Sarah Ratcliff is the newest staff member at Pomodoro. She is filling in the vacancy left when Severance moved to PT. Sarah and other staff members fill in at PT when the need arises.
What's in store at Pomodoro?
Pomodoro, at 61 Genesee St., is a specialty gift shop, carrying local international designer/artist Patience Brewster's full line, as well as, Demdaco Williow Tree Angles, Little Mismatched accessories, WillieRaye, The Thymes body care, and several jewelry lines.
It also carry local photographer, Mary Ann Angelillo's photographic greeting cards of Skaneateles, which now includes a Dickens line.
Neal said what also sets Pomodoro apart from other gift shops is the service.
PT, at 22 Jordan St., has cards, stationary, journals, pens, gift paper, photo albums, gift bags and crafty stuff for kids; pretty much anything one might need in the stationary department. It also offers business card, invitation, announcement, save the date and gift card design services, which are printed in house. Severance works as a design consultant as does Ratcliff.
"Printing in house makes it more cost effective," Severance said. "There's a website where people can go, pomodorotoo.invitations.com.
Part of the stores strength is its great lines. For example, PT offers, Acme pens, Retro 51, Lamy products and Crane and William Arthur stationary goods and Vera Wang wedding designs, among others. It also carries a full line of Papyrus greeting cards, Patience Brewster Cards and Skaneateles based designer and photographer Stacia Landsberg's Stacionary Cards.
Landsberg credits Karen Foltz with helping her to launch her successful photographic card line nationally.
As Karen has brought so much joy to so many, what aspect of the business now brings Neal the most joy?
"Meeting the people," Neal said.
Stop in and let Neal and his crew help with your holiday shopping.