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Snobbish Thoughts December 2009

Greener pastures, greener beds!

In a recent post on ModernSerenity.com about ridding your bed of harmful chemicals, Cuddledown is praised for our line of safe and healthy eco-friendly products. Thank you to blogger and presumed fellow bedding snob Nick Andre for the recognition! Delivering the highest quality eco-friendly bedding and apparel to our customers is an important focus for us, and we set our standards high. When you see a Certified Eco-Friendly icon in our catalog or on our website, you can trust that product is Oeko-Tex certified to be free from harmful chemicals and dyes. All products submitted for Oeko-Tex review are tested exclusively in Oeko-Tex member institutes in Europe and Japan to maintain a consistent, high level of testing. If it doesn’t meet the Oeko-Tex environmental standards, it doesn’t meet ours—it’s that simple. And we make the same commitment to certified organic products—everything organic we carry meets the Global Organic Textiles Standard (GOTS), which guarantees it’s made from at least 95% organic material and creates a minimal impact on the environment.
Go Green!

Dream, Dream, Dream

Happy Holidays, Snobs!

After weeks of planning and celebrating the holidays, we’re surely all going to feel ready for a long winter’s nap. So, with a little inspiration from a Cuddledown customer looking to re-create the dreamy bed she slept in at the Four Seasons, I thought I’d share with you some tips on making your bed the envy of, well, everyone.

First things first—choose your mattress protector—it extends the life of your mattress, and serves as a foundation for all the plush goodness to come. Your thickest (and often considered the most heavenly!) layer is your featherbed. There are many options, from simple goose feather and down blends to layered, deluxe featherbeds with Fill Power. A good old Original Featherbed is just what I need for an extra layer of support and comfort. Now come the sheets, and as we snobs know, sheets can make all the difference. Sateen, percale, linen, voile, jersey, silk—the possibilities are endless. Crawl into 500 thread count Italian percale sheets (or under the matching duvet cover!) and you’ll never want to come out. After you tuck in your fitted and flat sheets, you might enjoy a nice blanket for added softness (and in winter, added warmth.) My favorite is the lightweight Cotton/Bamboo Medallion Blanket in lemon, which coordinates with absolutely everything. Top it all off with a handcrafted 800 Fill Power German Batiste Down Comforter—the world’s lightest, most luxurious comforter—and you’ll give a whole new meaning to Beauty Sleep.

Cheers!

Georgia

Memorable Monograms

Good Morning, Snobs!

Because we have fabulous taste, gift giving is our forte! Let’s get creative this year, and turn what some see as a generic add-on into one of the most thoughtful and personal gift touches—monogramming. Here are five fun, unique ways to make monogramming memorable.

  1. Finish off the shams or pillowcases for your guest room with inspirations and holiday sentiments: mix and match words like Peace, Love, Cheer and Laugh for a feel-good collection of pillows.
  2. Get festive with color! For the college student on your list, or even the die-hard sports fan, create a customized towel in the school or team colors, and monogram it with either their name, the school or team name, or maybe even a favorite player’s name.
  3. If you’re shopping for someone with a hobby (I, for one, have about 7 golfers on my list!) try a set of hand towels with a cute hobby-related message. For my golfers, perhaps “Hole in One” or “Eagle.” There are endless options for an infinite number of pastimes!
  4. For the mom who does it all, transform a plush robe into a luxurious five-star hotel experience. Choose the one-letter monogramming option for elegance, and make her feel like the most special person in the room every time she puts it on.
  5. Monogram a blanket or throw for the perfect finish to a cozy couch. I love using words like “Snooze,” “Daydream” or “Relax” on a living room blanket everyone loves to nap with, like our super soft German flannel blanket.

Share your monogramming ideas with your fellow Bedding Snobs! And be sure and place your monogramming orders in time for holiday delivery—December 11th for standard shipping, December 16th for expedited shipping. For more details, visit our Monogram Guide.

Cheers!

Georgia

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