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i may be biased by my love for san francisco and marin county, but our new store in corte madera, california is stunningly beautiful.  here are some gorgeous photos taken by our visual display manager on the west coast!

the view of san fran from marin county.

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our storefront at the village at corte madera.

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i love the stack of fabric covered suitcases!

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i love this photo :)

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display details.

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our fp girls created a beautiful “white shop” in the area of the store with this gorgeous tiled floor, keeping the theme of the white story currently on our website! looks lovely.

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and this…is just amazing.

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the colorful central display is illuminated by the sky light above it on sunny days.

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can you guess what day this photo was taken?

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one of our fp girls puts the finishing touches on a display…and the checklist is complete!

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and i had to include this photo… this is the superintendent dave who helped our team with the opening, standing next to a sign he made (that did not stay up long). love it :)

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one more shot of the beautiful bridge… congrats to our team for another awesome store, i can’t wait to visit next time i’m out there!

victoria -Mar 01, 2012, 12:14PM
I wish I could go there! Alas Corte Madera is 1 hour 50 minutes away from where I live. I actually did visit Corte Madera a couple times early last year, sadly FP wasn't around then. I'm so bummed. Jealous of CM and the Bay Area getting these stores, hopefully in the distant future Roseville/Sacramento can get a FP store, too. T_T The CM store is simply gorgeous. Enough said.
marion -Mar 23, 2011, 1:45PM
nice pictures. I love freepeople style^^ www.hinageshii.fr

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“there are many ways to be free. one of them is to transcend reality by imagination, as i try to do.”
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calla -Mar 21, 2011, 10:54AM
www.SHINYUPSIDEDOWNCROSSES.BLOGSPOT.com ...really like these...

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lemon pasta

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i have a confession… i am a terrible, awful cook.  i burn everything.  but one thing i can do is pasta, and one of my favorite spring/summer dishes is lemon pasta. i know it sounds really simple – and it is – but i’d never had it until a guy made it for me and to this day i still can’t make it as well as he did, but i’m sure you guys can.

all i really do is make pasta as i would normally (my favorite kind is angel hair pasta), and for sauce i mix together some butter, olive oil and lemon juice  in a pan and drizzle on top, add some pepper and that’s it. but i was looking around online, and i think this would be amazing with some snow peas or edamame mixed in, and apparently some chopped parsley makes a great garnish :)

i found a few yummy recipes around the web if you want to try them, here, here and here.

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Heidi Ho -Mar 21, 2011, 12:20PM
this one is my standby. and so easy to switch up! http://veganyumyum.com/2008/01/spicy-lemon-pepper-pasta-with-broccoli/
-Mar 21, 2011, 11:25AM
OMGish!! Looks sooooo good! YUM! Edamame is a great idea for added protein source! ;-)

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temari

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“temari is an ancient folk art form originating in china and later introduced to japan by traveling chinese monks. first crafted as a child’s toy from remnants of old silk kimonos, temari evolved into an art form adopted by noble women in japan’s imperial society and handed down from mother to daughter.”

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awesome. must learn how to do this. all of the above by julie and co.

TemariAddictAustralia -May 26, 2011, 4:26AM
I highly recommend temari making as a craft. It is really portable and can be picked up or put down at a moments notice. I never leave the house without a temari project in my bag
fp julia -Mar 22, 2011, 5:26PM
hi julie! my pleasure, thanks so much for the offer!! :)

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i love these photos from our producer! taken with iphone cross process app.

truth -Mar 23, 2011, 5:59PM
really does look like it was shot 40 years ago
catie -Mar 23, 2011, 4:07PM
anyway these photos are truly amazing. i love how they look like old, aged photographs. really keeps with the vibe i get from your clothing and other posts. i love what you guys do, so inspiring.

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one of our fp girls sent me these photos the other day, saying she was inspired by my vintage loves bag post last week me to make these cupcakes! she made them for the staff and customers at roosevelt field this weekend. don’t they look amazing?! i totally want to try to make some.

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here’s how to make them!

buy a box of yellow cake mix and separate the batter into 6 bowls. add food coloring for red, orange, yellow, blue, purple and green. fill the cupcake liners with a little bit of each color – but don’t mix the colors! and there you go… tie dye cupcakes :)

-Aug 12, 2011, 2:14PM
I LOVED making these so delicious and fun! THELOCALCELEBRITY.BLOGSPOT.COM
Lee -Apr 27, 2011, 12:55AM
I just got done baking some of these! Fun to make and eat - and so yummy!

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Office style.

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Our lingerie buyer has teamed one of our latest bralettes with items that archieve a very fashion forward demure look. We couldn’t think of a more stylish way to
channel this lingerie as outerwear trend.

Teamed with a simple tea length black skirt a leopard belt and block heels. It’s a perrrrfect transitional piece as the warmer days are slowly creeping in!

lace back crop bra,ombre braided belt, treasured pearl necklace, ripped up maxi,

laura -Mar 19, 2011, 11:28AM
this is lovely

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Taylor -Mar 18, 2011, 5:53PM
TOBBBYYYYY!!!! awwwh! he's the sweetest dog!!! I spent my afternoon blasting jack johnson and lissie in my backyard, and making a dream catcher out of a branch, feathers, and onion grass lol.
Emily -Mar 18, 2011, 12:15PM
So cute!!! Check out my post today....my mastiff is wearing sunglasses!!! Something about dogs and making me smile on a Friday! www.mrscapretta.com

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our two newest stores are opening today in san jose and corte madera california! if you’re in the area stop by and say hello :)

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laura -Mar 19, 2011, 9:07PM
Where's the New Orleans store??? diamonddiaper.blogspot.com
miya -Mar 18, 2011, 10:41AM
u should get a store in south florida, we're desprite for it!!!

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our march catalog has some amazing items that can be worn as beach cover ups…  i love how light and airy these pieces are, i would live in them all summer long. which one do you guys like best?

the hooded maxi dress:

the open stitch beach tunic:
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the runaway lace kaftan:
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the starlight lovers dress:
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or the fp-1 wavebreak smocked tunic:
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Allie -Mar 21, 2011, 1:09AM
I really love the makeshift belt Aline Weber is wearing with the Hooded Maxi dress! I wish I could see a better picture of it...or that it was a FP item I could buy :) Inspires me to be creative either way, which is one of the many things I love about Free People!
catie -Mar 18, 2011, 3:51PM
i love the free people swim wear. its all so carefree & bohemian which is the vibe i want from my summer clothes. keep up the beautiful work free people:)

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everyone looks so lovely today! maybe its the beautiful weather?

windows 7 -Jul 20, 2011, 10:04PM
Very beautiful ......
Insanity -Jul 19, 2011, 4:01AM
likes....Thank you for sharing

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jennifer Ruppert -Mar 17, 2011, 10:25PM
awwww this makes me happy. it would be cool to place four leaf clovers inside of glass to make it a necklace or something. that way you could carry around good luck everywhere you went!! :) http://www.turquoiselagoon.blogspot.com
Taylor -Mar 17, 2011, 9:12PM
cute! :D www.forsurejadore.blogspot.com

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