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A Magical Evening

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The Studio is not quite finished… but no one noticed last night.  Great impulsive party!

FIRE & VIBE

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Join us for a warm bonfire, s’more and hot choc bar, acoustic guitars, seraph art, community art, and big reveals!  This Friday, February 5th from 5pm til GONE!

Getting Closer…

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I always get so excited this time of year when we approach the holiday season.  Our 5th Annual Gift Event is right around the corner!  Each year surpasses the other without fail.  Our lineup of in-house artists showcasing their latest work, along with the opening of Reba Arts, First Friday ViBe and a special weekend sponsoring Toys For Tots promises to be our best event yet!

As if this weren’t already enough… The Creative Lab will be unveiled!  This baby has been a 5 year dream in the making!  What started out with the idea of hosting a space for some of the homeless and underprivileged kids I’ve worked with through WCC… having the desire to offer them a place to escape and just create… has now turned into a full-fledged movement!        {Full story publishing later this week}

In addition to the hand crafted gifts that will be featured in our 5th Annual Gift Event on December 4th from 4pm to 8pm, COMMUNE will be providing their amazing “REAL FOOD”!  Again, this is not a craft show… we offer fine gifts made by local artisans.

For those of you who won’t be able to make it out on the 4th…. We are continuing the event the next day, Saturday, December 5th from 10am to 5pm.

Bring a gift for TOYS FOR TOTS and enter to win several prizes which will include Art Classes, Design Consults, Jewelry and more!

CLICK our FACEBOOK TAB above and see our daily posts, along with photos of work, locals having fun in The ViBe Creative District, and pieces in our showroom!

 

 

 

 

CREATIVE LAB in The District

Today's ideas.... tomorrow's product!
Today’s ideas…. tomorrow’s product!

As an artist and designer, who dreams in colour and is obsessed with creating new pieces and products…. I find myself frustrated with the lack of time I have due to owning my business, being involved in First Friday ViBe and the Creative District for Virginia Beach.  So… I decided to put together THE CREATIVE LAB in the ViBe!

I’m looking for creative, open-minded students who want to be a part of this team.  You have to be willing to get a little dirty and work well with others.  You must be over the age of 18 and involved in some sort of design or art program.

My goal is to have you work on products that I would love to see hit the market.  Pieces that could eventually become YOUR signature creations.  Pieces that can be produced right here inside the studio at Chartreuse and then sold on the showroom floor!  YOU could be the next big thing and be one of the featured artists here in The District for First Friday ViBe.

I go out of my way to visit stores like mine and make sure Chartreuse is not carrying the same products as my fellow business owners.  I strive daily to set myself apart from the herd.  I search everyday for new items and art pieces to bring in.  It’s expensive and it’s hard keeping that fresh inventory in stock.  And quite frankly, I know WE can create amazing pieces that you can’t find in these catalogs and merchandise outlets.

So please pass this info onto someone you know who might fit well in THE CREATIVE LAB.  Feel free to grab a couple of friends and do this together.  The first projects we will be working on is with CONCRETE.  I have a ton of ideas and can’t wait to hear yours.

Please contact me via email only at chartreusehome@gmail.com  Submit a short paragraph telling me why I should choose YOU!  Please title the subject line THE CREATIVE LAB.  I look forward to hearing from you!!!!

God Save The Queen B’s!

The result of an insult... became the inspiration for success and ownership!
The result of an insult… became the inspiration for success and ownership!

As an artist and a designer I’m always finding new ways to express myself.  This year I’ve had some time to play around and make some really cool jewelry and have even sold a few pieces!

A few years ago…. like 13… there was some rap song that said “B”… referring to bitch.  It quickly grew into our universal name for all co-workers!  Hey, B!  To this day… there’s a whole group of us who still call each other “B”!  It’s turned into a sweet term of endearment though.  No longer reserved for bitches… but rather a loved one; a reference to one of our tribe or crew members!

I’ve carried the nickname, B, Plan B, Queen B and even Sting… back in the day when my hair was cut like the wrestler… and I was young and free and dancing around like a BEE!

Most recently, I had my ex decide to be mean and nasty to me again!!!  In a text I was called the “C” word, the “B” word and “Sting”…  I politely signed my response with a cute little honey bee… he replied… “yes, you are the QUEEN BEE”!!!!  LOL!!!

So without giving you all the details… and because my posible “tell all” book and “polygraph party” are each titled…. QUEEN B!!!  Here’s the tidbit I promised you behind the name of my new jewelry line!

I don’t have time to deal with mean ex’s on the level in which they deserve (I only have one…. the rest are cool)…. AND NEITHER DO YOU!!!!  So instead, take the talent that God gave you… turn the negative into a positive!  You can’t get back the time or money they stole… But you can grow… and make more money off an idea that was created by the positive spin you took… by their negative actions!!!!

HERE’S TO THE “QUEEN B’S” OF THE WORLD!!!!!  GO GET YOURS!  And if you know a Queen B who could use some support or encouragement…. share this story and hopefully it will “sting” just enough to motivate them to do the same thing!

PEACE, LOVE and HONEY (money) … LOL

First Friday Vibe

April 4th!!!!  https://www.facebook.com/firstfridayvibe
April 4th!!!! https://www.facebook.com/firstfridayvibe

First Friday ViBe is about sharing our passion for arts and the success of local business with our community….

Each month, on the first Friday of that month, several businesses, restaurants and galleries extend their hours into the evening; offering special events, music, food, entertainment, etc.

There’s more to our neighborhood than our awesome boardwalk! Just a couple of blocks back you can find amazing people doing even more amazing things. Locally owned businesses who are here year round…offering unique items and services.

So come out and join us! Meet new neighbors; bring the kids and your dog; park and walk…. or ride your bikes! What ever you do… stay connected to our FB page and see what each month will unfold!

We promise it’s gonna be awesome!!!!!!!!

WANTED: DESIGNERS & DECORATORS

We are so excited to be moving to a larger, more sophisticated space!

This new space lends itself to the dream I’ve had for many years. It’s beautifully designed with an amazing location and is most definitely the perfect building at the Oceanfront in Virginia Beach for a design center.

Chartreuse is known for having an eclectic blend of antiques, coastal style furniture, local art and original lighting. I want to do more though! As an artist and furniture designer I’ve found my “dream team” in a great builder, an awesome welder, a talented upholsterer and several experienced finishers. However, I want to add more local talent and expand our brand, along with a few other key services.

It is our mission to find established interior designers who are eager to expand their business into the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. We have the space to offer the unique ability to give a business their own offices, while under one roof with Chartreuse and it’s vast new showroom. This opportunity includes:

Great location with private parking.
Beautiful landscaping and entrance.
Reception area. Windows.
1 to 2 large offices with a separate storage or retail space.
The option to blend and share larger retail space.
Power, phone, internet and utilities included.
Individual signage for your business.

This location offers the ability to also enjoy more amazing events that we love to do! Having our holiday event and our trunk shows along with new events planned, we have the chance to build our brand, along with yours….. Creating the perfect environment to grow and prosper.

Please respond to this ad by email to chartreusehome@gmail.com
All inquiries will be kept private and secure.

 

Love!

So many new things to see, feel, smell and wear!
So many new things to see, feel, smell and wear!

haute crush….

Check out our new site.... hautecrush.com
Check out our new site…. hautecrush.com  Jewelry found on our normal fb page!

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