Effortlessly Elegant Entertaining Elevated!

April 19, 2013

Hey hey, everybody! It’s getting to be that time of year when all you want to do is be outside all day, every day, right? (Don’t worry, our Midwestern friends, it’ll happen soon!) Well, take your next picnic or outdoor party to the next level with this brand-spanking-new line of casually chic dinnerware, stemware and drinkware from legendary designer, Michael Aram.

MADHOUSE by Michael Aram was created to reflect the way you entertain today. No matter how casual or formal the environment, you want ease and comfort without sacrificing style, elegance and detail. MADHOUSE brings Michael’s creative innovation to even the most relaxed moments in your lives…because every entertaining moment should make a statement.

Check out a quick preview of the fabulous new line!

Translucent Black Melon Wine Goblet - $13.95

Translucent Black Melon Wine Goblet – $13.95

Translucent Black Twig Cutlery Set - $5.95

Translucent Black Twig Cutlery Set – $5.95

Black Orchid 11" Melamine Dinner Plate - $15.95

Black Orchid 11″ Melamine Dinner Plate – $15.95

Fig Leaf 11" Melamine Dinner Plate - $17.95

Fig Leaf 11″ Melamine Dinner Plate – $17.95

Black Orchid Beverage Napkins (Set/24) - $5.95

Black Orchid Beverage Napkins (Set/24) – $5.95

Fig Leaf Melamine Serving Tray - $49.95

Fig Leaf Melamine Serving Tray – $49.95

 

They’re all pieces that are tough and durable enough for use outside, but so elegant and sophisticated, you’ll want to use them all inside too! And the best part? There’s so much more! Head on over to the MADHOUSE by Michael Aram page at Ella & Boss, and get your shop on right now!

Have an amazing weekend!!! XO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘Tis the Season… For 40% Off!

January 24, 2013

wintersigngradedHi hi, everybody! RM, here once again! By now, I’m sure you’re pretty much over your holiday hangover, but doesn’t it always seem like there’s still work to be done? A present you missed, perhaps? The mountains of thank you notes you still need to write? Or the startling realization that in the midst of your insane holiday shopping reverie, you somehow never managed to get anything for yourself?!!! Quelle horror!!!

Well, don’t fret, gentlepeople, because Ella & Boss is here to help! Next week, we’ll be heading up to the New York International Gift Fair to find the latest and greatest, so that means, for a limited time, we’re offering 40% off some of our most popular items (while supplies last of course)! Elegant frames by Bright Ideas, sensational bath products by Lady Primrose, our entire selection of sophisticated stationery, and so much more! And it’s all price to move, so don’t be shy!!! It’s just our way of thanking all of you, our loyal customers and readers for the greatest, busiest holiday season we’ve ever had! You guys rock! And have excellent taste, by the way…

So if you need something special and don’t feel the need to open up a new line of credit to get it, come on down to our flagship store here in McLean, or head on over to our sale page and check out what we’ve got! I promise you won’t be disappointed! And, of course, stay tuned for more news, tips and tricks, and amazing new products and gadgets for your home, office, life, etc.

Click here for incredible savings!!!

Click here for incredible savings!!!

Hope you love it! And stay warm!!!! Until next time! RM, out! XO

The Shaved Shagreen Back Shell for the iPhone 5 is Finally Here!!!!!

January 7, 2013

Hey hey, everybody!!! Happy Monday! RM here once again, and here’s hoping you and all of yours had a very merry holiday season and the happiest new year! Now did you get everything you wanted this year? I hope so, though I’m guessing some of you sadly didn’t, seeing as how our inboxes have been overflowing the last few weeks with folks asking us when we’d have a version of the Shaved Shagreen iPhone Back Shell – our most popular product – for the iPhone 5! Of course, we were sure hoping to get them for you in time for the holiday season, but it seems that sometimes greatness takes a little time. Bummer, I know. But fret no longer, friends, for it’s my great pleasure to announce that today, ladies and gents, the wait is finally over. May I introduce you to this week’s – nay, this month’s – nay, this lifetime’s – featured product: THE SHAVED SHAGREEN BACK SHELL FOR THE IPHONE 5!!!

Blue

Blue

Black

Black

Orange

Orange

Now, you can finally upgrade your iPhone in style, with this line of chic, durable, fun and wholly original cases, made from real 100% stingray and designed especially for E&B by the good folks at Moshi, the purveyors of electronic fashion! We’ve got a bunch of brand new colors to choose from, like raspberry, royal blue, and hot pink! But if you don’t see the color you want, not to worry! This is merely the first wave; we should have every color under the sun by the end of the month, so keep checking back!

In the meantime, step right this way and check out our hot new cases, but don’t be surprised if you end with them all! These are stunners. Get yours while supplies last!!!

Have an awesome afternoon! TTYS! RM, out! -XO

Happy Holidaze from Our Winter Punderland!!!

December 4, 2012

Hey hey, everybody! It’s your boy, Resident Male, back again to spread a little holiday cheer across the internets! Hope the afternoon finds you well! Now I know it’s been a long time, and I shouldn’t have left you without some dope links to click on, but my goodness! It’s been a crazy whirlwind of activity over here. I know I say that every time I go away for a while, but for real this time! We’ve got lots of news, and I guess the biggest news of all is this…

OUR NEW HQ!

OUR NEW HQ!

About a month ago, we learned that a beautiful retail space was open on the first floor of our building. So we looked around and thought, “Hey, we’ve got all this inventory and there’s enough office space down there for our interior design purposes… Let’s open a store!” So our Intrepid Leader gathered the troops and a week later we opened a grand spanking new store just in time for the holiday shopping season! It’s a Christmas Miracle!!!! So if at any point you realize that you haven’t been outside in two weeks, thanks to all the internet shopping, and feel like a breath of fresh air and some actual human contact, or you love Ella & Boss and want to meet all of our wares in person (they’re very friendly btw!), or you find yourself lost and giftless in McLean, Virgina and driving to Tyson’s Corner seems like diving headfirst into the seventh circle of the inferno (which it kind of is, even when it’s not the holidays), then stop on by! We’d love to see your smiling face and shower you with iPhone cases and scented candles! (It’s much more pleasant and less injurious than it sounds. I promise!)

But I know many of you faithful fans and dear readers are spread across the country, and therefore can’t come visit in person. So thank goodness for good ol’ E&B, now your one stop, 24/7 shop for all your holiday decorating and gift-giving needs. Our holiday store is now open for business, and we’ve got a ton of cool ornaments, candles, and serving pieces that will make your holiday party the most smashing success of the season. Stick with us, and if people don’t say exclusively nice things about your party behind your back this year, I’ll eat my hat! Check out, in no particular order, our top 5 holiday items for 2012!!! Read the rest of this entry »

Endless Summer Sale Extended!!!

October 12, 2012

Hey hey, everybody! RM here, once again! Hope you are enjoying this lovely Friday afternoon! Now, I think we can all agree that Friday is the best day of the week, right? It’s the end of the workweek! Time to put your feet up and relax! And, of course, the best part? Friday night and all the fun, friends and frivolity that can bring! Well, before you all cut out to enjoy your Friday night plans, I just wanted to plant a little seed in your mind by clueing you into some big news! Remember that end-of-summer sale I mentioned a few weeks ago? Well, guess what?

It’s been extended!!!

And, what’s more, prices have been slashed even further!

SALE EXTENDED!!! Click here!

For a limited time, you can now take a whopping 40% off some of our greatest hits! Need a great gift? Want to spruce up a room? This weekend is the perfect time to get everything you need (and maybe one or two things you want as well), and get a great deal at the same time! So what are you waiting for? Hop to it, folks! It’s time to indulge in a little effortless elegance, and prices like this aren’t gonna be around forever! Get something gorgeous for your home right this very second, and an incredible bargain!

OK. Happy shopping, everybody!!! And have a great weekend! -XO

You Are The Apple Of Our Eye!

September 12, 2012

Awwwww…. I know, right? But it’s true, everybody! We love each and everyone of you here at Ella & Blog, and thank you so much for coming back and visiting us once again. And if it’s your first time, welcome new friend! We love you too, but not like in a creepy way! Like in a look at this awesome new thing we want to share with you that will make your home look awesome and smell really nice sort of way! Yes, it’s that time of the week once again. We have a new Favorite Thing!!! So ladies and germs, may I proudly present… LE POMME ROUGE CANDLE by DL & COMPANY!!!

Red

So… Labor Day has come and gone, the afternoons are getting ever-so-slightly shorter every day, and slowly life is getting back to normal. Time to put those bikinis away and save those Bud Light Limes for another day! But I don’t mean to depress! Far from it, in fact! ‘Cuz all that means is it’s almost fall, you guys! Fall is awesome!!! I mean in my humble opinion, there’s no time of year quite as pretty as autumn. That wonderful time when those oppressive summer temperatures begin to drop, the youths head back to school and the trees start to show off their vibrant, beautiful new colors. Oh, and sweaters! I love breaking out the sweaters!

Rose

Well, now you can enjoy the fall anytime you want with this gorgeous, elegant candle from DL & Company. Nestled inside a brass-enameled, apple sculpture, it will fill your home or office with DL’s crisp and verdant Thorn Apple fragrance for up to 30 hours. It makes a wonderful hostess or housewarming gift, or perhaps, especially if you’ve got a parent-teacher conference coming up, a beautiful, thoughtful gift for the favorite teacher in your life! I’m not saying that surprising the teacher with one will definitely get Junior into Harvard, but it definitely can’t hurt!

Green – Coming soon!

It comes in two sizes (large – $79.95 and petite – $24.95), and two colors (candy apple red and rose). A third, bright green, is coming soon!!! Go check them out over Ella & Boss today and grab one of your very own!!!

Until next time! Have a happy fall, everybody! RM, out! -XO

Fix Your Service Errors!

September 6, 2012

Good morrow, ladies and gents! Welcome back to Ella & Blog, the one stop shop for news and info about your fave website! Of course, I mean the fabulous Ella & Boss! For those of you with whom I haven’t yet had the pleasure, I am, as always, your blogger-in-residence, the Resident Male. For those of you with whom I have, again, you’re welcome! ;)

Alright, now what have I got in my bag of tricks for y’all today? Well, from time to time, we like to highlight one of our favorite new items that you maybe haven’t seen yet. Today’s new favorite thing is a beautiful line of serving trays that we found the last time we were in New York City. May I present… PROVENCE PLATTERS!!!

Direct from Australia, these gorgeous serving platters are sure to be a big hit at your next party! Available in two sizes (Small – 18″ in diameter, Large – 22″) and made from the recycled ribs and end pieces of vintage French Oak wine casks, these unique and eminently useful platters will add a charming touch of rustic, Old World sophistication to any centerpiece, coffeetable or ottoman. What struck us most upon our first viewing was the elegant contrast between hard and soft in their design. The wrought iron hardware pieces, forged in Brooklyn, give each platter a certain toughness and durability; the beautiful reclaimed wood, finished to a dazzling lustre with high grade beeswax, give each platter a sense of effortless luxury. Also, the larger version comes equipped with an 18″ aluminum lazy susan to make sharing and serving your favorite recipes and snacks a snap. This is the sort of piece designed not only to impress your guests, but also to stand the test of time, while adding a touch of edgy glamour to any table. Plus, it makes a wonderful gift for any occasion!

Pick yours up today at Ella & Boss! Until next time, be well! RM, out! – XO

Told You I Felt A Sale Coming On…

August 14, 2012

One of 10,000 tropical… lakes.

Hey hey, guys and gals! So… I hope everyone is having a fabulous summer! Lots of sun, hanging out, vacays, maybe a tropical cocktail and a little fling or two! (Get it!) Actually, I’m about to take a vacation myself! To the lovely tropical paradise we call… Minnesota. Naturally. But I’m just over the moon about it! And whatever you’re doing this summer, I hope you’re doing it well, because summer is just the absolute, 100% best, amirite?

Well, what if I were to tell you that I’m about to make your summer just a little bit better? Not possible, you say! Balderdash! To wit: this fall, we’ll be rolling out all the new, incredible, beautiful, useful things for your home & garden that we found this and fell head over heels in love with. But in order to do that, we gotta make some room around here. So guess what?!

I think it’s time for a great big End of Summer Clearance Sale!!!

YES!!! From now until Labor Day take up 40% off some of your (and our) favorite items! (While supplies last, of course!) We’ve got stuff for ladies, gents, and even kids! Perfect gifts for every occasion! Just fabulous, beautiful things for every space in your home and even outside. So… if you like a bargain or you’ve had your eye on little something for a little while, now’s the time to go snatch it up! Check it out! Right this way, madames and monsieurs…

Happy shopping! And have the best rest of your summer ever! Commencing vacation… NOW! RM, out! – XO

It’s Horn-Tootin’ Time!!!

August 8, 2012

Hey guys! We’re back from the ATL, and, not to worry, we have a bunch of stories and pics to share! More importantly, of course, we have lots of wonderful new products that we’re stoked to roll out in the coming days and weeks!!! But before all that, if you’ll indulge us, we just need a minute, because we’ve just received an awesome surprise that we absolutely have to share with you, and we’re as excited as an Olympic rower on the medal stand!!!

Ready? Now… I don’t want to alarm anyone, but I’m afraid that, as of this morning, we are officially the “award-winning” Ella & Boss!!! Please be sure to address us as such in the future. Just playin’, but we would like to thank the Academy…

OK. OK. What are you talking about, Resident Male? Well, apparently the good folks over at Plush Marketing, who took this entire E&B idea and turned into an actual thing, entered little ol’ us in the Best E-Commerce Website category at the Interactive Media Awards in NYC, where we won best in class, and THEN the judges liked us so much we won the Best Architecture/Interior Design category as well! WOOT! So we really do have to thank Nick and Steve and everyone over at Plush for making this all happen and congratulate them so much for receiving the recognition they deserve for their beautiful design work. Also, thank you to the judges at the IMAs for voting for us, and all of you for standing by us and supporting us through that first rocky year, then the massive ground-up re-design, and finally our fantastically successful relaunch! There’s no way we’d be able to do anything at all without you, our wonderful family, friends, and fans! Kisses!

For more info about our stunning victory, check out the IMA website here. (Sorry, Suckerberg! Apparently, we run the internet now!)

Thanks again, everybody! Stay tuned for more excitement coming soon. I think I feel a summer sale coming on…. RM, out! XO

It’s Atlanta Gift Show Week!

July 9, 2012

Hey hey, everybody! It’s your old pal, RM! I hope you all had a lovely July 4th holiday, and I hope you’re having a lovely summer in general! (Heat wave notwithstanding, of course. Are you surviving this? I’m just wondering when exactly Earth turned into Mercury, you know?) Well, summertime is one of our favorite times of year around here for myriad reasons, but the thing that has made us positively giddy for the past few years is that week in July when we get to get on one those shiny metal birds, and head South to the annual Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market. Are you familiar? Well, if not, it’s basically a GINORMOUS convention where vendors from around the world come to show off all the latest and greatest ideas and products for your home. And we’re talking any and everything your could ever want from furniture to lighting to accessories to dancing animal speakers (hint) to shagreen iPhone cases (double hint) to things you’d never even imagine. This is the show where all the great designers and inventors and entrepreneurs collide, and of course, since our mission is to find the latest and greatest designs and bring them to you, we wouldn’t miss it for the world!

We’ll be heading down to the ATL for the big show this Thursday morning, and guess what? We want to you to join us. So check back here for updates on all the cool stuff we find, and feel free to let us know in the comments what you think, and what sort of stuff you want to see. In the meantime, riddle us this:

See you in Hotlanta! RM, out! -XO


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