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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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Bamboo leggings for every day!

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬† ¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬† Life in the rural Northwest requires clothing that is comfortable, layerable and adventure-ready. I confess that I, fashion designer, wear leggings at least 6 days a week. Bamboo is supremely soft and breathable‚ÄĒ perfect for all day and into the evening. This remarkable fabric has a lightweight luxe feel that can elevate your mood and add warmth and color to a classy outfit, or¬†accompany you into the rugged outdoors. I‚Äôve designed these with a nonbinding waistband so they hug the body without cutting or compressing. Whether I am out chopping wood, foraging for mushrooms, in an online yoga class, or in the work studio sewing...

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Apples and a BOGO Sale!

Hellloooo!!!!!!  Oh lordy what a whirlwind since last time I’ve checked in with you all.  How are you? There is so much to chat about, so many new experiences in  our lives, I don’t know where to start.         Perhaps I will start with today's plan which is to pick the remaining Granny Smith apples off the tree and pull out my new food dehydrator!  Apple tree you ask?  Yes my partner and I moved to the S. Oregon Coast in June.  We found the best spot deep in the redwoods which came with fruit trees, gardens already started and bordering a forest in which we can forage and explore as far as our legs will take us.  As...

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Give Thanks to Your Mother and Mother Earth!

This Mother's Day you can give back to your mother and Mother Earth by gifting eco-friendly fashion which is lusciously soft and will keep your hot mom incredibly cool in the summer. ¬† Below is a list of the top 6 eco-friendly organic materials that we use in the a. ell design collection: With a natural sheen and silk like quality, bamboo is super soft and comfortable. A unique feature of bamboo fibers are that they contain an antibacterial agent that resists bacteria from growing. This keeps you clean and odor free, ideal for an active summer. Bamboo is also thermal regulating ‚Äď cool in the summer and warm in the winter making it an excellent choice of fabric that...

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