Friday, December 18, 2009

We Have a Winner...

Thank you so much for making the first LolaRue & Company blog give-away such a huge hit. We appreciate your taking time to leave a comment...So, drumroll please.....Our winner is Jen Kershner, whose blog The Cottage Nest, is fabulous. So keep checking our blog because we have so much fun planned for 2010...More Give-Aways, Classes, a Vintage Valentine's Tag Swap, and you just never know what else we'll come up.....

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Don't Forget About the Tokyo Milk Line Give-Away...

Thank you so much to those of you who have already left such nice comments about the store. We've entered you in the Tokyo Milk give-away! If you are just joining in, take a look at our previous posts to learn about Tokyo Milk, this fabulous new addition to LolaRue & Company. And, if you leave a comment sharing what you like about LolaRue (if you have had a chance to visit the store) or about why you enjoy our blog, then we'll enter you to win some of these fabulous products as well...

Monday, December 14, 2009

It's Time For a Give-Away.....

Welcome! We are excited that you stopped by for a visit...Your timing is perfect as we are having the first ever LolaRue & Company Blog Give-Away...And, what better gift for the winner than a selection of products from the brand new Tokyo Milk line!!
All you have to do is leave a comment on this post by Thursday, December 17th and tell us what makes LolaRue & Company your favorite shopping destination. And for those of you who have not yet visited the store, let us know what you enjoy about our blog.
While you are here, take a look at some more of the new additions to LolaRue & Company...

Check back on Friday when we reveal the lucky winner....

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

What's New At LolaRue? Just Take a Look at This Eye Candy....

So much, so much to share with you! We can't even take photos of all the new items that have arrived. Here's a peek at some of our top favorite new additions to LolaRue & Company...This week only---Elements by Jill Schwartz trunk show. These handcrafted pieces are beautifully detailed. You've got to scoot down to the store and take a first-hand peek at this line before it is wisked away... It's here at last---Tokyo Milk!! This line has the most alluring fragrances...Plus, we adore the names of the scents...Gin & Rosewater, Let Them Eat Cake, Dead Sexy, Eden, Le Petit, Cherry Bomb, Paper & Lotion, Song in D Minor, and Kabuki. The Tokyo Milk line also includes Lip Balm and BonBon Bubbling Bath in vintage inspired bottles.
What else is new you ask??? One word---PAPAYA....Check back for some great photos of the gift bags, canvases, and journals...
Also, you are going to want to visit our blog frequently if you aspire to be one of the first in Bloomington to know about new merchandise and get your hands on it before it disappears. We also will be featuring background stories on the people who make LolaRue & Company a success in the months ahead. And you are not going to want to miss entering our first blog give-away which is right around the corner...

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

"Gift of Giving" Holiday Event...

Come join us for our "Gift of Giving" Holiday Event this Friday, December 4 from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Saturday, December 5 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
This weekend at LolaRue & Company the focus is on selecting gifts for the special people in your life. Beautiful luxury gift wrapping will be complimentary during this festive event....
Bring in our ad from The Herald-Times or mention that you read about "The Gift of Giving" Holiday Event on our blog and receive 25% off one item....

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Silver Bella...

As you may have heard, several of us from LolaRue & Company traveled to Omaha, Nebraska several weeks ago for an unbelievable paper arts event called Silver Bella. Amazing women from all over the country participate in this 2 day extravaganza to learn new techniques to use in future projects and to bond with some of the most creative women around...Jeanne at A Bushel & A Peck was someone all of us were dying to meet after reading her blog this past year... Swaps are a big part of the Silver Bella experience. Lisa participated in a one-on-one Royal Crown Swap. She created a beautiful piece of art for the talented Marie Jenkins...
Here's a close-up of the crown...Just beautiful....
And, LolaRue & Company was a vendor for the much anticipated Silver Bella Vendor Night. Our booth was just packed all evening with customers. What a great experience....

Friday, November 27, 2009

Tasty Treats Arrive At LolaRue...

If you attended our Open House a few weeks ago, we know that you will agree that the arrival of Bella Cucina is a welcome addition to the LolaRue line-up of unique items. We created an unbelievably tasty buffet comprised of these food items for our guests to sample and the reaction was definitely favorable.
Stop in and pick up a jar of Olivada Olive Pesto and Scalloped Shaped Dipping Crackers for your holiday party. Or try the Artichoke Lemon Pesto which O Magazine's, The O List, chose as a holiday favorite.
We would be remiss if we also didn't mention the other scrumptious delicacies---Fresh Basil Pesto, Roasted Sweet Balsamic Peppers Antipasti....
Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto.... Piccolo Pomodoro Tomato and Basil Antipasti... So, remember us next time you are in need of an appetizer that will impress the hostess and tantalizing tempt the tastebuds of your fellow guests and pick up some jars of Bella Cucina...

Monday, November 23, 2009

Oh So Much To Say....

Well, like the title says, "Oh so much to say" about LolaRue & Company....If you have not had the opportunity to stop in and admire the store all dressed up for the holidays, we would love to see you! Come in and admire the festive vignettes while browsing the new, yummy items that are arriving almost daily.
So, clear a few minutes from your schedule to visit LolaRue & Company, and until then, we'll leave you with some peeks at what you are missing....
Remember we are open Mondays-Saturdays from 10-6 and during the holidays on Sundays as well from noon-4....

Monday, February 2, 2009

My love-hate relationship with blogging....

At some point one would think as much as I love to read the blogs that I would love to post my blog but such is not the case...
I am not a very technical kinda of gal. Give me a screwdriver, staple gun, glitter, glue and some old sheet music and you could walk away with a new car BUT give me a keyboard and cable to plug in somewhere to download something and my stress levels rise.....Why can't I enjoy it as an artistic endeavor! Well I am determined, this blog thing starts now! I am not to be intimidated! I 've been given some wonderful diy pointers for the store's blog and I'm off and running. Check in frequently because the fun begins today! My girls are going to be so proud of me....
Classes, classes, classes.
We all love the classes.....
~*~FEBRUARY CLASSES~*~
PETIT HEART BOX
Created and taught by Hope Ellington
Wednesday, February 11, 2009 6:00 pm...Cost $30.00
This such a beautiful little box. I was blessed enough to be given this today by Hope and just had to get her to create and share this with everyone! Beautiful velvet , felt, lovely little wings. Her details are always so amazing and you will cherish this little gem! The sliding box measures 3 x 4.5" and is such a treasure. Everything needed is included in your class kit so come play! Original is on display at the store for all to see.....
MON CHERIE BERRIE TOTE
(who needs a Red B??? Bag....Create your own)
Created and taught by Cherie Wilson
Wednesday , February 18, 6:00 pm...Cost $32.00
When this tote was offered as a class, we all passed on it but sweet Cherie. Then we saw her bag after class and how very sorry we were... Her bag was the best, cutest, need to have thing we'd seen in all our class offerings! In this class you will embellish and create your own beautiful tote. Your class kit will include everything you need but a potato.....Bring your own potato girls....(you'll see, I promise) If you have something in mind that you would like to add to your bag, and you will feel truly blessed after taking it!
Thanks to all for such a fantastic first year.....We feel truly blessed and appreciate every one's support during such a tumultuous time! Lovely new things coming in the door every day this week and next. New comfy tshirts from one of every one's favorite line. Gorgeous zinc home accessories, a new candle line that I'm sure you all will love!
Peace and Love,
Lisa