Thursday, August 26, 2010

Definitive Fall Event

A few weeks ago I was enjoying a lovely pedicure at my favorite Leavenworth hair salon, Shears with their newest addition, Krissy.  We were discussing the fun and challenging aspects of owning a business in this cute Bavarian-themed village, and I raved to her about how amazing the local community has been to Mapel.  We talked about different ways to get to know the local customers and keep them excited about our businesses, and then she offered the most BRILLIANT idea for fall - a hair/fashion show! The idea quickly blossomed into an evening of wine, food, chocolate desserts (you KNOW Mapel doesn't have events w/out choc!), music, giveaways, & more - AKA "Definitive Fall Event".

Thursday September 2nd 7pm
Baroness Cellars 939 Front St Leavenworth WA

Four of your favorite locally owned businesses are hosting an evening of Fashion, Hair, Food, & Wine.  You'll enjoy a casual runway show with Mapel's newest fall fashions, new hair styles and color techniques by Shears Salon and European inspired wine from Baroness Cellars accompanied by food from Homefires Bakery.

All those who attend will receive a gift certifice from Mapel, complimentary consultations and hair samples from Shears, door prizes and the opportunity to win one of a dozen give away gifts from local busineses.  Complimentary food and wine tasting. 

We hope to see you there!
Jenelle & Staci

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Sequel 2 Summer Sale + $50 Gift Certificate for Fall Denim

If you know Mapel you KNOW we are o.b.s.e.s.s.e.d. with Oktoberfest. Every year we amp up on product (specifically outerwear) and still..... it's not enough. So this time we are ordering early and ordering BIG.

Starting this week we are receiving New Fall Product. Tons of cute lightweight sweaters, knit vests, faux leather coats adorable canvas jackets + Much More.

In an effort to make room for our new Fall Fashions we are launching a Sequel 2 Summer Sale. We call it "Sequel" because... Summer's Not Over..... and if we're lucky we can count on an Indian Summer. None the less... Summer's in full effect- so Mapel is having a Sequel 2 Summer Sale with 50% off styles from Tulle, Piko, Havaianas, 7 for All Mankind, Veronica M + Much More!!!

As if that wasn't enough..... you also receive a $50 gift certificate towards new fall denim when you spend $50 or more on Sequel 2 Summer Sale items.

Anyone that orders $50 or more of Sequel 2 Summer product will receive a promo code for $50 off full price fall denim. Whammie!!!

7's Lexie A Pkt Jeans $89

T Strap Tank $12

Dropwaist Ikat Dress $54

Canvas Shorts $14

Gauze Baby Doll Top $14

Linen Jumper Dress $18

Bow Tie Top $16

Summer Shirt Dress $26

Piko Canvas Summer Jacket $21

7's Dojo Short $74

Tie Sleeve Dress $54

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Talk About " " Talent....

I was blown away this week by how entirely brilliant Mapel's new landing page pics are. Actually- the word Brilliant doesn't do them justice. It's like those MasterCard commercials when they list  the amount as "Priceless". In this case the evoked emotion is "indescribable".

About 2 months ago my good friend and Mapel veteran photographer Cleary of Cleary O'Farrell Photography emailed me with some inspiration pics she ran across. She had been playing around on the web and ran across some great mood evoking pics of a product model alongside a corresponding yet not predictably complimentary image. She thought it might be an interesting idea for Mapel. A few weeks later we managed to muster up a Fabulous model (actually a customer of Mapel's and friend of Cleary's from Seattle), a vacant vintage Seattle apartment on Queen Anne and a date that worked for all three of us.

I packed up the 'yetta with all of the fall preview treats we had in store and embarked on a trek from Leavenworth to Seattle- a voyage I was now very proficient at. It was immediate collaborative chemistry amongst the three of us. The shoot itself was inspiring, smooth and somewhat easy. I knew if Cleary was doing the photos I would be in good hands.

What I didn't know was that Cleary's eye (in this case lens) caught moments, views, moods, colors and textures I didn't even begin to notice. When I received the final pics this week I was speechless. So speechless I had to call her directly to tell her how "          " I was. (Remember- words don't describe the caliber and context of how "        " these pics are.)

So.... enough "         "- let's get to the goods. Below are a few of my favorites. Thanks Miss Cleary for your ever evolving talent and your dear friendship.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Leavenworth Summer Livin'...

10 Days Down & "only" 9 left until my long L'worth stint is over. August is one of Mapel's busiest & fun'nest months (2nd to October of course). So it goes without saying that I would spend a majority of my time on site @ Mapel during such an important month. All of my favorites make it a point to visit during my long stint- which helps to break up the time AND ensure optimal summer weather enjoyment.

Last weekend my Seattle Lobsters Brooke and Cleary came over to do some shopping, eating and karaoke'ing. They got here late friday afternoon and we immediately broke out the chocolates and wine. As an added bonus my friend Liza from Portland stopped into the store with her sweet little girls on their way to Chelan. It's always so special when someone makes such a deliberate point to drive out of their way to say Hello. Thanks sweet Ladies.

I pass the time in the evenings by playing "Wine Teasers" with Jenelle and Torrey. We created our own "advanced" version of the game and when someone gets 3 wrong answers in a row they have to dress up in one of Torrey's Halloween costumes and run alongside a passing car (or in Torrey's case showcase his full moon). If we are not playing "Wine Teasers" we are scooting around in Torrey's new "electric bike?".

Today the double duo tag team Jason and Jaime are coming into town. Hopefully we can get in a nice tube down the river and possible dinner @ South. Knowing those two there will likely also be a terribly challenging puzzle we must conquer while they are here.

Fast forwarding to Next weekend my lovely friend Stefanie will be stopping into Leavenworth on her way to Montana. What to expect? Sangria & "new friends". Can't wait.