“America is full of tales waiting to be told. There are beautiful stories hiding in small towns and big cities, on suburban streets and rural roads. Great wisdom lives in the well-worked hands of aging craftspeople and in the eager words of young artisans. Our very history is whispered into the materials they use to make exquisite goods according to timeless standards of quality and care. That is the tradition we aim to preserve.How wonderful it is to discover something that has been cast aside, to pick it up and restore it to its original beauty. Maybe it’s sentimental of us, but we hold fast to memories and moments, to relics from bygone eras. Our goal is to support the America we’ve always known, and the one we haven’t yet met. We hope to achieve this in small but meaningful ways, through the stories we tell, the treasures we share and our genuine desire to give back to those with fewer opportunities but just as much heart and soul as anyone else. We believe that nurturing a better tomorrow upholds the yesterday we cherish, for all of us.Sometimes we walk proudly. Other times we stumble gracelessly. Yet we take each step with a generous measure of never-ending curiosity and wonder. We remain in awe of the folks and folkways existing around us. We want to learn about them, embrace them…preserve them.PRESERVE is all of us, together, championing the goods, makers and legends that instill meaning inside the moments of our lives. The curios that cozy our homes, the threads that define our silhouettes, the foods that leave our bellies happy, the projects that mean everything to us—we want to share all of this with you; we know we have so much to learn from you. In our ongoing quest for knowledge, these are our PRESERVE passions…”
After looking through my Twitter feed, I noticed a Tweet from Harpers Bazaar that Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds are expecting their first child & it was announced on her new website Preserve on the 23rd July 2014. She posted a family post on her website – (see third link below) which she features in & shows everyone her lovely beautiful bump, which is super exciting! So after finding the tweet, I decided to have a look on the website & OMG I LOVE IT – IT IS MY NEW FAVORITE PLACE. Everything about the website is just up my street, all the posts are so beautifully placed & the photos are so pleasing to the eye. I love the fact that it gives you lots of information & really deeps down into all sorts of things including Fashion, Events, Life, Home, Culture, Places etc. Just full of information & I think that is really great, especially when it comes from a celebrity – I was pleasantly surprised & cross by the fact I made that judgement because the website ROCKS. Go and have a look, you will not be disappointed, oh & congrats to Blake & Ryan, what wonderful news!!