Archive | April 2014

One-Day-Only Spring Trunk Show, Thursday, May 1st!

We hope you’ll join us for our Spring Trunk Show, Thursday, May 1 from 10-6 at Bedfellows. Come shop for Mother’s Day and graduation gifts, prepare for summer travel, and get solutionsSpring Trunk Show collage to all your laundry problems! Door prizes will be awarded throughout the day.

The Spring Trunk Show will include:

Ex Voto Vintage Trunk Show: Heirloom necklaces, bracelets, and earrings created from antique pendants, keys, medals, and lockets. Designed in Montgomery, AL by artist Elizabeth Adams, Ex Voto Vintage jewelry appeals to mothers and daughters alike, making it a pitch-perfect Mother’s Day or graduation gift. Necklaces and bracelets are designed to be versatile, with a toggle that allows for combining pieces. Lockets hold special significance for the designer; those in the limited edition collection include a small brass charm inscribed with one of four blessings. Known for a look that’s at once timeless and fresh, Ex Voto Vintage jewelry is cherished for years and passed down through generations. A portion of proceeds go to The Cure Starts Now Foundation for pediatric brain cancer research.

cinda b Trunk Show: Handbags, travel bags, and accessories known for combining chic, modern patterns with functionality and durability. Made in the USA using the latest poly/nylon fabrics, cinda b products are water-resistant and machine-washable. Atlanta-based designer Cinda Boomershine launched the line in 2004, and it has since become one of the fastest-growing bag and accessory companies in the country. With a wide variety of travel bags, handbags, tote bags, beach bags and more—plus accessories like wallets, sunglass cases, cosmetic and jewelry organizers, and smartphone cases—cinda b products make stylish, durable travel essentials as well as great Mother’s Day and graduation gifts.

Laundry Tips & Tricks With The Laundress and Le Blanc: Find solutions to your toughest laundry dilemmas! Learn how to make washing easier, safely remove stains, keep sheets from turning yellow, and keep towels soft with advice from the country’s leading makers of high-quality laundry and fabric care products.

We’ll post updates about the Spring Trunk Show here on the blog, as well as on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

 

Show Me Some Sheets

daydream_bed_matoukThread count, cotton quality, percale or sateen…choosing new sheets can be a bewildering task! Here are our tips for finding the perfect sheets for you:

Thread Count

Thread count is the number of threads woven into each square inch of fabric. Many shoppers mistakenly believe that a high thread count is the only indicator of quality in a set of sheets, but a high thread count does not guarantee high-quality fiber. We recommend choosing a sheet based on what feels best to you. Our sheets are at least a 200-thread count to ensure quality construction, but don’t base your purchase decision on thread count alone.

Fiber Type

Egyptian cotton, with its smooth, glossy finish, is considered to be the highest-quality fiber available.

Construction Quality

The more stitches used per inch, the more durable the sheet will be (high thread count does not guarantee high-quality stitching!). All of our sheets are produced using the highest-quality sources available. Fitted sheets should have deep pockets for a good fit on larger beds.

Your Sleep Habits

Think about the way you sleep. If you get hot when you sleep, look for a percale cotton, which has a cool, crisp feel (also make sure your mattress pad is 100% cotton, as anything with synthetic fibers will keep you warmer). If you get cold at night, look for a cotton sateen, which has a soft, cozy feel.

Color and Pattern

Look for yarn-dyed fabrics, which are softer and ensure longer-lasting color. Patterns can be beautiful and express your personal style, whereas solids offer a classic look that can be changed up with pillows and throw blankets. Monogramming is also a great way personalize your sheets.

Pillows

The best pillows are customized to your sleep style, with a fill that is soft enough yet supportive enough to allow your head to fall naturally in line with your spine. For more on how pillows affect sleep, see our interview with Peggy McCormick of The Pillow Bar.

Want to know more about what goes into the making of a luxury sheet? The Wall Street Journal breaks it down here.