it's the most wonderful time of the year - #73SPRINGSHOP is back

November 12, 2015 2 Comments

Who: Inslee By Design, Society Social, Persifor, Ashley Brooke Designs, Loren Hope*
What: Are hosting the most glorious Pop Up Shopping Event of 2015**
When: December 3 - 20th***
Where: In my studio: 73 Spring Street****

 

*WHO

 

Inslee By Design: You made it this far, you know who I am. 

Society Social: My studio mate, Roxy is the founder of Society Social - a whimsical line of home goods and furniture. Roxy enjoys drinking wine with me while we complain about how hard our lives are. She's just one of those people who is always there for you (or in this case, for me). So if you have some emotional baggage you've been carrying around, I invite you to stop by #73SPRINGSHOP and take a load off while road testing one of her beautiful pieces of furniture and tell Roxy all about that job you're thinking of going out for, or that date that didn't go as planned, or those five pounds you just cannot lose. 

Persifor: Alex, designer behind the perky and fresh clothing & accessories line, Persifor, will be joining us for the Pop Up shop again this year. Alex enjoys running the world with one hand tied behind her back. If there's anything I learned from #73SPRINGSHOP last year, it's that Alex is one cool, calm, collected cucumber that you totally want to emulate and grow up to become. But you can't, because you're a mess. It's ok, I'm a mess too. We can just lurk near Alex and try to absorb some of her powers together while telling Roxy all our problems. 

Loren Hope: Omg yes, that Loren! Yes, her stuff is EVERYWHERE. AND IT IS SO CUTE. Loren is taking the world by storm, one piece of hand-crafted-in-Rhode-Island beautiful jewelry at a time. Loren is also a second time vendor at #73SPRINGSHOP and if you weren't her biggest shopper last year, I think i might have been. You know the classic story: Girl gets job at retail shop, girl gets pay check, girl spends pay check in same retail shop...? Yes. That was me and Loren's inventory last year. 

Ashley Brooke Designs: Now THIS is a wild card. I have to admit, I don't know ABD and her sassy hand lettered accessories all that well yet. She's a first time vendor, new to the shop this year! Hurray for a newbie! My initial read is this: Ashely is essentially Buddy the Elf dressed in heels and a cardigan. Or in other words, we're going to get along very well. I anticipate we'll fall in love and maybe choreograph several synchronized dances together about the meaning of Christmas. 

**WHAT

If you missed it last year, let me fill you in: #73SPRINGSHOP is a hashtag, but it is also so much more. It is a call-to-action to be said loud, and fast, and all as one word: SEVENTYTHREESPRINGSHOP!!! and to be emphasized by doing jazz hands while you say it. Try it and see if you don't feel suddenly energized by the need to buy adorable gifts. 

#73SPRINGSHOP is a curated shopping experience featuring a selection of each of our products in a boutique-like atmosphere. We've worked together to design a beautiful space that amplifies each of our unique businesses and makes you feel warm and fuzzy when you step through the door. 

There will be Christmas music. There will be puppies. There may also be face painting (TBD... have not asked the others about this yet, but who doesn't want to have their face painted like a sexy reindeer?)

***WHEN

Last year, #73SPRINGSHOP was a raging success. We opened the doors of our merry little studio for a week to the general public and met so many wonderful new friends and clients and sold lots and lots of beautiful gifts. 

So this year, we decided to take it a step further and invite you in not just for one week but for the whole darn MONTH. Why not? The longer the merrier! 

Yes, that is right. Starting December 3rd, we'll be open daily during the week from 4-8pm and on Saturdays from 12-6pm and on Sundays from 1-5pm. We'll ring the closing bell on December 20th. And really, if you haven't finished shopping by then, then shame on you GRINCH.

****WHERE

Now this is the tricky part...

The studio is in an office building, it's not exactly a traditional retail storefront experience. So put on your adventure pants, and get ready to do some hunting to find us up on the fourth floor of 73 Spring Street. It will be worth it.

If you arrive in the evening or on the weekend, you'll need to buzz #16 to be granted access to the magical party that is raging upstairs in our lair.

Once you're in the door, you'll be faced with a big decision: to opt for the ease and speed of the elevator to floor 4 or taking the stairs, because we know that Fitbit is always watching. Always judging. 

Once you make it to floor 4, just follow the sounds of the cacophony of joy that will undoubtedly be spilling forth from Room 401, potentially getting us in trouble with our neighbors. And the rest will be pretty self explanatory... HAVE FUN! 

We cannot wait to see you! 

xoxox

Posted in 73springshop, christmas, holiday, nyc, pop up, shopping

Black Friday Sale

November 23, 2012 1 Comment

Look at that face.

That's the face of a woman who has just seriously declared victory over a sale. A very happy holiday it will be at her house this year. You can look this triumphant too, if you take part in my 3rd annual Black Friday Sale!

Shop today (and tomorrow too, small business saturday. woo!) for 20% off my available inventory with the promo code SALE.

You can begin by buying this merry print!

 

Posted in black friday, holiday, Inslee By Design, Inslee Haynes, News and Events, shopping

Christmas is coming

November 05, 2012 2 Comments

Celebrating Christmas a little early today around here. I've been playing with holiday lights all morning and just announced my three newest cards!

Posted in Christmas, holiday, Inslee By Design, Inslee Haynes, News and Events, note cards

shes making her list, checking it twice

December 21, 2011 8 Comments

This is an illustration I created for Kooba to help make their holiday landing page festive! I wish I could be this perky and organized when I go holiday shopping. Doesn't she make it look like a breeze?

Posted in Christmas, holiday, Inslee By Design, Kooba, News and Events, shopping

merry and bright

December 15, 2011 7 Comments

one of my favorite holiday images from J. Crew this year. Fucia, coral and teal all together, so perfect! ps. buy a print!

Posted in fashion illustration, holiday, Inslee By Design, jcrew, The Sketch Book

tis finally actually officially... THE SEASON

November 28, 2011 10 Comments

Thanksgiving is behind us, let the sparkle begin! I've been seeing red and green decorations creeping up everywhere and hearing strains of "I'll be home for Christmas" since Halloween. I've tried my best to pay them no attention. But now finally as the last scraps of leftovers vanish, it is official. The season has begun. We can let loose all our holiday merriment. This is the most wonderful time of the year and I intend to celebrate every moment of it. December is just one big excuse to dress up - perhaps in a masquerade mask and glittering heels as pictured above... I'm so excited to go back to NYC today and see it transformed into a holiday wonderland. Can you believe I've never seen "The Tree" in person?!

Posted in Christmas, holiday, Inslee By Design, NYC, sparkle, The Sketch Book

couture and cards all in one convenient location

November 26, 2010 1 Comment

hello shoppers! if you live in DC this is your lucky day. Urban Chic, an amazing boutique that is dangerously close to my house, is now not only my favorite place to shop in georgetown but they are also now carrying my cards and calendar for the holiday season! convenient, yes. save on shipping, yes. buy clothes at the same time as you buy calendars... no more money for food, but yes yes yes! look how cute the display looks:

Posted in Calendar, cards, georgetown, holiday, News and Events, shopping, urban chic