Monthly Archives: May 2008

Crazy for Carnaval

We’re super pleased to have positioned the shop in precisely the very most fortuitous location as to enjoy the splendor of the big Mission Carnaval festivities, while at the same time keeping our doors open (and hopefully reeling in some newcomers—that means you, very special lady with the crazy bra). Turns out that the parking lot across the street at 18th and Harrison shall be known as the “Main Stage”/headquarters for this whole mega block party.

We highly suggest that you all check out the Carnaval happenings this Saturday and Sunday and then come check us out. We’d love to see you!

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Seeing Is Believing

Mr. Tahiti Pehrson came by the shop today to install the excellent new signage out front, which he designed and hand cut his very self. Thankfully, we got a hold of him before he started exacto knifing into the all-too-tasteful colors he originally intended—I mean, of course there’s got to be some place for elegant browns and blues and such, but it is certainly not our storefront. Neon and silver foil and glitter gold foil and gum ball saw blade gold record, oh my! Now there can be no mistaking where we are and there can certainly be no confusion about the awesomeness.

Look for Tahiti’s designs to show up on T-shirts and tote bags in the shop very soon! Also, he has pledged to make up some assorted handmade goods—what’s that? Did I just hear reggae potholders? Indeed so. And just what does that mean, exactly? Come find out.

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Thanks, Mom!

We had really, really good times last Thursday. Thanks so much Mama Lee! 

And there’s Tino, #1 man model of all time, looking fierce in his very own stripey shirt. 

And thank you, Miss Ellie, for taking photos!

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Event: Thursday, Bloody Thursday

No one should miss the opportunity to meet Cassie’s glorious Mama Lee, and especially no one should miss out on her extra-special Bloody Marys!

Mama Lee* will be mixing things up and making things happen from around 7 pm this Thursday, May 15th. Ah, you say, but aren’t Bloodies to be considered a morning beverage? To which I reply, try them and see for yourself what time of day is best for enjoying the supreme Southern cocktail of all time. And if you’re sweet to her, she may even watch her do her magic.

***Bonus portion of horseradish awarded to party attendees who brings their D-O-Gs.

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Mimific Mimi Bags

The Mimi bags (and wallets, and belts) have arrived all the way from Cheshire Street, London. Hooray!

I discovered Mimi’s shop/studio years ago and her leather bags were on the top of my list of dream items I would like to carry down the line if I ever had a shop. Lo and behold, when the shop was born we were immediately in need of some fierce leather goods, and Mimi’s handmade delights found there way to our doorstep in no time.

The ladies and I love them all and there has been a wee bit of in-quarreling as to who gets to take what home. But we have restrained ourselves for the time being so that we can offer them to you at the shop. Come take a look!

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Event: Swap-O-Ramazama

We will be holding our first event this coming Thursday, May 8th.

Spring cleaning is here, it’s time for a SWAP MEET!

Come on over around 7 pm with your armloads of hand-me-downs ans assorted no-longer-needed effects, and leave with armloads of scorskys. Girls, boys, clothings items, not clothing items, (functional!) toasters, the occasional baked good….whoever you are, whatever you’ve got, we want you with us.

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Opening Thanks!

First things first: Thanks so much to everyone who came out last Friday to help make our grand opening such a rip-roaring success. It was wonderful to see you all and we were blown away by your well-wishes and your incredible demand for more stripey shirts!

Also, we want to extend our thanks to everyone who lent us their support over the intertubes and through our kindly neighborhood florists. The place looks great! Can’t wait to show you!

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