Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Again for the First Time

The first days of the new year are a time to look back at where we've been, as well as ahead to where we'd like to be. This year was one of great change and growth at Castle in the Air, culminating in a spectacular holiday season the likes of which we'd never seen before.

Once the glitter settled, though, we wrapped up the holiday season as we always do, with a few days of cleanup and redecorating. This has given us the chance to offer you a fresh experience while we meditate on our goals for the new year.

Our magical cherry blossom tree has been transformed in anticipation of springtime, and is now adorned with hundreds of glass songbirds. Just looking at them in their rainbow array helps me feel the promise of spring. 
Our stationery, journal, and calligraphy sections have been revitalized, too. Italian leather journals, Moleskines, Japanese stationery, and Mariaelisa Lebroni's woodblock Xilocart books all have their own homes.

Upstairs, we've brought together two special collections. Castle Home includes our C.P. Shades clothing, Italian leather bags, and other luscious treasures. The Toy Shoppe brings together everything for the child in everyone, including dollhouse miniatures, storybooks, and toys.

The changes have given Castle in the Air a bright new feel, and I hope you'll give yourself the opportunity to come by and experience it for yourself.

As for my own revitalization and resolutions, I've made a vow to spend more time in my studio. Hours at the sketchpad and the easel keep paying off as I complete book after book. I've got a few I plan to share with you soon, so keep in touch!

If you have a similar resolution to connect with your creativity, why not sign up for a class at Castle in the Air? Spring 2014 has more workshops than any season before, in calligraphy, paper crafts, book arts, and more, and they're filling fast.

Happy New Year!


Shelley Noble said...

Karima, surely your store is among the most beautiful in the world!

Such sumptuous details and loving care in every aspect. An amazingly creative paradise!

Benny Johans said...

This is wow! What a store! It's looks more attractive than antique collection store. You have maintained very very well, appreciate it.