March 22, 2011
“In a world of mass production, handmade is the true luxury.” Beatriz Ball, metal artist.
We couldn’t agree more! This Spring, our Floral and Fine Gift retail boutique, Evantine at The Rittenhouse, is showcasing a variety of new products made by skilled artisans from around the world. It’s our pleasure to introduce the award-winning and eco-friendly, Beatriz Ball Collection of Fine Metalware from Mexico City, Mexico.
Founded in 1991, the Beatriz Ball Collection is comprised of elegant bowls, platters and service vessels that are handmade, one at a time, using the ancient art of sand casting. Each innovative design is made using 100% recycled aluminum that, in its molten state, is poured into sand molds and then polished over and over again until nothing but a high shine remains. In fact, each creation will be touched by up to twelve different artists before the piece is finished and ready for purchase. Shown above, the new ANTIK Collection breathes new life into the timeless form of antiquity. Using the wavy lines and decorative patterns found in Latin cultural fabrics and hand painted pottery, sand molds were made to offer a textural statement for the modern table.
Selected by many brides and grooms for its contemporary styling, Beatriz Ball metalware is also celebrated for its heirloom qualities and durability. Not only do these stunning pieces look sensational on the table but they are also functional! They will not tarnish or lose their shine and can be used to heat, chill and safely serve food. The perfect gift for Spring bridal showers, weddings and Mother’s Day celebrations.
Available now at Evantine at The Rittenhouse. 210 West Rittenhouse Square, Lobby Level, Philadelphia 215-790-2576.
November 30, 2010
Of COURSE we could buy that fabulous new Proenza Schouler satchel and dance all the way down the street with joy. OR, we could buy twenty of these sassy little bags from Murval Paris and STILL have money left for a facial at Rescue. Why don’t you come on over to Evantine to “bag” your own collection of slouchy hobos, oversized totes and embellished clutches?
The Barcelona Bow with Chain Hobo Bag is available in Cognac or Black for just $56.00.
The Pierre Chain Links & Patent Rolling Duffle makes holiday shopping trips a breeze at only $121.00.
This Rock Double Zipper Ruffled Hobo in Black or Gray slouches perfectly with everything, and we mean, EVERYTHING. $53.00.
Clutching this shimmering Yves bag is a must at the next holiday party. $28.50.
Dress up your jeans with the sophisticated Lucien Faux Leather Chain Ruched Tote in Offwhite or Black for $47.00.
All above styles and many more AVAILABLE at Evantine at The Rittenhouse, 210 West Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia 215-790-2576.
November 16, 2010
How thrilled are we that our new shipment of handmade Michael Aram has arrived? An American-born metal artist living and designing in India, Michael Aram’s creative collection is lovingly made using age-old traditional techniques. Each stunning piece designed and fabricated by his studio is done with a soulfulness that only comes from the individual designer working on each piece. Hence, each object is unique and different yet echos the original fine art design. We’ve got just too many gorgeous items to show and tell at our boutique - vases, frames, salt & pepper shakers, candy dishes, serviceware – but we’ve focused on the sensational decorative AND purposeful enameled bowls. Perfect for entertaining or holiday gift-giving, we’ve offered many of Aram’s enameled bowls before, such as the always popular Leaf Collection. But please, come in and experience them for yourself! If you’re anything like us, you’ll be gifting these incredible showstoppers to your friends for the holidays!
Magnolia Bowl, 9.25″ x 8.5″, $49.00
Poppy Bowl, 13.5″, $198.00
Rose Petal Bowl, 15.25″, $165.00
Whether they’re purchased as purely a lovely decorative piece or used to serve your favorite holiday salad, they’re jaw-dropping artistic gifts that make a statement.
AVAILABLE at Evantine at The Rittenhouse, 210 West Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia 215-790-2576
October 1, 2010
We love the whole concept of Bond No. 9 – an entire fragrance collection designed to pay tribute to the great city of New York one neighborhood at a time. In fact, each fragrance represents a specific downtown, midtown, or uptown locale or a city-wide sensibility or philosophy. When you think of wearing a fragrance called Brooklyn or East Harlem, ya gotta wonder what the heck you’ll be smellin’ like, no? and what makes the scent of Bleecker Street so appealing? Well, come on over to our retail boutique at The Rittenhouse and get a whiff of the “city” for yourself. We’ve got an eau de parfum just for you, maybe two, and displayed in some of the most cleverly designed bottles we’ve ever seen!
Available exclusively at Evantine, The Boutique, 210 West Rittenhouse Square, 215-790-2576, M-S 10:00am to 6:00pm.
April 28, 2010
Designed by women for women, Thymes offers bath and home products using essential oils and botanic ingredients. Pamper your Mother and refresh the senses with Thymes Lavender Body Wash, Body Lotion and Hand Cream.
Since 1982, Thymes’ loyal clientele has welcomed a wide selection of new and intriguing products, such as the Ambersweet Orange Collection of Room Fragrance, Bath Salts and Aromatic Candles. The fragrance lingers for hours!
Evantine, our retail boutique at The Rittenhouse Hotel & Condominium, is proud to carry Thymes products.
Evantine is located at The Rittenhouse, 210 West Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia 215.790.2576, email@example.com
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!
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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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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July 1, 2009
If your Fourth of July celebration needs that little something FLORAL, stop in to Evantine Boutique at The Rittenhouse to stock up! We’re hosting a “White Sale” on a wide variety of domestic and imported white flowers such as Peonies, Hydrangea, Lilies, Orchids, French Stock, Roses, Delphinium and more! $2.00 to $3.00 per stem for these fabulous flowers!
We would also be happy to create a stunning arrangement for delivery in Center City should that be easier for you.
On sale now through Friday, July 3!
Evantine at The Rittenhouse
210 West Rittenhouse Square, Upper Lobby Level 215.790.2576
Hours 10:00am – 6:00pm, Closed Fourth of July
June 9, 2009
Launched as recently as March 2009, Ann Scott Design is a hand-illustrated stationery collection that revolves around the whimsical, playful and fashionable character named ”Ann Scott.” Created by the stylish Deborah Koncan (a graduate of F.I.T. and Parsons) and using only recycled paper and petroleum-free inks. You can find her entire line at The Papery in Philadelphia.