Monthly Archives: December 2011
Besides the end of the Mayan calender and the potential end of the world predictions, what else is happening in 2012? The new year will not only bring us a new President, but New Years resolutions and the price of gold is said to reach $2000 per ounce. Oh and lets not forget The Giants will have another chance to win the World Series.
2012 is the Year of the Dragon, a symbol of power, superiority and rule. In Chinese astrology the dragon is the only animal of the zodiac year that is not real. A myth and legend to the Chinese, a person born in the year of the dragon is said to not be shy, but to demand respect and to be a worthwhile ally. Cheers to all the dragons out there and to those born in the new year as well!
The 2012 Summer Olympics will be hosted in London. With 35 total sports and over 300 competitions, we will all be tuned in to see the world’s top athletes compete to win GOLD! With diving and gymnastics at the top of our list of must-sees, a trip to the Olympics would be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. But hey, for most us it may be a trip in front of our Tivo’s, at least we won’t be too jet-lagged to catch the action!
2012 will be a great year in fashion and fashion exhibits. The De Young Museum will host a new exhibition, The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, from March 24-August 19. So you have plenty of time to delve into the provocative works of Mr. Gaultier. And here’s to hoping that the Alexander McQueen collection curated at the NYC Met goes on tour and visits us here in SF.
Fashion trends are already set for Spring and mint will be “THE” color of 2012, along with an array of beautiful new shades from Pantone. Runways have been busy with models and new looks, be it color blocking with Marc by Marc, bold prints by Derek Lam or the pale pastels of Carolina Herrera, what will you be wearing in 2012???
“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.
-Edith Lovejoy Pierce
It’s obviously important to us here at Piece x Piece to conserve, re-use, re-purpose and give back to our community, essentially lessening our impact on Mother Earth whenever possible. It’s not always the easiest route to take but it sure does feel good. During the Holidays its especially important to not only be grateful for everything we have but to also pay it forward and extend an arm to those who may be less fortunate.
One of our favorite ways to give back is to give the gift of animals, and we don’t mean puppies and kittens. Heifer International is a perfect organization to give the gift that keeps on giving. Heifer’s basic goal is to end world hunger & poverty by giving families a hand-up, not just a hand-out. Gifts of livestock and training, help families improve their nutrition and generate income in sustainable ways. They refer to the animals as “living loans” because in exchange for their livestock and training, families agree to give one of its animal’s offspring to another family in need. It’s called Passing on the Gift – a cornerstone of the Heifer mission that creates an ever-expanding network of hope and peace. If you would like to contribute in a meaningful way this Holiday season that will not only impact one family but many others, Heifer would be the way to go.
Visit Hefer International to find out more.
Secret Santa’s are popping up everywhere. With the season for giving at hand we are seeing more generosity than any other time of year. In a recent interview with a Nebraska Kmart Store Manager, “Dozens of Kmart customers across the country have had their layaways paid off by strangers…buying the Christmas gifts other families couldn’t afford, especially toys and children’s clothes set aside by impoverished parents.” A trend that has sparked across the country with many retailers offering layaway services and more and more families living beyond their means. It feels good to do something great for someone else.
If you always have a hot plate of food for dinner, it may be hard to imagine how many adults and children go without. In San Francisco, more than 150,000 people struggle each day to feed themselves and their families. Giving to your local food bank could be the easiest and most important giving you could do this Holiday Season. The San Francisco Food Bank will distribute approximately 40 million pounds of food and fresh produce this year to families in need. For a list of locations to drop off canned goods and other foods visit the SF Food Bank website. Or, simply text FEED to 80077 to donate $10 to Bay Area Foods Banks courtesy of ABC 7′s 20th Annual Holiday Food Drive.
Christmas is a necessity. There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we’re here for something else besides ourselves. ~Eric Sevareid
It was a full moon the night of the party. Which could only mean one thing, it was going to be a fun night! We had a great turn out and we couldn’t have asked for a better group of people to come by our studio and shop. It was a night to remember.
A picture of the hardworking PxP staff (left-Reeves Sinnot & right-Michaela Montfort) as well as a garland of ties, and a basket full of scarves. Special thanks to the girls for helping me through the first year of Piece x Piece. I couldn’t have done it without you both!
Some happy PxP shoppers! Xuan scored a Native Owl Scarf, Oakley couldn’t decided which City Matrix tie he was taking home, and Reeves poses here with other PxP shoppers, Stephanie, Alicia and Ophelia. Can’t wait to see everyone wearing their new PxP!
Coralie shows us that wearing a tie the regular way is boring, why not wear it like a scarf? Of course if you knew Coralie you’d know what a trend setter she really is. Mark and his lovely little girl came by and did some x-mas shopping. My former instructor at CCA, Jean, came by to show some support to PxP.
Michaela was a busy, busy lady ringing up the PxP merchandise for the evening. Trust me you did NOT want to get in the way of her “system” for checking people out. Reeves and Mario (cutest couple) managed to make a few purchases that night as well. Thank you to everyone who came out and shopped our first annual Holiday Sale. It was such a success that we ran out of bags before the evening was over…sorry about that. Can’t wait to see you all wearing your new Piece x Piece!
Missed the Party? We’ve got you covered. 50% off all merchandise when you use promo code “pxp4me” at the check-out. Merchandise is limited and going quick so better shop before it’s gone!
Just in case you’ve been on vacation, decorating your tree, or Occupying something you might have missed our email about our HUGE PxP SALE this Friday! Our Dogpatch studio will be open from 3-7pm offering deep discounts on gifts for everyone on your list…including yourself.
Don’t miss it!