Meet Elyse: Puppy mom - sister - daughter - girl boss.
When she isn't curating your gifts, Elyse loves working out, planning parties, playing euchre, and drinking wine. She can’t get enough of travelling the world, decorating her house, or trying new restaurants.
The best gift she's ever received? Her sisters (Allison pitched in) gifted a custom made book, titled ‘In My Next 30 Years’ on her 30th birthday. In it, they had reached out to 30+ of her closest family and friends who surprised her with a letter to add to the book. She's not sure she has ever cried so hard reading everyone’s thoughtful notes, and now uses it as a coffee table book, at home.
When it comes to gifting, her favorite gift she's ever gifted is a custom made wedding portrait, to her sister. She surprised her with this gift on the day before her wedding. She had been sneaking pictures of Erika in her wedding dress and Scott in his tux for her to create a portrait of what they would look like on their wedding day. It was displayed on their guest table at their wedding! Two years later, I gifted Allison and Darin a watercolor portrait of them on their wedding day as well!
Three things Elyse thinks are splendid are good-smelling candles, flavored coffee, and slippers.
Elyse’s favorite person/people to give something splendid: friends. In their circle, everyone takes turns being ‘gift fairies’ to each other. They will surprise each other on random holidays with little treats on the doorstep for someone to come home to. There is nothing better than surprising someone with a gift when they least expect it!
Meet Erynn: daughter - friend - entrepreneur.
When she isn't curating your gifts, Erynn enjoys traveling & experiencing new places, cycling on the Peloton (she's Ally Love's biggest fan), pizza (and ranch) with wine and friends, and summer days out on the lake!
The best gift she's ever received? It's hard for her to choose, but one that stands out is a gift from her younger brother! A few months ago, after the family lost their beloved, childhood dog, her brother surprised Erynn with a blanket to help her “heal”. It turned out to be a blanket with a picture of their Ellie *cue the tears*. She credits it as being her favorite, first, because of who gave it to her, and second, because of the surprise element along with the thoughtfulness put behind it. It's something she'll always remember and hold dear.
When it comes to gifting, her favorite gift she's ever gifted was to her sister and Something Splendid partner, Elyse. With the help of co-owner Allison, Elyse surprised Erynn with pictures and letters from her 30+ best friends and family. Together, they reached out to all the people Elyse loves and who have impacted her, asking them to share their favorite image and a letter. It turned out amazing and is something Erynn thinks Elyse will cherish her whole life! Note: it is highly recommend doing this for your loved ones (:
Three things she thinks are splendid? Saturday morning walks with Indie Coffee Roasters in hand, pine scented candles, and sunny days!
Erynn's favorite person/people to give something splendid: her sisters, mom, and friends. The surprise element is what makes all the impact. She loves to give gifts that aren’t necessarily “needed”. From boo-ing her friends in the Fall to sending random “thinking of you” gifts, Erynn finds a lot of joy in giving to friends and family at random moments!
Meet Allison: Daughter - aunt - godmother - dog mom - entrepreneur - wife - soon-to-be mama to a baby boy!
When she isn't curating your gifts, Allison enjoys hard hikes, buttered bread and the smell of fresh laundry. She's big on planning events, decorating spaces, shopping, hanging with friends, drinking wine (currently on hiatus), and visiting her happy place, Longboat Key, FL!
The best gift she's ever received? Well, it came from her fellow Something Splendid gals! They gifted a beautiful custom made portrait of a wedding photo, of Allison and her husband. Allison says it was so extremely thoughtful and something she can treasure forever! Another amazing gift came in a series -- she received a few surprise gifts leading up to her wedding day! A ‘wedding fairy’ sent her a gift a week, with a poem, several weeks leading up to the big day. Allison says it was such a sweet and fun way to take the stress off of planning and having something to look forward to.
When it comes to gifting, her favorite gift she's ever gifted is a hand-drawn sketch -- something she's gifted a few times! Allison chose the church where friends were married for one friend, and for another friend, the house they had their reception at, which happened to be in their family -- making it even more special! It is a beautiful Cape Cope home and had their lab, Sadie, drawn in sitting on the front step! So many special, personalized details.
Three things Allison thinks are splendid are candles, sitting on a porch with coffee (or wine) in hand enjoying loved ones, and patterned socks.
Allison’s favorite person/people to give something splendid: Truly anyone! Alison loves leaving gifts/surprises on friends' doorsteps for them to come home to or just send them treats or flowers when they need a little happiness in their day. Nothing fills her with more joy than making others feel loved and special.