I was delighted to have the opportunity to chat with Danielle from Bells & Whistles in Belmont, MA! Danielle and Kristyn have an adorable store that carries a large selection of home goods and gifts!! With the great products to the fun atmosphere that the ladies provide it would be hard not to pop in for some goodies or just to say hello. I asked Danielle some questions and read below what she had to say!
How many years have you been in business? We have been in business for just 1 year!!
Do you have a website, if so, what's the address? www.bellsandwhistlesshop.com
If you were to sell something other than stationery, what would it be? This is so hard because my love is stationery. I think I would have to say Wallpaper. The designs are fabulous and it makes a statement in any room.
Besides the obvious (stationery), what is your favorite thing to give as a hostess gift? Anything personalized, I always try to put thought into my gifts. I love Toss Designs totes, coolers and wine bags with initial sticker monograms. You can grab them, stick a monogram on and you have a customized, thoughtful gift that's totally affordable!!
Here at Haute Papier, we love to eat! When in NYC for the National Stationery Show, where is your favorite place to grab dinner? Le Colonial, an amazing French Vietnamese Restaurant. It has a calm atmosphere and great cocktails - just what you need after a long day of shopping!
Any other tidbits about your store you'd like to share? Our shop is a merge of two designers - I come from a graphic design background and handle all the stationery at the shop. My colleague comes from a background in Interior Design and handles all the home and gift buying. Together we have lots of creative fun and hope to inspire our customers. We try to offer a little something for everyone.