Top Valentine’s Gifts for Him & Her

Can you believe it’s already February?!? For us, January just flew by… It was a busy month filled with business trips, including our time at West Coast Art & Frame Expo, and events. But, it was a fun month filled with friends, new and old. Now it’s time to show some love to those who are most important to you. Whether you’re thinking BIG, as in a Valentine’s engagement, or just a little something small, as in a special token for your friends, now’s the time to shop!

Our Valentine's window, designed by Xavier Neuner
Our Valentine’s window, designed by Xavier Neuner

As you can see from the photo of our Valentine’s showroom display, there are plenty of pretties to be had this holiday! From lovely tea towels to beautiful books, and even some Valentine’s-appropriate party details, such as paper straws and cocktail napkins, we have something to help with your celebrations.

Here are a few gift highlights we have in stock – for both him and her:

Bench-made leather notebook covers by Colsen Keane
Bench-made leather notebook covers by Colsen Keane

Does he love to write – or perhaps he always keeps his work notebook handy for reference? Add some style to his every-day accessory with a beautiful leather notebook cover. These bench-made notebook covers are crafted with the highest quality leather by Colsen Keane and will last a lifetime!

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Rings by Grandmother’s Buttons

These vintage-inspired rings are actually all adjustable – so no worries trying to find the ring size of your loved one! While the gift of jewelry is always a lovely idea for Valentine’s day, these special pieces really tell a story. Individually selected jewels are paired with stunning settings and handcrafted into timeless rings. These pieces offer an especially heartfelt sentiment for her.

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Moleskine notebooks

And now the gift for everyone… Moleskine notebooks! Pick up a set for a friend, or break up a pack of three to add in your teacher gifts! These simple, paper notebooks feature small, graft lined pages and are sized to fit in pockets and purses alike. The ideal place to keep a to-do list, Moleskine notebooks are available in a variety of colors and would be a perfect gift for just about anyone this Valentine’s day!

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Finally – a bonus holiday treat… A cheeky card! Go the traditional route and share a note of love, friendship, appreciation; the right card can help you say anything. We have a fantastic selection of beautiful and unique Valentine’s cards – there’s sure to be something for anyone you’re looking to share a special sentiment with.

Come on in to the showroom today to take a look at all of our Valentine’s gift options and don’t forget about our complimentary gift wrapping. We’re here to make this Valentine’s day a special day for all!

Crafting + Whisky = A Few of Our Favorite Things!

We were fortunate enough to be invited to a fantastic bloggers event this past Friday, sponsored by The Balvenie, single malt scotch whisky, in celebration of the 25th American Craft Council‘s (ACC) Show at the Cobb Galleria… And let us tell you, any event that combines fantastic design with great whisky is a win in our book!

And even more fortunately, our friend and fabulous designer, Lori May of Lori May Interiors included furnishings and accessories from steve mckenzie’s in her beautiful space at the ACC Show, as a part of their Make Room, Modern Design Meets Craft-Let’s Entertain exhibit.

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Lori’s space, featuring furnishings and accessories from steve mckenzie’s.

A big thank you to Lori for including us! The ACC selected some wonderful Atlanta area designers to design a space inspired by some of the craft vendors at the show, and there were so many amazing designs. Handcrafted items add such a unique element to a space, and the designs featured in this exhibit didn’t disappoint!

Bill Peace, Jonathan Wingo, & Jill McKenzie
Bill Peace, Jonathan Wingo, & Jill McKenzie

The evening of the big event, celebrating the ACC Show, and their designer exhibits, was all about great design and whisky tasting… Perfection! In preparation of this night, the ACC asked the supremely talented Bill Peace, of Peace Design, to create a whisky-tasting room. Of course, it was a sight to be seen, so warm and wonderful!

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Two of the distinctive whiskys, by The Balvenie, which we tasted – delicious!

In addition to the wonderful whiskys featured that night, The Balvenie called out four other small, handcrafters whom they admire, including Hoosier Bats, from Valparaiso, IN, and Colsen Keane Leathers, from Charlotte, NC, which we carry in store at steve mckenzie’s!

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Bill Peace’s whisky-tasting room, with The Balvenie, featuring leather goods by Colsen Keane.

The ACC and The Balvenie certainly put on a memorable event and we are grateful to have been invited, and included in that fantastic space by Lori May Interiors. And a shout out to our friend Mary Jane Payne of Forever 51, who came along – you made the evening even more enjoyable! Here’s to amazing handcrafted art, fabulous design, and delicious whisky!