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For instance, the site contains a series of exclusive prints from the artist Libby Schoettle, who creates the PhoebeNewYork collage prints. “I was taking a long walk in New York City late in the spring, and I noticed the pictures plastered on lampposts in Greenwich Village,” Jones-Hennessy recalls. She snapped a few photos, not knowing who made them, and posted to her Instagram account an image of Phoebe holding a heart, along with the words “Something Good is Worth Finding.” A follower commented that she loved PhoebeNewYork too. Scrolling through Instagram led Jones-Hennessy to Schoettle, and the two struck up a friendship online. Eventually Jones-Hennessy asked the artist to create an exclusive PhoebeNewYork series, which is currently on the site.
Charming tales of discovery surround the soon-to-launch Etnikarte baskets and Cardsome stationery she carries on the site. In both cases, it was advice from trusted friends that led her to those items — a feeling Jones-Hennessy hopes to convey to clients of Gift Me Chic. “Consider me your trusted friend in gift buying,” she suggests.
Jones-Hennessy discovered Etnikarte at a shop in Marbella, Spain. Colombian women make the baskets from sisal and other plants, with proceeds greatly benefiting their community. And when a friend suggested Cardsome stationery, she checked it out at the last Maison & Objet show she attended in Paris. That meeting also resulted in exclusive co-branded products for her site.