Thursday, October 28, 2010

Belt it!

As many of you know I have a black belt in fashion...or is it a fashionable black belt?

...All kidding aside, I have been searching for a high quality fashion belt for Fresh Ayer since we first opened and finally I have found one! This wrap belt is made of the finest quality Argentinean leather and can be tied in three different ways.

Check out the video that walks you through all of this belts different looks.

This wrap belt from ADA fashions can be found in missey sizes at Kat Bradley and exclusively at Fresh Ayer in plus sizes.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Eco Chic

We all know that organic and environmentally friendly products abound these days, here are a few brands that make our style cut.

Sand Shack: Sand Shack is a Philadelphia based ocean-friendly brand of accessories founded on the sandy shores of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Their jewelry is a reasonably priced eclectic mix of natural stones, pearls and Tibetan inspired metalwork details. From a young age, the owner and founder Brain Linton has been passionately committed to cleaning up the ocean environment. As a result Brian and all of the companies' employees and supporters have adopted a hands on approach to achieving their goals. Not only does Sand Shack donate 5% of all proceeds to ocean conservation but the company also regularly organizes and hosts beach and river cleanups. Want to volunteer? Check out this link to Sand Shack's affiliate United by Blue,

Diane Kennedy: Diane Kennedy is a talented designer who chose from the inception of her company to work in renewable fibers. Her line of luxurious knits is made entirely of viscose from certified organic bamboo. Why is bamboo such a wonderful choice for the environment? Bamboo is 100% naturally grown, without assistance from man. A highly sustainable crop, bamboo does not require the use of pesticides and herbicides for crop production. As a result, plantations can easily be kept organic. Additionally, as the plant is flood and drought resistant, water irrigation is not necessary for production. …. Oh and did I mention that it is soft, breathable and feels wonderful to wear!

Jillery: Jillery designs began on a whim in a loft in Greenwich Village. Jill's jewelry line was advertised in the simplest of ways – her friends all wore it. Her designs quickly caught on and Jill began selling to stores and fashionable galleries in the New York area. What began as a hobby soon became a sensation. The thread that connects all of Jill's designs is the use of recycled aluminum throughout every piece. You don’t often think of aluminum as a component of sophisticated designer jewelry and it's hard to believe that your hand crafted beautiful new earrings, bracelet and necklace may once have been your diet coke can.

All of these companies prove that giving back and making money can go hand in hand!

*All jewelry styles seen here can be found at Kat Bradley Accessories, and now you can shop for Diane Kennedy at Fresh Ayer online,

Friday, October 1, 2010

A Walk Through Eagle Village Shops

Well obviously my two favorite stores in Eagle Village Shops are Fresh Ayer and Kat Bradley Accessories but there are definitely some close runners up. Check out this list of my favorites!

Vivi G Shoes: Vivi G shoes is directly across the street and we are excited! The Guggenheim ladies can certainly spot those must have luxuries in life. Vivi G features designer shoes by Tory Burch, Badgley Mischka, Botkier, Ellie Tahari Shoes, and Kate Spade just to name a few of my favorites. Check out their very stylish blog,

"A fashion and style blog from a very chic chien"

A Taste of Briain:

White Tea, Black Tea, Green Tea! This cute corner stop not only serves lunch and dinner but it’s also known for their full English Tea, including scones with clotted cream and jam, cucumber sandwiches and pettifores.

Elle: Elle is another award winning boutique found in our little village and like Vivi G, Elle features the finer things in life. Browse through a selection of designers including, Marc Jacobs, Trina Turk and Nanette Lapore. Just like Fresh Ayer, Elle carries a wide variety of designer denim. You will see True Religion, Citizens of Humanity and other cleverly named trend setting labels.

Silverspoon Cafe: Another cute and comfortable spot to eat after you shop. Dining at the Silverspoon Cafe is like taking a very short vacation to New England. Fresh and light cuisine and maybe some desert?

The Little House Shop: The little house shop has been open since 1931. It is full of fantastic housewares, scented products, stationary and many other fabulous gifts for you and others.

Gramercy Boutique: Tucked in next to Skirtin Around and a Taste of Britain you will find a small boutique full of relaxed and classic styles. Want to know more...check out their blog,

Brian M. Smaul Jewelers: "Big gift Smaul box" is right! We love easy elegance and following a trend but sometimes you want a piece that will last forever. This jeweler has styles that will make you sparkle on the inside and outside for the rest of your life.