Roses are red, violets are blue
I am going to ARTE this Friday, 13 February in Times Square Center!
How about you?
Valentine ‘s Day is upon us. This week, we can’t help but be excited to share the love we feel for each other. It is the perfect time for silly rhymes, red hearts, sweet ‘somethings’ and a bit of bling. Come spoil your loved ones and yourself at ARTE this Friday!
Write yourself a love letter
Have I told me lately that I love me? Maybe that is not quite how the song goes, but the sentiment rings true. ARTE is having a “Write yourself a love letter” table. It is simple: take a break, sit down and write a love letter to yourself. ARTE will then mail it to your P.O.Box. This few minutes of introspective focus on your positive qualities will encourage inner happiness, compassion and even better health.
Photo courtesy of Terhi Karppinen Photography.
Once you have taken care of yourself, you can start taking care of others: and the best way is of course to spoil them with something from the unique selection of handmade treats from our ARTE artisans.
There will be over 150 vendors at ARTE this Friday, and here is a sneak peek of what you can expect to find …
Finished with your own letter? Now it is time to write to someone else. Annette Klarborg-Pretzmann loves making handcrafted cards. Her cards have a unique mix of her native Danish design style and the local decorative, geometrical elements with a camel added here and there. You can also find bookmarks, notebooks and small wall pictures for keeps sake.
Images courtesy of Pretzmann Designs. You can see more of Annette’s work here.
Dreaming about someone special? Arlene’s dreamcathcers ward off bad dreams and negative energies, inviting all things good to find their way through the feathers, back in to your life.
Images courtesy of Arlene’s Dreamcatchers on Facebook.
Love Pills by Ugly Duckling
Crazy in love? Need some help? Esther at Ugly Duckling helps everyone to find a little happiness in everyday life. Her Love Pills provide 30 days worth of loving messages. What a fun idea to share your love for more than one day!
Images courtesy of Ugly Duckling‘s Facebook page.
For your sweetheart: Passionate about creating edible artworks, Annette creates delicious made-to-order cakes, cookies, cupcakes, brownies and more.
Images courtesy of Annette Cakes. You can find her on:
Don’t forget to smooch your pooch! Our pets deserve a little extra loving too! Jacky at the Biscuit Barkery creates homemade gourmet pet treats, free from chemical preservatives, additives and by-products…and they are heart shaped too!
Images courtesy of Biscuit Barkery Facebook page.
Baskets by Komeropuoti – Little Craft Shop
Now what to do with all your gifts? We suggest a crochet basket by Terhi at Komeropuoti to present your special treats in. Add a lavender sachet to include a special scent that will linger a while longer.
Images courtesy of Komeropuoti on Facebook.
A special message to our vendors
Every stitch you make
Every stroke you take
Every décor’d cake
Every pot you bake
ARTE’s watching you
We ‘watch’ you out of endearment and encouragement. As in any successful relationship, there must be commitment, staying power and hard work. We love you and thank you for your continued support. To end with a revised quote from one of our favourite romantic comedy movies Notting Hill (1999): We are just a unique handmade arts & crafts market, standing in front of fabulously talented artisans, asking them to love us.
ARTE bookings information, photos and details can be found on our website www.arte.ae