ChicExecs from California is an internet based PR group of very enterprising and cutting edge woman who currently represent over 70 clients (including Smucci) who flood the media with explosive advertising. More on their ambitious efforts and retail products, Chic Buds, at a later date. I am participating in Pet Royalty Gift Baskets and am relaxing after a busy week of preparing and sending product to Drew Barrymore, Hillary Duff, Adam Sandler, Jake Gyllenthaal, and Hayden Panatierre. Yeah, really! I loaded my truck with newly designed and hand-made product with the talented assistance of Leigh Bodie, my fabulous seamstress, with "Bales of Smucci Hay" and piles of "Yellow Ginkgo Leaves" for the celebs!
For Drew Barrymore, the gorgeous yellow ginkgo box cushion! Photographed by my son, Jamie, model P-Nut the papillion sits on top of this splendid, hand-made Smucci cushion. The fabric is gorgeous, and the actual leaves from the ginkgo tree my mom and I planted in my backyard supplied us with the inspiration and the image!
When I pulled up to the UPS store in Lambertville, MI and unloaded 10 cushions, which were stuffed into 3 huge boxes shipped to California I must admit I questioned myself... but only for a moment. How lucky am I to have created my own company based upon my innate creativity and completely original product, and to be sending it to celebrities in California?!
The Smucci Bale of Hay for Adam Sandler and Jake Gyllenthaal, complete with "twine" gold rope to hold it together and a Smucci handle to carry it with ease... how fun!
I am in love with my next new product... "Sleeping on a Smucci Beach!" In my recent travels to trade shows in Lexington, KY at The Rolex Equestrian, Detroit Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show, and Columbus Pet Expo, I have been asked repeatedly to design something for crates and larger dogs whose enormous weight and size presents a comfort challenge. Well, I did just that by using a special padding and wrapping it in my famous Smucci Beach fabric. VOILA! The dog that sleeps on a Smucci Beach will NOT feel the floor, and will be rocked to sleep in heavenly comfort! The Smucci Beach Mat is SO COOL!!!!!!!
My backyard, and all the natural elements that inspired me to create my fabrics! The ginkgo leaves from my tree, the sand and seashells from my beach, feathers from my 2 Macaws, and hay from the horse stable down the road... the beauty is all around us in the simplest of forms, and all we have to do is take a moment to notice.