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New store in Brookings, OR !!

Hello friends, I have some exciting news!   I am opening a new shop in my hometown of Brookings, on the beautiful Southern Oregon Coast. When, you ask?   Wednesday, July 27th !!!! I realize I am a little late to announcing - I have been busy putting the most beautiful shop together! It has been a lovely experience with a great support team  in Brookings.  Mostly my family - from my partner doing a ton of the on site construction work, my dad and brother offering redwood boards and alder poles from their wood shop, my sis and her kids helping with a deep clean, as well as my mom supplying the plants you see! I am loving being...

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Bedstu

A brand with amazing creativity, beautiful designs and uniqueness  Bedstu focuses on  natural, eco friendly  materials like  vegetable tanned  leather and  plant based dyes  Their designs  are unique, every bag  is handmade with  natural  variations that can not be  duplicated  Bedstu founded in 1995 with one main goal, to always be sustainable and eco friendly. they have kept their ever word since.  Every bag is made with the highest quality vegetable tanned leather, plant based dyes and water based glues.    At bedstu everything is handmade by real people with love and care put in to each and every product.    The true beauty of their products is found in the natural imperfections, of each piece of leather.  In 2010 they even held...

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Lei day

Lei Day began in 1928. It is celebrated state wide  with parades, coronation courts, flowers woven into colorful garland lei's, beautiful dances and the sounds of Hawaiian music. Lei Day is the holiday honoring the spirit of Aloha. And another chance to wear these pretty dresses!   A Lei is given to show friendship, appreciation and respect.   They bestow blessing and  honor.    We have a beautiful variety of dresses  perfect for this lei day!

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COR

Hi there! We are starting a seris of blogs that will be focused on the individual stories of the local artisans we work with at a.ell!  First on the list, we'd like to introduce Caitlin Ross Odom. She has been working with a.ell since we opened in 2009!  She is an amazing jeweler who makes all of her pieces by hand using shells and sea glass found on sandy beaches! Caitlin started collecting her first sunrise shells and sea glass pieces on the beautiful beaches of Kauai, in 2000. She found these gorgeous shells to have a very high vibration and tended to bring lots of joy to her customers. Each sunrise shell is unique, having its own scallop and color. These...

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A Little Something Special for You

Hello! During the Covid times, rituals and celebrations have the opportunity to be more vivid and intimate than usual .  They break us out of quarantine routine, waken our creativity , and remind us of who and what we love in life.  I invite you to make this upcoming Valentines' Day a magical retreat from the quarantine grind and the winter blues - whether a solo day of pleasure and reflection, a playful day making heart shaped cookies, or a sensuous celebration with a partner.  We could all use a little something special these days!  For this season of loving, whether if for yourself, your best pal, your partner or child I put together a sumptuous collection of spa gift packs to help you...

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