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Reusable bees wax food wraps!

Are you tired of spending money on non reusable packaging every month? So are we! Does it make you feel guilty that you are going to use it once then throw away? Us too. So we’ve found the solution. Meli wraps offer a sustainable, tasteful, and ingenious way to contain and preserve your food.   The first time I ever saw a Meli Wrap being used was by a good friend. She had a little wooden bowl with fruit inside and a wrap on top. I thought, “How cute! But what is that?” And so it turned out that her aunty Melia and friend Nicole actually make the wraps, using organic beeswax, tree resin, plant oils and organic cotton. Not...

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Mermaids and 1st Saturday in Old Kapaa Town!

Mermaid Magic Coming To Art Walk This Saturday!!!   a.ell atelier has something magical in store for this Saturday's Art Walk in Kapaa.  The Oregon Coast Mermaid has migrated across the sea to join us on the island of Kauai.  She has her flippers set on cleaning up the beaches here and touching the lives of children with imagination and happiness.  In the upcoming months we will be teaming up with her and some of the local Earth Clubs to organize “Save The Mermaids” events where we as a community can come together and do our part to keep our beaches clean and our oceans healthy. This Saturday please join us in front of our Kapaa location to meet The...

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Virginia King, Portland Photographer

Virginia King, Portland Photographer We had the opportunity to interview one of our featured artists in the Portland store, Virginia (Ginger) King. Ginger is a photographer originally from upstate New York.  She first moved to Portland, OR in 2001. After spending some time in the good old Northwest, Ginger relocateted to Germany in 2008, where she was able to take amazing pictures! Recently she has moved back to Portland, and now we at a.ell design and atelier, are able to feature her wonderful works of art! So without further ado, let us start the interview! a.ell : Ginger, why did you decide to get into photography? Ginger: Well, there were two key moments that I can remember. The first was...

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Hot Summer Days and FREE Shipping!!

  Hot days of summer are here!  We have you covered with everything you need from sundresses, to sun hats, bikinis, shimmer oil, and so much more.   Order now and receive FREE shipping through August 6, use code SUMMER Happy shopping, friends! ~ the a.ell atelier team

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Indie Ella Show at a.ell atelier ~ Portland!

Indie Ella has become a staple at a.ell atelier, basically because you all love it so much!  So we have put this special night together to celebrate the artist, Jayna Lamb and her company, Indie Ella.  Jayna lives in Portland and just a month or so after we opened up shop on Hawthorne she arrived with a suitcase of samples stating that she thought we may make a good fit. I freaked out.  Yep, I knew we would make a good team.  I absolutely loved the silk prints, the sustainability aspect, the uniqueness of each piece and the fact she was a designer in my community. I knew these lightweight pieces would be perfect for our Kauai climate and gorgeous...

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