I have NEVER been very good at asking for help. Growing up with 2 older wildly successful brothers (BOTH were 1st in the state track meet), one was class president, one was an All American - you learn at an early age to DO IT YOURSELF. If you want a brighter room...grab some paint; eat fresh vegetables...make a garden; wear something on Friday...make a shirt!!!!!!!
Pearly Vine was built on the DIY attitude...I mean ACTUALLY BUILT on the let's figure out a way to make something and sell it while my kids are at home kind of attitude...but that was when I had small children and was actually sewing EVERY piece!
Flash forward and Pearly Vine is in over 250 retail stores, being sold at some of the biggest shows in the country, has 6 very talented tailors/seamstresses and has an actual WORKING WEBSITE?...?? HELP!! is what I asked and HELP is what I got. Erika Halliday is now working at Pearly Vine managing the website, invoicing, packaging, doing the retail shows(when she has to), and keeping yours truly "on track". She is the BEST and I am happy to call her my sister-in-law!
So the next time you call the office, buy a shirt at a show, have a question about fit, or just want to reach out - it might be Erika that you talk to and you will realize that she is a WAY better version!
Remember to ask for help, eat the cake, wear the shirt, pop the collar and HAVE FUN!
As always - I feel like I am IN THE MIDDLE - I am in the middle of my Retail Boutique show season, In the middle of my Wholesale Trade Show Season, In the middle of new product launch, In the middle of web page updates, In the middle of making kids lunch, In the middle of walking the dog, In the middle of meeting girlfriends for lunch, In the middle of making the bed, cleaning the kitchen, folding the clothes, and reading a book!!!! My question is...will I ever NOT be in the middle?? I really really hope not!!! :)
SO - while I am in the middle of packing samples for tomorrow and stock for Wednesday - I should let you know where I will be in the next few weeks!
Oct 29-31 TRENDZ Show, Palm Beach Convention Center West Palm Beach
Nov 2-4 Sunbeam Show, The Country Club, Pepper Pike, Ohio
Nov 12 Shop Hop, Jeffrey Mansion, Bexley, Ohio
Nov 16-19 Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Show, Lake Forest, IL
Dec 2-3 St Albans Christmas House Tour & Holiday Boutique, National Cathedral, Wash DC
Come visit if you are around! I would rather have a smile and a hug then a dollar any day. Remember to wear color, POP that collar, and have fun!!
Wow - I never realized how hard it was to create and populate a website until it took me 3 years - lots of help - and 2 or 3 different sites!! Well - here we are...I hope you like the look of the new site - and I hope you can see all of the products I carry!
Have fun scrolling through and I am SURE there are things I did NOT do very well and I am SURE there are kinks to iron out - so just like any new restaurant...PLEASE be patient and kind!! HAHA
Remember...Have Fun and Wear Color!!
Join me this summer where the air is cool and the sun is HOT! I will have all products from online and some new and old favs!
Swing by to shop or just to give me a hug! All smiles are welcome!!
July 4th – Zorn Park, Harbor Springs, MI
July 9th – Old Art Building, Leland, MI
July 13th – Nubs Nob Ski Resort, Harbor Spring, MI
July 20th – Glen Arbor Town Hall, Glen Arbor, MI
July 29 – 31 – Bay Harbor Marina, Bay Harbor, MI