We Love! May 2017


1. Beachy keen

What makes a thick, plush beach towel even better? Make it round for more coverage, and add a monogram. A matching insulated cooler adds panache to your pool ensemble; towel, $36, add a large monogram for $17; cooler, $24, add a monogram for $12. everythingsbettermonogrammed.com

2. Tongue-tied

Take your Chucks to the next level with a monogram on the tongue. It’s also a great way to show your school colors! Monogram only, $25. everythingsbettermonogrammed.com

3. Designed for Mom

Mom or Grandma can brag about the kids without saying a word. Personalized name bar necklace with two names and Swarovski crystal charms, $26.95. (More names and charms available at additional cost.) I Love my Tribe arrow necklace, $22.95; Mama Bear gold-tone bar necklace, $29.95. cydesign.studio


1. Letter perfect

Apex entrepreneur Jenny Ross’ Grateful Bags come with interchangeable acrylic monograms: the Abbey faux leather everyday tote, $138; the Jessica Summer Tote, $142. gratefulbags.com

2. One direction

Cary jewelry designer Candice Yagmin crafts classic pieces, then personalizes them with birthstones, hobby charms, initials and names. This Enjoy the Journey compass necklace will suit graduates or students of life, $24.99. cydesign.studio

3. Charming memory


Mark the achievements of your favorite graduate with a Class of 2017 bracelet, personalized with her birthstone and initial; $24.99. cydesign.studio

4. Logo-motion

Initials turn everyday items like coasters and cutting boards into unique gifts or mementos; coasters, $5 each or four for $18 if all the same design; cutting board, $65. everythingsbettermonogrammed.com

5. Small wonders

When a big bag won’t do, these clutches will contain your necessities. Both bags come with cross-body and wristlet straps, and the small purse fits stadium size requirements; medium clutch, top, $108; small clutch, $64. Each additional monogram is $38. gratefulbags.com

Where To Shop

CY Design Studio
Cary (online only)
(919) 377-0089

Grateful Bags
Apex (online only)

Everything’s Better Monogrammed
114 S. Academy St., Cary
(919) 694-3261

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