Meet Paul, founder and owner of Bon Cru Crate Designs and the maker of the most beautiful things, mostly made from reclaimed wine crates! Furniture, accent walls, menu boards, serving and charcuterie trays... the list goes on, and your imagination is his limit.
Paul has been working in the wine industry for years so his passion for that, and his love for design has organically grown into something fantastic! If you know Paul, you know when he's not working as a wine representative in the great city of Toronto, you can either find him with his beautiful wife travelling the world, or hunkered down in his workshop crafting up one of a kind pieces.
My Favourite Go To Gift Idea!
I had the great opportunity of getting to work with Paul in the wine industry and that's when I started having him make me the Bon Cru serving trays to give as gifts. I just loved that they were a gift I could give that would mean something. The trays are totally customizable in terms of wood stains and handles and you can even have anything you'd like engraved.
For wedding gifts I usually have the date of the wedding engraved and love this personal touch so much! I'll usually add some classic Reidel wine glasses, a bottle of wine and voila! You have a memorable gift the newly weds will love for years to come! Next to cash, its waaaaayy better than a gravy boat ;)
If you like to support local companies and small businesses making incredible product, think outside the box next time you go to buy a gift. Or, if you're looking for something to really make a statement have Paul design a feature wall in your home, or maybe a new coffee table for your living room? Pauls' expertise in all things wine and design will not leave you disappointed. Not to mention, he's just the best guy!
ps! check out my Facebook/Instagram for your chance to wine the Vin42! Good luck!