When done properly, a present’s packaging can be just as glorious as the gift itself. One local who supports our theory: Liz Vidrine. The founder of the Dallas-based boutique gifting studio Loved & Found knows that presentation is everything. “We take it very seriously,” Vidrine says. With a background as a textile designer for Martha Stewart, Laura Ashley, and Michael Kors in New York City, she has the creative goods to back it up.
Vidrine caught the entrepreneurial bug when she and her husband Reid decided to make Dallas their home. “I was at an age where everyone around me was getting married, having kids, or moving into a new home, and I was constantly searching for gifts to give,” Vidrine says. “I realized that this was a problem that needed to be solved for many.”
Using her eye for design and skill for creating stories through themes, textures, and colors, Vidrine launched Loved & Found in February of 2016 with curated boxes for brides, babies, and beyond. For the boxes’ contents, Vidrine is constantly shopping and scouting Instagram to keep up with what’s new and popular all over the country. “We have a lot of products from New York City,” Vidrine adds. “The fun part is shopping and discovering things that create a story.”
More gift box themes will continue to roll out through the year, with an emphasis on the site’s “Wedding” section. For a completely customized gift, online shoppers can check out Loved & Found’s eye-catching inspiration gallery.
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