Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Update Your Readers - new Blog!! And advice needed..

What happened was...I was tired of feeling torn between 2 worlds. And I hate village's blog name and URL so something had to give eventually. And then I came across a blog design that I absolutely LOVED and had to have so over the course of like 5 hours, I bought it, resurrected wordpress, etc etc. Its at

It will carry on much in the same vain as this one, but also with store news, etc. And I'll work much harder at it because I love it and finally I'M ONE PERSON!! I think it will be more interesting too, I'll be doing this new interview series for the labels I carry and other I think it will be very fun, more diverse and even more personal!!

And I need your opinion/advice:

is it weird for a blog to have a different URL as the store it belongs to? I'm not sure. but now it does. although both link to both of course. Hmm....

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Austin Kleon - On "How to keep going"

One of my favorite Newsletter authors, Austin Kleon, on how to keep going in the creative industry.

One of my favorite quotes from the speech on not always being "on brand" and/or being uncertain sometimes:

"But certainty in art and in life is not only completely overrated, its actually a roadblock to discovery".

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Best Shopping in Switzerland

Hey That's Nice, Bruchstrasse 46, Luzern

yeahhhhhh!!! thanks for all your congratulations!!! I still sometimes wonder if I really have a store - but when I get to work in it (a few times a week) I wake up so excited! here's a better pic of the inside...and only half of it :D

i'm coming back to village soon - now i'm kind of tying up a lot of loose ends, and trying to start this online shop!

on Instagram
on Facebook

Sunday, March 25, 2018


Happy Sunday! I hope you've had a relaxing and fresh weekend!

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Opening Night!

hellloooooooo!!! It has been a crazy whirlwind of a momth - putting the finishing touches on the store, working on a to do list the size of the wall of china and finally preparing for the hey that's nice opening party last Friday!

I basically took 1 picture the whole night! Thank goodness my side girl went snap happy because i'm not sure what I would have done without all of these magnificent (if spontaneous) photos and videos didn't exist. Also, there's a pink light which is why all the pics are pink, ha!

I have to say, it was 5 days ago and I'm still feeling it all sink in. Its hard to process...being at the pinnacle of making a dream a reality and now the road ahead. Part of me is like 'ok, i did it, i can relax now' but now the real work begins of building a business, showing up, and figuring out how to actually be successful, ha!

I honestly couldn't have done it without the support of everyone - from you and your encouraging words, to the friends i've told over the years that i've wanted to do this and their encouraging responses, to my close friends here who showed up and remained available for when i needed them to my boyfriend who spent so much time building the interior for me and who sometimes had to kick my butt out of the house when i was feeling overwhelmed. I didn't do it...all of us did it - and I'm totally feeling wrapped in support and love and good vibes. And the opening party was the perfect night to celebrate this - I didn't stop smiling.

So thank you. And thank YOU for being there along the way and your notes and follows and support.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Linking you UP!

image via

Have a great weekend everyone! My plans include working on hey that's nice, going to see a girl about a dress (literally), and maybe brunch?

and you?

Good Links

+ homemade face masks for the lazy (aka me)

+ my website for hey that's nice is getting pulled together finally!

+ the jumpsuits by the brand lonely look so great!

+ this way to store towels

+ this brown and yellow color combination has me swooning a bit

+ i fell in love with a bluetooth speaker

+ beautiful business cards

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Some Good Brands on Instagram

I guess that part of my job now is scouting great new designers/creators and/or just seeing whats out there for inspiration (FINALLY I can say I'm working when I look at Instagram. That was my goal all along). Here are a few accounts with great images and great items that I've run across recently..

1. Miss Brown Vintage


A lot of cool 70's vintage inspired things for sale with cool 70's photos. I want all of those striped sweat shirts!

2. Porter James NY


Modern and vintage home designs - I didn't even know furniture could get this great?

3. Na Nin Studio


I think I saw corduroy shoes somewhere therefore it makes me think its a store to watch. (where do these thoughts come from. i don't know). but i like the dreamy hues of the gram and all the white high waisted pants.