Travel Essentials: Spring Break Bound

travel essentials- spring break bound

From beauty must-haves to functional fashion, these are the travel essentials you need for your most stylish spring break yet:

  1. Love Ibiza Hair Tie Bracelet {No. 109}: This bracelet is a fun and comfortable way to keep track of hair ties so you never have to be without one!
  2. Shiraleah Sunglasses Case {No. 109}: Protect your favorite pair of sunnies with a trendy case adorned with pom-pom’s. A cute way to add something special to your outfit!
  3. Quay Australia Sunglasses {Ellie Boutique}: Perfect oversized frames in edgy designs that won’t break the bank.
  4. Rock Flower Paper Layla Scarf {No. 109}: A must-have item to not only add a pop of color to your outfits but an essential accessory for flights and chilly nights by the beach.
  5. Kai Roll on Perfume {Houppette}: We can’t leave home without this intoxicating blend of essentials oils. Plus, it’s so easy to use and great for traveling.
  6. Savvy Travelers Antibacterial Wipes {No. 109}: Another item you can’t forget is this 3-in-1 wipe that refreshes and cleans your teeth, lips and mouth. No water necessary and comes in a cool spearmint flavor.
  7. Fresh Sugar Lip Tint {Houppette}: Don’t forget to pamper yourself throughout your trip. This lip treatment moisturizes, protects, and smoothes chapped lips.
  8. Tata Harper Rejuvenating Hand Cream {Houppette}: This is another beauty necessity to combat dry skin and help maintain the appearance of your fresh manicure!
  9. Debbie Katz Pai Bag {No. 109}: We couldn’t be more obsessed with the designs by Debbie Katz. Each bag is unique and uses vintage embroidered materials with handmade tassels to create an eye-catching, colorful style.

Giving Local with honeygrow & Challenge Program

When honeygrow announced it’s expansion into Delaware, we were ecstatic. The Philadelphia start up offers fun and fresh “fast” food with locations in and around the Philly, New York, and Washington D.C. metro area. It approaches it’s menu with high quality, healthy food in mind. They’re dedicated to sourcing locally and even create in-house dressings.

In addition to the food, we love the authentic, industrial, and modern feel of honeygrow. In Delaware, you can see original photographs by local artist, Carlos Alejandro.

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At their headquarters in Fish Town, Philadelphia, some of the furniture is handmade by the Challenge Program, which is an organization in Wilmington, Delaware, which provides vocational training for at-risk youth. The program seeks to empower them with the confidence and skills in order to help them achieve greatness. In addition to assistance in earning a high school diploma or GED, the Challenge Program offers on-the-job experience working with local restaurants and The Mill to create gorgeous, one of a kind pieces.

The Challenge Program created the coffee table at the honeygrow headquarters:


Trainee from the Challenge Program working on a project:

photos by Carlos Alejandro

As a result of their great effort, honeygrow has chosen the Challenge Program in their Giving Local Program. All day on Friday, February 17th, honeygrew will donate 20% of your check to the Challenge Program when you present this flyer at the Newark or Market Square locations.



10 Things We’re Loving in February

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From the opening of Adorn Goods in Centreville to New York Fashion Week, here are 10 Things We’re Loving in February:

1. This Friday, February 3rd – Saturday, February 4th is the Guilty Girls Warehouse Sale at the University of Delaware. Shop up to 80% off styles from your favorite local boutiques like Houppette, Ellie Boutique, and more!

2. We may not be too excited about who’s playing in the Super Bowl this Sunday, February 5th, but we’re looking forward to commercials and of course the halftime show with Lady Gaga.

3. Treat your loved one this Valentine’s Day with a gorgeous flower arrangement and a complete chef-prepared meal from Janssen’s Market. Call (302) 654-9941to place your order.

4. New York Fashion Week starts Thursday, February 9th and we’re thrilled to attending  a few shows like Nicole Miller and Vivienne Hu. Be sure to follow us @socialstylate to see all the beautiful designs and street style!

5. On Friday, February 10th “find your perfect patch” at No. 109 Shop where you can elevate your denim with monogrammed or embroidered patches. Bring your own jeans or buy some for 25% off! (Shop fun and stylish patches in store.)

6. One of our newest clients, Adorn Goods officially opens it’s doors in Centerville on Monday, February 13th. The shop features beautiful tablewares, gifts, home accessories and more!

7. Spend the afternoon on Saturday, February 25th at the 5th Annual Kennett Winterfest featuring 50 unique craft breweries, live music, and a food truck!

8. Not sure what to get your guy for Valentine’s Day? Check out what’s new and what’s on sale at Wilmington Country Store. We love the belts and wallets that remind us summer!

9. Have you seen the new arrivals of beauty and fashion in-stores yet? At Houppette in Greenvile, we’re loving the new bright colors of Laura Mercier’s Joie De Vivre. The go perfectly with the freshness of Resort styles at Ellie Boutique.

10. Who do you think will sweep the Oscar’s this year? We can’t wait to find out on Sunday, February 26th when Jimmy Kimmel hosts the Academy Awards.


Boss Lady: Maja Arnold

Boss Lady is a series that shares personal insights from creative women in business.This week we chat with Maja Arnold, founder and designer of the gorgeous custom Maja Arnold jewelry. Maja shares her passion for typography, wearable symbols, and working with incredible people with inspiring stores.

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1.  First, tell us a little about yourself and your business. You have a background in typography, how do you incorporate that into your jewelry designs?
Typography has transformed my artistic expression and I want to help it transform yours. For many ears I travelled through Europe for the fashion industry, but when I experienced the inspiration and peace in the beauty of wearable symbols, it was transformative. My name is Maja Arnold, I’m the founder of Maja Arnold Design. Our mission is designing jewelry that creates memories and illuminates your soul! The artistic expression seen in typography as I have expressed it in wearable symbols came at first in the painful loss of one of my children and later in my son’s battle with cancer. I have a passion for typography and I want to bring this passion to you. The ease of the style and unpretentious, natural connection to memories and their inevitable feelings has always fascinated me. Each individual design based on the touchstone letters that are meaningful to you allowing anyone to keep you loved ones close to you hearts. This is also, if not especially true for meaningful and powerful events you have experienced throughout your life. As a prime examples, I design contemporary symbols comprised of the most meaningful works or initials, for each person, often of up to six letters, resulting in a piece of set of items completely original and unique. Each piece represents a personal, deeply touching story and transforms into wearable fashion of the high quality to be cherished for a lifetime. Made in Seattle, Maja Arnold Design necklaces are hand sketched, digitally rendered, wax molded and cast in pure silver or gold. Our design have been featured in Seattle Bride Magazine, Seattle Magazine, The Points Living, Vanguard Magazine, idazzle, Reflection Magazine and TV NY New Day Show. Currently at the Elements Gallery in Hotel Hyatt and on Display in Bellevue Square Mall.

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2.  Where do you see Maja Arnold in 5 -10 years?
My business is based on a very personal and meaningful story. The result is a creation of one of a kind jewelry that inspires and its meaningful in a very modern and artistic way. I would love to spread my story to as many people as I can over the next 5 years. Ultimate goal is to inspire people that will wear a Maja Arnold design creation. I created a column on my web site just for Inspiring stories.

I would love to share as many of these stories as I can to help others find their own story and possibly help them through difficult situations and times in their lives.

3. When it comes to building your brand and starting your company, what’s an important lesson each of you have learned?
The lesson of building your own company is being patient and believing in yourself.

4. Do I have a favorite design?
All of my designs have their own story. I love them all. Because so much of what I do is custom it is very hard to have a favorite.

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5.What has been the best moment in your career?
The best moment in my career was (and still is) when my clients receive one of my designs and cry or tell me how much it means to them,  and why.  It is truly an amazing feeling.

6. If you could be any Boss Lady for day, who would you pick and why? 
If I can be any Boss Lady for a day…. I would be Lori Greiner. She is a self-made inventor who helps so many people to be discovered with their new patents and new products. She gives people HOPE every day.:)

7. Do you have a dream client you would love to work with and if so, who and why?
What dream client would I want to work with and why? hmm. There is so many! My dream client is a  client with an inspiring story:) I meet people these type of people on regular basis and I admire them so much by what they tell me that I cannot wait to design them their piece.

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8. For all the young entrepreneurs out there, what advice would you give them?
For young entrepreneurs I would give them advice to “Never give up on your dream”, you can achieve anything you set your mind to.

More on Maja Arnold:

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