When I sit down to write a post it usually takes me a lot longer than it should as I find myself browsing through a variety of blogs and social media on the hunt for beautiful things and inspiration. It was during one of these mornings, that I came across Love Notes and I immediately got into contact with Emma, the owner and co-founder of this amazing online store. It didn`t take long before we were dreaming up all sorts of ways to work together. I am sure you will remember the `Notes in April` article as well as our first competition. Well let`s just say that is only the start! It is as if we speak the same language when it comes to beautiful things and I am delighted to officially be able to welcome Love Notes to the `i am captivated` family!
What sets this online store apart, are the personalized and unique products that Love Notes offer. People who are looking for something special to spoil their loved ones, need look no further. I absolutely love writing letters and my husband finds little notes left for him all over the house. I definitely think I might have to invest in a quirky little notepad from Love Notes. `A note from your wife`, I love that (see image below)! Whether it is a gift card, a note book, an invitation, a thank you card or something themed for a baby shower or wedding that you would like to have made, you will absolutely love working with Love Notes as they tailor their products to suit your taste and style or you have the choice of being able to choose from their signature editions.
Find out more about Love Notes here:
P: + 971 50 5573 015
Instagram & Pintrest: LoveNotesUAE
A brief description about your passion and what it is that you do…
My passion is beautiful things. Making them, eating them, wearing them, buying them, ogling them on pintrest and (hopefully) selling them!
Love Notes, an online shopping site specializing in personalised stationery and gifts, came about because of this love for beautiful things. We felt there was potential to give people something bespoke, (something beautiful I guess), outside a shopping mall – we wanted to offer a place to buy gifts that people can’t find everywhere and enable them to add their own personal touch to them. We offer personalised stationery for weddings, baby-related occasions (showers, thank you’s etc), birthdays, anniversaries and more. Pretty much everything is designed and made (and therefore delivered) in the UAE.
Why you love what you do…
I lose serious hours which indicates how much I enjoy myself! I can sit down to a design brief and before I know it, it’s the wee hours of the morning! I am also stationery-obsessed (amongst other things to be honest). I have cupboards full of the stuff, and have done since I was a little girl.
Your main focus when designing/creating…
Personality. We want products that have personality and we want our customers to be reflected in the designs we create for them. The whole experience with us should be fun – from browsing, to brainstorming, to buying and when relevant, to gifting.
Your most memorable project…
A styled shoot with www.mylovelywedding.com . Joelle is wonderful and literally gave me a colour scheme and set me off! It’s a creators dream to design and make their own ideas for a purpose and without having the administration that orders typically have!
Your favourite place for a cup of tea in Dubai…
If it comes with carrot cake (another obsession), Lime Tree Café. If not, in my apartment with my husband (and before you all think he’s sitting having tea with me, I’ll confirm that he is watching sport on the TV and I am usually flicking through pics on pintrest!)
Your favourite holiday destination…
Tough one. My mum and I had many incredible adventures together in Cape Town and I smile just at the thought. And my husband and I spent our honeymoon in San Francisco where he surprised me with a convertible to make our way down the coast. But I’m one of those people who doesn’t like to watch a film twice and would prefer to travel somewhere new…. St Petersburg is booked for next month so perhaps I’ll have another favourite then?
IMAGE 3 – Popular Gifts
A range of gifts for birthdays, anniversaries, engagements, weddings, the arrival of little ones and more. Don’t send flowers – send something that can be kept and used.
IMAGE 4 – Mr and Mrs Notepad Series
An ideal wedding gift. This comes in either the classic ‘New Name’ design (see attached photograph) or a more funky ‘Initials Series’. AED 110. It includes a 50-page A5 notepad protected by a cover of our decorative card.
The Mr and Mrs series (in the photograph) is available in two themes; Girl Meets Boy or Tiffany Damask. This can be designed for a couple (i.e. ‘Mr and Mrs Jones’) or as a gift for a new wife (i.e. Mrs Jones).
IMAGE 5 – Lists products
Available in our colourful I LOVE LISTS design or our ‘I must remember to’ vintage design, the set includes two matching notepads. The 50-paged, A5 notepad features a checklist design on every page and is bound with thick double-sided card. The 50-paged A6 notepad has magnetic backing. AED 100 for the set.
IMAGE 6 – Definition Series
Pinpoint the many things a special person represents to you and we use those words to custom-design a gift for them they’ll never forget. Features 50 A5 pages with light blue doves with dictionary meanings of inspirational words in the background. Its inside cover features a royal blue tile pattern. AED 110
IMAGE 7 – Personalised Notepad Series
50 A5 pages personalised with a name or nickname, that are perfect for gifts and for notes left at home or work. Available in four designs; Letter Love (pictured), Vintage Glamour, Chalkboard Deco and a Lavender Sparkle Stripe.
IMAGE 8 and 9 –Our Exclamation Series
Ideal for UAE leaving presents or gifts for visitors. Available in designs including: Noted, Yalla!, Habibi and Habibti. A set of three for AED 90 (you choose), 50-paged A6 notepads with a magnetic backing.
IMAGE 10 – New Mums