New Chapter

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Coming back on my terms! It’s been an amazing summer spent with family and friends. I’ve had time to clear my head and wash away the all the unnecessary attachments, while spending my days on many shores for some serious salt water therapy.

When I made the decision to close the doors at 1701 Baltic, and change my life, I knew I’d be back. I’m almost at the end of my 3 month term and commitment to not make any commitments! This time has allowed me to breathe and re-focus on what matters most in MY LIFE. It’s not my address, the car I drive, the clothes I wear, or the people I “know”. It’s not the space I’m in, the status I’ve achieved or the need to impress anyone. And it’s for sure not the political BS and titles that wanna-b’s give themselves while trying to build up their egos and tear others down.

FOR ME, it’s about the life I want to live and enjoying the blessings and gifts God has given me. It’s about my family, my friends, and this awesome town we live in. It’s about spreading my wings and FLYING again.

It’s been said, that “historically, the FIRST person to enter and plant roots in a forgotten neighborhood; who changes the geography and encourages growth, setting a new trend that’s inviting to others to join and build…. is usually the FIRST ONE out!” When an area starts building up and becomes more desirable, the rent goes up and those “do-gooders”, who only care about their purses…. well…. you get my drift! I was the FIRST retail business in The ViBe District, who was open to the public. { Not a sign-less “appointment only” locked door! } Shortly thereafter, my friends Terri and Becky opened up Vintage Wild Orchid…. and then there were 2! WE started the trend and WE made a huge difference! And WE were excited to BRING ON MORE!

In the very near future you can expect some news about what I’m doing with CHARTREUSE: re-defined. You can also bank on First Friday ViBe and it’s continued growth to build people up and support artists… THE ONE’S WHO ARE ALREADY HERE, while simultaneously welcoming ANYONE WHO WANTS to be a part of OUR BEAUTIFUL VB COMMUNITY we call THE VIBE DISTRICT. ‪#‎betterthanever‬ ‪#‎goodvibetribe‬ ‪#‎grateful‬ ‪#‎igotthis‬ ‪#‎notitlenecessary‬ ‪#‎freetofly‬

 

FFV | Pop Up |Food | Party

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Nothing but GOOD VIBES this FRIDAY! Do you remember KAY TAYLOR {Owner of The Freckled Fox}? She and Leslie are having their Grand Opening this FFV for their POP UP inside CHARTREUSE, where you’ll find‪#‎ToryBurch‬ bags and tons of jewelry! Our FEATURED ARTIST is Culinary Genius, Jamey Fereday, Owner of Chocopita, who will be sharing her delicate and delicious mini crepes made fresh on the spot! It’s BIKE NIGHT in the ViBe… So be sure to get the details at First Friday ViBe! FFV will be celebrating later than usual and the after party starts at 7:30pm at THE TENEMENT {across the street from us} Make sure you check out those details as well! ‪#‎epic‬ ‪#‎community‬ ‪#‎vibe‬

2 YEARS & counting!

Join us at the BIRTH PLACE of the VIBE!

First Friday ViBe & The ViBe District VB

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Join us for our 2nd Anniversary of First Friday ViBe and WIN!!! April 1st, 2016!  Here’s how ya play: FIRST: Stop by one of the ViBe District businesses listed below and then make your rounds to get a card from each location! WINNERS with the most cards will WIN PRIZES like ART, gift certificates & TSHIRTS!!! First Friday ViBe starts at 4pm and the POKER RUN will last til 7pm…. at 7:30pm MEET UP AT THE CORNER OF 17th and BALTIC for an after party, music, AND PRIZES! We will be having a drawing as well!

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FIRE & VIBE

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Join us for a warm bonfire, s’more and hot choc bar, acoustic guitars, seraph art, community art, and big reveals!  This Friday, February 5th from 5pm til GONE!

FIFTH ANNUAL GIFT EVENT

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Before you “Black Friday” with the masses…. Consider this… Local Business, original finds and sleeping in! December 4th for First Friday ViBe and the 5th all day….

We’re supporting Toys for Tots that weekend as well.  Bring an new, unwrapped toy and receive…because you give!

H A P P Y    T H A N K S G I V I N G!

IMPROVING SITE…

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Thank you for being patient while we improve our site,  making it responsive for all devices.  The calendar FOR CREATIVE LAB will be user friendly, offering you the ability to choose and book classes right from your phone.

You may click the Facebook, Pinterest, or Contact tabs above to reach us.

Getting Closer…

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I always get so excited this time of year when we approach the holiday season.  Our 5th Annual Gift Event is right around the corner!  Each year surpasses the other without fail.  Our lineup of in-house artists showcasing their latest work, along with the opening of Reba Arts, First Friday ViBe and a special weekend sponsoring Toys For Tots promises to be our best event yet!

As if this weren’t already enough… The Creative Lab will be unveiled!  This baby has been a 5 year dream in the making!  What started out with the idea of hosting a space for some of the homeless and underprivileged kids I’ve worked with through WCC… having the desire to offer them a place to escape and just create… has now turned into a full-fledged movement!        {Full story publishing later this week}

In addition to the hand crafted gifts that will be featured in our 5th Annual Gift Event on December 4th from 4pm to 8pm, COMMUNE will be providing their amazing “REAL FOOD”!  Again, this is not a craft show… we offer fine gifts made by local artisans.

For those of you who won’t be able to make it out on the 4th…. We are continuing the event the next day, Saturday, December 5th from 10am to 5pm.

Bring a gift for TOYS FOR TOTS and enter to win several prizes which will include Art Classes, Design Consults, Jewelry and more!

CLICK our FACEBOOK TAB above and see our daily posts, along with photos of work, locals having fun in The ViBe Creative District, and pieces in our showroom!

 

 

 

 

AWESOME PEOPLE WANTED!

You need to give back and pay it forward!

You need to give back and pay it forward!

ADVENTUROUS, RISK TAKING, CREATIVE PEOPLE WANTED:

As a business owner for over half my life, I’ve found myself reinventing, redirecting, learning to roll with the tide and lots of swimming against the current!

I continue to redesign my career in order to create the life I want to live. I’ve NEVER had a business partner or a loan or an investor. What I have had is a dream and I CREATED MY OWN path…. Equipped with the talent and tenacity that God blessed me with. Along the way I’ve had the honor to meet and work with some amazingly talented artists. Most of the artists whose work I’ve sold, have gone on to open their own businesses right here in The ViBe Creative District! THEY HAVEN’T SUCCEEDED BECAUSE OF ME… They’ve succeeded because they have vision and talent… BUT everyone starts somewhere.

PRESENTLY I’m working on the reaching the next level for Chartreuse… OPENING THE CREATIVE LAB (you can find this article at ilovechartreuse.com) and FINDING NEW LOCAL TALENT.

I have a new POP UP opening mid October thru our busy holiday season and have 2 more spots available. I plan to offer POP UP SHOPS for 3 month time slots, year round…. Constantly changing.

I’m LOOKING for:

1. New local artists… Painters, jewelry designers, potters and furniture builders.

2. Artists who want to TEACH in the CREATIVE LAB. I will be teaching the furniture painting classes and I’m looking for others to teach painting. I have an entire list of DIFFERENT classes I want to offer such as fabric dying, mixed media, journal art for teens…. And the list goes on.

3. INTERNS who want fully accredited hours for Social Media, Art, Business, Design, and Graphics.

Please pass this along to anyone you know that might be interested. Please inquire by email to chartreusehome@gmail.com THANK YOU!