Phina’s for the home - Linen and Gift Boutique
Just before my last trip to Amsterdam and London, a good friend introduced me to Carla who is the owner of Phina’s for the Home - Linens and Gift Boutique. You must meet Carla. She is so warm and inviting and her shop is such a treasure! So many exciting finds which we will get to that later.
Initially we chatted about her mom Josephina, who back in 2004, mentioned that she needed to “go home to New York for her linens”, and so Carla recognize that Baltimore was in need of a fine linen shop….enter Phina’s, currently located in Federal Hill, one of Baltimore’s most trendy neighborhoods. Thanks Mom!
“The most luxurious thing is a beautiful bed and beautiful simple sheets” -Andre Leon Talley
Phina’s is truly a one stop shop for all things linen. Whatever you may be in the market for, Phina’s has it. One of her clients from Delaware was in search of a particular brand of linens. She was told to contact a shop in Washington DC, that was “sure to have it”, however, they did not. She was then directed to check with another store in New York City and they did have it, but she needed a designer to purchase it for her. Can you guess who she called next and was able to get it? Now you may not be looking for something quite that specific but its good to know that at Phina’s, their range includes uptown/downtown, everyday and exquisite items.
“One of the secrets of a happy life is continuous small treats” – Iris Murdock
If you are looking for top of the line spa gifts such as the ones you would find at the Ritz Carlton hotels, pay a visit to Phina’s. I’ve sampled the products and can assure of their quality and highly recommend them. Can I just tell you that my hands felt so, so soft and pampered after just one time using these products?
Aditionally, the bamboo towels that they carry is also a wonderful indulgunce. You just have to feel them to understand just how soft they are! Looking to create that unique gift experience? try Phina's, monogramed robes for both men and women and be sure to check out their pet items as well.
What I really loved most was Carla’s idea of creating a wonderful luxury atmosphere when you travel. It’s such a cool idea and a great gift to give your friends who are bitten by the travel bug, or just a nice treat for yourself. Just pick up their room spray, along with pre packaged linen detergent for those quick little washes when on a trip, just enought to bring a bit of luxury to an otherwise mundane task.
Another favorite item for the home are the reed diffusers and here is a little secret about them, they last for up to 6 months! There are also other wonderful gift items such as specialty soaps, cheese boards, and candles. Phina’s is located at 919 S. Charles Street, Baltimore MD 21230 in Historic Federal Hill. 410-685-0911. Why not treat yourself to a visit!