Since you know how much I simply adore telling stories, I’ll wait while you grab a coffee and a biscuit.
(Ready? Okay, here we go.)
Last year, I came across notable press and buzz for a brand new boutique: Liv and Lily. The designer specialized in children’s accessories, and word on the street was that the pieces were TO. DIE. FOR.
Hair clips with raw silk rosettes; satin flowers with sweet crystal detailing; stunning organza pieces with hand-sewn, sparkly centers. Then, headbands embellished with sparkling baubles. And, lovely hair ties fitted with Japanese fabric covered buttons.
At the time, while I was caught up in the whimsical accessories, they were also only available for little girls. And so I exited the website, making a mental note to pass it on to friends with daughters.
The company didn’t cross my radar again until late last year, when the owner, Melanie Pereira, contacted me to share the news of her NEW accessories for boys! At last she had my attention – now, instead of simply sighing over the stunning pieces for little girls, I could outfit my own little men in luxe, head-turning accessories.
And then, she offered a little tidbit that blew me away: Melanie shared her maiden name – and I instantly recognized that we had actually attended high school together!
(Cue: It’s a Small World After All…)…