a couple of weeks ago, our regional visual manager for the west coast and our director of stores met up with the northwest district manager to take a little tour of the free people stores in washington, oregon and northern california. lucky for us, they sent over some great photos from their trip!
i love the shots from the airplane, so cool!
my greatest loves are my fiancé, family, friends and my cat. i’m a huge phillies fan and seeing them win the world series a couple of years ago was incredible! i also love spending time with friends and traveling. i recently went to seattle and dublin for the first time, which was amazing – but my favorite place in the world is definitely ocean city, NJ! i spend as many weekends there as i can. being on or near the beach is so relaxing and peaceful. i mostly listen to classic rock and some of my favorite bands are U2, the rolling stones, tom petty, the black crowes and radiohead. i’m a member of the world wildlife fund, and protecting the environment has always been one of the most important causes to me. the work this organization does to preserve nature and protect endangered species around the world is really inspiring to me!
side note – this also happens to be my favorite girl in the whole world – my sister :)
and if you missed it, check out our interview with marit larsen right here!
sun is shining, the weather is sweet… makes you want to put on a pair of sunglasses! probably the most important accessory for the summer months… so which ones do you love most?
the circles sunglasses:
or the portman top rimmed wayfarer:
the winner of last week’s hat poll was – by almost 50%! – the medina sun hat :)
my greatest loves are my yorkie, art, traveling, swings, anything vintage, and all my nieces and nephews. i also love to bake and am always looking for new things to try – dessert is my weakness! on weekends i love to go out and explore the suburbs of philadelphia looking for new places to eat, shop, or just to take a nice walk. at night you will most likely find me downtown philadelphia at a bar where my boyfriend is DJ-ing having drinks with friends!
our new summer store displays are up and i am in awe!
for the garlands, our visual team drew inspiration from holiday decorations they saw in india:
here are some pics of the displays going up in our king of prussia, pa store!
the plexi art was done by hand by our display team members…stay tuned because we have a video of that for you!
the bikes are by far my favorite…they were designed by one of our visual display team members while she was in india.
aren’t they beautiful? i want one to ride around at the beach this summer!
i love yoga! my other hobbies are gardening and raising chickens. on a typical day off, i take my daughter to ballet class, garden all day and then have people over for food, wine and fun. my home is my favorite place in the world!
i like quirky girl singers…right now i like she & him…but i always like the cure.
good morning! today we have a very special interview with marit larsen, the lovely norwegian singer/songwriter who will be stopping by our brooklyn store for a show this friday! marit rose to fame as half of the pop duo M2M, formed during her teen years with her childhood friend. since then she has been pursuing a solo career and released her second album the chase in october 2008, featuring the single “if a song could get me you” – which you can check out below!
when did you know you wanted to be a singer/songwriter?
when i had written my first song, at age 13.
who are some of the musicians that have inspired you?
to name a few: joni mitchell, fleetwood mac, CSN&Y, rufus wainwright, feist, dixie chicks, rilo kiley.
what is your favorite place that you’ve traveled to?
an impossible tie between paris and new york city.
if you were stranded on an island, what three things would you want with you?
a box of chocolate truffles, a piano and an iPad.
how would you describe your personal style?
i’m very inspired by the 50’s and always on the lookout for the perfect high-waisted, puffy-sleeved, kneelength dress!
what is your motto?
love like there’s no tomorrow.
if you could spend a day with anyone – dead or alive – who would it be?
my best friend in oslo, who i haven’t seen in a long time.
if you weren’t a musician, what would you do?
what inspires you on a daily basis?
good books, love, coffee, chocolate and yoga!
what does “free” mean to you?
choosing the life you want to live every day.
now check out the video for “if a song could get me you”…
if you’re in new york, don’t miss her show at our brooklyn store on friday night at 6pm!