Two unabashed romantics, Capucine and David Gooding founded Juliska in 2001 with a collection of 40 historic Bohemian glasses – since then the company has blossomed to one of the leading home brands in America. Juliska is not about trends; it’s about loving life and living well. Juliska today is made up of an inspired group of individuals committed to providing beautiful things for the home. We are inspired by the gathering of family and loved ones over food, passionate artisans, and centuries of European design.
From our Creative Director, Capucine Gooding
Love Sentiment 2014
All this cold weather, fuzzy sweaters and rosey cheeks induces lots of snuggling in our house! Few things are more true and beautiful than the wordless ‘I love you’ in the eyes, fingertips and embraces of a loved one.
Mr. Gooding makes me a steaming cup of coffee with frothed milk and turns my car on every morning to warm it for me during these chilly months, incredibly thoughtful gestures. This is one of the daily ways he says ‘ l love you’. My mother reads books to my children and helps me clean the dishes, two of the many ways that she says ‘I love you’. A Juliska customer sent our offices us a batch of her family recipe ‘Zarrella Biscotti’ which tasted of love and family tradition in every bite! (They lasted about 8 seconds…)
So… WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? Show them! Tell them! Love is a verb. Proactively LOVE the people in your life in every moment you can! Not necessarily with material things (although no one would ever refuse chocolate or cashmere ) but with thought-full words and actions. Cook or bake their favorite food. Beautifully set a breakfast table. Light candles at dinner. Bring them breakfast in bed. Leave a fresh flower in a vase on their bedside table. Hold their hand in the car. Put little sticky notes scribbled with words of love in places they’ll find. Ship them a little surprise gift or love note. And my personal favorite, just grab ‘em and kiss ‘em, often.
Actually – stop reading this, get up and go grab the one you love right now and plant a big ‘ol smootch on them!
Capucine and David Gooding, Founders