Tis the season… for giving! We’re celebrating the holidays with a special giveaway for YOU – our amazing readers and fans :) Each Friday in December I will select a winner at random who will receive a special Free People goodie bag!
Each goodie bag includes: the fp one beaded bandeau, a necklace, bracelet, ring, fabric wallet, coin purse, set of barrettes, a display item and some special little trinkets!
This weekend I suffered from nostalgia, thoughts of home over consumed me and made me quite homesick heavy; it’s always this time of year that I feel this way maybe it’s the dark nights or the grey dreary weather that brings England into my mind… who knows. I spent my days this weekend thinking about Sunday Roasts, long strolls around Notting Hill, and lazy days inside a cozy pub chatting with friends. Here are some snap shots that helped me get through the feeling this weekend. Even though I get like this from time to time, America is where I am and I’m going to give it my all. You only live once, right?
As I mentioned the other day, we can’t get enough of our new intimates. We love them for lounging around the house, but we also love wearing them out – adding little touches of velvet and sparkle that are perfect this time of year. We decided to ask our California FP girls to give us some styling inspiration on how they would wear their intimates all year round!
What’s everyone doing this weekend? I wanted to tell you about an amazing art show taking place in Philadelphia so if you live in the area listen up!
Two of our fp girls have teamed up to put on a show at Reward in Old City, Philadelphia, called “A Distant Land to Roam.” The opening is tonight and several of us fp girls will be there. I can’t wait – to say these girls are talented is an understatement! Here’s a little sneak peek:
So amazing – I’m going to take some photos at the show to share with you guys!
On Saturday morning I’m heading to New York City! On Saturday I plan on spending some time in my favorite part of the city, Brooklyn, and doing some vintage shopping and maybe hitting up an art show. I’m staying at the Bowery House – I’m excited to check this place out, it’s a great option for anyone on a budget, and looks super cool.
Then on Sunday I’m heading to the Upper East Side for the event at Free People 3rd Ave, where I’ll be running a DIY ornament station from 12-5pm! If you’re in the area come hang out!!
For more info on the event and to RSVP click here.
We have some great events going on at some of our stores this weekend and next week! Here’s the lowdown…
Coat Drive Kick Off Party at Free People Upper East!
Sunday December 4th 12PM-5PM
Free People Upper East (1319 3rd Ave, NYC) is hosting a Winter Coat Drive in collaboration with New York Cares that will take place this Sunday through Saturday December 10th. During this time, every time a customer donates a coat they will receive 20% off their purchase for that day!
The store is having a KICK OFF PARTY this Sunday Dec. 4th 12-5 pm with a DIY ornament station hosted by yours truly!
There will be holiday inspired food and beverages provided by Aly Debbas from the blog From Graduate to Gourmet for customers to enjoy, and of course don’t forget to bring any old coats you may have to donate to the cause!
FP Paramus is holding a fashion show event showcasing our newest styles! A stylist will be available to help perfect your holiday look, and there will be a DJ and refreshments to enjoy! Don’t be late, because the first 50 guests will receive special gifts at the door. And, a raffle winner will receive an amazing gift basket that the store has put together, and 2 special runner ups will get little presents! Customers who spend $500 or more will get special gifts with purchase.
I am 100% without a doubt a summer person – I love the heat, I love the sun and the feeling of freedom that hangs in the humid air, even though you still have work. But I will admit, there is no better time of year for a good weekend hike than the fall. The crisp air is much more comfortable to work up a slight sweat, and the scenery is breathtaking. Not to mention, I love the sound of leaves shuffling under foot. Here are some photos from a fall hike in Fairmount Park – a place that lets you forget you’re in a city and reconnect with nature.
I love Thanksgiving. It’s one of the holidays that my family does best – centered on good food and warm sentiments. Each year, my mother wakes up at the crack of dawn to get cooking – something she’s been doing ever since she was eight years old. She starts with the pies – so when you turn up all bleary eyed from your bed, the sweet scent fills your nostrils and puts a drunk smile on your face. A fire is already blazing in the wood oven, and we all plop down on the couch with blankets, dogs, and the Thanksgiving Day parade. Quickly, hot cups of Jo are distributed, and you couldn’t be happier.
This year, once the caffeine had hit my brain, and I was able to pull my couch-loving-self together, I whipped out my camera to document. In the past year I’ve gotten a lot more into food photography. Not just looking at it on the pages of periodicals, but also practicing it a bit myself. Thanksgiving is a visual playground of food, and this seemed like the perfect chance to mess around…
My Aunt came from Italy and we prepared one of my favorite Italian desserts – Monte Bianco. It’s made with a puree of roasted chestnuts and whipped cream.
Abigail looking very guilty after trying to steal some turkey…
I had to include how beautiful the sky was at sunset. Hope you all had a great thanksgiving! xx
We have a very cool giveaway for you today!! When I first saw our fall displays I fell completely in love with the deer – each store got one of the sculptures, which they then painted and embellished so that each one is unique and special to the store where it lived :) Now that our holiday displays have gone up in stores, and Fall displays have come down, we have some deer that we’d like to give away!
Since the deer are large (and heavy!) and fragile, we are offering the giveaways separately in each location where they are available, so that the winner can go pick it up at their convenience.
The following locations are each giving away ONE DEER. Please click on the link for your desired location and fill out the brief form to enter to win. This giveaway will remain open for one week, and then I will pick one winner for each location. I will send the winner a confirmation email and put you in touch with the store so you can schedule a time to pick up your deer.
These would make the most amazing lawn decorations! Good luck :)
*click on the link below for the store closest to you and fill out the form to enter*
Here’s a rundown of what some of our stores are doing for the biggest shopping day of the year!
Black Friday Sneak Peek at FP Costa Mesa!
November 25; 5AM-10PM
5:00-6:00am fans of Free People South Coast on facebook receive 10% off your purchase! You can “like” them at the door to be allowed in. Get first dibs on exclusive FP merchandise and enjoy cookies and refreshments while you shop.
6:00-7:00am the first 10 shoppers will get handmade leather/fabric totes with purchase!
All day check out online exclusive items only available at Free People South Coast!
**make sure to bring your phone so you can show us you like like our fan page @ the door to get in***
Stop by FP Walnut Creek for a cup of coffee and breakfast treats while you shop! Whether you’ve been battling lines since 3 AM or just stepping into the madness of Black Friday our stylists are happy to accommodate all of your shopping needs! You won’t need to lift a finger, we’ll do all the shopping and gift-wrapping for you! Hurry in, the first 25 customers who spend $150 or more will be entered into an exclusive raffle offering a $50 gift card amongst other gifts. See you there!
Cozy Cocoa and Cookies at FP Houston City Centre
6AM – 10PM
Comfy, cozy, cups of hot chocolate and cookies for our Free People friends and shoppers, to keep you peppy for a full day of shopping! FP fabulous ‘fringed bags’ are back and FREE with $100 or more purchase. And a cozy little contest for our fabulous FP fans… Enter your name with every cozy item purchased for a chance to win a gift from our FP gals to you!!
Shop Now, Be Merry Later at FP San Antonio
8AM – 11AM
Shop early between 8AM-11AM and receive 10% Off your entire purchase! Also, get a sneak preview of this season’s “MUST HAVES” for Holiday 2011 and enjoy a quick “Grab & Go” breakfast before you leave compliments of Free People San Antonio!
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