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Aug 2011 - Half Moon Bay Patch
The Milliner of El Granada: Stephanie Arbuckle

El Granada resident Stephanie Arbuckle has been making hats for over 20 years. She makes sun hats, cloche hats (also known as bucket hats) and rain hats for women from a variety of vintage and upcycled fabrics suited for both summer and winter climates.

Watch the video to see Arbuckle making one of her hats, and talking about her work.
Arbuckle's hats will be featured at a trunk show during tonight's Girls' Night Out event at Savvy Skirts, a boutique at the Shoppes at Harbor Village.

 

Feb 2011 - Half Moon Bay Review
Fashions, high tea celebrate women, girls

...more than 40 models will strut down the runway, showcasing clothing and accessories, as emcee Derek Johnston of Salt Lake City, a friend of Broome, will discuss the local contributing shops. Those include Butler Golf, Designing Women, Feed & Fuel, Half to Have It, HMB Board Shop, HMB Health & Beauty, Hey Jude, Johnston House, Kuk Sool Won school of martial arts, La Petite Baleen, Oceano, P. Cottontail, Pop Warner Cheerleaders, the Posh Moon, Rouge, Saviz, Savvy Skirts, Sense of Peace and Tokenz.

Jul 2009 - *Wedding Road Trip*
Things You Need to Know About Wedding Invitations.

Not all of the wedding vendors that we've dealt with have been difficult. In fact, ordering our final ceremony invitations was a downright pleasure, thanks to Savvy Skirts of Half Moon Bay. After four hours of being counseled by Sheri, the genius behind the whole operation, we settled on super simple, classic invites that required little to no assembly. Sheri also taught us everything we needed to know about wedding invitations, which saved us some serious headaches."


Jun 2009 - *Here Comes The Guide*
Wedding Anniversary Road Trip, Part 2

I stopped in at Savvy Skirts for some retail therapy. The name itself means smart women, and it's all about celebrating the girl in all of us: fun, stylish and practical gift items for the super busy woman. The story of how this company came to be is inspiring. Their website is a great place to look for gifts for your wedding attendants, too!"


May 2009 - *Lili Durkin Weddings*
Lili Durkin Weddings. Savvy Skirts: Weddings and more!

I walked to the Harbor Shops next door. I came across a store called Savvy Skirts. I met Sheri Olson, one of the owners and she is a delight! She and a girlfriend started this store as a way to honor their late friend who had died suddenly of Lymphoma. This is a great spot to get gifts for the women in your life- girlfriends, new moms, bridemaids, brides, even flower girls. Sheri does invitations there as well, and can help you come up with custom touches for your day."


 

Feb 2009 - *Coastviews Magazine*
Savvy Skirts: A memorial to a wonderful friend

With (Vicki) Oberleitner always as their inspiration, they created a Web site, savvyskirts.com, and began selling their expanded line of signature Girl Baskets that fit all occasions. Olson says, "Vicki died in November of 2003. As therapy, we took this devastatingly negative event and funneled our energy into starting our business in February of 2004. She [Vicki] was always the girly girl out of all of us. She could out-Martha-Stewart Martha Stewart. She was a beautiful perfectionist." They give part of their Girl Basket proceeds to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Olson says, "The Web site opened so many doors for us. We got in touch with so many women's organizations. There is this sub-culture of women taking the 25th hour of their busy days to do something that is their passion. That is what we did. Life is short, as we learned with the loss of Vicki. Our mission is to support women's purposeful and passionate projects."


Feb 2009 - *Wickedly Chic Valentines Guide*
WC Valentines Gift Guide

Celebrate your best Gal Pals this Valentine's Day! Send a colorful Savvy Skirts Girl Basket(R) full of fun memories and super cute practical gifts to make her smile! Savvy Skirts provides smart women of all ages some creative retail therapy for her self (finally - something about me!), her support (family, and of course who can forget our dear Girlfriends) and her surroundings (home, office, travel, etc). The Girl Basket(R) is a fun and unique way to combine creative gifts into custom gift baskets with a special message for the busy women in your life! A portion of all The Girl Basket(R) sales goes to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.


Jan 2009 - *Steals and Deals*
Steals and Deals Gift Blog

Savvy Skirts specializes in unique gifts for women! Savvy Skirts, means "Smart Women", and was created by two close friends that love to shop and even more love to give nice gifts to loved ones! So they created this fun company for "Smart Women" called Savvy Skirts. I was sent a Coffee Martini Glass to review. The quality is very nice and I have to admit, drinking hot cocoa out of a martini glass is actually kinda fun! Abby had a great suggestion; giving one of these martini coffee glass to a teacher with a gift certificate to Starbucks! A very "classy" gift!


Nov 2008 - *Wickedly Chic Holiday Gift Guide*
Holiday Gift Guide

Don't just survive the holidays - celebrate them Girlfriend style! Send a colorful Savvy Skirts Girl Basket(R) with some holiday encouragement to make her smile! Savvy Skirts provides 'smart women' of all ages some creative *retail therapy* for her *self *(finally - something about me!), her * support* (family, and of course who can forget our dear Girlfriends) and her *surroundings *(home, office, travel, etc). The Girl Basket(R) is a fun and unique way to combine creative gifts into custom gift baskets with a special message for the busy women in your life! A portion of all The Girl Basket(R) sales goes to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. All gifts wrapped up super cute for free!


June 2008 - *Good Housekeeping's Quick & Simple Magazine*
Quick & Simple

$5 off online purchases - Visit Savvyskirts.com for fabulous gifts for your galpals. Search by Occasion, Emotion or Style!


Mar 2008 - *Light the Night Newsletter*
Light the Night Walk for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Check out www.SavvySkirts.com. They are a gift company that gives a portion of their proceeds to LLS! This business was formed in memory of one of their good friends who lost her battle to cancer. Team Savvy Skirts have joined us for several years at Light The Night and we look forward to working with them more closely in 2008! I just sent one of their fabulous gift baskets to my daughter going to school in New York! Great products! Great Cause!


Mar 2008 - *Wickedly Chic Spring Fling*
Wickedly Chic

Don't forget Mom & Grandma this Mother's Day! Send a colorful little Spa Savvy Girl Basket® with some spring gardening encouragement to make her smile! Savvy Skirts provides 'smart women' of all ages some creative *retail therapy* for her self (finally - something about me!), her support (family, and of course who can forget our dear Girlfriends) and her surroundings (home, office, travel, etc). The Girl Basket® is a fun and unique way to combine creative gifts into custom gift baskets to convey a special message for different occasions in busy womens' lives with a portion of all sales going to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.


Oct 2007 - *The Well Heeled Society - Holiday Contest*
The Well Heeled Society

Pay homage to the quintessential stiletto wearer - Win a Cinderella T-shirt from Savvy Skirts! For all of you who may have lost a glass slipper (or in my case, BOTH lucite wedges, along with an entire shoe collection!), Savvy Skirts is giving you a chance to win a Cinderella T-shirt, an homage to the quintessential stiletto wearer! Create your Single Gal's Holiday Wish List by November 12th to be eligible*. *Eligible gift registries are those having more than one e-mail address listed as "guests" for your virtual gift registry, and does not show the registrant's personal e-mail address as a guest. Sometimes life's destiny does not include you being swept off your feet. Sometimes it's just standing in the light of your completeness...wearing fabulous shoes. -Felicia Coley, Owner, The Well Heeled Society. Make sure to visit the The Well Heeled Society Gift Registry.


July 2007 - *Marmalade Pink launch*
Marmalade Pink Women's online shopping co-op

Marmalade Pink is a small business co-operative formed to bring together talented independent designers that offer unique products and services to a marketplace that is becoming increasingly frustrated with the lack of diversity available in large retail chains. "People want more choices than they can find in the big box stores," said co-founder Liz Nonnemacher. "When the local mall is your only shopping option, you miss out on a fantastic world of artists and designers that offer consistently high value and outstanding customer service." A visit to Marmalade Pink will introduce customers to an extraordinary range of out-of-the-box retail options, including hot jewelry designs by Charming Sam and eeni-ren designs, colorful paintings by artist Jaime Zollars, and luxury bath products from After the Rayne. Shoppers looking for memorable gift ideas have top-of-the-line choices at Savvy Skirts and trend-spotters will feel right at home with the experts at Wickedly Chic and le Mod Boutique. In addition to offering links to great shops and sites, Marmalade Pink bumps the excitement factor up a notch with monthly prize giveaways. Each month, visitors to the main site or Marmalade Pink member sites can register to win gift baskets valued at between $150 and $200. Chock full of goodies ranging from elegant jewelry to lush bath products, these prize baskets are a great introduction to the latest trends in the independent marketplace.


February 2007 - *Indie of the Week*
Wickedly Chic www.wickedlychic.com

Do you like to give great gifts but find yourself short on time and inspiration? Don't like to give the same gifts all of the time? We have the answer for you this week with Savvy Skirts. Savvy Skirts is not only a business with a heart and a mission behind it, but is a premiere gift service for and about women. Of course, men are always welcome to shop. The site has a wonderful array of items that you can choose for a gift basket and theme of your choice. How about throwing a Savvy Society Party? Now, I'm all about parties for any occasion so here's the lowdown on this shindig: Savvy Society Party. You get a gift certificate just for throwing the party, another gift certificate for each order placed and not only that, you are contributing to a great cause! There are plenty of you out there that I know would be interested in this type of party, so what are you waiting for? You know who you are and so do I! It's gloomy February....so shop your hearts out and help a great cause at the same time with the assistance of Savvy Skirts. Swish your own skirt and get going.


December 2006 - *Must-See* Holiday Gifts for your Girlfriends! Girlfriend Celebrations. "Still searching for that perfect holiday gift? It's your lucky day, because we have found a very exciting, *girlfriendly* gift source. What's more, you can get your girlfriends the cutest gifts they've ever seen without sitting in traffic, fighting the holiday crowds or standing in line. So make yourself a peppermint mocha and settle in for some fun and satisfying on-line shopping! Finally, you can host an online shopping "party" at Savvy Skirts, resulting in great discounts for you and fun for your friends. Best of all, $2 from every Savvy Society Party order goes to the Leukemia and Lymphoma society. What a fun and easy way for all your girlfriends to get their shopping done this holiday season!"


December 2006 - Half Moon Bay Review Magazine: Gift Rap. Top 25 Gifts on the Coastside. Emergency Roadside Kit "Be sure to put safety first during the holidays by giving the Safety Girl Emergency Roadside Kit to any girl you know who might need a little help while traveling on the road. This useful and adorable kit has all the essential advice for the road, such as how to change a flat tire and replace a battery, along with the 'real emergency' supplies such as a nail file, deodorant, spot remover, chocolate and more to use while you are waiting for AAA."


November 2006 - Holiday Survival Savvy 2006 Girl Basket!
Wickedly Chic www.wickedlychic.com

"Maybe you would like to give a special friend or family member something to get them through the busy and hectic holiday season. The ladies at Savvy Skirts have just the answer for you. Their Holiday Survival Basket is loaded with items for that harried soul. Bath products, notepad, a gift tracker, manicure kit, mints, an adorable mug and more are all cozy within a green houndstooth shoulder bag lined with silk. It's perfection in a sack." WickedlyChic.com is an online shopping resource for the hottest Indie designers featuring trends, reviews and fun online contests.

Check it out here.


November 2006 - Savvy Skirts was proudly profiled in the Woman Owned Business Spotlight! The Woman Owned Business Spotlight showcases Indie Businesses owned by Women. They profile an eclectic group of designers, artists, crafters, and all around entrepreneurs that offer wonderful, unique items and services. This feature profiled our 2006 Holiday Survival Savvy Girl Basket.


November 2006 - FashionFling.com. Fashion Fling is a great mother and daughter site that features the creme de la creme of indie shopping. Their motto is "Let's make it an affair to remember". Savvy Skirts was featured this month as "Fling of the Week", which highlighted our 2006 Holiday Survival Savvy Girl Basket, Tweed Tote, Pearl Choker, Celebrate Cookbook, Black Tie Flip Flops, and Wreath Bag Holiday Cards. Savvy Skirts was proudly profiled in all their online publications, Fashion Fling, Style Buffet, Fashion Fling International, Bargain Shopper.


May 2006 - She Unlimited Magazine SheUnlimited.com, one of the largest online womens communities - "The Voice of Women Everywhere." Read and listen to our Savvy Skirts interview on She Unlimited here.


April 2006 Pause and Play Getaway - A weekend of fun & friendship!
Coeur d'Alene Resort, Idaho www.pauseandplaygetaway.com

"Fabulosa is the word to describe a $150 Girls Night Out gift bag from Savvy Skirts. This company has taken the idea of a gift basket and added so much oomph and fun you won't believe it. If you've got an extra special girl friend, nothing will show how much you love and appreciate her as a Girl Friend Basket. Know someone who's pregnant and feeling it? Send her a Pregnancy-Pick-Her-Up and listen to her new happier tune."

Check it out here.


February 2006 - Craft Revolution, said: "This Cranberry & Black Silk Satchel from Savvy Skirts is an excellent example of great use of my favorite color. The circular wooden handles and two-tone fabrics make this satchel the perfect accessory for your work wardrobe, giving it a classic, upscale look."


Check out our featured product in the Holiday 2005 issue of Belly Magazine!

Dec 2005 - Half Moon Bay Review Magazine

Freecycle.org article

Sheri Olson, president and owner of Savvy Skirts in her Half Moon Bay office with daughter Madeleine, 2, surrounded by packing peanuts which they collect from people on Freecycle.org and use to pack and ship gift baskets.


Coasting for Gifts - Top 25 Gifts for the Holidays found on the Coastside

 


2006 Pause and Play Getaway - A weekend of fun & friendship!
Coeur d' Alene Resort, Idaho www.pauseandplaygetaway.com

"Fabulosa is the word to describe a $150 Girls Night Out gift bag from Savvy Skirts. This company has taken the idea of a gift basket and added so much oomph and fun you won't believe it. If you've got an extra special girl friend, nothing will show how much you love and appreciate her as a Girl Friend Basket. Know someone who's pregnant and feeling it? Send her a Pregnancy-Pick-Her-Up and listen to her new happier tune."

Check it out here.

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