Wednesday, April 24, 2013
I grew up in Essex County, NJ, lived in Montclair when I was real little, onto West Orange for a bit and finally from age 9 years old til 27 years old I called Maplewood, NJ home. If you aren't familiar with these towns, Montclair and Maplewood are very similar, a few towns away from each other, ornate and fabulous architecture/historic homes, great cafes, boutiques and very, very artsy, just so much to see and do in these towns.
Montclair is perfect for exploring, so many nooks and grannies to search and photograph, we all know how much I love photographs, lol, so with that being said, Saturday was a perfect day to break out of the house and explore all the artsy goodness Montclair had to offer, with the warm weather, sun shining and make it a Saturday, I was off to explore.
First was a stroll into the Montclair Bookstore off Bloomfield Ave., which I love, love, love, so many great finds in this store, out of prints, rare, old, vintage and new, you could get lost in there with the different sections and floors inside, its like a Harry Potter bookstore right in modern day settings. Inside is filed from floor to ceiling with tons of books, mags and ephemera, if going allow at least an hour inside, my exploring buddy Dave lost me a few times inside, lol.
Then it was off to explore the rest of the stores, especially on Church Street, which over the years has played home to some of my favorite stores, sadly no longer there such as Cat's Pajamas, Toys in the Attic, British Tea Store and just down the road the funky vintage store: Boomerang, today its filled with equally fantastic stores, including the neighboring streets which have built up with boutiques and cafes as well, the even have an Anthropology store and Urban Outfitters. The starbucks is housed in the former Haynes Dept Store building which I visited often as a little girl, my communion dress came from there.
After a few hours of exploring, we were running out of steam, needed to eat, our first pick was Cuban Pete's but the wait would be over an hour, so we ventured out to Mcloone's Boat House overlooking the Turtle Back Res., in West Orange, such a great place, I recommend it for the view, especially Spring through Fall.
Next explore trip will be Art day at my former home town in Maplewood, NJ, the best hometown ever, so quaint and historic, also home to the fab store Perch Home.
P.S. All the photos in this post were taken from my Iphone 5 and the filters are Instagram, you can follow me there as well: moonfaires or type Lisa Kettell
Monday, April 22, 2013
Finally here, the newest additions to the Original Sports Cuff Family: Bow Tie Baseball Cuffs, they are an upgrade of our original basic stitched style. These cuffs are made the same way but with handmade/hand stitched matching bow on the top of the cuff.
These cuffs come in 3 styles:
1. Basic stitch and bow
2. Basic stitch, bow and small rhinestone center
3. Basic stitch, bow and larger rhinestone center.
You can also choose a leather color and stitching color as well, so they don't have to be basic white.
In addition to the Bow Tie Baseball Cuff, we have smaller/thinny cuffs which are perfect for guys or girls who prefer a thinner width. We will also have baseball bow tie bracelets, more leather/rocker jewelry and various sport cuffs as well reflecting these new styles.
Here's a glimpse at the jeweled Volley Ball Sports Cuff:
All our cuffs are created from game played, game used, left over or new stock from various sporting organizations.
Here's a glimpse at our Football/Touchdown Sports Cuffs
I have just added Volley Ball Cuffs, Soccer Cuffs, Derby Cuffs, and Quiddich Cuffs to the line of sport cuffs. Football, Basketball, Softball, Tennis, Sailing, Nascar, Skating, Rugby, and various other sports are still available in the line, more styles coming weekly, including autograph cuffs.
Stay tuned for the Sideline Babe Blog Party this May, Sideline Babe/Original Sports Cuff Photo shoot, Baseball Cards, The Traveling Cuff Experiment, & Shopper Catalogs where you can host your own Sideline and Cuffs House Party w/incentives.
The Traveling Cuff Experiment: If you bought a cuff send me pic's w/you wearing it. I'll announce a call for individuals to get a cuff to wear at sport events/photograph them, etc. guidelines will be posted next week, need total of 12 people in various states!
Purchase your cuffs here:
Any questions, please reach out and thank you for supporting: The Original Sports Cuff!