Jewel Rhi Bracelets

I was recently contacted by Rhi, who has an online jewellery shop called Jewel Rhi selling delicate, affordable pieces including these absolutely lovely bracelets pictured above.

I was given the opportunity to pick a few things to try and I really like them. I'm really into Silver at the moment and my favourite style of bracelet by far is the friendship style. I've been on the hunt for some studded ones recently, but when I saw these charmed bracelets I really fell for them.
They're very simple, but still, so very eye-catching. 
These bracelets are the Cross My Heart bracelet*, that costs £3.50 and the Skull/Cross Friendship bracelets* that cost just £3 and are extremely customisable in terms of colour choices.

Quite often when I place online jewellery orders, I seem to have to wait quite a long time for dispatch and delivery, but these arrived super quickly and was on my wrist within just a few days.

Rhi has been very lovely and given me a discount code to share with you. The code BELLE10 will give you 10% off your order here on Jewel Rhi, until 5th September 2012.

What do you think of these? Will you be treating yourself to any of these lovely bracelets?


Chanel Pop Up Boutique- Covent Garden

I thought I would share these photos with you that I took whilst in Covent Garden the other day.
Although I wasn't too fussed about the Chanel Pop Up Store, I had kind of fallen for the hype surrounding it and rushed straight over to have a nose.

It is the most beautifully put together shop and is definitely worth a little look if you're into all of the beautiful Chanel Beauty and Fragrance ranges. 

Outside are two of the best ever Taxis I have ever seen. Pink Chanel taxis, what a dream! 

I've decided that as a little belated birthday treat, I'm going to pop back in the next week or so and buy a couple of products I have had my eye on for a while, so watch this space!


Lee Stafford Electrical Range Launch

I've been a huge fan of Lee Stafford ever since my school days when I was addicted to the reality tv show that he starred in, Celebrity Scissorhands. My bathroom cabinet has seen more Pink Lee Stafford products than anything else (my mums a big fan too) and every time I'm in Boots I never fail to have a look at the super bright Pink range. 

I was absolutely thrilled when I was given the opportunity to go and meet Lee at his loft apartment in London for the launch of his new Electrical line. 
This morning I was picked up and driven through all of the chaotic Olympic filled roads of London, to the event where I was met by the loveliest team and Lee himself, to talk hair products over breakfast with some fabulous girls.

As you can see, the range is absolutely massive and very Pink. I've never actually tried any of the electrical range, but was so was very intrigued to find out more.

Lee set out on a mission to find solutions to every day hair styling problems and has come up with a fabulous range of high performance and some special patented products that aim to do just that.

Each tool has had a lot of thought put behind it and with Lees 25 years of hairdressing, he has a lot of experience to go by.
Amongst the range is three hairdryers, a drying boosting brush, a diffuser sock, a crimper, two digital straightening irons, a wave machine, a chopstick styler, two massive tongs, a kit that creates up to four looks with one interchangeable tool, to my joy a set of heated rollers and something that Lee is very excited about- five different male grooming products including all sorts of different clippers. 
One of the girls asked Lee what his favourite tool in the range is and I was quite surprised that he chose one of the more adventurous tools- The Chopstick Styler. This is a super thin conical wand if you like, that works to give you small corkscrew curls.

I was super lucky and was given the chance to be given a personal hair prescription by Lee, and after discussing what products and styles I go for (volume, volume, volume!) I was prescribed a range of products and a very exciting tool that I literally can't wait to try. The Big Fat Tong. It's pictured above and is in fact what was used on the picture of the mannequin. It looks like something I have never tried before, and works to give you massive bounce and volume from the root. Lee said it very much gives you the Cheryl Cole look and from that point on my heart longed for it! 
As soon as I get my hands on this beaut, I will be sure to share it with you.

Other than the fabulous Rollers with the built in clips that will be available to buy soon and some of the gift sets that will be available for Christmas, all of these products are available at pretty reasonable price points ranging from £29.99-£79.99 from high street retailers including Argos, Currys, Superdrug, Comet and Tesco now. 

Have you tried any Lee Stafford products? Do any of these styling tools appeal to you?


Now Accepting Applications to the Fall Boutique

We are excited to announce our Fall Penelope Lane Boutique in conjunction with blogger workshops, on Saturday, September 29th at our new location…Old Ranch Country Club in Seal Beach

This venue is fantastic! When you walk in to the lobby and ballroom, you feel like you’re at a resort! One full wall of this venue is top to bottom windows, and looks out at the golf course, gazebo, and fountain.  There is plenty of free parking and easy access at the front of the venue for vendors to unload their items for set up and take down. Old Ranch Country Club is close to the 405, 605, and 22 freeways, and provides very easy access for shoppers as well.

We are now accepting applications for boutique vendors!  
Click HERE for the application.

We are excited to announce that our Fall boutique will be held in conjunction with “mini” blogger workshops, including four  workshops featuring seasoned bloggers from Southern California. 
More Details about the workshops coming soon.

Since there is a central check-out, vendors are welcome to sign up for the workshops with plenty of time to shop too! 

Penelope Lane Boutique has been North Orange County’s quality handmade market since 2010, with this being our seventh show. Our reputation for fun, unique, chic, and original items is growing! We have a large email and mailing list, and hundreds of facebook, blog followers, and shoppers.

More information about our Fall Boutique:

   Applications will be accepted by going HERE

                Booth fee will be:
    8 foot x 4 foot booth space - $100.00
                        Six foot tables and chairs will be available upon requests.

   There will be a central checkout, so our vendors do not need to stay with their booths the entire time. Because of this, all items must have a removable tag with price and vendor name. We will be accepting cash, check, and credit cards.
    We will mail vendors a check for their sales, minus a 7% service fee, one week following the boutique.

    An email will be sent to applicants after they apply with more information including a map with booth set up. Vendors will be able to pick their booth space.

Looking forward to a great Fall Boutique!
Sarah Hull and Nancy Smith

Stripes & Nautical Home Accesories

Good afternoon friends! Today we have some fabulous clothes and home accessories to share with you!

This cute and comfy wrap dress...

A fun and colorful top...

A belted black and white dress...

And some nautical-themed home accessories!

Aren't these sea pillows adorable?!

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Summer Boutique recap

The Summer Penelope Lane/Ms. Wheelchair foundation Boutique and Fundraiser was a huge success. All of our vendors put so much time and energy into making their booths beautiful. I tried to get a picture of all the booths, but missed a few. However our friends at Remember When Photography also took photos and we will be posting those soon. 
Until then, here is a recap of the day...



Club Rowdy

 Handmade Cards by Mustard & Grey

Black Hurricane Bowl - StonewarePurple and Nude Ceramic Fruit Bowl, Wild-Weave DesignTurquoise Pitcher - Stoneware

Paper Savvy
 Nicole from Heritage Makers 
Crafts by Connie 
Set of 10 Pocket Mirrors with Bags - Surprise Pack

Little Pink Plum

Janet Lynn Jewelry 

Mini Make overs by Nicole Lennox

 We can't thank our wonderful vendors enough for participating in this special Penelope Lane fundraiser boutique where all booth fees were a direct donation to the Ms. Wheelchair foundation. We had so many amazing people get involved and excited about helping this amazing foundation. It was awesome!
 One of our favorite things about boutique day is getting to see so many of our blogger and crafter friends! What a treat it was to have so many familiar faces all together!
 Little WelliesMuch Ado About YouFunky Vintage Lovely SO fun to have a visit from our favorite April Erickson Kennedy who started her vacation early to come to the Penelope Lane Boutique. We all loved seeing her and her sweet family!
 How cute is this family who stopped by the Little Penelope Lane booth!! Cutest twins wearing their new LPL headbands!! One of the twins names was Penelope Jane!! How fun is that!!
awesome shoppers and boutique supporters 

It was an amazing day benefiting an amazing foundation.
A BIG THANK YOU to all who participated in this event!

The fun never ends... We're now accepting applications to our Fall Boutique! More info and application here.