Hope all of you moms had a beautiful day yesterday.
After waking up at 6:00 this morning to watch the Royal Wedding and the oh so regal and elegant bride, I’m still soooo giddy with excitement! These newlyweds are just too cute for words.
So while the excitement still lingers, I’m thrilled to announce the launch of the new fibi & clo website! Many many thanks to our dear friends and family for helping us every step of the way. There is no way we could’ve done this launch without you.
In the next few weeks, we’ll continue to work on it, add merchandise/new styles/jewelry, fix bugs, make tweaks etc. Please let us know if you have any trouble with the site, especially during the ordering process. We want to make sure your shopping experience is as quick and easy as possible
I’m also thrilled to announce our launch special. When you order a pair of shoes off the new site, you’ll get a code to give to your friends. Just by referring a couple of friends, you’ll receive a free pair for yourself!
And last but absolutely not least, we owe our biggest thanks to all of YOU, our supportive fibi & clo fans.
All my love,
Hi friends! I’m half nervous, half excited because of the new fibi & clo launch that will happen by end of week! I’m nervous because it feels like there’s always something that can change, a pic that can look better, or info that can be clearer etc. But then when I think about it, I realize all those little things really don’t matter in the end. This is our humble little business, and we have the support of f&c friends and family no matter what. And for that, I am most grateful, so thank you all and stay tuned. xoxo, a.
Today, I’m pushing the pause button and blogging. How does time pass by so fast? One minute I was in China, and now here I am 6 months later trying to catch up! A lot has happened…new job (which I’m loving-the people, the culture, everything) new engagement (to a wonderful, supportive man I’m so lucky to have) and a new website and new styles/jewelry for fibi & clo coming at the end of the month! And also (I can’t wait for this), two of my dearest girlfriends are having babies this year in San Francisco! 2011 is shaping up to be a pretty amazing year. I feel so blessed. Cheers to you all and happy belated New Year. And finally, I believe I owe you some China pics!
No really…my intention was to blog every day during my China trip, but the full schedule and jet lag got me all out of whack. Plus, I forgot my camera cord so I couldn’t upload any photos to go along with the blogging. So really, it wouldn’t have been that much fun reading about China without the visuals to accompany it, right?! And let’s be honest, even as a writer I’ll say it: It’s just more fun with pretty pictures.
So, once I get all the pics uploaded and such, I will do a day by day recap instead! And I promise, there will be some fascinating pics to go along with it stay tuned..xoxo
Yesterday, we set off early to explore Hong Kong. The beauty of this is that Michael has already been here a few times, so he knows all the hot spots, and how to get there efficiently, which is a huge advantage. It’s like hangin’ in New York with New Yorkers!
We had breakfast on the roof of our hotel and he gave me an overview of the land we were about to conquer. Hong Kong is really so beautiful. Imagine New York City but cleaner. Imagine it with an enormous lush mountain nestled right behind the cityscape. Now imagine ocean water on the other side. It has the grandiose of a big city with huge highrises, but it’s nestled between water and mountains. The mountain is called Victoria Peak. We took the Star Ferry to the Kowloon side and spent a majority of the day there seeing chotchkees(sp) walking around, oh and I got a shampoo and blowout for 11 bucks! Then we headed back to Hong Kong and made our way back to Victoria Peak. It’s breathtaking to say the least. I kept thinking, what a blessing this mountain is to this big city. As you bustle around between swarms of people, it’s a constant reminder of the beautiful land that is Mother Earth. We had dinner last night at the top at a place called Pearl on the Peak. If you ever find yourself here, I highly recommend it. It truly is the peak of perfection.
We are off to mainland China tonight, so there’s a chance I won’t have access to internet or email or facebook or blogging but I’m gonna see what I can swing stay tuned!
P.S. a couple of things I saw yesterday that will scar me for a while…cooked chicken heads and chicken feet!! Don’t worry, I took pics! xoxo
As if she wasn’t already awesome enough…she goes and does this. What a great role model for women of all ages. Copy and paste the link below on your browser!
So, it’s been a while since I posted. Things start to get crazy busy and next thing you know, a month has passed you by. Today, however, is the perfect day for me to catch up on my blog again, and I’ll tell you why. My Tia Janie reminded me that it is my grandmother’s birthday today. If my grandmother were still alive, you better believe we would most certainly be having cake today. She loved pastel (spanish term for cake) more than anything. That must be where my sweet tooth comes from! But that’s not the only thing i inherited from her. I also mimic her unconditional love for her family, her love of cats, the innocent way she interrupted someone as they spoke, and finally, her love for getting dressed up every day.
When she was 14, she was crowned the Queen of the Ball. And what a beautiful queen she was! She always wore the most beautiful brooches. In fact, she had a different brooche for every outfit, and they all sparkled with rhinestones. In the future, I’m going to think of her brooches every time I need inspiration for fibi & clo. But today, as I reflect on all the memories of her beautiful life, I can’t help but smile knowing she’s looking down on me and smiling right back…especially when she sees me enjoying a piece of cake tonight in her honor.