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Shopping Saturday Recap of Stella & Dot "Glam Getaway" Event
Well hello and happy Saturday!! And a sunny one at that, here on Long Island.
I've got a busy, busy day today. The girls and I will be doing some errands - laundry and food shopping first thing this morning.
Then we'll be headed for a special Mom & Daughter Saturday morning brunch right here in Garden City to kick off the weekend.
So, let me get right into my Shopping Saturday fun re-cap!!
I've known Dottie for years, as our girls went to school together for many years and during this time, we were also co-troop leaders for our daughters' Girl Scout Troop.
Since that time, I've really moved along in the development and expansion of Travelin' Cousins blog and the new travel services that we offer AND Dottie began her new home-based business as a stylist for the exclusive brand, Stella & Dot.
We reconnected a few weeks ago, after a few years - her daughter left the school for a few years, and now both of our daughters are once again, attending the same high school - and realized that the merits and customer benefits of each of our respective businesses were quite compatible and would offer twice the fun and purchasing options for our friends and neighbors if we collaborated our efforts.
As a result, the "Glam Getaway" Event was born, and our event was the other night (Thursday) and proved to be a great joint effort production!!!
Our goal was to bring together the amazingly gorgeous and versatile jewelry, accessories, bags and clothing of Stella & Dot and combine it with a few possible trip ideas and itineraries complements of Travelin' Cousins!
And if I do say so myself, our concept proved to be a great success. As we all know, one of the most significant parts of the travel process is planning and packing what to wear, how to accessorize and how best (and with what!) to pack it all.
Our focus for the night on "Glam Getaways" featuring four possible trips and presenting fashionable and practical solutions for each getaway.
The getaways were as follows:
Dottie would then present various clothing, bag and accessory possibilities that would compliment each destination in greater detail.
I will not lie - I fell in love with the Stella & Dot product line. Innovative and meticulously designed jewelry, beautifully crafted handbags, backpacks, overnight and weekender bags, just perfect for all kinds of travel - whether it be a daycation, or extended stay getaway. Always with the focus on being Glam and fashionable.
A little bit about Stella & Dot, founded in 2004, and why I wholeheartedly endorse and support their enterprise. In the words of their founder, Jessica Herrin:
"We created Stella & Dot so women can make their own choices, run their own business, and have what matters most.
Every purchase supports an independent woman in business, her local community, and Stella & Dot's greater goal to create flexible income for women around the world. That's fashion you can feel good about."
Their products are designed and crafted in NYC and Sausalito, with unique features, the right amount of "trend-factor" but classic enough to work for years. I was also very impressed with the quality!!
I'll be featuring more about this woman-run and woman-supporting company as well as their products - showcased on none other than me - going forward.
For now, all I can say is how happy I am that we decided to do this event which I hope is the first of many! What we found was that our guests loved how we assisted them in getting mentally organized with the packing process, with practical solutions and product offerings that fit the needs of each type of trip - be it a day out in the city, a weekend away with the man in their lives or their besties, or a relaxing week away at a beach resort.
"Our Glam-Getaway Event combined my favorite things...
Travel, Shopping and Inspiring People to Embrace Their Inner Traveler" - Travelin' Elisa
It also gave me an opportunity to share more information about AMResorts and the many destinations to which they cold go in style to a luxury all-inclusive beach vacay at discounted prices, for which Travelin' Cousins could arrange for them as well as customized travel itineraries for their desired destination.
I cannot wait to receive my new Stella & Dot items AND to launching our next "Glam Getaway" event! Thanks Dottie for a great night!!
Well, my lovelies, I'm off to get my day going!
See ya back here tomorrow and a big Welcome Home to Tanya!!!
Tanya is back in The States!