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Posted on 22. Apr, 2014 by Princess Lasertron.
Sometimes when we are taking pictures outside, our friends from other businesses around the neighborhood come out and say hi. This is Aaron, the bar manager at Lot 2, my favorite restaurant in Omaha. Whenever I have guests from out of town or I’m hosting a get-together, I always make a reservation there because they have the best service. Knowledgable and kind servers, wonderful drinks, and the chef Joel always comes out to say hi and make sure everyone is having an amazing time. I order the same thing every time–their beautiful roasted chicken, house-made frites, and a bourbon malt. Of course there are great options on their small, carefully planned menu for more adventurous eaters as well as vegans/vegetarians. Foodie delight.
Here’s our new Moffitt dress from Spanish design company Kling, my current favorite designer we carry at Hello Holiday. We just finalized our order for Fall/Winter, and we’re getting SO much from them because it’s all so good. I wanted it all. I like the drop waist, the center-cut plaid, and the flared skirt. The color blocking (pattern blocking?) on the bodice is cool too. Got back zip and a little stretch too. (Side zips suck, they mess up your hairdo.)
I think I’m going to do the smart thing and save the money rather than try to open another new office right now. Better to hold out for the right opportunity than try to wedge another financial commitment into my life right now. But when I find the place, I’ll take it!!
P.S. My book is already in its second printing! Have you gotten one yet? If so, it’d help me out a lot if you could leave a review for it on Amazon! I also want to see pictures of it in your local bookstores–Barnes and Noble should have them for sure.
Posted on 16. Apr, 2014 by Princess Lasertron.
I got back late last night from a one-week trip to Tulum, a beautiful city in the Mayan Riviera a few hours south of Cancun. It was full of white sandy beaches, ancient Mayan temples and pyramids, and happily scarce wi-fi and electricity that let me focus on relaxation and…you know. Myself. What mom wants. Hadn’t been prioritizing that lately as much as I need to, and when I spoke on stage at Pioneer Nation a few weeks ago about burnout, I had my Tulum Trip in the front of my mind the entire time. How wonderful it was to take a break in a faraway place where nobody needed me. I’m a very very very lucky woman to have had the opportunity to take off like that. It was a once-in-a-lifetime thing (though I seem to collect experiences like that).
Pictures from Tulum are coming of course (and I posted a lot on Instagram!), but what about pictures of this adorable new Jane Dress from San Francisco-based designer Dear Creatures? Can I just do that first?
AND these shoes from Seychelles are so beloved by me that I own them in two colorways and they serve as bookends when I’m not wearing them because I love to look at them so much. I’m also proud that we have the last case of these shoes in the world, so if you want ‘em, you have to grab ‘em fast from Hello Holiday before you can only find them used on eBay! These kicks are sure to receive vintage shoe status in my closet and I look forward to Alice borrowing them in 15 years (unless refusing glamour is part of her teen rebellion). They’re also 20% off till Saturday at midnight!
Posted on 06. Feb, 2014 by Princess Lasertron.
I was in a crappy mood when Sarah took these pictures because I had just read the last article I ever want to read about nonsense fashion e-commerce startups owned by men getting fully funded. Nothing like that to get my gears grindin’.
People who know better than me (Tara Hunt (author, speaker, founder, badass) who co-founded Buyosphere which has been down its own long, winding road) tell me it’s not smart to read articles about competitors but I am usually glad I did because I always learn something. And I can always use my annoyance or frustration to fuel a better day of productivity at my own office. In any case, I have a hard time keeping my feelings off my face.
Tomorrow I’m going to the Joslyn Museum annual gala. (Unsure what to wear yet! I wish I had something full-length.)