From the desk of Lauren Palmer
Hello friends, and Happy Friday to you!
Today I am so excited to share with you a big announcement!!! This might be the biggest announcement I’ve ever made in the 6 years I’ve been publishing The Art of Living Beautifully blog, and it means so much to me to get to share it with you on this platform. Are you ready?
Okay wait one second. First I need to give you a little history.
For those of you who don’t know, I have a degree in Fashion Promotion and worked as a Stylist for Calvin Klein and Nordstrom before I was married. When I founded The Art of Living Beautifully in 2014, I published lots of fashion posts on the blog, the majority of them photographed by my dear friend Patrizia Montanari, who is now a fashion designer herself. This was alway such a joyful part of TAOLB: getting to select editorial looks and present them in a manner reflective of the “approachable luxury” lens so indicative of The Art of Living Beautifully brand. My mission here is to guide women in the development and utilization of Personal Culture, and I believe fashion is such a fun part of that. If Personal Culture is the manner in which we live our day-to-day lives, and is unique to each person, then fashion provides unspoken communication describing the soul of the individual: shy, bold, feminine, playful, eco-friendly, creative, messy, meticulous, modest. Fashion has the power to communicate our priorities, where we live, what we’ve been doing, preferred patterns, and a look into how our own minds work. Fashion truly is my passion.
Many people were surprised that I didn’t include a fashion section when I began publishing The Art of Living Beautifully magazine. I made this decision for several reasons, the main one being, I hadn’t found a local partner that was fashion savvy, insightful, and looking to build women up in the same manner as TAOLB does. Well, today that changes. Today I am thrilled to announce that Karadise Boutique has signed on the be the official sponsor of the inaugural fashion section of The Art of Living Beautifully magazine! Eeeeeeks! Friends, I cannot even begin to describe why and how this partnership is such a blessing to us, and when I say “us” I mean you and me!
Kara Brinley, the owner of Karadise, opened her Adriatica boutique in April of 2019. I discovered the charming shop one day last summer when driving by and noticed the awning. An upcoming trip to Arizona prompted a quick peek inside, and I quickly fell in love with several aspects of Karadise. First of all, Kara and her team are some of the kindest women I have ever worked with. They are warm, knowledgable, and they truly love fashion and retail. If you need help they are happy to serve you. If you wish to browse quietly by yourself, they are happy to oblige. Kara’s former career in the car business created in her a desire to lead and mentor those around her, and the team at Karadise is no exception. She wants to see each of her sales associates grow into strong, independent women who understand and utilize their strengths. It is such a lovely operation to see. Another reason why Karadise is such a fantastic partner for The Art of Living Beautifully is they offer an assortment of styles, cuts, and fits appropriate for all ages. From high school seniors to senior living, Karadise has something for everyone…not to mention an incredible price point. I have followers of The Art of Living Beautifully from all walks of life, and I love that Karadise can serve all of you!
The Art of Living Beautifully’s next magazine is themed “Falliday” and will publish in September. This issue will celebrate the beauty of autumn, hospitality, and friendship, and I am thrilled that Karadise Boutique will be featured as the official fashion sponsor. If you haven’t already purchased a subscription, you can do so here.
Friends, to celebrate this wonderful occasion, I am hosting a fabulous GIVEAWAY. And when I say GIVEAWAY, I mean I am GIVING AWAY a $500 shopping spree to Karadise!! Who is excited? If you aren’t local, don’t worry at all, because you can easily shop from the Karadise online boutique and she can ship it right to your door. To be entered to win, all you have to do is:
- find the above picture on Karadise’s Instagram and The Art of Living Beautifully’s Instagram and ‘LIKE’ it
- make sure you are following both @theartoflivingbeautifully and @karadiseboutique
- tag AT LEAST 3 friends who love fashion (and make sure they are following @theartoflivingbeautifully and @karadiseboutique as well) EXTRA TAGS GET EXTRA ENTRIES
- for an extra entry, screenshot the instagram post and include it in your stories tagging both of us
How easy is that?
- WINNER ANNOUNCED ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 8 right here on the blog.
To learn more about Lauren and The Art of Living Beautifully, please visit our ‘about’ page.