March 31, 2018

MacKenzie-Childs Comes to Clever Girl

We're pretty excited around here to debut the beauty line from MacKenzie-Childs.  The first of three fragrances has been delivered, and it is LOVELY!!!  The line is actually a collaboration between MacKenzie-Childs (the pretty packaging part) and Beekman 1802 (the actual products)  For those unfamiliar with the Beekman story, here's the background from their website:

We founded Beekman 1802 Mercantile in 2008. But actually, we consider ourselves to be a 211-year-old company. When we stumbled across the Beekman 1802 Farm in upstate New York, we had no plans to create a business around it. But like Judge William Beekman, who originally built the farm over 200 years ago, we were inspired by the land and the community to build something lasting. In fact, Beekman himself opened the area's first Mercantile, right across the street from where the farm still stands. After taking in a neighboring farmer and his herd of beloved dairy goats, we began producing soaps and cheese (with LOTS of help from our neighbors!)

 A television network launched a reality show about our effort – The Fabulous Beekman Boys – which spread the Beekman message of hard work, living seasonally, and neighborly sharing around the globe. In 2012, we competed in a 45,000 mile race around the world, through 12 cities, in 9 different countries and ended up winning in CBS’s The Amazing Race. And now, here we are. Beekman 1802 has proven that a farm can be much bigger than its fences.

Like William Beekman, we collaborate with local farmers, craftspeople & artisans to produce most of what you find both online and in our physical Mercantile on Main Street in Sharon Springs, NY. We pay fair prices for quality goods. We work with our neighbors to help them grow their businesses. We produce our goods seasonally, because, well, that's how our goats, chickens, pigs, garden & trees do it. We personally eat, use, wear, and wash with the goods that we sell. And we'll do anything to make sure that as our neighbor, you love everything you purchase.

We like to think that the values that made William Beekman's original Mercantile a success are still valid today. Because even though Beekman 1802 is now "the fastest growing lifestyle brand in America," we believe that we'll never ever go wrong as long as we treat every single person like they were our next door neighbor.
So not only is everything pretty, it's actually all made in the USA, natural, and farm fresh.  So far I've used the lip balm, hand lotion, and big bar of soap.  I'm happy to report all are wonderful and very mild.  My skin gets red and irritated at the drop of a hat--but no problem here....The soap dish is, of course, the famous MacKenzie-Childs "Courtly Check" that we all know and love, and the packaging on everything else is equally attractive.  There will be two more scents rolling out over the next several months with different patterns and fragrances.  

You can visit the items on our website (click HERE) or stop in and sample in person.  What an amazing gift to present to your hostess at a dinner party, or treat your own kitchen to a very pretty spring boost.  
Bravo!  We LOVE IT!!!!!!!

March 24, 2018

W is for Wedding...

Oh, dear, it would appear that my invitation has gotten lost in the post.  The latest royal wedding is Saturday, May 19th at the Saint George Chapel, with a reception to follow at Windsor Castle. (Dress: Uniform, Morning Coat or Day Dress with Hat.)

For those of us facing wedding season on this side of the pond, please rest assured that Clever Girl has a full complement of cards for all things wedding.  From the engagement, to the showers to the wedding itself and on to the anniversaries.  

When that lovely invitation finds it's way into your mail slot, rest assured that we can definitely assist with the cards, if not the Morning coat or super fancy hats...

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