Bliss and Bale | Serenity Box

Bliss-headerDon’t let gift giving stress you out people! In fact, I’m a huge fan of gifting presents. I LOVE it and often go all out. Shopping for unique/cool gifts that you know your friends/family would love? So fun.

TwitterI wanted to showcase another crate/box from Bliss and Bale (see the Valentine’s Day box here). Andrea Cwik is a small business owner located in the San Francisco Bay Area. She selects items for her boxes from other local businesses and partners with the best small batch artisans.

Bliss-and-Bale-SerenityThis one is called Serenity Box, filled with all sorts of nice goodies, like a really sweet mug, loose leaf tea, yummy mini waffles, candy and a candle. Andrea ships her products worldwide, so anyone can customize (email her for customization) or select a box from her website and send to a loved one. I’m sharing her products again, because hello? Support Local! And, Andrea is just the sweetest — we met up for coffee late last week and chatted for two hours!

See? E, from Apis Floral also joined us at yummy Chromatic Cafe. Good lattes there ;) Coffee

BlissAndBale-unopenedLove the details Andrea puts into her boxes, like sealing the boxes shut with her logo + social media information provided! It’s really well done, I have to say. Bliss and Bale caters to all sorts of people whether you’re one person, or a large corporation looking for multiple gifts and she is happy to customize the gifts working with any budget, which is so nice! You can read more about including your own promo-items in the gift boxes too.

Check out the boxes she has available for sale, and on Instagram the boxes she’s put together for other clients … see what I mean? So impressive, with gorgeous pieces, and equally gorgeous photos to go along with. I don’t want to ruin the surprise, but I want to work with Andrea and customize one of her new baby boxes for a pregnant friend of mine back in Canada (hopefully she isn’t reading)!

Bliss-Bale-contactYou can just tell, from the moment you meet Andrea, that she absolutely enjoys what she does over at Bliss and Bale. I wish her all the success — and I can’t wait to go for coffee with her again. Here’s to new friendships thanks to Instagram! :)

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Apis Floral + Bliss & Bale


Meeting new friends.

One of my favourite things to do in California.

Even though I wasn’t posting much on social media while I was home, I was still scrolling through Instagram to get my mind off things.

Bliss-and-Bale2That’s when I randomly came across Bliss + Bale, a Bay Area California local who curates and makes custom gift boxes. Loving her aesthetic, I follow her immediately. I didn’t even realize she lived in the Bay Area when I first came across her Instagram page.

Apis-store-frontAs per usual, as soon as I open my eyes in the morning, I’m immediately scrolling through Instagram. Luckily I came across one of the photos she posted mentioning she was having pop-up shop at Apis Floral, a local flower shop in the Willow Glen neighbourhood. So ya knows now, after my orthodontic appointment (my retainer broke!) I drove down to see what it was all about, and to speak to her in person! And to meet the friendly faces at Apis Floral while I was at it. Guys, it may seem like a sponsored post. It’s totally not. I’m just sharing the local-love.

Like I mentioned. Exploring. Meeting new friends. I love it. So I went in, and checked out the floral shop (which in’t just flowers, it’s a retail store as well – and just so gorgeous with all sorts of neat items to purchase for anyone, whether it be for their new home, their upcoming birthday, or just shopping for yourself. I picked up a few birthday cards for some friends while I was at it.

I want to let all the photos do the talking, so I’ll show you inside the gorgeously designed Apis Floral, which opened last year (and they are expecting to expand in the early fall to incorporate a coffee shop inside the floral shop! Talk about awesome. I can’t wait to see it all come together.Apis



Apis-Floral-WillowGlenIt was so great meeting you Andrea, and E! Hope we can meet up again soon.

Apis Floral 
955 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95126
(408) 288-5654

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