monkeyandthebug


Goodbye 2011…
December 31, 2011, 5:05 pm
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I can’t believe how quickly this year has flown by. So much has happened and my girls have grown so much. In the past year I have taken many trips (both business and family), attempted to potty train the twins, launched our webshop, shot a lookbook, and begun the first steps in curating a vintage selection. I have made friends, created memories, and focused on family. Life is short and I work everyday to really appreciate it and the amazing people in my life. I am feeling lucky and nostalgic but more importantly, I feel very hopeful and excited to see what’s up next.


I am not a huge fan of resolution but am certainly compiling a list of goals for 2012. So here, along with pictures from the last year, are my goals for 2012…

1. Continue growing Monkey & The Bug. I want to expand, bring in new lines, finalize our plans for the vintage section, and shoot a new lookbook.

2. Travel (even) more. I’d like a nice, long vacation with the girls and my husband. Just relaxing by the beach sounds perfect!

3. Get better at blogging for both Stel’s and Monkey & The Bug. In the last year I have really started to learn my way around the internet but there is always room for improvement. I’m hoping to blog more often!

4. Relax. Balancing twins, a marriage, and two  businesses is HARD WORK. I want to do more yoga, take more time for the family, and learn to stress less.

What are your goals for 2012?



A look into our shop…

I wanted to post a few pictures of our shop. We have been adding a lot of inventory and sprucing things up a bit.

I hope you like it!

Mannequin featuring Babylady Inc., Wovenplay, and Les Pompons De Violettes.

I decorated the area with Confetti System pinatas and used a simple moses basket to hold pillows.

I used a mix of new and antique furniture.

I am a bit obsessed with keeping everything neat and tidy.



Stels…


Racks and racks

Aside from running Monkey & The Bug and mothering twin girls, I also co-own a mens and womens wear shop. Stels was born eight years ago by my friend Jon, my husband Dave, and myself. We carry brands such as Rachel Comey, Gary Graham, Robert Geller, Aiko, Suno, Our Legacy, and many more. Stels is currently having a huge 50% off sale. Head HERE to shop.

I wanted to share a few photos of our store which shares a space with Monkey & The Bug. After almost a decade of life, the shop has become my second home. We tried to make it a clean, welcoming, friendly environment and I think we achieved our goal. There are always friends visiting and great music playing. It feels more like a hang out spot than a clothing store. We are located at 334 Newbury Street in Boston, MA. If you are local or ever in the area, pop in and say  HI!

Artist Raul Gonzalez created these beautiful pieces. They are for sale and you can read more about Raul and his work HERE.

We carry Warby Parker in the shop. I am obsessed with the collaboration they did with Suno. Head HERE for more info.


close up of Suno X Warby Parker


Mens


Womens shoes and the dressing rooms



Inspiring Spaces
December 27, 2011, 12:14 pm
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SALE
December 26, 2011, 3:52 pm
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50% off sale! Shop it HERE.



Great pregnancy Style
December 24, 2011, 3:46 pm
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Tiny Visitor

Look who popped by the store the other day! Hendrix and his Mama (of Just By Living) and his Papa (of The Hipster Dad). Hendrix was quite smitten by this little pig from I Golfini Della Nonna which kept him entertained while his parents and I got to chit chat. Can’t say it’s a bad day at work when friends are hanging in the shop. We get lots of visits from Sierra and Lauren of Before I Was a Mom, as well. I’ve also had the honor of meeting Jen of Jen Loves Kev and Drea and Marlowe of Oh Dear Drea while they stopped by Monkey & The Bug. I love how this blog community introduces you to so many awesome families.

I’m in Wisconsin right now visiting my family. I’m excited for the chance to relax, celebrate, and maybe even blog a little while away from our hectic, day to day schedule. What are you all doing for the Holidays?