Saturday, May 19, 2012

Friday, April 27, 2012

We are proud to carry handmade men's and women's preppy belts and bracelets by Kiel James Patrick ~ Inspired style by northeast inhabitants, these are perfect for anyone who appreciates classic American style, the open water, and the quality of handmade goods.  


Proudly made in Minnesota, we love our new throw blankets.  Soft, luxurious, durable, and just right for the cottage this summer...


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Support American Manufacturers


   I have had the privilege of working with some of the best companies for sourcing our products that make all of their goods right here on USA soil.  My hope is to spark the minds and hearts of consumers (specifically American consumers) to support and buy goods from these reputable and hard working manufacturers.  They are made up of some of the best craftsmen and talented individuals that are diligently making the best quality products.  
    We all need to go back and remember what it was like when you were younger and bought a shirt that's probably still hanging in your closet now, and looks pretty darn good still, and ya it cost a little more, but the quality and longevity was worth it.  And remember when you didn't have a closet full of these shirts?  You wore your favorite shirt on the weekend, and had a few for work, and maybe a couple that you did yard work in.  
    It's important that we remember those times.  My hope is that when the opportunity arises that you find yourself in the situation of deciding between the cheaper garment and the one made in the USA, that you pause and consider it.  


Sunday, March 4, 2012

Mettlers Made in the USA

We are so excited how well our Mettlers made belts have been coming along. We can't get enough of all the great colors our expert belt artisan has been using! There are belts for every outfit and every occasion. Even better, we are offering a free Mettlers belt during the month of March with any online order over $50! And as always Made in the USA .

Thursday, January 26, 2012

US Virgin Islands.

We recently travelled to the US Virgin Islands to visit the island of St. Johns. Despite it being the smallest of the Virgin Islands, it is by far the most beautiful. No where else in the Caribbean offers a vacation quite like the US Virgin Islands. Secluded beaches with sugar white sand, local artists and craftsmen, incredible food, culturally diverse and full of history, the Islands never cease to amaze and it is all wrapped up in the safety and security of the American flag.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Linen from California

On one of my voyages across the states, I found a great company doing everything right.  They make everything from pants to shirts to scarves for both men and women, all in a picturesque town just north of San Francisco.  They do cotton, corduroy, and linen in a great way, and everything is done in house, start to finish, by talented  local individuals.  Everything from the raw material, cutting, sewing, and dying each piece is created in California.  The pieces I've selected for our store are beloved among women who seek natural fibers, whimsical design and classic casual style.   Their lines are flattering, and the material is soft and easy to wear.  The shirts for men are really great too.  Nice fit, and perfect for the beach, boat, and pretty much everywhere the wind takes you.

It's like we've struck gold or something.  I love a company that is not only ethical in their practices, but just all in all great to work with.  They've got a great eye for color and certainly the material is excellent.
Check it out on our website:  MEN'S & WOMEN'S