ahoy, matey!


my little seaman and i would like to wish you all a wonderful memorial day weekend!

please note, eden will be closed sunday + monday in honor of the holiday.

FIRST FRIDAY MAY : craft crawl

photoSome of your favorite East Village stores are hosting crafters/artists/makers on Friday, May 3rd from 5PM-8PM

8/7 Central: Port Leather (custom leather cases & bags)
Domestica: Basemint Design (screen printed posters)
eden: The Moon & The Honey (plush dolls)
Hill Vintage: Ramona Muse (paintings)
Leona Ruby: Bare Root Designs (jewelry)
Porch Light: Sweet William (crochet jewelry)
Raygun: Memory Network (cassette tape recording label)
Seed: Soulshine (hand painted pallets)
Vitae: Acanthus Apparel (children’s clothing)

Support local shops and creators at the first East Village craft crawl!


kitty jones


ode to mr jones:  kitty jones catnip toys and wool balls now at eden.

we lost our dearly beloved kitty named mr. jones suddenly last summer, so you can imagine my delight when i stumbled upon a line of kitty toys named kitty jones at the ny gift show in january. i told my story to jennifer, the creator of kitty jones and we both started crying right there in her booth.

kitty jones is a small company based in nyc.  it began with a catnip mouse, crafted to cheer up an old kitty friend who was having some health problems, and has since grown into a toys and accessories brand designed to entertain cats and complement the homes in which they live. their fabric is designed and printed by hand in their studio. they use water based ink and organic cotton canvas. the hand felted wool balls are vibrant and bouncy toys that look as good in a jar as they do on the floor. they take great care in using high quality, natural materials to create products that are as beautiful as they are functional.

penny is particularly fond of the wool balls.  we’re obviously pretty fond of penny.

Caldrea Fragrance Launch Party

Caldrea_RosewaterDriftwoodFIRST FRIDAYS are back!

please join us for a special event Friday, March 1st as we welcome CALDREA’S newest fragrance: ROSEWATER DRIFTWOOD
a sun-washed scent of the perfect summer memory. wild florals of rose, gardenia and lily of the valley with the warmth of cedar and white musk, all adrift on a cool water base.

we are giving a gift valued at $19 with any caldrea purchase of $40 or more.              (while supplies last).
be sure to enter our drawing to win a caldrea bucket of goodies worth over $60.           (no purchase necessary to enter the drawing)

since this is the first official FIRST FRIDAY of 2013, we thought we’d make a day of it. the fun will begin around noon, and as always treats will be served.

hope to see you there!

It’s February. It’s Friday. Let’s party.

empireDearest NYC, you were a fabulous host as always, but it feels good to be home.          The New York Gift show was amazing and I can’t wait to share my finds with all of you!  This trip was much more than going to market for me.  I spent the first 24 hours in the concrete jungle by myself.  I arrived on a Friday and the gift show wasn’t starting until Saturday, the same day my friend/travel buddy was due to arrive.  I’m usually a planner, but I ended up making no concrete plans for the day. I started heading in the direction of the upper east side and let the universe take over (as best I could) which led me to lunch at The Chat Noir, an amazing facial at the Kiehl’s spa, a quick tour of the Guggenheim, and a bit of shopping on Madison Avenue.  I ended the day with dinner at Patsy’s Pizza and a movie, “Amour”.  Probably not the best choice for my first movie to see alone, but it’s good to get out of my comfort zone once in awhile. Cheers to a new month.  Bring it, February.


FRAGRANCE FRIDAY                                                                                                   Stop in for a sample of Fresh Citron De Vigne (and maybe a little bubbly) today!

Inspired by Reims, France’s Champagne region, CITRON DE VIGNE EAU DE PARFUM is a crisp, sparkling, sensual blend that is ideal for both men and women. An innovative heart note of pinot noir accord—comprised of bergamot, dark almond, musk, white sandalwood, and rose—is combined with bubbling citrus top notes and an earthy base in this unique, everyday scent.  Available in a new rollerball for just $20.

Fragrance Fridays

photo-31Fridays just got a little more fun at eden.                                                                       While we take a break from late first fridays until the spring thaw, we’ve decided to do something special in it’s place for the remainder of winter.                                       Starting tomorrow, EVERY Friday we are going to feature a different fragrance and offer a free sample of the featured fragrance for you to take home.

Meet Diptyque L’Ombre dans l’Eau                                                                       Poetically named L’Ombre dans l’Eau, “The Shadow in the Water,” it is a fragrance that recalls a lush garden at water’s edge and a brief glimpse of life, captured in the memory of a friend of the three founders. One day, this dear one was gathering roses and blackcurrant; stretching her hand out to Desmond Knox-Leet, she suggested that he work on this accord, one of potent originality.

let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

warm wishes and happy holidays!

XMAS eden pic

please note this weekend’s holiday hours:

saturday 10-5 + sunday 12-4 + monday (christmas eve) 9-4
closed christmas day + new years eve + new years day

we wish you peace, health and happiness in the new year!

with our love and thanks,
the eden family

winter wonderland

tis the season to decorate the windows for the holidays!

the eden elves have been hard at work for days creating this snowy wonderland. we were inspired to do something different for this year’s window when the east village encouraged us to incorporate lights in our displays for an upcoming window display contest for holiday promenade. after much deliberation, one day i stumbled upon blabla’s beautiful fall forest windows on their blog, and i knew that i wanted to attempt a winter version of it. so a forest was built. it’s amazing what you can create with chicken wire, masking tape, glue, white tissue, and a little (lot) of elbow grease.  pizza and champagne don’t hurt either.

huge thanks to joey for having such a beautiful vespa (the duchess), and to eden friends mike and betsy for lending their time and crafting skills.  this could not have happened without you!

we think the end result is pretty spectacular.
fingers crossed our little eden window gets lots of votes friday night!

SAVE THE DATE: Holiday Promenade Friday, November 16th 5-9PM