SHOPPING & PARTIES: It’s My Birthday (sale) + @blackmarketsf Pop Up Night Market

Today is my birthday. ¬†It’s so funny how sometimes you don’t feel like you are any different than the year before when your birthday comes. ¬†But today I put that into perspective.

When I was eight, I remember how my brother and I would listen to¬†Peter and the Wolf¬† or Vivaldi’s Four Seasons¬†on cassette before we went to sleep, or how we used to play with our flashlights on the ceiling like they were spaceships fighting amongst the plastic glow-in-the-dark stars and the stubborn GAK residue from years past (does anyone remember that stuff? ¬†It was disgusting and awesome all at the same time). ¬†I also remember this was the year I had my first licorice jelly bean and almost called Ralph. ¬†It was also the year I learned how to use the microwave; I asked my grandmother to put an already cooked hardboiled egg inside and entered our home phone number…and then watched it explode. ¬†I was just a kid, and the world before me had endless possibilities.

When I was twenty, I had just come off the hardest summer of my life where I worked not one, not two, not three, but FOUR jobs and took off a quarter from school to work and save money for books, food and rent for my first apartment when I went back to school.  I was living in what was technically an office; a 9ft by 13ft single-windowed room where I had accounted for and planned the space down to the last inch to make it as efficient as possibleРincluding a double folding futon FOR ONE (yes, they make those).  I even was working part time as a barista in between classes, waking up at 6am 4 days a week to open the cafe and bake enough scones to get the shop through the lunch hour rush; even when finals came I would take 20 minute naps and wake up and keep working (and I aced all of them).  I had grown up, gotten a thick skin, and I still knew the world before me had endless possibilities.

When I think of those points in my life, when I was at such vastly different stages and add them together, the space in between makes sense and I understand today what I am made of. ¬†I’m a kid with tough skin, who grew up and I know the world before me has endless possibilities. ¬†It’s kinda beautiful.

So today is a day of reflection for me, keeping those tender memories alive because that’s really the stuff we are made of. ¬†But today is also a day to celebrate! ¬†Another candle on the cake, another ring on the tree or whatever you want to call it- I have lived to see another day and that’s pretty fantastic. ¬†I have lived in 4 states from the East to the West, found love and passion. ¬†All great things to live for and tip you hat to. ¬†And for that I am grateful.

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So to celebrate, I’m announcing a pretty sweet sale for the shop (of course!). ¬†Enter¬†HBD2ME¬†at checkout and get 15% off your total purchase. ¬†The shop is already marked down 20%, so you’ll save 35%! ¬†Heyyyooooo!

In other (awesome) news, I am participating in a new pop up night marketplace called Black Market SF which is an exclusive shopping event that happens at a mystery location every few months.  You have to register online to stay in the loop!  Black Market SF features a select group of local crafters, designers and small business owners to sell their goods all in a  night market atmosphere.  Enjoy live music, food and spirits and often times, there is a charitable cause involved.  Sign up ASAP to get the invite and get your tickets!  Presale tickets are available now for FREE until end of this week, $5 after they run out, and $8 at the door.

This month’s event is on Saturday February 15th from 7pm until 12am and will feature food and dessert vendors, craft vendors (and of course yours truly), pampering station, awesome¬†DJs, a photobooth by SnappeaSF and tons¬†more secret activities. ¬†PLUS live performances by¬†local folk band¬†Whiskerman¬†and¬†indie band all the way from LA, AKW.
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I will give away FREE tickets to three lucky folks!

Here’s how to enter:

1.  Follow me on Twitter

2. Follow Joules Jewels Vintage on Facebook

3. Pick an item you like¬†in the shop and “heart” it!

4.  Leave a comment below with your name, e-mail address, and the link of the item you favorited from the shop!

Winners will be chosen and announced on Thursday February 13, 2014 and will be contacted by e-mail.

*All persons entering must live in the San Francisco Bay Area or must be willing to commute to the event.  Must be 21+

Good luck!

SF BAY EVENTS: Fairfax Flea at The Garage [06.15.13] with @birthdaylifevintage

I am so excited for this market! ¬†Allyson from Birthday Life Vintage and I will be selling here this weekend. ¬†The Garage is a 1960’s era auto garage and gas station that has been converted into a pop up shop in the heart of Marin county’s downtown Fairfax. ¬†It’s the home to a handfull of local artisans¬†including two super cool peeps that I met at Alameda at the beginning of the month– Nathan and Monika of Parallel Print Shop.

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Allyson and I will be sporting our 4th of July theme from Rosebowl with even more flair than before! ¬†Come check it out, and get all your vintage red, white and blue BBQ party gear! ¬†I will also be bringing the entire kids collection for all you fab earth-friendly moms and dads. ¬†Be sure to scoop up some sweet finds for your dads for father’s day too (clothing, beer steins, & more)!

See you there!

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The Garage

2000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Fairfax, CA 94930

Saturday June 15, 10am-3pm

*All photos and logos courtesy of  The Garage.  

Banner Photo composited and edited by Jillian Knox

SF & BAY EVENTS: JJV @WFOpportunity & @Yelp Holiday Pop Up Shops!

This weekend, JJV will be participating in two VERY awesome and festive holiday pop up shops!  I hope you will come out and shop to support our growing small business!

The first is by Wardrobe for Opportunity, based in Oakland, works with the community to assist low-income individuals to “Find A Job, Keep a Job and Build a Career.” ¬†I am honored to be participating in their holiday pop up shop tomorrow Friday November 30 from 5-9pm! ¬†Be there! ¬†I will have all kinds of holiday goodies for you awesome shoppers! ¬†Free gifts with purchase and much more!

WHEN: Friday November 30, 2012 | 5pm – 9pm

WHERE : The Pavilion @ Jack London Square, Oakland

The second is hosted by Yelp, who we all know and love! ¬†Their holiday pop up shop, Nifty under $50 features a select group of 40+ vendors who are all local! ¬†Every guest who makes a purchase from one of the featured artisans will gain access to the Local Love Lounge, where you’ll enjoy complimentary cocktails, a massive cookie buffet, Snap Youself photo booth, retro holiday music videos on the big screen, Yelp schwag and more…!

JJV will also be passing out mystery grab bags that are complimentary with each purchase! ¬†Also, our annual $20 sweater rack will be making an appearance! ¬†I will be Instagram’n your festive and fashionable outfits, so wear something cute!

WHEN: Sunday, Dec 2, 2012 | 2-6pm

WHERE: David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA

Parking:

Garage parking is available on an hourly and daily basis at:

Oxford Garage: 2161 Kittredge St., Berkeley, CA 94707

(One block south of the Brower Center)

 Allston Way Garage: 2061 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94707

(Two blocks west of the Brower Center)

Street Parking is available on all streets surrounding the Brower Center, and is free on Sundays.

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See you this weekend!!!!

xoxo, Joules