Friday, August 26, 2011

Picnic Arts + Music Fest is Tomorrow

In case you’ve been living under a rock, I’m here to tell you the 4th Annual Picnic Music + Arts Summer Festival is tomorrow! This is my third year participating and I am excited beyond belief. My booth is across from the Info booth. Mention that you saw my blog post or that you follow me on Facebook or Twitter for a 10% discount off your Lofted Designs purchase! 

Original screenprinted posters by Kris Johnsen will be for sale at Picnic!
Here are the basics:
Tomorrow (Saturday, August 27th)
Rain or shine
Lincoln Park (corner of Congress Street & Franklin Arterial)
11am – 6pm
There will be live music! (view schedule)

The forecast is looking great for daytime outdoor activities, but I encourage you to come early! Before the good stuff is sold and before the weather possibly turns in the afternoon. 

This event it juried and pretty darn selective, so you are sure to see the best of the best here. This isn’t your grandma’s craft fair. A list of vendors can be found here

Here are some links for additional info:

Also, don’t forget about the HillyTown Official Afterparty at Geno’s! Facebook event page 

Come on out and have some fun before Hurricane Irene puts you on house arrest. Hope to see you there!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Modern Millie - Newburyport, MA

There's something you need to know about me:  I do not consider myself to be a fashionista. I'll admit it. I'm usually a little behind when it comes to adopting new trends in fashion. A follower rather than a leader. So you can imagine my surprise when I walked past the Newburyport Modern Millie consignment shop a few weeks ago and saw MY DRESSES (yes, more than one) in the store window.

There they were. Two of my dresses, dropped off just days before, on display for the world to see! And presumably to entice the world to enter this fabulous secondhand clothing store and make a purchase. Now, to better understand my surprise, you should know that Modern Millie has the most adorable, alluring, fashionable store windows in town. Perhaps on the entire seacoast. They took my dresses, now tired and drab from spending years in the deep dark recesses of my closet, and accessorized them in ways I never would have thought of! They made them cute again.

And two days later, they were both gone. Either moved to the store's interior to make way for newer items, or perhaps sold for big bucks that will translate into great new fall wardrobe for me! Either way, I had a glimpse of glory and the fleeting thought that maybe I am more chic than I know. Just maybe.

Visit my favorite store in Newburyport at 41 Pleasant Street if you're ever in town! They've got a fun blog too.