Thursday, July 24, 2014

Lodis Sale at the Gilded Lily

We're delighted to announce our largest Lodis sale ever!

To make room on our shelves for the lovely luxury leather accessories we've ordered from Lodis for autumn and fall, we're having a 40% off sale on select Lodis inventory here at the Gilded Lily.

You'll find clutches and wallets, and a couple smartphone cases if we have any left on this sale rack.

Come add some sparkle and shine to your wardrobe with our Lodis sale items.

At 40% off, they'll go fast, so we hope you'll visit us over the weekend.

See a Lodis item in these pictures that you want but you don't have time to stop in? Go ahead and call us at 1-877-550-5459 to order over the phone using your credit card.

The Gilded Lily is located at 2 N. Wenatchee Avenue in downtown Wenatchee. Our hours are 10am to 5:30 pm Mondays through Saturdays.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

New Luxury Home Candles from Lafco NY

We're excited to introduce several new scents in our popular line of home fragrance candles from Lafco NY.

Lafco NY creates these home-themed candles with natural essential oil-based fragrances. These candles are richly optimized for a 90-hour burn time each, if the wick is kept properly trimmed. The clean-burning soy and paraffin blend is formulated so that the fragrance evenly fills the room.

"Guest Room" is fragranced with daffodils, daisies, soft orange blossom, and honeysuckle.

"Ski House" features a Feu de Bois fragrance: warm, smoky, and woody with a hint of Mountain Spruce.

"Breakfast Room" smells like citrus berry: lemon, grapefruit, and forest berries.

"Office" is fragranced with sweet eucalyptus, rosemary, and a white floral scent.

Lafco's "Media Room" candle is scented with Mediterranean lavender.

"Sea and Dune" is the theme for the "Beach House" candle. It's meant to evoke sea grass, sand, summer sky, and the ocean.

"Game Room" has the fragrance of blue Himalayan bamboo, with notes of ozone.

The final new scent in our home candles from Lafco NY is "Sitting Room." Its fragrance is built around grape hyacinth, with lemon thyme as well.

Each hand blown glass vessel is artisanally crafted and can be re-purposed to live on long after the candle is finished. Use it as a votive holder, tea light holder, or vase.

Our luxury home fragrance candles from Lafco NY sell for $57.95 each.

Shop for these and our other home fragrances, candles and decor items at the Gilded Lily on Wenatchee Avenue.

New Baby Gifts from Le Top

New this week from Le Top!

The "Baa Baa Swaddle" is a nice neutral gift for a baby of unknown gender. This gauze muslin is used for softly and securely swaddling a newborn. $21.95.

"Safari" swaddle cloth comes in blue for boys. $21.95.

We also carry "Safari" swaddling cloths in pink for girls. $21.95.

You can't see them in this picture, but our Le Top Safari Snuggle Bag comes with cute ears on the hood. For newborns. $50.95. We also carry the Le Top "Baa Baa" snuggle bag in white.

What do you think of this "Treasured Baby" white knit dress with leggings? We carry it in sizes Newborn, 3 months and 6 months. $54.95.

Shop for these and our other baby shower gifts at Wenatchee's baby, gift and home store, the Gilded Lily.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Gilded Lily's Balsamic Watermelon Feta Salad

We love serving this refreshing watermelon feta salad to guests at our outdoor summer dinner parties. The salty feta balances the sweet watermelon, the peppery arugula adds a little kick, and the balsamic vinegar adds a tasty tang. Adding fresh mint gives it that extra refreshing summery flavor. It's perfect as a side dish or appetizer salad. You can make it a couple hours before guests are due to arrive, plate it ahead of time, set over a bowl of ice, and then serve cold.

Start by scattering fresh arugula on a serving platter. If you want more flavor, begin by tossing the arugula in a tiny amount - half a teaspoonful - of Leonardo y Roberto Basil Olive Oil, then place the arugula on your serving platter. You don't want too much oil as the watermelon adds a lot of liquid to the salad as your guest eats it.

For a simple four-person appetizer salad, I used a miniature watermelon. ("Seedless," of course, but it does contain lots of little white seeds). I cut a flat part out of the bottom to help it stand up while I sliced the watermelon thinly (about an inch-and-a-half thickness to allow for bite sized cut pieces).

To add interest and flair to your salad, try cutting out fun shapes with your cookie cutters. I chose a star and round biscuit cutter for this salad today. Cut carefully so you maximize your watermelon. Save scraps and edges to make fresh Watermelon Margaritas. Plan on about eight to ten watermelon shapes per guest.

After cutting out all the shapes, gently pat them with a paper towel or dish towel to absorb some of the moisture on both sides. Place the watermelon shapes on top of the arugula, arranging them attractively.

Next I used a chef's squeeze bottle (actually just the cap) to drizzle our tasty Leonardo y Roberto balsamic vinegar oil on top of the watermelon.

I used Black Currant balsamic vinegar, but our other flavors (Pomegranate, Vanilla Fig, and Traditional) work just as well. Other recipes for watermelon salads call for you to take the time to make balsamic reductions, but our balsamic vinegars from Leonardo y Roberto are already thick and rich.

Finish by sprinkling feta and chopped mint leaves over your salad. Use tiny chopped feta for more flavor, or bigger chunks of feta for a more attractive presentation to show off your watermelon shapes.

You can customize your salad by adding thin slivers of red onion, chunks of peeled cucumber, goat cheese instead of feta, and chopped pistachios if you like.

Shop for Leonardo y Roberto and our other gourmet balsamic vinegars, olive oils and gourmet foods at the Gilded Lily in Wenatchee!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Fun and Delicious Pastas for Summer from Italian Harvest

We're excited to showcase some of our new and returning pastas. The "Le Rose" rose-shaped pastas were in briefly before Valentine's Day and sold out super fast. We're glad to have them back in stock!

The jury's out on whether or not this black-and-blue squid ink pasta will retain such a vibrant color after cooking. Still, we thought this was an intriguing and fabulous concept, and we're looking forward to experimenting!

"Pasta del Mare" features adorable sea-themed shapes, including octopi, seashells and whales. Great for making a flavorful summer pasta salad with our white balsamic vinegar so the pasta doesn't get discolored.

We thought "Le Rose" pasta was just perfect for summer - most of us here at the Gilded Lily are avid rose gardeners. What a delightful outdoor evening dinner party you could serve in the midst of your rose garden, featuring rose-shaped pasta as the main course?

Shop for these and our other gourmet pastas and fancy foods at the Gilded Lily in downtown Wenatchee!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Fall Sneak Peek: Baby Clothes from K&K

Our new adorable baby clothes from K&K Interiors would be perfect for babies due in the fall. Pick out one of these soft warm outfits for a baby shower you might be attending this summer. Here at the Gilded Lily, we gift package your baby gifts at no extra charge as part of our customer service!

Stonewall Kitchen's New Gourmet Foods for Summertime Cookouts

Just in from Stonewall Kitchen!

Honey Mustard Aioli - Use on burgers, on sandwiches, with homemade pretzels, or as a great dip for French fries or veggies. $7.50 per jar.

Truffle aioli - coming soon! Serve on sandwiches, burgers, as a dip or dolloped onto grilled fish. Also great with artichokes. $7.95 per jar.

Sriracha aioli - smooth and spicy! Use it on chicken, burgers, and sandwiches. $7.50 per jar.

Ballpark Mustard - Besides as a dip for pretzels, serve with hotdogs, burgers and sandwiches. $6.50 per jar.

Truffle Marinara Sauce - Try it over pasta or as a sauce for homemade pizza. $10.95 per jar. Find it in our gourmet pasta section.

Shop for these and our other gourmet foods at the Gilded Lily in downtown Wenatchee!