MARKETPLACE: “In the Back Room” with Layla Grayce, A Guest Blog Post Featuring Evantine’s Melissa Paul

April 21, 2010

Layla Grayce is an online retail company offering an incredible collection of hand-picked products for home, women and children.  Earlier this month we had the honor of guest blogging on Layla Grayce’s wonderful home and lifestyle design blog The Backroom.  We love their style and say “ditto” to their philosophy!  “Beautiful surroundings that express your personal take on lifestyle shouldn’t be a luxury – it should be a necessity.”  ABSOLUTELY!

Get the look shown above:
Charn & Co. Rose Hutch, Plates found on Etsy, Matteo Folk Napkins, Pom Pom at Home Charlie Linen Napkins, Flame Top Leaf urn.

With our great love of celebrations in common, we asked the expert party planner, Melissa Paul, at Evantine Design to share her inspirations for this season’s festivities. Evantine Design is a premier event design company in Philadelphia, PA with a fabulous sense of style.

We’re tremendously inspired by interior design and how it can be incorporated into party planning , personal gatherings and home entertaining.

In Spring, blooming branches burst to life overnight, awakening winter’s snoozing gray terrain with vibrant color and texture. It’s truly a magical time of bubbling love with couples choosing to embark on their own new beginnings.

When event design comes into play – happily, dramatic spaces such as the modern urban loft setting shown, don’t require major adornment. We do, however, believe in the power of a single striking focal point. Using back-to-back incredible weathered wooden farmhouse tables was perfect for a large display of flowering forsythia branches, limoncello garden roses and golden ranunculus blossoms. We also love to personalize tables with unique treasures such as creamy ceramic flowers holding calligraphed place cards and collections of metallic candlesticks. All sitting gracefully under a glamorous twinkling crystal chandelier!

Perhaps you’ll be inspired to decorate your party with stylish elements from home using a Bradshaw Kirchofer Farmhouse Dining Table, suspended Cream 5-light Crystal Chandelier, multiple Antiqued Mercury Glass Candle Sticks dancing down the table, multiple Palmetto Glass Vases filled with flowering branches and Ceramic Lotus Tealight Holders nestled in between for warm surface lighting.

Get the look shown above:
Palmetto glass floor vases, Ceramic Lotus Tealight Holder, Bradshaw Kirchofer Farmhouse Table, Charn & Company Rose Scroll Picture Frame, Cream 5-Light Chandelier with Crystal Prisms & Crystal Chains, Pressed Glass Candles Honeysuckle Candle, Metallic Ceramic Rose Tealight Holder, Metallic/Antiqued Mercury Glass Candle Holders.

MARKETPLACE: The Green Garmento on QVC Tomorrow!

January 19, 2010

If you are up early tomorrow morning, January 20th at 6:00 am, please tune in to QVC.  Our friend Jennie Nigrosh will be selling her eco-friendly reusable garment bag, The Green Garmento.  As featured on The Today Show, The Green Garmento is a garment, laundry and duffle bag all in one.  So next time you hit the dry cleaner you can skip the plastic and take your clothes home in The Green Garmento.  There is no easier way to GO GREEN.

If 6:00 am in the morning is too early to shop, check out the product on their website and on youTube: 

THE TODAY SHOW Features The Green Garmento!

SHOP: Festive Hostess, Hanukkah and Holiday Gifts at Evantine

December 9, 2009

OH BOY!  Let the Season Ring!  Hanukkah starts on Friday, Christmas is just a week away and Holiday parties are in full swing!   Are you prepared to stuff those stockings, deck those halls and light those candles? If not, we invite you to Evantine, our boutique in The Rittenhouse on Rittenhouse Square which offers a diverse and elegant selection of fine gifts for home, body and bath.   We carry a whole slew of clever and elegant product lines such as Rachel Galley, MOR Cosmetics, Dayna Decker, Milano, Seventh Sense, Melissa & Doug, Michael Aram, Murval, weaveTree, and more!  

Some of our absolute FAVORITE items: 

A “Beast” from sigiKids.  Made by hand in Germany, BEASTS are a designer plush line of Cool Cuddlies that adults and children over ten can relate to. They are as close as you can get to having a real pet, without the shedding, feeding and the mess!  Each “‘Beast” (and we carry 16 animals) comes with their own stylish black nylon bag for storage and travel.  


A gorgeous silk scarf or wool shawl from weaveTree.  As seen and celebrated on Oprah’s Favorite List, weaveTree was started in 2002 by a woman who came to the US from India with a background in home furnishing and a love for rich textiles.  She started to create shawls and scarves using traditional India weaving techniques but with a contemporary flair that will blend into any wardrobe.  True conversation pieces that are feminine, delicate and versatile.  We offer many styles in tones of subtle black and champagne to shimmering teal and plum.


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FASHION: Rachel Galley, Jewelery Designer

November 6, 2009

We are extremely proud to announce that Rachel Galley’s wonderfully modern jewelry is NOW AVAILABLE at our boutique, EVANTINE at The Rittenhouse!  

If you’re not familiar with this 27-year old British jewelry designer, come in and take a look!  Rachel’s various jewelry collections are stylish, interactive and fun to wear, often containing a mystery within, making them unique and individual to the wearer.  They celebrate a special time in one’s life and make an original gift, holiday present or keepsake.

Rachel draws her inspiration from intricate carved wood, bronze historic treasures, architecture, engineering, natural textures and objects found in our daily lives.   Rachel adds her own innovative twist with hidden compartments or containers, enabling the wearer to interact with their jewelery and adds bespoke, handmade fittings and clasps to give each piece her own signature finish.

Available in Philadelphia, exclusively at Evantine, The Boutique, located at 210 West Rittenhouse Square, Lobby Level.  215.790.2576.  But please see below for more photos of Rachel Galley’s gorgeous jewelry. 

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