision to life.
Michael Bishop at DPM Fragrances in Mississippi with our recycled glass waiting to be poured.  Michael has been with DPM for more than 20 years and his smile is irresistible!
I very much wanted these candles made in America.  Together, Maryellen and I, discovered the incredible team at DPM Fragrances, based in Starksville, Mississippi who employ more than 100 people. They hand poured each of our natural wax candles with love (one of the last companies to still do this). They also created the packaging which is truly something special -- beautiful recycled glass, with wax seal,  luxurious wooden boxes, and our logo burned on the top of each box  And finally, Case Study Brands, led creatively by my friend Sara Allard who created our simple but elegant logo and printed package design.
  • About Sunshine Limone: Sheer bliss awaits with this heavenly scent. Rays of sparkling bergamot and Italian lemon shine through billowy jasmine and peach blossom petals supported by a warm woody back kissed with touches of skin musk.   Sunshine Limone means lemon sunshine in Italian and I love the idea of getting a kiss of sunshine from this fragrance.  I wanted this Smile Collection product to give people true happiness in their home and I hope they feel that through this fresh, vibrant scent

Because Sunshine Limone is a Smile Collection product, we wanted it to launch in time for World Smile Day which is tomorrow, October 2nd.  So spread the love, create memories and smiles, each Smile Collection product benefits our charity partner Operation Smile.  Have a great day! #smilemore

 

Lisa

 

 

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Gifts That Give Back

At The Perfect Provenance (www.theperfectprovenance.com), 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
$50.00
Buy Now
LSTN Wood Ear Buds
Starkey Hearing Foundation
$49.99
Buy Now
San Francisco Brass Cuff
The Caliber Collection
$190.00
Buy Now
To learn more about these charities & causes, please visit the product pages that have more information.  Thanks for shopping, please write us at info@theperfectprovenance.com 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
Greenwich


RSVP: info@theperfectprovenance.com 
(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 -- www.huffingtonpost.com/lisalori.  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!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DL98HBR

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