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Fall 2012 Trends

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

READY OR NOT?  Fall is here…at least in the store that is!  We are loving the classy chic style that the Fall 2012 season is bringing.  You won’t want to miss some of the latest trends!  Here are some of the MEADOW faves! 

Lace & Leather

 

Burgundy: the new black

 

 

Retro Florals

 

 

 

Chunky Knits

 

Designer Spotlight: KELLY WEARSTLER

Friday, August 10th, 2012

I am so excited that Kelly Wearstler will be adorning the racks of Meadow for Fall 2012!! She has been influencing the interior design world for more than a decade, designing the interiors of resorts and hotels around the world and debuted her fashion label in Fall of 2011 (thank goodness because we are obsessed with it!). She has published three books and done collaborations with companies such as Bergdorf Goodman and Lee Jofa fabrics….AMAZING fabric!!! She’s incredibly well dressed (one of Vogue’s picks for best dressed of the year) and her cool vibe is certainly reflected in her line!

Here is a peek into the glamorous world of everything Kelly!

 

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Pink Chicken

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

 

For those of you who have been in the store,  you probably already know that we carry one of the CUTEST baby lines that I have ever seen!  I found this line at one of my favorite stores….BARNEY’s NY:)….  back when I was pregnant with our little munchkin!  This is our one and only baby line and everyone is totally obsessed.  Who doesn’t love a little feminine BOHO  Baby?  It is the perfect eclectic mix of vintage and modern!  Everything Pink Chicken screams fun color, adorable prints and easy styles that little girls love to live in…even easier for the mama’s because we don’t have to think…grab the perfect dress and a little pair of sandals and your little one is all set. 

Here are a few of the dresses we got in this Spring!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AND LAST BUT FAR FROM LEAST :)   Here is Ella (right) with her cousin Lillian (left)…AKA Little Orphan Annie with those curls…. on Easter Sunday…..cutest Pink Chicken’s I have ever seen!!!  Only four months apart and they are like sisters!

If you need a baby gift or something for your little Pink Chicken….don’t hesitate to call us or e-mail us!  We will ship it straight to you!

210.822.2764 or meadow@meadowboutique.com

Hope everyone is having a great week!

 

RED DOT…….

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Do you have your ticket to RED DOT yet?

HMMMMM….

What is RED DOT????

For those of you who are from San Antonio….I am sure you are familiar with Blue Star…if not now is the time to check it out!  For those of you who will be visiting soon…it is a must see!  Blue Star has helped revitalize downtown San Antonio, brought life back into the King William area, has helped make Southtown what it is today, and has given local artists a platform to showcase their talent.  Blue Star is a local non-profit organization who’s mission is to “inspire the creative genius in all of us!”  Inside the Blue Star Art Complex you will find a brewery, art galleries, a performance company, multi-family housing and other retail space.

http://www.bluestarart.org/

This year MEADOW is a proud sponsor of Blue Star’s annual RED DOT fundraiser!  RED DOT is the single largest event held in San Antonio that gives back to the artist.  50% of the profit from art sales is re-distributed back to the participating artists in the community.  In 2010 RED DOT was able to give back $75,000! 

Let us get all you fashionistas ready for this years RED DOT event! We are partnering with BLUE STAR/RED DOT for a night @ MEADOW!  Stop by and get outfitted for the ART event of the year, receive 10% off your purchase, BUY your Tickets to RED DOT, & have a drink on us!  A true ONE-STOP-SHOP for all of your RED DOT needs!

TWO FREE tickets to RED DOT will be given away the night of the event! 

Your name will automatically be entered for the drawing with your purchase!

For more information please don’t hesitate to contact us @ 210.822.2764! 

An Incredible Cause

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Last week I had the pleasure of meeting the director, staff and adorable children at the Davidson Respite Care House of San Antonio.   

I walked through the doors of the  Respite House around 11:00 on Wednesday afternoon and I truly could have spent the entire day there.  I could tell by the smiles and laughter that these kids feel like they are part of a family.  The Respite House is many things, but to these children it is everything! 

 Respite Care of San Antonio is licensed by the State of Texas to provide shelter to children with developmental disabilities who have been removed from their home as a result of abuse and neglect.  Respite Care is a licensed child placement agency. After a child resides in the Davidson Respite House, they may be placed in a loving foster home with a family trained and supported in providing the care required by a child with special needs or into an adopted family home.  They are the only child placement home in the state licensed to take in children with disabilities, therefore they have children from all over Texas that are living in the home.  This is not an orphanage.  The director and staff truly make Respite Care a loving home for these children until they are able to place them in a more suitable and/or permanent environment. 

Respite Care offers additional services for families in the community as well.  They have a Day Care Center, a Mother’s Day Out Program, and Weekend Day/ Night Out Services.  They understand the challenges that parents with disabled children face and hope that by providing these services they can help families strengthen their foundations! 

Respite Care cares for infants, toddlers and school age children.  What the people at Respite Care do each and everyday takes a huge amount of strength, a well trained staff, medical professionals, and of course money to house, feed and clothe these children.  Sure they get some from government grants, but that would not be enough to keep this place in the pristine order it is in today….that is where people like us come in! 

MEADOW is having our annual FIESTA FROCKS party this Wednesday from 3-7! 

10% of proceeds will benefit Respite Care of San Antonio! 

Please come out and support what I have found to be an incredible cause! 

For more information on Respite Care of San Antonio please visit their website!

www.respitecaresa.org

 

 

Be our Valentine!!!!

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

Olmos Park meets Santa Barbara….

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Last Tuesday, The City of Olmos Park, held a Town Hall Meeting to present the Conceptual Vision Plan for our little neighborhood to the Residents and Merchants in the area.  The collaboration of the THE VISION PLAN was prepared by local architect firm Michael G. Imber.  They did a wonderful job presenting the plan and addressed many concerns and questions with local residents and merchants during the 2.5 hour meeting.

Here is a glimpse of what may be in store for our charming historical area!

Olmos Park Vision Plan

Of course those of you who are familiar with the area will recognize “The Fountain” (and of course the building just behind it…MEADOW!!!).  The development to the right side of the drawing will be new.  Thethought is to make our building and the fountain somewhat of a town center in Olmos Park – creating a gathering place for the community.  Imber did their homework…they collaborated with other small communities such as Santa Barbara and put together a great proposition that can be read in detail here.

Imber gave examples of how simple upgrades to signage, architecture, and landscape elements (benches, fountains, ground plantings and trees) could make our little neighborhood feel like one of the town villages we have always wanted to live in….but that would have entailed us moving somewhere else…. like California!  If the Vision Plan becomes a reality we really may be able to live in one of the picturesque places that we once were only able to visit.  Having grown up in the area I will say that I think the Vision Plan is long overdue and would bring so much class and even more charm than we already have to this area.  I hope that they are able to start putting the Vision into Action before too long. 

Here are a few more pictures that were given as examples to show what the Vision Plan is trying to achieve in terms of creating a downtown/small community feel to Olmos Park.

sidewalk dining

walkability

Wouldn’t it be fun to look out of the shop windows on a Saturday afternoon in April and see this in our new Olmos Park Town Center…..

The view.....

As with most urban development there will be growing pains and this Vision will have plenty, but after last weeks meeting we are one step closer to an improved Olmos Park.   There are many questions that still need to be answered before this happens, but I am excited that there is a vision.

Thank you to Olmos Park Economic Development Corporation and Michael G Imber Architects for working so hard to better our community.  We look forward to being a part of the transormation for years to come!

If you love Olmos Park as much as we do…post a comment and let us know what you think about THE VISION PLAN!

PARTNERS CARD!!!!

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Is finally here! 

10 days to save 20% on everything at

& all other participating merchants….and the best part is that you are giving back!  Yep….all net proceeds from the sale of partners cards (only $50) go to the Cancer Therapy & Research Center!

For those of you who are not familiar with PARTNERS CARD…..here is a little more info to peak your interest!  How can you resist this:

Here’s how it works:

  • Purchase a Partners Shopping Card for $50 from any participating merchant…GET YOURS AT MEADOW!!!!
  • Participating Partners Shopping Card merchants offer a 20% discount to cardholders for the 10-day period of October 22, 2010 – October 31, 2010.
  • Show your card at all participating retailers & restaurants and receive your 20% discount!

Net proceeds go directly to the Cancer Therapy & Research Center, whose mission is to conquer cancer through research, prevention, and treatment.

 

                                                         YOUR MEADOW BAG….. See you soon!

Product Junkie

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

Are any of you product junkies?  One month I am and the next I am not…..maybe it has something to do with the weather?  Regardless, this month I am totally into new lotions and potions and anything that will help my tired mind, body and soul feel more alive!  Do any of you have a miracle cream for tired eyes?  If you do….please post a comment and let me in on the secret!

Here is a peak into my product obsessions of the moment!

1.

YSL- Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara

I have been using this little treasure of a mascara for over a year now….I seriously have had people stop me and comment on my eyelashes.  Without this mascara…people wouldn’t even know I had any!

2.

Roger & Gallet Shiso Hand Lotion

Something I don’t go to sleep without….my favorite hand lotion.  It sits next to my bed and every night I lather up!  My husband loves it too.  He always asks me to pass it over when I am done with my nightly ritual!

You can find this little gem over at Lin Marche (one of my all time favorite stores!!!)….just across the circle from MEADOW.

3.

Bobbi Brown - Long Wear Cream Eye Shadow

Does anyone else have trouble with their eye shadow creasing….especially in this summer heat?  I don’t anymore, but it used to drive me crazy.  By the end of the day my eye shadow was smudged and gross (at least I thought it was).  Then I stumbled upon this fabulous find at the Bobbi Brown counter at Neimans.  Now my eye shadow stays put all day long!  I use the Bone color as my base eye shadow.  It is a great neutral that blends in with my skin and allows me to wear whatever eye shadow I want to on top of it.

4.

Pureology Shampoo and Conditioner

My hair looks dry and brittle when I don’t use this…it makes my hair silky smooth!  I use the moisturizing formula (purple bottles) and I don’t leave town without a travel size bottle in my suitcase!

5.

Nivea...A Kiss of Moisture

I take this everywhere with me! In fact I have several of them floating around purses, drawers and make-up bags!  If you haven’t already tried it…go get yourself a couple!  Your lips will thank you….and so will your man!

6.

Seda France - Hyacinth Candle

Seda France candles fill the room with delicious scents.  You can find a good selection here at MEADOW. We burn one of these babies almost everyday and whichever one we happen to be burning gets snatched up by our favorite customers!  Seriously one is not any better than the next….they are all great!  We also have our own personalized candles with the MEADOW  logo on them from Seda….

Comment on this post and we will give you a gift with purchase next time you stop by!

That’s all for today!

~Susanna

 

Food meets Fashion!

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Everyone knows that here at Meadow we love to shop, but we love eating out almost as much!  No longer limited to enchiladas and barbeque, the San Antonio dining scene has undergone an exciting makeover during the past few years.  Stylish eateries are popping up all over the city.  Here are some of our favorites, as well as tips on what to wear to these new hot spots!

1. Il Sogno

Located in the Pearl Brewery, chef Andrew Weissman’s Italian venture is every foodie’s dream date spot.  Set in a sleek, dimly lit space, decadent dishes like risotto primavera and seared Italian sea bass are prepared in the restaurant’s exposed kitchen.  Be sure to try an antipasti sampler before dinner, and order the nutella tart to cap off your meal! Wear something a little bit flirty while dining at this romantic new osteria. Try Rebecca Taylor’s “Must Have” Dress paired back with Rachel Leigh Jewelry and a wristlet clutch by Beirn. Bellisima!

Rebecca Taylor

2. Bistro Bakery

We are so lucky that our next door neighbors just happen to make the tastiest pastries  and baked goods in town! Walking into the Bistro Bakery you immediately feel like you are in an authentic french boulangerie. You must try the grapefruit and pistachio tart- I know it sounds weird, but trust me it is the BEST! Keep it casually chic in white skinny jeans by J-Brand, Rachel Pally’s over sized nautical striped shirt, and Hazel Smyth Jewelry. After breakfast or lunch, be sure to walk next door and say bonjour to us at Meadow.

Rachel Pally

3. Liberty Bar

Though it’s been a San Antonio staple for years, Liberty Bar’s recent move to funky southtown means a new chapter in the life of this iconic restaurant.  Now housed in a bright pink building that used to be a convent (you can’t miss it), Liberty Bar is still serving up the same eclectic regional favorites that it has been for years.  If you’re feeling like stepping outside the box for dinner or lunch, this is the place to go!  Peruse some of the local shops and galleries in and around King William while you’re down there. We suggest wearing an artsy ensemble to maintain the neighborhood’s alternative vibe: try Tucker’s mini dress in “tric trac” with jewelry by Pyrrha.

Tucker

We can’t wait to see you out and about at these great places in some of our fabulous frocks- Bon Appetit!

~Courtney