Every month I do what I can to travel to as many wonderful and new places as possible. I have decided to keep a record of them on this blog for the sheer knowledge of telling the stories behind the Niven Morgan Collections. In May I had the pleasure of traveling to one city in Oklahoma and a few lovely places in Arkansas. These places all are so different and unique, but each played a major role in my inspiration for scents, fragrances, and aesthetics. Take a journey with me each month as you see the travel diary of yours truly.
Luxe Objects-Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Luxe Objects created a very opening and warm environment! I just loved the Matouk Pillow and the custom-made pouf (they also do custom monograms). The bench was decked out with faux ostrich and was displaying a local Dallas designer’s book, Jan Showers. The colors reminded me of the clean and fresh scent of our signature Lavender candles.
French Shoppe - Jonesboro, Arkansas
Taken back to the times of hand-made furniture and iron kitchen chairs, the French Shoppe gave me a little inspiration for a vintage look and feel of beauty. Our Gold Scent products are a mixture of what you would find in the midst of looking through The French Shoppe, clean and nostalgic with the timeless presence of class.
Capital Hotel - Little Rock, Arkansas
I was inspired by this wonderful hotel for its amazing room detailed with bright lamps, hardwood furniture, and Frette Linens and robes. The unbelievable service made for this to be the perfect inspiration for a future Niven Morgan product line.
Creative Kitchen - Ft. Smith, Arkansas
Who doesn’t love a vintage set of bingo? When you visit Creative Kitchen, you have to check out this bingo set, its perfect summer game with friends and family. Creative Kitchen specializes in specialty foods, desserts, gifts, and of course, the beloved local items.
Tipton Hurst, Little Rock, Arkansas
Although known for flowers and small gifts, Tipton Hurst exquisite taste in their baby collection section inspired me to relate to my youth and the clean and fresh scent of our signature Lavender candles.
To sum up all my travels, I have to admit my recent food indulges. If you ever go to the Capital Bar and Grill you have to try the Parmesan Herb Fried Potatoes with truffled Bearnaise as a starter and then the chicken fried steak or the Cuban with smoked ham and Gruyere.
Great food, beautiful stores, all equals a full month of inspiration by yours truly.