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with new year’s eve just a couple days away, i decided to ask what some of our home office team members are doing to celebrate…if you’re still undecided about what’ you’re doing, maybe this will spark some ideas!

i’m taking my son to “new year’s eve with the kids” at north bowl in philly!  it’s a family event where kids can bowl and jam out to some live music, along with other activities.  it starts at 5 and ends at 8pm with a new year’s toast for the adults!

i will be ringing in the new year at the loews hotel downtown in philly!

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i’m going to see the radiators from new orleans at my club in ardmore…its called the palombaro club and was originally an italian club to help immigrants get settled here…it’s almost 100 years old. today it is more of a social club but we do lots of charity work.  last year our big project was raising money for the variety club freedom playground being built this spring.

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i’m going to boston! a bunch of us will be there to celebrate on new year’s eve, and then we’re going to the winter classic hockey game at fenway park on new year’s day!

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i am going to see my favorite band, the disco biscuits, at the nokia theatre in times square! i have been seeing them on new years for 9 years, it’s become a tradition that i share with many friends around the country.  my boyfriend is the lighting designer and he’s amazing,  so it makes it even more special for me- i can’t wait!

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i’m thinking about checking out this warehouse/factory party in brooklyn that looks pretty interesting…www.newlostcity.com.

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in germany, where i grew up, the tradition is to eat a marzipan pig with a four leaf clover for new years, for good luck -  so that is “something” i will be doing!

so, readers, what are your plans for new year’s eve?

Chloe C -Dec 30, 2009, 9:04PM
oooh - so who is that, coming up to see the outdoor hockey game?!
piper -Dec 30, 2009, 1:34AM
i'll be playing with sparklers and drinking chai while my male friends set off fireworks in my neighbors' yards.. its a tradition.

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i am not a huge wine drinker but i would try these in a second! they are called “wines that rock,” a new line of wines by the mendocino wine company, that are based on iconic music. winemaker mark beaman took the words right out of my mouth: “i can’t believe that this is my job. i get to taste wine, listen to music, and think about how to put it all together in a bottle of wine that truly captures the essence of an album.”

i love the descriptions for each bottle of wine:
“to capture the intense, brooding character of the dark side of the moon he turned to a classic wine variety, cabernet sauvignon. a varietal with a deep, complex character that takes a relaxed environment to fully appreciate, cabernet sauvignon reflects the hauntingly dense, timeless character of pink floyd’s masterpiece album.”

“the music of woodstock celebrates community, individual expression, and breaking with the past. inspired by this message, winemaker mark beaman created a ‘naked’ style chardonnay. unlike other regions which grow more muted flavored chardonnays (which are then dressed up with oak and malolactic fermentation), woodstock chardonnay is an expression of pure fruit character and the land it was grown on…and as mark likes to say, “sunshine in a bottle.”

“to capture the essence of forty licks, the 40 tracks that cover the rolling stones’ career, winemaker mark beaman chose to work with merlot. this varietal captures the comfort of turning to a solid classic that stands the test of time. much like the band itself, mendocino county winemaking stays true to its roots with a consistent and confident character not caught up in fads or trends.”

for more info check out their website.

fprebecca -Dec 29, 2009, 12:42PM
WOW! what an AMAZING gift! I want them all and will definitely be keeping the bottles. That guy does have an amazing job. Thanks Julia!!

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in honor of today being the last tunesday of the year, i have the results for your favorite albums of 2009!

the two albums that got the most votes were black joe lewis & the honeybears – tell ‘em what your name is and edward sharpe & the magnetic zeros – up from below…those were two of my favorites so i definitely agree!

next up are several albums that each got the same number of votes, and those are:

animal collective – merriweather post pavilion
fruit bats – the ruminant band
phoenix – wolfgang amadeus phoenix
avett brothers – i and love and you
passion pit – manners
grizzly bear – veckatimest

and finally some honorable mentions that each had a couple of votes:
monsters of folk – monsters of folk
fanfarlo – reservoir
wolfmother – cosmic egg
the swell season – strict joy
pink mountaintops – outside love
yeah yeah yeahs – it’s blitz
the xx – xx

now for your listening pleasure, here’s a playlist of songs from the albums above!


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ellie -Dec 29, 2009, 7:50PM
the second one, the black joe lewis, reminds me of some "swinging" louis prima sooo much! hahaha i love it~~!
-Dec 29, 2009, 12:07PM
this playlist is great. i love it!!! thank you

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we have a new feature on our website!  now when you review an item you have the option of uploading a photo with your review!  this is a great way to see how other fp girls are wearing a product you’re thinking of purchasing, or just to share images of items you bought- click here and follow the link for the customer reviews for an example.  i personally find the reviews to be extremely helpful when i’m shopping online, so i think this is a great addition!

happy reviewing!

wholesale clothing -Dec 29, 2009, 12:37AM
Thanks! this is a great feature. http://www.bigdeal4u.com
Chelsea -Dec 28, 2009, 6:15PM
Hey! I know you guys love feedback, and after going through all 243 pages of the blog over winter break, I thought I'd give you guys some! I love seeing the home office and all of the employees working there. Be sure to keep us updated on the new building! Also, I'd love to see more profiles of the people actually updating the blog! It was hard to see when Pruitt stopped updating, and half the time I didn't even know who was doing it! If you guys have new writers, I would love to be informed of who is doing the blog and when the person changes. Just a few ideas! The blog is so inspiring. Keep it up.

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cute! keep them coming!

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thank you so much to all 196 people who participated in our holiday craft swap!  you guys are so creative and i love seeing photos of your projects…i hope the craft swap brought you all some added holiday cheer!

make sure to check out our flickr page for more craft swap photos!

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Nasir -Dec 31, 2009, 11:54AM
very nice and coool :) By http://www.shopinsummer.com

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…featured a couple of our products today in a segment called “what they wear – lazy weekends”!

they suggested the bolu leather convertible backpack and the super skinny cords to get the looks worn by katie holmes and claudia schiffer!

check out the full article here.

Nasir -Dec 31, 2009, 11:55AM
awesome bag..... http://www.shopinsummer.com
Avelina -Dec 29, 2009, 4:58AM
Such beautiful backpacks on display here and I do love to buy such backpacks which are soft, light and cheap ofcourse hehehe... I did bought one from wholesalepages.co.uk (Wholesale UK Dropshippers) but these are much more smarty then my bag.. Cheers

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“keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.”
- walt whitman

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Nasir -Dec 31, 2009, 11:56AM
nice quote.. By http://www.shopinsummer.com
kendal croix -Dec 28, 2009, 2:26PM
wonderful quote and photo.

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i’m signing off till monday…have an amazing holiday everyone!

images: the drifter and the gypsy, we heart it

-Dec 28, 2009, 9:29PM
Merry Christmas Julia! Happy New Year!
Ed Hardy -Dec 27, 2009, 8:45PM

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merry christmas eve everyone!  don’t worry, we still have a thursday poll for you today. last week i asked white item you wanted to splurge on and the winner was the leather bomber by giorgio brato, which i am sort of in love with.

so it is officially winter and today i want to ask about your favorite winter whites! you can never go wrong with white, and we have some great items to choose from…which winter white item would you wear the most this season?

the coastal zip up hoodie:

the flirt tutu skirt:

the rows of ruffles dress:
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the we the free little white tee:
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or the sweater blazer:
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vote your heart out!


Shelley -Dec 26, 2009, 2:59PM
The ruffle dress & the tutu skirt are perfect, but I wouldn't wear them nearly as often as the tee!
Giò -Dec 24, 2009, 4:38PM
Merry Christmas!!!

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erica pena and melissa joy manning are the final two jewelry designers to be featured on the blog, and it makes sense to put them together as they are both female artists who create very feminine, romantic pieces that any girl would be lucky to own, and both designers also make an effort to be socially and environmentally friendly.

the inspiration behind erica pena’s first collection came from her move from manhattan to puerto rico, as she conveys this experience through jewelry that is a mix of new york’s rough edginess and the caribbean’s light airiness. her travels to places like bali continue to influence her designs and stimulate her to create unique and spiritual pieces that are chic, girly and bohemian. her travels have also influenced her to incorporate social and environmental causes into her work, and she joined with yayasan membina api cinta kasih (YAMACK), a non-profit organization in bali. one of the projects she has worked on in conjunction with this organization is building a unit/school for disabled children financed by the sales of a necklace and bracelet designed specifically for the cause.

we are very excited to be working with melissa joy manning, a US jewelry designer who creates one-of-a-kind pieces that are feminine and girly but with an edge, often mixing modern and traditional elements. she says that her jewelry “is not an accessory, but an expression… [it’s] about finding a piece that speaks to the individual and echoes their personality. i believe that jewelry can influence the way you feel; it can say and mean something different to every wearer.” the one-of-a-kind aspect of her items enhances this idea, as each piece and takes on a meaning entirely exclusive to its owner. she also uses stones believed to hold healing energy, and places tiny holes in the design of her work to allow the stone’s energy to flow through the metal and into the wearer. each piece of her jewelry is handmade in her studio in oakland, ca by an in-house production staff and using materials from only domestic suppliers. this is something melissa joy manning feels strongly about, as she pays close attention to running an environmentally responsible business.

view our erica pena and melissa joy manning collections on our website.

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wanted to give our we the free fans some love by offering this image (which you might recognize from our website) as another download! just click on the image to go to our flickr page and download the large version.

it feels very appropriate for the cold weather and approaching new year…

Snabb mat -Jan 21, 2010, 12:44PM
great picture
wholesale clothing -Dec 29, 2009, 12:39AM
nice pictures.

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