Sunday, April 27, 2014

Happy Bday to me!

What a great bday! On just every level! So special to have a Friday Bday and a sunny one after a week of rain and gray. Flower delivery from my mom - my favorite flowers.

Celie came to town in the morning with lil Kiwi and we went shopping and had a great brunch at Pennycluse. More shopping and ice cream at Ben and Jerry's with Brando.

A day of super lovely and thoughtful gifts, fabulous cards, calls and texts and so many sweet posts on facebook. And a quick email check to see I just received an order from my first NYC shop - Magpie. Yes!
Then a dress change...

Been saving this for awhile, got it on sale through Free People in February.
Some of my great gals, wish we got more pics!
Dinner at the Skinny Pancake with music by Tall Grass Get Down. Synchronisitic flow of friends casually coming by for dinner and dancing, enjoying meaningful moments with everyone. The most decadent piece of chocolate cake with whipped cream and raspberry sauce, just happened to have my favorite for the special. Looking around and realizing we knew at least 15 faces smiling around us and feelin' the love! A blend of Burlington and Johnson friends all so stoked to be out and about and dancing to this Johnson band after such a long winter.
Then the longest Bday song ever! I shimmied around in my flowy dress to a mix of Happy Bday/When the Saints Go Marching In/something else and back to bday again and again! Really able to live in that long moment and feel grateful for everything.
Only to bump into a stranger and have her tell me that she knew who I was and that she was a huge fan and so excited to meet me and I told her how amazing that was to hear at that moment and that it was my bday and she told me she just had hers too (Hi Berkely!). The night ended with the morning...
What I wore: Left earrings and necklace by day, right earrings and necklace by night...ring all the time.

I've had a quiet, mellow weekend to recover and process it all. Just a wonderful day that I will carry with me and let fuel me and my jewelry as I sit down to work.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Made it to the Final Round of Commune's Contest!

Thanks so much to everyone who voted for me in the first round!!! Click here to vote and to watch the video:
(Just click the pink vote button under my photo.) You can vote once a day until May 5th! Sorry to bother you but it only takes a second. Thank you so much!
Commune is a movement of artists, designers, musicians and folks that take a stand against tobacco corporations and their presence in the scene. Every month they host an event with a local band, DJ, designer and artist at Commune Wednesdays. I got to be their featured artist last Wednesday at Signal Kitchen.

They had Com Truise and other great DJs and a photo booth! So many people came out to this show and boogied down.

This campaign is called “Feed Need Not Greed” and will help raise awareness about world hunger caused by the tobacco industry. They chose 3 local vendors from each of the Commune cities (San Diego, San Francisco and Burlington) and I won for Vermont!
So they flew their video guy, Kevin, out from San Diego to film me in this featurette. We had just gotten back from Costa Rica and I was 2 days into a bad cold, luckily you can't really tell! I got to choose the music: Antibalas N.E.S.T.A (Never Ever Submit to Authority) an appropriately titled song and a fun and funky background sound. Kevin did an amazing job editing it all together.

The potential prizes for the finalist round are: 1st - $750, 2nd - $500, 3rd - $250. Commune will donate $1 per vote up to $1,000 to to go towards projects that help alleviate and/or contribute to healthy crops among tobacco growing communities in Malawi, Africa. So please vote!

Thank you! xoxo

Monday, April 21, 2014

Costa Rica!

I strive to keep up with my blog - 1 post a week for 6 months now but dropped the ball a bit and almost a month just FLEW by. Things got hectic before a 9 day trip to Costa Rica and got REALLY HECTIC trying to catch up after coming home. I'm excited to get back into this! Meanwhile, here's some pics from our amazing, adventure and wildlife filled, super fun vacation.