Friday, December 9, 2011

Compliments for COVER STORY from Arte Italica!

Did you know COVER STORY is the number one retailer of Arte Italica in the US? Recently we were featured on their website ~ read on......

Our feature store this month is Cover Story, located in Northern California. Craig Cousins, owner, has been a customer of Arte Italica for 10 of Cover Story’s 15 years in existence. Since its inception, the store has been home to the finest collections for the home; including fine linens, tabletop, home décor, personal care and seasonal gifts and décor. Cover Story has been the place to go in Northern California for gifts and personal indulgences. This year, Cover Story proudly opened a 2nd location in Los Gatos, CA. This location is a destination shopping experience and gives shoppers a full range of beautiful brands including a showcase of Arte Italica.

In addition to their retail stores, Cover Story offers expert, in-home design consultation, where they assist their customers with a variety of interior decorating services. Debi Campbell and her team of design consultants are available for in-home design services and they are “bursting with ideas to help decorate, celebrate and gather with the ones you love”. Whether you’re designing a room or a house, planning an intimate dinner party or large event, Cover Story will make it extraordinary!

Cover Story also offers a full service website, including a Wedding and Gift registry where consultants will “guide you through the process of creating the perfect registry of your dreams, with gifts you will cherish for a lifetime.” They also participate in social media to connect with their customers and community. You can find them on Facebook, Twitter and Yelp, which continue to grow with followers in addition to their blog, which they update regularly.

Events are a big part of what makes Cover Story great. According to Craig “our events are always a huge celebration where hundreds of people join us to celebrate all the seasons and to meet and learn about our wonderful suppliers. We partner with local charities on many of our events and since our inception we have donated over $175,000 to local schools and charities.”

When asked what makes Cover Story special Craig shares ‘the most amazing group of employees...the most beautiful merchandise from all over the world, presented in an ever changing, unique visual feast and the WORLDS GREATEST CUSTOMER SERVICE - BAR NONE. Our customers are our friends and neighbors who know that they can come to Cover Story for a piece of retail heaven.”

All of this is what has made Cover Story the number one retailer of Arte Italica in the US. Craig and his team continue to grow and inspire the Cover Story way of life.

As they say, “Cover Story…Because Life is Good!”

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Got your Tinsel in a Tangle? Ornament Sale this Weekend!

Does your tinsel have you in a tangle? Let us help you decorate your tree ~ COVER STORY style!

This Friday through Sunday buy 3 ornaments and your third is free*

Visit our Los Gatos or Los Altos stores this weekend to see our beautiful collections of glass ornaments from INGE-GLAS and Vaillancourt from Germany and Our Great Grandfathers's Ornaments from the Czech Republic and many more!

Merry early Christmas from COVER STORY!!

*Free ornament is the least expensive. All seasonal sales final. No adjustments for prior sales please.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

By Golly, Be Jolly ~ Friday Night at COVER STORY

Join COVER STORY and support the Downtown Los Gatos annual Holiday Tree Lighting spectacular and Downtown Los Altos First Friday Holiday Party.

The Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Los Gatos Town Plaza will be held on Friday, beginning at 4 p.m. ~ Downtown Los Altos merchants and customers party from 6 - 9 p.m. on Main and State Streets!

COVER STORY wants you to be Jolly ~ so enjoy the coupon below as our gift to you....

20% off
One Seasonal Holiday Item
One Item ~ one Coupon ~ per Customer
Limited to Stock on Hand
All Sales FInal
Valid Friday, December 2nd 4-9 pm
at our Los Altos or Los Gatos store

Friday, November 25, 2011

Santa Claus comes to COVER STORY

We have a Santa for everyone this holiday season at COVER STORY. Stop by soon to visit our holly, jolly fellows and take your favorite home with you...We have collectibles from Lynn Haney, Vaillancourt, Vietri and more! Ho Ho Ho.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Shop Stress Free @ COVER STORY Friday ~ and 30% off Old St. Nick!!

This Friday we invite you to shop stress free at COVER STORY. Kick off your Christmas shopping by enjoying 30% off everyone's favorite pattern for season ~ Vietri's Old St. Nick* !!
We'll have the lights on at 8:00 am with cocoa and cider warm for you and, as always, our friendly staff is ready to assist you with selecting and wrapping your gifts...COVER STORY style.

See you Friday!
*limited to stock on hand ~ all seasonal and sale items are final. Thank you!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Ho Ho Holidays at COVER STORY

What a merry week we had at COVER STORY. We kicked off the holidays in Los Gatos Thursday evening with our ever popular "Shop By Candlelight". The store was seasonally stunning and adorned with sparkles at every turn....


Last night in Los Altos we hosted over 400 (at least that was the wine glass count!!) Downtown holiday strollers. The store was packed with happy shoppers kicking off the holidays and getting a glimpse of all that Los Altos has to offer!


And don't forget this weekend you can take advantage of our very exclusive Le Jacquard Sale!! All orders are 20% off - just in time for the Thanksgiving and the Holidays. This amazing opportunity only comes once a year - so don't miss out..

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Santa Comes to COVER STORY

We love the Holidays ~ and know you do too. COVER STORY wants to invite our wonderful customers to kick off the Season with special savings!

This week we bring our annual "Shop by Candlelight" to Los Gatos on Thursday evening ~ Friday evening Los Altos customers will stroll downtown and enjoy 20% off Arte Italica and finally ~ Saturday and Sunday, we bring you our exclusive Le Jacquard Francais 20% savings event.

Yes, dear customers, there is a Santa Claus!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


We are just winding down from our wonderful Vietri event in Los Gatos ~ and gearing up for our much anticipated "Shop by Candlelight" in Los Altos. As our loyal customers know, this is THE holiday event of the season. Preview our hand-picked treasures from around the world, have a glass of wine with us as we toast our favorite time of year. Enjoy prizes and our gift to you ~ $20 off your purchase of $100 or more.

Our Los Altos store will be closed during the day Thursday and Friday as our enchanted elves transform COVER STORY into a CHRISTMAS STORY.... We will reopen promptly at 5:00 Friday evening to dazzle you!!

See you then.....

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Cover Story Celebrates Vietri!!

Wednesday, November 2nd
COVER STORY ~ Downtown Los Gatos
5:00 ~ 8:00 pm

Join us as we welcome Vietri!!

Founder, Susan Gravely
Artisan, Stephano Rosselli

We are so excited to bring one of our favorite annual events of the season to our Los Gatos store!! Susan Gravely will be signing your Vietri pieces and Stephano Rosselli will be creating this fabulous reindeer in our shop while you enjoy beverages, appetizers, and other festivities. And if you are all good girls and boys, someone could go home with Prancer or Dancer or Blitzen..... If you are the lucky customer ~ name him whatever you please!!

Don't fret if Santa doesn't call your name - everyone is a winner - because ALL Vietri purchases are 20% off ~ including, our Christmas favorite, Old St. Nick.

See you Wednesday evening.....

Thursday, October 27, 2011

It's a Wonder"fall" Week at Cover Story

Halloween is just around the corner and you know what that are the Holiday's at COVER STORY.

We kick off this exciting week with 50% all Halloween decorations* ~ our eerie supply of spookiness is slowly fading like a ghost does this time of hurry in!!

Wednesday, November 2nd is our annual Vietri Event - this year Founder, Susan Gravely and Artisan, Stephano Rosselli join us at our Los Gatos Store from 5-8 PM. Susan Gravely will sign your Vietri purchases that evening with clever italian phrases. And Cover Story is honored to be one of a few establishments that Vietri Artisan, Rosselli, will be creating a reindeer right in front of your eyes ~ yes, Virginia - there is a Santa Claus (or in our case, a reindeer!!

You will enjoy fabulous refreshments, exciting door prizes and a sneak peek at our Holiday merchandise ~ all this and 20% off your Vietri purchases that evening.

But wait, there is more, Friday evening, November 4th, our hugely anticipated "Shop by Candlelight" dazzles you in Los Altos. Join us as we kick off the Season with libation, giveaways and $20 off your purchase of $100 or more - stay tuned!


*no adjustment to prior sales, all sales are finals, does not apply to collectables....

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Halloween is 20% off!!

Saturday, October 22nd

Downtown Los Altos "Sell"abration
10am ~ 6pm
Downtown Los Gatos Howling Halloween
9am ~ 8pm

20% off all Halloween Merchandise*

Hurry in before our eerie decorations
fly or slither out the door.....

*all sales final - no adjustments on prior sales

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Eat, Drink and be Scary ~ Los Gatos Scary Story

Downtown Los Altos was haunted and hopping last Friday night as Cover Story hosted our annual Scary Story event. Customers enjoyed fun raffles, wine and treats, and a special discount on purchases.

Los Gatos Cover Story will be transformed to Scary Story this Friday evening from 5 ~ 8 pm. Not only will Spooktacular surprises, beverages and bites await our new Los Gatos friends....enjoy $20 off any purchase of $100 or more!!!

See you on Friday night!

Sunday, September 25, 2011


Relax and leave the scary to us......

We love Halloween and know you do too ~ so please join us on Friday Evening, September 30th in Los Altos and October 7th in Los Gatos from 5 ~8 pm for Scary Story, our annual Halloween party! A fun night with eerie ideas for Halloween, wine & treats and $20 off your purchase of $100 or more. We hope you'll join us, Scary Cover Story, your little Halloween shop around the corner.

Just a few of our Halloween treasures to tempt and spook you a little:

Monday, September 19, 2011

Los Gatos Fall Wine Walk

Join us Saturday 9/24 as we participate in the annual Los Gatos Fall Wine Walk!

We will be pouring wine from the Cousin's family winery ~ Armida!


For ticket information:

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Los Altos Arts & Wine festival 40% OFF Certificate!

Enjoy this certificate for COVER STORY!
Click, print & enjoy!

32nd Annual Arts & Wine Festival!

Saturday & Sunday, July 9th & 10th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
On the second weekend of July, downtown Los Altos transforms into the largest two day, mid-summer event in the Bay Area!

The highly-rated Arts & Wine Festival showcases the distinctive works of artists and craftspeople from over a dozen states. The Festival also features select vintages by the glass from local wineries as well as a wide variety of foods including Thai, Chinese, Mexican, All American favorites like sausages, hot links and roasted corn, sweets of all kinds, and more.

Enjoy our day long free concerts on three stages, offering a variety of music and entertainment for all ages.

The Festival is a great event for the whole family with a large selection of rides, activities and entertainment for children all weekend in the new, bigger Family FunZone!

It's time to put on your party hats and come on out!

"like" us on facebook for additional promotional offerings!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

COVER STORY coming to Los Gatos July 15, 2011!

A few words come to mind when thinking about COVER STORY

this magical place...
Enchanting, entrancing, spellbinding, bewitching, beguiling, fascinating, captivating, alluring, enthralling, charming, attractive, lovely, delightful, beautiful, dreamy, heavenly, divine, gorgeous!

You must come and see the charming beauty of this store!

COVER STORY is the home to the finest collections of Fine Linens for Bed, Table & Bath, Italian Dinnerware, Ceramics & Pewter, Home Decor, Fragrances & Candles, Bath & Body, Apparel and Seasonal Decorations.

COVER STORY also offers our personalized Wedding & Gift Registry and in-home design and interior decorating services!

Our COVER STORY team, Sue, Debi, Dawn, Gerry and of course Craig are here to give you all the personalized help you need, we love having you!

To see what what is in store for you, visit us in our Los Altos location at:

216 Main Street
In the beautiful Downtown Los Altos
650 948-4395

Construction continues in Los Gatos!

"I have to say that the store is turning out more beautiful than I could have ever imagined. The space is going to flow so nice and the layout is going to showcase our product in such an amazing way...wait till you see it!!! Speaking of which...mark your calendars for the evening of July 15 meet the new COVER STORY Los Gatos!" Craig

Don't forget to "like" us on our facebook fan page for more exciting updates as they come!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

COVER STORY or bust!


Don't let a little construction keep you away from the worlds most beautiful store!
Here is a little incentive for you...

Stay tuned for weekly updates on COVER STORY Los Gatos
Coming July 2011!!!
Location: N. Santa Cruz & W. Main
We are so excited!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Celebrate Mom!

Join COVER STORY this week to celebrate Mother's Day!
We'll have fun all week long...

Sunday, we will be serving Mimosas ALL DAY and
sampling the delicious Bella Cucina Gourmet Food line...

Rosy Rings Candles, Vance Kitira Candles, Root Candles (what mom doesn't love candles!)

Fabulous Fringe Frames for a family photo...

Jewelry you will look amazing in!

Cozy Bedhead Pajama’s

Sparkly Fun Flip Flops/Hats & Shirts

Lotions & potions from Thymes Limited, Archipelago Botanicals, McEvoy Ranch

Our beautiful Table & Bed Linens are always a favorite

...and so much more, just come visit our store!

If you "like" us on facebook, we have a special treat for ALL moms! You won't want to miss this!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

It's No Joke... 20% OFF EVERYTHING, one day only!

A LITTLE HISTORY: April Fools' Day is celebrated all around the world on the April 1 of every year. Sometimes referred to as All Fools' Day, April 1st is widely recognized and celebrated as a day that tolerates practical jokes and general foolishness. The day is marked by the commission of good humoured or funny jokes, hoaxes, and other practical jokes of varying sophistication on friends, family members, teachers, neighbors, work associates, etc.

Traditionally, in some countries such as New Zealand, Ireland, the UK, Australia, and South Africa, the jokes last all day, not until noon contrary to popular belief.[1] It is for this reason that newspapers in the U.K. that run a front page April fool only do so on the first (morning) edition.[2] Elsewhere, such as in France, Italy, South Korea, Japan, Russia, The Netherlands, Germany, Brazil, Canada, and the U.S., the jokes last all day. The earliest recorded association between April 1 and foolishness can be found in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales (1392). Many writers suggest that the restoration of the January 1 as New Year's Day in the 16th century was responsible for the creation of the holiday, but this theory does not explain earlier references.

Time for one of those long awaited practical jokes...

Have some fun everyone!

...and remember to

"follow" us on twitter

"like" us on facebook

"love" us on yelp

...and you will go to retail heaven!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Spring Fete at COVER STORY!

Please join us on Friday, March 11, from 5-8 for our Annual Spring Fete where we'll be previewing our beautiful new spring collection, and this year we're prettier than ever!

There will be wine, nibbles and door prizes galore. As a special thank you to all of our wonderful COVER STORY friends, receive $20 off your purchase of $100 or more during our Spring Fete.

Do you love us enough to "like" us? If you "like" us on facebook we have a surprise in store for you! Click HERE!

Be Inspired!

NEW at COVER STORY, Fringe Studio
Picture Frames
Paper Weights

Deborah Rhodes tabletop designs!

Papaya's Arm Candy Luxe Tote Bag Line!

Bella Cucina-Artful Food
Celebrates the artisan tradition of bringing foods from the earth to the table!

Sara's Vista
Sara Bellini continues to wow with Impressionistic paintings for your table.
Sara was inspired by the view of the Tuscan countryside from her garden.
The fresh colors romantically play in the natural light.

Incanto Aqua
Meet VIETRI’s next big thing! The number one color in the tabletop industry,
this rich shade of aqua took years to perfect. The fresh,
crisp blue is stunning alone or with white and our brand new Metallic.

Blu Bianco
Blue and white is back! Chinese and Dutch artists have been creating collectibles
in blue and white for thousands of years and VIETRI’s Italian take
on this traditional look is right on trend. Inspired by antique Italian silk fabrics
and luxurious Hermes scarves, Blu Bianco is a top choice for the press!

Arne Opera
Arné is one of Beauvillés most enduring designs and is back again in its most recent colour mix -

Le Jacquard Francais
Fresh Provence
Le Jacquard Français introduces a simple Matisse-style floral with bold and refined
woven designs of Indian patterns over stripes. "Provence", newly introduced for Spring 2011!

One of COVER STORY'S spring favorites!
Dress your table in style with Beauville table linens in an unmatched array of patterns and colors.

Our COVER STORY featured bed!
By Peter Som for SFERRA
Bold blooms burst forth from the 100% Italian woven Egyptian cotton percale in a riot of color. Large lilac flowers, dotted with greens and blues, dance across the duvet covers and shams, which have flanged edges and are finished with a plain hem, for understated elegance. From Peter's Spring 2010 Collection, the pattern of chrysanthemums are done in the classic 1940 Parisian illustrations, which brings a splashy yet sophisticated feel to the bed linens.