Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The Anticipation is Killing Us! Swimwear Site Redo

I know, I know...I told you that our site would be live by now, but alas...it isn't.  We have gone through a lot of problems with web designers over the years.  There were many stops and starts...sigh...however, we are still standing staunchly behind our new, web design team, 1 Choice 4 Your Store.  This group of ladies are awesome!  They are adding a few more extra special touches to our site, so the reveal date has been set back a bit.  So, patience my darlings...it's coming soon.

For now, while we're waiting, I need to tell you about another swimwear line that I've discovered.  One of my new faves is Issa de' mar.  It's another killer Hawaiian swimwear line...I'm seeing a trend here.  Anyway, two friends from the North Shore starting out by selling their bikinis from a tiger painted ice cream truck...now that's pretty damn plucky!  I love that!  Now, you might think that their swimsuits are, how shall we say, "rustic," but that couldn't be further from the truth.  Their one piece swimsuits are totally fashion forward and their hip, little bikinis are to die for. I really hope that you'll be seeing more of this original and clever bikini label in our catalog.  I am so excited to show you some pix, but as I've said many times before, I need permission from the owners and photographer first.  I'm working on that.  I think that I have several lines saved up to show you for 2014.  We'll do the grand display when the new site goes live...more to anticipate.

BTW, we do have a few, new 2014 swimsuits in.  The 2014 Boys+Arrows Swimwear just arrived and it's all pretty darn cute.  We also got three, new styles in from the 2014 Acacia Swimwear...OMG...so sexy and very, very chic.   Tori Praver Swimwear for 2014 has also just come in...gorgeous.  We have a few specials on 2013 swimsuits, so you really must stop by the site...just avoid the construction.  Thanks...a warm aloha to all of our wonderful customers.

~ Cindy

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

On The Crest of A Wave...New Things To Come

It is dry, the ocean is very still and I wish a rain storm would come and liven things up.  Until then, we'll have to stir thing up ourselves.  So it's all about new things!

First, I want to let you know that our new site is almost ready to go live.  The graphics are done and it has been placed in the hands of the programmer. It looks fabulous!  A hearty applause for 1 Choice 4 Your Store web design team!!!  I really hope that my next post will be under the new look and format...fingers crossed.

New swimwear lines are coming our way.  One, is Lisa Blue, with Aussie designer Lisa Burke at the helm.  Lisa is a surfer girl and a true lover of whales.  She's had some amazing experiences with the whales that have inspired her to design her beautiful swimwear.  She is donating 25% of the net profits from her company to saving and protecting the whales through the Australian Whale Conservation Society (AWCS)  which is a registered, non-profit environmental organization, based in Queensland, Australia.  You can read about Lisa's story and ways that you can help on her website.  We praise her efforts and love her bikinis.  Look for a sultry little number done in blue velvet to arrive in a few weeks, ...yow...beautiful!  I'll post pix as soon as I have permission.

Another "new line" that we will be carrying is OndadeMar, which really isn't new for us.  We carried this ultra-pretty label for many years and we're so glad to have them back in our line-up.  This is a classy, elegant line, with impeccable styling.  Look for pix, (gotta have permission first...you know the routine,) as soon as possible.  We expect their swimsuits to arrive around March.

So...no pix today, no rain today, no surf today...just blue skies and that's good.

~ C.