We know that Spring is a favorite season across the country, but in Portland, OR it's a true celebration! We often miss out on the "April showers bring May flowers" part of the year, but 2014 has hosted blossoming buds all across the city! We couldn't be happier to have days of sunshine (and some rainy ones too, of course). However, it's the bright beauties popping up in flower beds all over town that are filling our hearts with sunshine and rainbows.
Below are a few of our favorite flowers we caught doing their thing:
Camellia On a Sunny Day
Hellebores, Edgeworthia, and Daphnes in Katy's Yard
Quince Outside The Studio
Tulips Inside The Studio
Follow the link here for the appropriate time to get your grow on so you can surround yourself with some of your own botanical beauties! Don't forget to enter your appropriate zip and select your desired category i.e. veggies, or flowers. Happy Spring!
Want to know what's hot for Spring? According to one of our favorite stores in Florida, Foxy Lady, it's our convertible Linea Necklace!
The gals at Foxy Lady called our studio and placed their fourth reorder yesterday, can you believe that!?! According to the trend-setting associates, they just can't keep it in stock. We love spreading the word about sell-out pieces, as well as a great destination shop in warmer climates. Check out the videos below for "Foxy Lady" inspiration, as well as instructional "How To Wear" guide for the versatile wearing options. Don't miss out on this bi-costal Linea Craze!
"Foxy Lady" by a favorite, Jimi Hendrix. Maybe the new anthem for this spring?
Grayling video on "How To Wear The Linea: Multiple Looks In One Piece"
Lilla P is one of our favorite clothing brands for the chic on the go gal. With clean and classic lines these pieces can complement anyone's wardrobe. For their Spring look book Lilla P accented their new line with some of their favorite Grayling pieces. We love how effortlessly Grayling pairs with the easy, fun styles from their new collection.
A little about Lilla P:
Inspired by the modern woman, Lilla P is a collection that is perfectly tailored for a casual lifestyle. Each season, Lilla P returns to the brand ethos by rethinking the classics to create a collection of separates that are both flattering and functional. Unfettered yet full of subtle detail and pared down luxury, Lilla P’s hallmarks are clean lines, quality fabrications and an impeccable fit.
Starting in 1998 with the essential tee, the collection has expanded to include sophisticated staples and key fashion items including a variety of tee shirts, item jackets, lightweight sweaters, dresses and skirts that are available in a variety of luxurious fabrications and colors. Each season, the line continues to develop and grow in an exciting direction.
Since its inception, Lilla P has cultivated a devoted coterie of chic specialty retailers that can be found throughout the United States and Canada.
A few summers ago, we custom made pieces for the beautiful, bride to-be Emmery. We absolutely loved making the necklace and bracelet for her big day and couldn't wait to see it on her. We worked with Emmery one-on-one in our Portland studio to create her jewelry, and she was so much fun to work with! Isn't she the most beautiful bride? Congratulations Emmery & Tim!
Location: Oswego Lake Country Club
Wedding dress: The English Department
Wedding flowers: Floral Designs by Alicia
Photo booth: The Portland Booth
The Grayling team is made up of a bunch of smart cookies. The other day we were curious about the cost per hour for one of the candle lines we carry, KOBO Candles.
KOBO Candles burn for 80 hours. 80 hours! That's over 3 days if you burned them straight. WOW! We sell them for $39 at the studio & online. So, when we used our big math brains, that equals out to be $0.48/hour.
Did we mention they are made in America, use the highest quality soy wax and the cotton wick provides a pure and clean flame? These candles - that come in the best scents - are pretty amazing.
We had an amazing give-away for our Spring Launch Do-Over Party and the lovely Melanie Blesio won! We were giving away the cover look from our Look Book worth $570! We think she looks fantastic in all of her Grayling!
Want this look too?! Shop online and snag it for yourself!
Our Spring Launch Do-Over party was such a success last week! Our first party got canceled because Mother Nature dumped snow on all of Portland, so we are very thankful to all of those who spent their evening with us! The champagne was plentiful and lot of our beloved customers walked away with some beautiful new Grayling pieces. We couldn't be more excited to share the Spring Line with all our fans! Shop the Spring Line now!
Everyone at the studio can't stop trying on the sample sale items. We are swooning over each piece! So, we finally had to pick out our favorite pieces to share with everyone. Throughout the week we will had more of our staff picks!
If you haven't had time to stop in the studio, you have two more days to do so. Not in the Portland area? Don't worry, we are posting one of a kind items on Facebook and you can purchase online. So, get going!
To make room for the launch of our Spring Line we are having a blow out Sample Sale next week! This is one of the best Sample Sales we have ever had, so mark your calendars - next week is going to be huge!
Starting Wednesday, Jan. 22 until Saturday, Jan. 25 you can shop online or try everything on in store. Because we can't stop swooning over all the pieces, here is just a taste of all that will be on sale.
Did we mention selected styles are 50% OFF?!
Happy Sample Sale Shopping!
Whether your wedding is on New Year's and you want to add a few more little touches or your wedding is a few months away but with a New Year's theme, these DIYs are fun to create and fun to look at. Thanks to the Knot, here are 7 New Year's projects for your big day. Happy New Year!