Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Beautiful Necklace for a Beautiful Cause

Beautiful Necklace,All Proceeds Go To Gorges Greyhounds
A wonderful and wonderfully sweet artist has made an incredible necklace to benefit Gorges Greyhounds. The proceeds from the sale of this "Indian Summer" necklace will go directly to rescuing, fostering, and finding homes for retired racing greyhounds. Here is the artist's description:
"A glistening and highly textured, hand fabricated gemstone chain that includes faceted grossular green garnet briolettes, faceted apricot topaz briolettes, faceted citrine rondelles, faceted garnet rondelles, faceted teardrop smokey topaz briolettes, and 24K gold vermeil Bali beads. This is the most luscious and elegant way to enjoy splashes of bright, rich colors! The "Indian Summer" features a very dramatic closure! The necklace closes with two long, sage green ribbons that can be adjusted to shorten or lengthen your gemstone neckline! The ribbon has been left long to allow you to have ample length to play with the size of bow you would like at the nape of your neck. Very dramatic from every direction!"

Please visit this site for more details

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

PDC The Boutique is located inside the WOOLWORTH PLACE DOWNTOWN LODI, CA

My first PDC Press!

I can't believe I'm going on 2 years since I opened, my has time passed! Here is the first free press I got...wow, not a flattering photo at all...arrhhh!
Lisa Starkey-Laber sits in PDC Boutique on Thursday in Downtown Lodi. The store specializes in original hand-crafted gift items from artists all over the world. (Angelina Gervasi/News-Sentinel)
New Downtown Lodi store has everything quirky, stylish and fun for women
By Marc LutzNews-Sentinel Staff Writer Updated: Friday, February 8, 2008 10:32 PM PST
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A painted gallery of waifish women, each with large expressive eyes and long flowing hair, stare down at the casual shopper from their places on the wall. Yet each one is unique, quirky and a must-have, just like every other item in the newest Downtown Lodi store, PDC Boutique.PDC — which stands for Photography Design Concepts — opened quietly on Feb. 2 in the Woolworth's building on School Street.Owner Lisa Starkey-Laber has brought together gift items from various artists around the world aimed at female consumers.Want unique picture frames? PDC has them.Want decorative plates? PDC has them.Want vintage furniture and clothing? PDC has them.PDC Boutique even has that floppy sock monkey you've been looking for.Though Starkey-Laber had a previous business in Stockton and lives there as well, she chose Lodi as a base of operation for fairly specific reasons."I love Downtown Lodi. It's got a great concept, and I like the feel of it," Starkey-Laber said.Starkey-Laber gets the majority of her products from artists whom she has come to know since her school days at the Art Academy in San Francisco. She creates about 10 percent of the products herself.In fact, that was part of the reason for opening the store. Starkey-Laber spends hours at home creating hand-made gift boxes, greeting cards and magnets. First she had a room full, then it became a house full.Starkey-Laber has products from artists around the world, but says she also supports local artists.Other items for purchase at PDC Boutique are customized buckets, pails and tins that come in personalized prints by The Macbeth Collection, which Starkey-Laber is proud to carry."This is artists' work that you can only get at this store," Starkey-Laber said. "I really want to bring back quality (products). I want to get back to hand-made."The store also carries Girl Scouts gift items such as photo albums.No matter what consumers are looking to spend, the prices will fit just about any budget. Some of the least expensive items costs around $5, while the most expensive item in the store is $500. Starkey-Laber is also laboring to get more antique furniture in the store.On February 29, the store will have its grand opening from 2-9 p.m. There will be snacks and beverages available, and there will be specials on items throughout the colorful little store.Shoppers are likely to find something at PDC Boutique that calls out to them."There are so many things," Starkey-Laber said. "You just gotta see it."

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

PDC The Boutique Online Store!

I'm excited to announce that my online store will be open in August 2009!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Another great success for PDC The Boutique!

My July 10th Lollia/PDC Party was a major success! Thank you to all of you who where able to attend, you rock!!! For those who missed it, I will be throwing another one in November so be sure to sign up. The drinks were flowing, the food was yummy and the dresses, Lollia and jewelry were flying off the shelves! The only thing I'm sorry for is the fact that we were "PDC packed in"...whew! New merchandise from Kai Fragrance, antiques from Paris, France, jewelry from Florence, Italy and and much more!

A special thanks to my sister for always having my back, Dawn O'bryne (Dawnio Bracelets) for the wonderful support, Nicole Nguyen (NND Coasters) for helping me before and during, The Hiley's for the food and drink, Lilly (Lil' Hookster) always a pleasure to see your happy face, Vikky (MudMill) for hooking up my balloons, Teresa from Salon 101 for bringing the gang and Dee...which reminds me, were is my darn feather?! :) LOL...GOOD TIMES!

Congrats to Christy Brown, she was the big Lollia WINNER! I will continue the promotion until supplies are gone, SPEND 40$ IN LOLLIA AND GET A FREE 35$ BEAUTIFUL BOTTLE OF "RELAX" LAVENDAR DETERGANT (FOR YOUR DELICATES).