Thursday, December 12, 2013

EVENT December 13-14 Cville Holiday Craftacular

This could be your final opportunity to purchase GDO in 2013. Find me Friday and Saturday at City Space (downtown Charlottesville above the Post Office).

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

EVENT Charlottesville City Market and Junior League Mistletoe Market Nov 16-17

This Saturday will be our last day of the year at The Charlottesville City Market. Be sure to stop by between 8a-1p.
On Sunday, GDO will be at The Boar's Head Inn Pavilion in Charlottesville for The Mistletoe Market from 10a-5pm.

Friday, November 1, 2013

EVENT Charlottesville City Market Saturday, November 2nd, 8a-1pm

Get an extra hour of sleep before kicking off your weekend at The Charlottesville City Market, because, this weekend our hours change from 8a-1pm. Looking forward to seeing some of my favorite people.

Friday, October 25, 2013

EVENT Charlottesville City Market, Saturday, October 26, 7a-12noon

Since the debut of our latest design, they continue to be a hit. With the holiday shopping season underway, you won't want to miss your opportunity to own this heirloom quality piece. See you bright and early tomorrow at The Charlottesville City Market 7a-12noon.

Friday, October 18, 2013

EVENT Charlottesville City Market, Saturday, October 19 7a-12noon

Looking forward to being back in Charlottesville this weekend for The Charlottesville City Market on Saturday from 7a-12noon. Custom orders will be ready for pick up.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

EVENT Filled Weekend! October 12-13, 2013

Kick the weekend off on Saturday morning with a visit to The Charlottesville City Market. GDO is loaded with new designs inspired for the holidays. Come early for the best selection 7a-12noon.

On Sunday, GDO will be amongst many Virginia wine and food lovers for the Taste of Culpeper.
If you have never been to Culpeper, this is your chance!

Friday, September 27, 2013

EVENT Charlottesville City Market, Saturday, September 28th 7a-12noon

Looking forward to parents weekend and kicking it off bright and early tomorrow at The Charlottesville City Market. Come by to check out loads of new designs for fall from Girls Day Out. Custom orders are ready for pick up also. 7a-12noon.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

EVENT Charlottesville City Market, Saturday, September 21, 7a-12noon

It was evident last weekend that the holiday shopping is under way. I'm working on loads of new designs with the gift giver in mind. Here's a peak at our sterling silver post heart studs. Available in brushed silver or brushed gold.

Monday, September 16, 2013

from Old to New

Madison & Mabel Boutique in Frederick, Maryland challenged me to design ten new pieces using vintage skeleton keys. Of, course, those who know me, know that I LOVE custom work, and am always up for the challenge to design one-of-a-kind pieces. So, here they are, from old to new! They will be shipped out this week and you can purchase yours from the next Chartreuse & Company Sale. 

Friday, September 13, 2013

EVENT Saturday, September 14, 7a-12noon Charlottesville City Market

How can you resist waking up early to enjoy the perfect cup of coffee and the gorgeous weather we are expecting tomorrow. I missed my Charlottesville crowd last weekend. And, it has been a busy week of designing new pieces. Come see for yourself! 7a-12noon.

Friday, August 30, 2013

EVENT Charlottesville City Market, Saturday, August 31st 7a-12noon

Looking forward to a gorgeous day in Charlottesville tomorrow. 7a-12noon.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

SAVE THE DATE Saturday, Sept 7th, Orange Street Festival 9a-5p

GDO is so excited to be a part of this event! It's free and there will be loads of activities for kids. Be sure to save the date, Saturday, Sept 7th. 

Friday, August 23, 2013

EVENT Charlottesville City Market, Saturday, August 24, 7a-12noon

Don't miss the opportunity to get an early start to your saturday morning, and stroll through the lovely Charlottesville City Market. Who can resist fresh coffee and donuts made on the spot. Be sure to stop by and check out my latest designs. I am in love with the one-of-a-kind piece. Come early for the best selection. 7a-12noon.

Friday, August 16, 2013

EVENT Charlottesville City Market, Saturday, August 17th 7a-12noon

Looking forward to a gorgeous day for the Charlottesville City Market tomorrow. Custom orders are ready to be picked up. Lots of new designs to see also. Who has already begun their Christmas shopping? I have! See you bright and early 7a-12noon. 

Friday, August 2, 2013

EVENT Charlottesville City Market, Saturday August 3, 7a-12noon

Looking forward to another gorgeous Saturday at The Charlottesville City Market. We've restocked on our popular designs and are loaded with many new creations. Get there before 10am for the best selection.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

EVENT Charlottesville City Market Saturday, July 27, 7a-12noon

Get out and enjoy the gorgeous temps this Saturday at The Charlottesville City Market. Be sure to stop by and check out our restocked popular designs and many new and one-of-a-kind pieces. 7a-12noon

Friday, July 19, 2013

EVENT Charlottesville City Market, Saturday, July 20th, 7a-12noon

Come see my new displays in action tomorrow at The Charlottesville City Market. 7a-12noon.

Friday, July 12, 2013

EVENT Charlottesville City Market, Saturday, July 13th 7a-12noon

Our Gatsby stud earrings are in stock just in time for The Charlottesville City Market this Saturday, July 13th, 7a-12noon. Get yours before they sell out. You'll get the best selection before 10am. Rain or shine - see ya there!

Friday, July 5, 2013

EVENT Charlottesville City Market, Saturday, July 7th, 7a-12noon

GDO returned from our buying trip to New York City on Monday.  Our new designs will debut this Saturday at The Charlottesville City Market. Here's a little peak. 7a-12noon. 

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Designs by Kalyn

When my oldest was only eight years old, she designed her first line of jewelry and branded it Ivie Market. She sold her pieces alongside mine and loved that women were drawn to her work. Over the years, she has produced amazing pieces of art from pottery to charcoal to watercolor.
I am so pleased that she has taken an interest in GDO again, and this Summer began accompanying me to The Market and other events. She enjoys learning the business side of this operation as much as she enjoys creating and selling her own designs. Her silk chord necklaces have nearly sold out and, she received her first wholesale order from a local boutique where we live. Next week I'm taking her with me to NYC on a buying trip. She's as excited as I am to get inspired. 

Friday, June 14, 2013

EVENT WEEKEND June 15th and 16th

 This weekend you can find Girls Day Out at The Charlottesville City Market on Saturday from 7a-12noon and on Sunday at The Kings Family Vineyard Pink Ribbon Polo Cup from 11am-4pm in Crozet, Virginia. Click the link for more information

We are looking forward to a fun-filled weekend. To commemorate the return of the cicadas, you'll want to get your hands on a pair of these beauties. Available in matte silver or matte gold. Very light weight and delicate cicada wings. 

Friday, June 7, 2013

EVENT Charlottesville City Market, Saturday, June 8th, 7a-12noon

Come check out some of our new Summer designs tomorrow, bright and early, at The Charlottesville City Market. All custom orders and repairs are ready for pick up.

Friday, May 31, 2013

EVENT Charlottesville City Market, Saturday, June 1st, 7a-12noon

You will find me packed to the brim tomorrow with designs just in time for graduation, end of the year teacher gifts, or a special something to add to your own summer wardrobe. Come early for the best selection and beat the heat! 7a-12noon.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Save The Date Sunday, June 16th Kings Family Vineyard

Girls Day Out has been selected to be one of the vendors for this years Kings Family Vineyard Pink Ribbon Polo. 
013 Schedule of Events
  • Match is on Sunday, June 16, 2013 at King Family Vineyards with Event Announcer Michael Waring.
  • Gates open at 11 a.m. with pre-game festivities and the Boutique Shops.
  • The Tasting Room opens at 11 a.m. Tastings will be available throughout the day for $7/person and includes a special signature glass.
  • 12:30 p.m. Stick and Ball Warm-Up
  • 1:00 p.m. Match
  • 4:00 p.m. Awards and Raffle
  • All proceeds will benefit the Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation and Every Woman's Life.
Arrive early to take it all in. The gates open at 11 a.m. along with the shops. You will also be able to preview the raffle items available and purchase tickets for your opportunity to win.
The players will take the field for their stick and ball warm up prior to the match. Please do not walk onto the polo field at anytime when there are horses on it!
On the railThe match will begin at 1 p.m.with the Star Spangled Banner and Player introductions.
We will make our raffle drawings post match and announce all the winners as we wait for the players to make their way to the Player's Tent for the Awards Ceremony. Please everyone join us at midfield.
Around 4 p.m., the Award Ceremony will begin with the presentation of team and individual awards and gifts. The Pink Ribbon Polo Classic Perpetual Trophy will be presented to the winning team by the winning team sponsor.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

EVENT Lucketts Spring Fair May 18 & 19 10a-5p

The Lucketts Store Spring Market is a true extravaganza!  Seasoned antique dealers & people who just have too much cool stuff, will fill the Lucketts Store grounds May 18th and 19th for our Spring Market. It's our biggest event of the year with great bands, yummy food, and always perfect weather!  *fingers crossed*   The Market will be on the 15 acres surrounding the Lucketts Store and Design House {42350 Lucketts Road in Leesburg, VA}.  In true Lucketts-style it's gonna be better than ever!  
We have over 170 fantastic dealers lined up this year from all over the country. Many vendors have been featured in your favorite books and magazines, including Country Home, Country Living, Romantic Homes, Junk Market, Southern Living, and Veranda, just to name a few.
The market is open both Saturday and Sunday and we will have killer antique and vintage items for you and your home, including furniture, lamps, home accessories, collectibles, clothing, and much, much more!  Expect a day of food, fun, and great deals. We won't disappoint!!!
This year we have partnered with Hometalk, a home & garden community where DIYers and pros share ideas, inspiration and advice, for a Hometalk Meetup on Sunday, May 19th!  We are super-excited to be joined by our favorite junker, Donna, from Funky Junk Interiors, for the Meetup on Sunday, May 19th! 

Gates will open at 10am and stay open until 5pm each day. Admission is $7 per person per day {children 12 and under are free}  NO PETS PLEASE.  

Friday, April 26, 2013

EVENT Charlottesville City Market, Saturday, April 27, 7a-12noon

If you missed me last weekend at The Charlottesville City Market, come by this Saturday to load up on Nautical Seaside inspired jewelry for your Summer Wardrobe! Anchors Anchors everywhere! 7a-12noon. Come before 10am for the best selection.

Friday, April 12, 2013

EVENT Charlottesville City Market Saturday, April 13th, 7a-12noon

Looking forward to a gorgeous day tomorrow. Join us for The Charlottesville City Market from 7a-12noon. . Yacht Club earrings were a big hit - if you are after a pair, we have restocked. Popular designs sell early. Come before 9am for the best selection.
                 ps. Girls Day Out will not be at the market April 20th. 

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

EVENT April 19th & 20th Richmond Collegiate Village Green Fair

Girls Day Out is pleased to be a part of the 



Going for GOLD

at Village Green


Friday Frolic -- Come Shop!
Friday, April 19
10:00 am- 4:00 pm
Saturday, April 20th 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Both events are located on the Lower School Campus and are
FREE and open to the public.

Get Ready to "Go for Gold at Village Greenon April 19th & 20th!
VGF Co-Chairs, Beth Fallon & Maureen Stepanian and this year's Committee Chairs are confident that you and your family will have a gold medal day!  VGF is one of the largest fundraisers made possible byYOU, the parents! Thank you for organizing, volunteering, baking, shopping, but MOST importantly, being with us on Fair Day! With your support, VGF will be a record breaking, fun-filled weekend! 

Fair Weekend starts with Friday Frolic-Shops on the Green, on April 19th from 10:00-4:00.  Bring your friends and shop the book, toy, and clothes sale, Garden ShoppeSilent Auction, and, some of the finest vendors on the East Coast and beyond. Meet for lunch under the tent with A NEW highlight this year, boxed lunches from Richmond's Favorite, Sally Bell's Kitchen. This is a great way to kick off Fair weekend!
Saturday, April 20th from 9:00-3:00 will definitely go in the record books for a fun filled day!  Start the morning by participating in the Fun Run and then race over to the field for games, inflatables, and yummy fair food! Don't forget to register for the always exciting and competitive Dodgeball tourney andLip Sync contest. For lunch, plan on meeting under the tent for many options!   NEW this year—Chick-fil-A, and grilled hamburgers/hot dogs, and Papa John's Pizza. One thing is for sure, you won't go home hungry!


Your 2013 Village Green Fair packet- on paper or online   has everything you and your family need to create a special award-winning weekend. We look forward to seeing you on April 19th and 20th!  

Village Green Fair is one of THE LARGEST FUNDRAISERS that Collegiate’s Parents’ Association produces each year.  Past VGFs have raised thousands of dollars for smart boards, emergency notification systems, and more.

Many hands make light work... If you would like to volunteer your time, please visit our VGF Volunteerpage and sign up!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

EVENT Charlottesville City Market at Water Street, Saturday April 6th 7a-12noon

The winter months have flown by for me this year. I don't know how that happened, but, in the blink of an eye, already, we are heading back out to the City Market in Charlottesville, starting this Saturday, April 6th. Hours are still 7am-12noon and Girls Day Out will be  in the same location as last year, Space 25. See you bright and early!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

A sneak peak at our Simple Summer designs

Summer inspired designs are already gracing the studio at Girls Day Out. I'm loving the gold plated chain with simple pearl and turquoise accents. Tell us what you think - and earn a chance to win the pearl cluster design in this photo on Facebook. Once we reach 475 fans, we will have a giveaway.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013


Enjoy your snow day and get your at-home shopping fix. Enter code BLIZZARD at checkout for any purchase over $20 and receive a 20% discount.

Monday, March 4, 2013

GDO Bead Bar at Chicks Picks March 14-17

You design it, I create it while you shop! You won't want to miss this Chicks Picks. March 14-17th. See previous post for more info. 

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Bridal Party Vintage

Knowing that most brides dream all their lives about their wedding day, planning every detail until it's exactly as they imagined... I am always flattered when I'm asked to design the perfect accessory for a bride or bridal party. For a vintage themed wedding, the heirloom quality of our "Claire" earrings will be the perfect accent against their coral dresses.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

SAVE THE DATE for Chicks Picks March 14-17

Join us in kicking off Spring for the first 2013 show of the season at Chicks Picks. I am excited to be the featured artist for this event and will have a "bead bar" stocked with a selection of beads and charms to design your own bracelet on the spot. This concept is perfect for little girls Easter baskets and Mothers Day gifts. You choose the beads, charms and size, and I put it all together while you shop.
                                         Located at 20757 Parkside Circle, Sterling Virginia

Monday, January 28, 2013

Trip Abroad

Last year I traveled abroad to the United Kingdom, where I visited friends and family who I hadn't seen in over a decade.  I brought Girls Day Out with me and set up several trunk shows throughout Chester and London. I was thrilled by the interest in my designs. I came home after a two week stay and immediately planned my return for 2013. So, tomorrow I go back. Packed to the brim, again, with new designs, and anxious to go back to the country I fell in love with the Summer I was fifteen.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Out With The Old and In With The New

2013 is well under way, and I'm amazed, already, at the amount of business coming in with the new year. My goal during my "slower" months is always to freshen up the business a little. And, this year is no exception. New packaging, New logo, and of course, loads of new designs. I'm so happy with how the new logo turned out. I had a vision, and it came to life with the help of graphic designer, Kennia of Staying true to the GDO feel, fun fresh and fashionable, here it is.