How a Mardi Gras Krewe Favor was Designed for the French Quarter Market

How a Mardi Gras Krewe Favor was Designed for the French Quarter Market

Mardi Gras is celebrated in a big way every year in Louisiana.   The French Quarter Market is THE place to get high quality Krewe gifts.   Every Krewe gives gifts!   This year the one that stands out that is the custom letter opener designed by Casey Johnson of The French Quarter Market.  I enjoy the steps in creating custom gifts.   The French Quarter Market began as the vision of Angela Carville Fluker in 2004.   Her legacy continues.   I know she would be proud of how the mission  to provide one of a kind gifts that have a fleur-de-lis flair is executed.  These are the steps that were taken Continue reading

How to Stand Out and Be a Unique Retail Store

How to Stand Out and Be a Unique Retail Store

I love to help retailers stand out!  Classic Legacy creates custom gifts  and jewelry using YOUR art.   I want to  enable you to be unique.  In fact we offer a Free E-Book with lots of ideas for retailers.  Some of the custom gifts that were created within the past year include: Pewter Charms Classic Legacy has a large open line of charms and  now I am working with a master model maker so that  I can create custom charms.   The process involves creating a sketch of the design, making a model, creating a mold, making a sample, plating the sample, approval, and final production!   As you can Continue reading

Luxury Lodge Resort Big Cedar Wins My Heart

Luxury Lodge Resort Big Cedar Wins My Heart

Big Cedar is a treasure not to be missed.  This luxury lodge resort won my heart!   My life long friend, Rhonda, invited five of us to spend a long weekend in Missouri.   We drove and flew to meet each other for a great weekend of laughter, story telling, eating, walking, and discovering Big Cedar.   I enjoy designing and creating custom gifts for luxury hotels and resorts so I had to introduce myself to Rick Bilyeu, the buyer of the Collections Gift Store. Custom Gifts Designed for Big Cedar Rick,  met me when I arrived.   The gift store, Collections, is full of wonderful gifts!   It is Continue reading

Instagram Giveaway with Hotel Del Coronado and Classic Legacy

Instagram Giveaway with Hotel Del Coronado and Classic Legacy

I have teamed up with The Hotel Del by providing gifts for their Instagram Giveaway event.   The rules are simple.   Entrants must follow @delcoronado and then post a photo usint the hashtag #delmemories.    Every two weeks there will be a winner through the end of December.   Classic Legacy designs custom gifts for The Hotel Del Coronado's gift stores Est. 1888 and The Signature Shop.   Our gifts include wine bottle stoppers, marble coasters, wine coolers, and trays.   The lucky winner receives Classic Legacy gifts.    The goal of this campaign is fan growth for The Hotel Del and also Continue reading

Mannequin Evergreen  Tree Skirt Makes Creative Retail Display

Mannequin Evergreen Tree Skirt Makes Creative Retail Display

I collect ideas for retail display. Creative displays sell gifts and jewelry. I spent a recent Saturday creating a display that is sure to draw attention and is a perfect way to highlight Classic Legacy necklaces. Here are the easy steps that will enable  you can make your own winter mannequin with an evergreen tree skirt! I encourage you to use a mannequin. This winter add an evergreen skirt to the mannequin.   It will be noticed!    I love to design custom gifts and jewelry.   To learn more about Classic Legacy and get our updates please fill Continue reading

How I Used Pinterest to Collect Thanksgiving Ideas

How I Used Pinterest to Collect Thanksgiving Ideas

I use Pinterest to collect ideas.   The Thanksgiving  Pinterest board has had lots of visitors this week.   The experience of Thanksgiving has lessons for all of us to be used everyday.   Some Thanksgiving ideas are good to remember all year long.  Classic Legacy's focus is creativity.   My mission is to help you develop tools for your business  that creatively promote your business. Thanksgiving Quotes It seems so simple but just say thank-you.   I know when someone tells me thanks I really appreciate it.   Say thank you to a co-worker, say thank-you to a customer, say thanks to a visitor Continue reading

Learn How to Sell More With Instagram Creative Live Class

Learn How to Sell More With Instagram Creative Live Class

I am headed for San Francisco to learn how to sell more with Instagram!    I will be an audience guest!   You can join the class FREE while it is broadcast live.  This Creative Live class, "Learn How to Sell More with Instagram"  is going to be taught by Sue B. Zimmerman.   Instagram is a powerful social media application.   Creative Live is an online learning community.   They bring the world's greatest experts directly to viewers.   Creative Live features workshops in photography, video, design, business, audio, music, and software training.   Anyone can watch the  live online workshops — Continue reading

How to Begin to Create Custom Gifts for Your Hotel or Resort

How to Begin to Create Custom Gifts for Your Hotel or Resort

When your hotel or resort guest departs with a custom gift from your hotel you have added a personal marketer to your team!   Classic Legacy makes it easy for you to create great custom gifts that your guests will take home and use!  We are known for our custom hotel gifts.   Here is how to begin to create custom gifts for your hotel.  For additional guidelines click here. Email Your High Resolution JPeg Image or Logo The design process begins with your high resolution (300 DPI) logo and photograph.   Many times we layer your logo and your photograph.  Email us your jpeg image and let the Continue reading

Crystal Domed Paperweight and My Outdoor Photography Day

Crystal Domed Paperweight and My Outdoor Photography Day

Fall is in the air and I spent the day yesterday in my outdoor garden photography studio.   It is one of my favorite places!   I love to group Classic Legacy gifts with the splendors of the garden.    Our crystal domed paperweights are a classic gift that is timeless!    Here are some of my favorite shots. Custom Art of the Broadmoor Hotel Captured on Marble Bottle Stopper The Broadmoor Hotel commissioned Classic Legacy to create custom gifts with the art of Maxfield Parrish.   The marble bottle stopper shown reflects that art as well as the art under the crystal paperweight. Crystal Continue reading

How to Make Your Instagram Feed Stand Out with Bold Lines, Emojis and Special Text

How to Make Your Instagram Feed Stand Out with Bold Lines, Emojis and Special Text

How could I to make my Instagram content stand out?   I  noticed some Instagram feeds such as @beautifulhotels divided their post into sections with solid black lines.   That made the content easy to read and scan the details.    I began to ask the online community how to do this.    I contacted my college and high school friends!   I believe in reverse mentoring!   No one seemed to know how to do this.    Then I stumbled on the Facebook Page and  website of  imobleadvice.com.   The owner is Iain Bryce and he is from New Zealand.    He asked that I email him and bingo he came up with a Continue reading