Carleston

We love the south and were jazzed to be a part of this year’s Explore Charleston Insiders’ Weekend. Here are some of our favorite pics!

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Rachel and Ginny kicked off Saturday night with Southern Living “Biscuits & Jam” – a Lowcountry Boil, Pig Roast and Outdoor Concert with a live performance by Houndmouth.

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Each guest received a catstudio glass as their ticket into the event. Local breweries and distilleries were set up onsite for beverages and samplings.

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Ginny & Sid Evans (Editor-in-Chief of Southern Living)

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Rustic touches, from casual rocking chairs to sunflower centerpieces, set the relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.

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Sunday Brunch with Chef Kevin Johnson and Deputy Editor of Southern Living Jennifer Cole at The Grocery.

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Rachel, Emily, Jennifer, Ginny, and Holly at The Grocery

We had a wonderful time and were thrilled to be a part of such an exciting weekend-long event with the Charleston Area Visitor’s Bureau and Time, Inc. Magazines.

To follow more of our exciting adventures, join us on Instagram and search #catstudioroadtrip. We’ll see you on the road!

Last week, Ginny & Rachel headed to the Big Apple for an exciting I ♥ Central Park event. Here are some pics – enjoy!     Central ParkOur mini loved “hanging out” at The Plaza Hotel

Central ParkTouring Central Park. The fountain was frozen (and so were we!)

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Our tour guides: Catherine & Patrick… Olaf & Mickey made a brief appearance.

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Visiting Fishs Eddy – a favorite stop!

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Some of the trivia winners during the event!

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Rachel & Ginny (the Virginia girls) showing off our special pillow

We had a fabulous time and are so excited to be partnering with such an amazing organization. To follow more of our exciting adventures, join us on Instagram!

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We’re oh-so proud to announce that we received the AmericasMart ICON Honors 2014 Medal of Excellence Honor!

On May 6th, we got the call: Terrell & Carmel are finalists for the ICON Honors awards. Ginny, Sierra, and Rachel had nominated them for the 2nd year in a row, and were beyond thrilled to deliver the news. T&C were a bit overwhelmed by the attention at first, but quickly became excited about the opportunity to share their story. And as Carmel put it, “The product is so darn wonderful, and our little company is made up of such amazing individuals, that it is a reflection on the WHOLE, not just us two.”

On May 22nd, two black SUVs pulled up to our Petaluma office, filled with our new friends from AmericasMart and a talented film crew. A whirlwind of pillows, coffee/pastries, and lots and lots of talking ensued – and less than 2 hours later, the crew pulled away with what we hope was some great footage. A bit dazed, the question we were all asking ourselves: “Did we really win?”award-winning designsFast-forward to the evening of July 10th at the lovely Atlanta Marriott Marquis: We’re all dressed to the nines and surrounded by some of our close friends, all while enjoying a nice meal and an exclusive Heart concert. The colorful blue trophies are lined up and lit up across the stage. After some amazing companies are introduced and awarded (including Mud Pie and Vera Bradley), we’re up – the LAST award of the night. Our video appears on the big screens, and our table erupts in applause, smiles, and happy tears. To our surprise, we’ve won one of the most prestigious awards: the Medal of Excellence Honor. “The AmericasMart Medal of Excellence Honor celebrates catstudio‘s landmark contributions to the gift and home industry. The Honor additionally recognizes catstudio‘s creation of the product genre for which it is universally known.” Terrell & Carmel took the stage, and graciously accepted the award. Watch the full video here (including Terrell’s acceptance speech):

It still feels like the whole thing was a dream, but a beautiful trophy is proudly sitting in our office as proof. And we have you to thank for that – for all your love and support over the years. YOU are a big part of what makes catstudio so special!