Miss Sophie has a secret. . . and she can’t wait to let you in on Mireio’s Big Surprise.
Big Birthday. . . Big Surprise:
Friday is my birthday! A very big birthday. And I’m so excited to share it with you. I’ve decided to offer a VERY special listing in Mireio in celebration of turning. . . wait for it. . . FORTY-TWO!
Back in the day, when I was in my early 30′s people constantly would ask, “How old are you?” And, because I think it ever so rude to ask a lady her age, I would reply, “Oh, I’m 42!” I figured, if you asked a rude question it was ok for me to fib a bit. Or a lot, as the case might be! And it worked. I discovered that if you’re going to lie about your age then lie up. People are always amazed at how GREAT you look for your age.
Well, the time has come. . . finally. After years of “being 42″ I’m officially “TURNING”42 on Friday. And I’ve decided it’s the perfect age and I’ll just stay 42 forever. I’ve also decided to give a REALLY big discount on something special on my big day. You’re going to have to wait until Friday for all the details. But do check back, because my big surprise will be limited and on a first come basis.
Are you excited? I am!!
Sugar Pastille : A gorgeous infusion of tropical vanilla, bergamot, sicilian orange, raspberry, fig leaves–with hints of licorice, strawberry candy, with a touch of woods. This fragrance is very complex yet lovely. It’s divine and truly luxurious.
New Candles at Mireio:
I’m so excited to finally be listing these gorgeous soy candles. As always, they’re eco-friendly, made with bio-degradeable soy wax. Each is hand-poured upon ordering, so you always receive a fresh candle. Made with cotton core wicks, these candles have wonderful burn lives and no sooting. (if you keep those wicks trimmed!). And of course, they’re made with loveliest of fragrances, like Sugar Pastille.
More luxurious soy candles coming all week. (Plus, I”m starting to list a few fall items!). Also, don’t forget Mireio’s big sale. Most of these items are being discontinued. So, if you see a print you love, or a candle you just have to have, or have been eyeing a stunning hand-dyed slip—now’s the time to scoop them up at a great discount!
New! Romantic Votive Collection: in Fuchsia, Sugarplum, and Violet. Just $30.
Gorgeous soy votives in your choice of any of Mireio’s luxury candle fragrances. Each votive holder is made from 99% recycled glass —eco friendly meets stunning.
Mireio: the early years
Mireio is 2! I so appreciate all my lovely customers! Many of you have become friends and your support means the world to me. I thought to celebrate my 2nd year of business I would post a photo of Mireio’s early years. Well, really just me at 13 months with my beloved “Po Po”.
This was my comfort object until it was tragically lost under suspicious circumstances (I still suspect parental foul-play). And while it is long gone, my memories of it’s cool surface and lovely fabric remain. It was a “gift” of sorts, since I fell asleep on it at my Aunt’s house and then refused to relinquish it. Even at 13 months old, I knew a good thing when I found it. I named it “Po Po” for Pillow (perhaps an early indicator that I would always find titles and descriptions difficult?) and it’s a part of who I am.
It’s no wonder to me that I’ve grown up to recreate my long lost friend. And it’s been an utter joy to discover that Mireio Pillows have become YOUR friends. Mireio customers are creative and ingenious and often find uses for their pillow that I could never imagine. I get regular emails telling me the new and creative ways to use these amazing buckwheat wonders. Here are just a few of my favorites:
- Several customers have written to tell me that their dogs took their pillow. Can they please have another!
- One customer wrote to say, “I put these in the freezer for my own personal summer issues.” Personal Summer! Um, yeah, I’m taking notes on that.
- As a Kindle prop in bed.
- As a laptop pillow in front of the TV.
- Many of you have ordered Mireio pillows as gifts only to email me, “Um, I’m keeping this. Can you make another for my mom and send it directly to her?” Yes, yes I can!
And of course, there are those of you who are collectors, keeping a whole stash. And some of you travel with yours and some of you sleep, and some of you prop them into hammocks for an afternoon siesta. But however you use your Mireio Pillow, I’m completely touched that you DO! It makes my heart beat to know that a bit of Mireio is out there in the world making people happy. Just like the little girl in the photo.