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Monday, May 27, 2013


Paul Mayer's luxuriously, comfortable designs keep women coming back for multiple -- even dozens -- of pairs. Classic, yet contemporary and always comfortable, his shoes are an addiction that we highly recommend. A staple of the Paul Mayer collection is the simple ballet-flat, with true ballerina construction for a perfect fit that comes in a variety of colors and materials. A cult favorite is the cozy, a flat with lavender-scent infused soles adding style and fragrance to collector's closets as Paul's designs emerge in sophisticated design incarnations season after season in the most incredible hues, textures and modern innovations in luxury footwear because we know firsthand how incredibly brilliant he is. Mayer founded the brand in 2004 with partner, Jeff Levy. All shoes in the line are manufactured in Spain’s Valencia region, along the Mediterranean coast by a skilled staff of 12 artisans. They craft each pair of shoes with an old-world attention to detail that includes in-house embroidery, quilting and stitching as well as custom tanned leather. This allows the brand to cater to each retailer’s specific demands in with timely and consistent alacrity, with orders completed in an unheard-of 3 to 5 weeks. In 2011, Paul Mayer stepped out into Manhattan's Upper East Side with a new attitude, opening his flagship store at 1388 Third Avenue. The store which cleverly resembles a pink and black shoebox offers up to 150 shoe styles, including his popular ballerinas, exclusive designs and more. As an added bonus, shoppers have the chance of running into the designer, himself. Paul's sage shopping advice and style eye has made him the New York shoe lover's best kept secret. When not in New York, Paul can be found traveling to his myriad of stores across the country meeting his loyal clientele or vacationing in his favorite spot, the Royal Hawaiian on Waikiki Beach.


Now that it is spring, beauty seems to be all around us. Flowers are blooming. and leaves are bursting out of the budding trees. All of this beauty should have its own soundtrack! Thanks to Museum Music and the New York Botanical Garden, it does! Music from the Garden is a compilation of works by Beethoven, Vivaldi, Chopin, and other great classical composers. This CD will give the spring season an extra dimension of art and beauty. Walking down the street with this music playing in your headphones makes the spring season even more spectacular than it already is. This soothing and inspiring music is the perfect highlight to this lovely season of spring!

Artists of all types have long been inspired by nature. Musicians, painters, sculptors, and more have found countless ways to celebrate the beauty of the natural world. And one of the best places to go to in order to escape the everyday hubbub of the city and enjoy nature's beauty is the New York Botanical Garden. With 48 gardens and plant collections, including a 50-acre historic forest and a Victorian conservatory, the garden is truly an urban treasure. And now, in additional to all of the visual delights of the garden, there is a terrific CD, Music From The Garden, which features music inspired by and celebrating nature, which was created specifically for the New York Botanical Garden. Featuring classical works that evoke and pay homage to the seasons, the natural world, and all of its beautiful flora, the CD is a wonderful tribute to Mother Nature, herself. The CD is created by Museum Music, a New York City-based company that is dedicated to exploring and celebrating the relationships between music, art, history, ideas, and the human experience, and once again, they've done a superb job. With selections from Beethoven, Strauss, Mozart, Vivaldi, and more, Music From The Garden is not only a joy to listen to, but an inspiration in and of itself! It is a lovely and thoughtful compilation, and a beautiful celebration of the relationship between nature and music.

Classical music is part of many of our own libraries, with all of our own favorites now on our iPods. Museum Music makes life so much easier, by compiling perfect discographies with a theme. For this Spring, listen to the CD produced for The New York Botanical Garden, not just for the pure delight in spending time with the classical composers. By buying this CD, we contribute to the support of the NYBG's cause, and it's further education and science. For a perfect background to seasonal changes, and the first daffodils in Central Park, here is the music of our lives. Beethoven, Vivaldi, of course, but also Dvorak's "Spring", and Delibes' "Lakme". The music chosen was because the pieces "evoke both the serenity and drama that nature inspires", and will turn our minds to that side of the world where green shoots rise every year, and trees blossom in full splendor. Gift shops in every museum of the world should have such an intriguing addition to their offerings. Museum Music takes a theme, produces an extraordinary compilation, and creates the perfect gift item. Not just to remember each particular Museum that we visit, but to carry with us a certain feeling, a piece of life, in music. As part of our daily lives, music retains its solid influence in our art, culture and life events. Make this a part of your Spring listening, enjoy your, or someone else's garden, and celebrate each new day with music.

Just in time for spring…even though it is still cold, I am listening to Music From the Garden. Listening to the first track by Beethoven, I see flowers growing out of the ground, their stems reaching skyward with the tinkling notes of the piano. The New York Botanical Garden is the inspiration for the musical collection on this CD. Escape the chaos of the concrete jungle for greener pastures. Let the beautiful selection of instrumentals on this CD transport you to a place of peace and serenity. Feel the rain, smell the flowers, imagine yourself in tune with nature. Produced for The New York Botanical Garden, this beautifully packaged CD features a delightful selection of classical music pieces that evoke and celebrate flora, the seasons, and the natural world. Included are works by Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin, Vivaldi, and Strauss. You're sure to enjoy this soothing CD even if you don't have a green thumb. Its melodies capture the rhythm of the seasons. I played it in the background at my office and it was a perfect artistic musical accompaniment to a busy day.


1. Ludwig Van Beethoven
Sonata No. 2 In A Major, Op. 12 No. 2 "Spring", Allegro Vivace (6:02)

2. Antonio Vivaldi
Concerto No 3 in F Major "Autumn" - Allegro (5:05)

3. Johann Strauss II
Roses From The South (9:13)

4. Fryderyk Chopin
Prelude in Db Op. 29 No. 15 "Raindrop" (5:34) 
5. Antonio Dvorak
In Nature's Realm, Op. 91 (B.168) (13:22)

6. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Quartet No. 14 in G, K 3877 "Spring" Molto Alegro (3:57)

7. Johann Strauss II
Where The Citrons Bloom Waltz (9:06)

8. Leo Delibes
Lakmé, opera – Dôme épais, le jasmin (The Flower Duet) (3:38)

Commissioning Organization: The New York Botanical Garden 

Item Number: MM125 

Music Genre: Classical

Running Time: 59:02 

Escape the chaos of the concrete jungle for greener pastures. Let MUSIC FROM THE GARDEN transport you to a place of peace and serenity. Produced for The New York Botanical Garden, this beautifully packaged CD features a delightful selection of classical music pieces that evoke and celebrate flora, the seasons, and the natural world. Included are works by Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin, Vivaldi, and Strauss. You're sure to enjoy this soothing CD even if you don't have a green thumb. 

Who We Are. Museum Music, Inc. is an award winning multi-media company based in New York City that specializes in creating customized, state-of-the-art audio compact discs (CDs) and enhanced compact discs (ECDs) for museums and other specialized organizations. 

What We Do. Museum Music partners with client institutions to develop smart, appealing, high quality and highly saleable music CDs to tie-in with featured exhibitions or celebrate permanent collections. All of our products are designed for sale in museum shops as well as in traditional gift and CD retail outlets. 

Our Motivation. Art. Photography. Nature. Culture. Religion. History. Achievement. Music is a universal influence. And, Museum Music is dedicated to helping our clients reveal the power of music connected to a theme. 

Our Ideas. The music behind a masterpiece. The music that awakened inspiration. The music that defines an era. The music that highlights an event. The music that accompanied social, artistic and intellectual movements. The music that identifies a personality. The music that suggests an idea. The music that cements a community. Virtually every topic invites exploration into great music! 

Our Commitment to Excellence. Each CD we produce reflects an entire company’s care. Care in production. Care in design. And, most of all, care in client and consumer satisfaction. Additionally, Museum Music is a full-service company. Our team of experts includes music researchers and historians, artists, designers, writers, developers, recording technicians, licensing and legal advisors, and sales, marketing, and promotion specialists. We will collaborate closely with you on all phases of production to ensure a successful product. We are always there to help! 

What Is An ECD? An ECD is primarily an audio or music CD; however, it also contains an interactive portion that functions like any CD-ROM. This interactive portion can contain anything from a tour of your museum, zoo, or organization to links to your website – right from the CD! 

Proven Rewards. Custom music CDs are a proven way for an organization to expand publicity and consumer awareness, while reinforcing image and reputation. And, Museum Music CDs provide your visitors, customers and patrons with a long-lasting, enjoyable and educational gift which will remind them of your organization for years to come. Plus, sales of Museum Music CDs have proven to be a reliable, innovative, successful and cost-effective method for raising revenue. 

How Do We Create A CD With Museum Music? The process is simple. First, our team of developers meets with representatives of your organization to fine tune concept ideas and outline the objectives of the project. Our researchers and music historians then compile a list of suggested tracks, in collaboration with you. Museum Music handles all music licensing and/or all production of original music required for the project. Our art department creates all design elements for the packaging and our writers working with you complete the liner notes. Once you give final approval, our production experts take over and, shortly thereafter, finished CDs are ready for shipment and sale. 

How Long Does It Take? For a music CD, the production time averages 12 - 16 weeks from start to finish, depending on the size and nature of the project. But we have produced CDs in much shorter turnaround times to meet exhibit opening dates. We can design a production schedule to meet your needs and deadlines. Even on a rush basis! 

Retail Support. Museum Music has strong, established relationships with many museums, museum shops, and specialty gift and CD retail outlets, including specialty retail, mail order and online vendors. We are dedicated to this market. And, we are dedicated to our clients! 

Our Clients. Our valued list of clients includes: 

Metropolitan Museum of Art Museum of Modern Art 

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Whitney Museum of American Art 

Detroit Institute of Arts New York Botanical Garden 
International Spy Museum Georgia O’Keeffe Museum 

J. Paul Getty Center Seattle Art Museum 

High Museum of Art American Museum of Natural History 

Los Angeles County Museum of Art And more... 

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