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  • Alexandra & Mitchell Shymansky

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    REGISTRY SPOTLIGHT: Alexandra & Mitchell Shymansky

    Few people want to live in glass houses…or in this case, a glass cabinet kitchen.

    But when you register for beautiful things at GEARYS, you might be tempted. At least that was the case for Alexandra and Mitchell Shymansky. They were faced with a classic couple challenge - remodeling the kitchen of their first home together. The designer suggested glass cabinets, but they decided against it for practicalities’ sake.  First, Annieglass' rich gold rimmed pedestal cake plate came to her door, followed by the stunning reflection in Mary Jurek's Omega pitcher. And finally, the crown jewel: Vera Wang's delicate, silver-touched Grosgrain Platinum fine china. They came from England, just as her husband Mitchell, and had a classic, romantic motif with modern twist reminiscent of Alexandra's sweet personality and millennial modernity.

    "Now I wish I had gone for the glass cabinets!” Alexandra tells us with a laugh. Perhaps that would have been more practical in the end, "Because my friends and family are always looking through my cabinets anyway - they're so beautiful, I don't blame them for looking!"

    Alexandra and Mitchell are this month’s spotlighted registry couple. You can see their beautiful registry (coupled with an even more beautiful photo of the happy couple on their wedding day) on our window display this November. To welcome their arrival to our window, we thought we’d give you a window into how this lovely couple came to grace our storefront. Here’s our Q&A with the Bride and now Mrs. Shymanksy – the lovely Alexandra.

    What was your first date like?
    On our first date, we had talked about everything and anything! We even closed a few restaurants! We shared a lot of the same values and background. I could see that his family was really important to him. You just know sometimes. My mother has never liked past boyfriend. She liked Mitchell immediately! It just all fell into place, perfectly!

    How did you hear about GEARYS?
    It's a funny story. We went to register at another store, but they basically give you a registry scanner and you're on your own. It was overwhelming. Then we spoke to a saleswomen...who said "I probably shouldn’t be telling you this, but you should try registering at GEARYS." My mom immediately said, "Oh, of course! Why didn't we think of that - it was THE place to register when I was getting married?"

    What was your experience like?
    We would think of an excuse to go. Mitchell and I would say "Hey, how about we have lunch in Beverly Hills just so we could go." [Our Registry Consultant] Lorelei was sweet. She was almost like a mother figure! When you find someone who loves their job and is excited about it, you feel that too! I trusted her advice. She really encouraged us to use our china. She said "Eat pizza on it - anything, just use it!"

    Is there anything on your registry that is particularly meaningful?
    Mitchell's great aunt couldn't make it to our wedding but she gave us our Christofle serving pieces. We actually used them at our wedding to cut the cake! A few months later, she passed away. It was a way for her to be a part of our wedding, in spirit. We'll always have that memory. Our china was given to me by grandmother as well. I also plan to pass down my Christofle silverware to my daughter, just like my mother did with a few of her pieces.

    What do you think of GEARYS credit system?
    I love GEARYS credit system. It's so convenient! I don't understand why every store doesn't have. I wish they did!

    Would you consider shopping at GEARYS post-registry?
    We already have! We had a little credit left, so we bought a few things for the baby! [Alexandra and Mitchell are expecting their first child.]

  • Accessorize Life: 20% Off Home Décor & Gifts

     

    If an outfit can be made by its accessories, a home is made by its accents. That is why GEARYS is excited to announce an unprecedented mid-season sale offering 20% off some of our popular items. This week, each day will see an amazing discounts both in-store and online (see banner above for promo code and below post)on home fragrances, frames, private label jewelry, designer jewelry, and sterling silver flatware.

    With so many must-shop options, our team took a moment to bring you a few of their favorites from each category, featured above.

    The Shoppable Index

    Casually Luxe: Pearl Woven Bracelet by Trend 351
    Love Your Accessory: Diamond Script Love Necklace by Trend 351
    Statement Piece: Amethyst & Diamond Pendant by Trend 351
    Super Sweet: Bon Bon Ring by Angelique de Paris
    Iconic Collection: Bamboo 18K Yellow Gold Hoop Earrings by Gucci
    Drop Dead Gorgeous: Drop Link Earrings by Seaman Schepps
    Simply Stunning: Chippendale by Towle
    Height of Empire: Empire Flatware by Buccellati
    Fit for a Queen: Grande Baroque Flatware by Wallace

    Whether you’re looking for the little things that bring a room together or giving the perfect glam gift without breaking the bank, GEARYS is here to help you accessorize your life with a dash of luxury. Hurry into GEARYS or visit GEARYS.com to take advantage of this amazing sale – and remember, free shipping on orders over $100!

    Coming up...

    Wednesday, April 22nd: 20% off Private Label Jewelry

    Thursday, April 23rd: 20% off Designer Jewelry

    Friday, April 24th: 20% off Sterling Silver Flatware

  • The Art of Plating Challenge: Chef Joachim

    A simple dinner plate is the canvas of a chef's delicious art. But what happens when we ask world-renowned chef and founder of the Patina Group Joachim Splichal to prepare and plate a dish for two gorgeous Bernardaud plates that are already an art within themselves? A lesson in the ART OF PLATING.

    Watch our video featuring Chef Joachim HERE.

     

    The Art of Plating Challenge

  • The Art of Plating Challenge: Chef Hugo

    Witness the charismatic culinary expert and executive chef of Wolfgang Puck at the Hotel Bel-Air take on our ART OF PLATING challenge featuring artistic Bernardaud dinnerware, with mesmerizingly colorful results. 

    Watch our video featuring Chef Hugo HERE

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    The Art of Plating Challenge

  • Modern Art In The Making

    Daum invites us to witness art in the making at their factory in Nancy, where pâte de verre breathes life and color into crystal.

    Read the full article for "Modern Art in the Making" here -
    http://www.gearys.com/daum-decor

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  • Seeing Stars

    Ask a spectator who the stars of the red carpet are and they will rattle off a dozen glamorous actresses and nominees. Ask a stylist mid-award season and they will say Kwiat. With the launch of the Starry Night Collection, it has never been a more appropriate answer.

    Read more - http://www.gearys.com/kwiat-seeing-stars

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  • Lights, Cameras, Rahaminov

    Go behind the scenes with Rahaminov, as the fresh new face of the brand finds her ‘model moment’.

    Click here - http://www.gearys.com/rahaminov-model-moment 

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  • "LIGHT" by Laura Bicego

    "LIGHT: this is the central theme for the upcoming season, in its perceptive and sensorial aspect, which will give us new eyes to see the future. 2015 will be in fact the 'International Year of Light'.

    The new season colour range will explore the various effects of the light on real objects: winter whitened colours will have sophisticated nuances; the shades will be icy and intense.

    And which stone could best reflect and represent this trend if not ROCK CRYSTAL?

    If we observe the rock crystal stone, we immediately capture the beauty, the geometric perfection of the shapes, and the peculiarity of the structure. The pure crystal is a nude essence: there is nothing inside it; it only discloses the purity of the empty space luminosity, in its perfect symmetry of lines and angles.

    The real interpreters of the season are the materials: the shapes will tend to extreme simplicity and they will find a new life within the essence of the substance. Neutral fashions for fall, in terms of colour and shape-schemes, are what it's all about. Going neutral might seem boring to you, but it is actually anything but boring; once you see how incredibly versatile, complementary and stylish it is.

    For instance, let’s take a simple look at my latest introductions to our Ipanema and Notredame Collections:  the designs are pure, clean, rock crystals are unspoilt. The jewels are light enough in color to not seem flashy, yet also appealing to the eye and great for almost any occasion.  They can be used with brown, black or other bold colors too, if you like.

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    They reflect the new general trend within the fashion industry towards a growing feeling of truthfulness; far from the inclination guided by the need to “appear” at every cost, which has characterized the modern tendencies since the 80’s.

    There is a return to real, pure and beautiful things, but there is no beauty without quality and there is no quality without passion.

    My new creations are genuine and reflect true authenticity. The statement behind them is a new motto: 'Treat Yourself to the Luxury of Simplicity'."


    Laura Bicego

    Guest blogger Laura Bicego is the creative soul behind NANIS.

    New fashion accessories have come to life through her intuitions and designing abilities. And women can finally give rein to their own creativity. During the years Laura has perfectioned her planning, her natural taste for the shapes and colors, her extraordinary capacity to melt surprisingly in harmony different materials. She is an energetic traveler, curious, open-minded, she loves to observe very meticulously the unexplored boundary of flavors travelling through the territories of the femminility from West to East. Always looking for glimpses and sensations, Laura captures new and interesting sounds, fragrances, nuances and surfaces and all comes into her creations. Geometric designs change shape in the twinkling of an eye, exciting games with the accessories introduce that idea of versatility and fun that only a woman knows. Jewels designed by a woman for a woman.

  • London Calling: Behind The Scenes

    Once a year, GEARYS President and CEO Thomas J. Blumenthal travels across the pond to bring you the finest, most fascinating one-of-a-kind antiques that the ages have to offer.  He takes us behind the scenes of this year's journey:

    Read the exclusive Q&A interview here -
    http://www.gearys.com/london-calling

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  • 2015 Style Book

    Since 1930, it has been our privilege to be there with you throughout life's special moments.

    In a way, this year's Style Book is our moment.  Driven by the spirit of innovation that has made us one of the most iconic retailers in Beverly Hills, we enter our 85th year with an entirely new take on the Style Book.  Through our integration of stunning lifestyle shots, exciting editorials, and interactive features, we hope to bring you into our moment by recreating those that are most special to you.

    Turn the page, join us.

    Sincerely,
    Thomas J. Blumenthal
    President and Chief Executive Officer

    2015 Style Book
    http://www.gearys.com/stylebook_2015