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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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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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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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GET THOSE SHOPPING CARTS READY!

Get your carts ready, Its a mothers day blow out sale!  This Sunday May 10 only, you get an extra 30% off all items!  This includes face masks, gift certificates, in store formal wear, all clothing, jewelry, accessories, mens and already reduced sale pieces.     Shop now for all those items you have wanted, and finalize your carts on Sunday to receive that rare 30% off everything sale!. *New - You can choose to pick up your order at the Kauai shop or the Portland studio.  Only available where product is located, naturally.  Both locations do not stock all items.   Discount is applied automatically at checkout, no code necessary.One day only, not valid on previous sales, not valid on formal dress preorders, ...

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Spring sundresses, must have leggings and still making masks......

  The sun came out in Portland and I feel inspired!   I have discovered that putting on a sundress, even though I am just wearing it in the house and to the backyard, it really lifts my mood.  Anyone else find that getting dressed nicely and taking care of yourself helps boost the quarantine blues?             Here are three dresses I think you will love, a new one Ijust made, and 2 that are now on sale.                                       Lets be honest, 99% of the time I am still reaching for my bamboo leggings.  Have you invested in a pair of these yet?  I...

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