I am SOOOOOO excited to finally share a collaboration and DIY event with 116 King Pop-Up Shop and the Skinny Dip Nantucket. The new pop-up shop in Alexandria officially opened its doors on November 10th and I couldn't be more pumped about it! The store is absolutely darling and offers a diverse array of products for men and women with a focus on up-and-coming designers with New England ties. Some of the amazing brands they carry, to name a few, include Artemis (unique handmade loafers and smoking shoes), Crab and Cleek (cutest tote bags - I actually own a couple), and High Cotton Ties.
Sara Rossi, one of the co-founders of the Skinny Dip Nantucket, certainly has an eye for style! Not only is she a fashionista, given she started her own bag company (Beau & Ro), but she also has some great tips for styling your home on a budget!
"Here are a few of my favorite cost-saving tips that I’ve learned over the years:
- COWHIDE RUGS: Go directly to a leather store to buy cowhide rugs, they’re at least half the price than buying through a retailer!
- FLOWERS: Don’t be afraid of faux flowers. Brands like NDI create high-end stunning silk flowers that look so real, and the best part is… they never die!
- FRAMING: Framing a large photo or piece of art with a custom frame can be so expensive. Instead, go to the framer and ask to see their secondhand, pre-made or unused frames. It’ll be less than a custom frame and they can cut the mat to make your photo fit perfectly."
- Sara Rossi
The DIY class will be held at the 116 King store on December 10th from 4-6 PM. We will be making agate napkin ring holders and leather tassel key chains, my two favorite projects. These are perfect gifts for the holidays and you don't need to be an expert DIYer to participate. I cannot wait to share an evening of crafting with you! Oh, and did I mention that festive cocktails will be served? Get ready. It's going to be amazing! Sign-up for the class here!