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April 12, 2013

Gilded Getaway Guide


With a dash of temps in the 70s this past week across the Northeast, it’s safe to say spring has finally sprung in New England, and the travel bug has bitten right along with it. In celebration, we decided it was only fitting to give our Gilded Getaway Guides a special niche of their own at Around the Pound. Whether you’re in the mood for a quick weekend escape, or a trip worthy of jetways and jet lag, you can head straight to our new Getaway Guide menu on the right of our page for inspiration.

Our travel itinerary at The Gilded Lobster is pretty jam packed for the next several months, so follow along and see where our journeys take us, we’d love to have you. And be sure to stay tuned next week, when we announce a very special getaway offer for our readers.

In the meantime, we’re packing our bags, complete with our favorite luggage tags from Harlex, a Hong Kong based studio specializing in handcrafted leather accessories. Having been a long-standing fan of this husband and wife duo, and the high-quality goods they design and develop, we can attest that these tags will ensure all your precious cargo gets where it needs to go, no matter the destination.

So, grab your favorite guide, pack up your wares, and in the words of the wise ‘ole Dr. Seuss, ‘Oh, The Places You’ll Go‘.

Image courtesy of Harlex.



Here at Around the Pound, there’s nothing we love more than a well-designed tote to carry our precious cargo. So, when the opportunity arose for us to collaborate with APOLIS on our very own market bag, (coincidentally made out of 100% Golden Jute), we knew it was a perfect match. We fell head-over-heels for APOLIS after a visit to their Common Gallery in sunny California, and the rest they say is well, history.

APOLIS (a-pöl-is), meaning ‘global citizen’, is a Los Angeles based lifestyle brand that strives to bridge commerce and economic development worldwide. As part of their Bangladesh Project, our Golden Market Tote has played a role in providing employment for women within the tiny South Asian country, an initiative we’re extremely proud to be a part of.

We partnered with our favorite creative team at Stitch Design Co. to design a logo that would capture the essence of The Gilded Lobster, while allowing the craftsmanship and natural details of the tote to shine through. As always, the result of their work is the gold standard in our book.

Head over to our shoppe, The Captain’s Catch, for more details and to order your very own, guaranteed by our Captain to ensure you always ‘Bring Home the Gold’.



Leprechauns aren’t the only individuals with a knack for discovering a pot of gold. The Captain’s back, and he’s got quite the catch. While we work to get this treasure off the dock and into the shoppetune in for updates on the arrival of this very golden collaboration.

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