Wednesday, June 29, 2011

June - Month of Reunions and Family

June began with my eldest son's high school reunion.  He flew in from LA to attend and we had the pleasure of his company for a week while he re-connected with high school friends.  Of course, it also brought his grandparents from the Chicago area in for a visit.  Our home was full of activity, family and tons of fun.  This was Reunion #1.

As soon as my son flew in from Los Angeles I whisked him off to a fundraiser for Dress for Success.  It was held at Level 9 Miranova and included vodka tasting, music, dancing, amazing food and cocktails.  All for a cause near and dear to my heart.  You can find out all about Dress for Success Columbus at

Reunion #2
I also had my high school reunion this month held in Downers Grove, Illinois.  This is the first high school reunion I've attended.  It was heartwarming to see classmates and friends that I haven't seen for decades.  In many cases feeling like we picked up where we left off.  It was an incredible event that was coordinated by a hardworking committee.  I'm hesitant to name them all because I wouldn't want to leave one person out.  They worked hard for two years resulting in a hugely successful reunion.  My heartfelt thanks to them.

Now onto July and back to the business of exhibiting at art shows!!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Giveaways and Events in May

Life is good!

Visit this month - April - offering a $30.00 GIFT CARD to AdoreJules Etsy shop.  Enter to win just stop by the blog "It's a Crazy Life, But It's Our Life blog!!!

Jewelry is continuing to be offered at the Market at Serendip in Powell, Ohio.  LP Designs has merged with the Market at Serendip.  All merchandise in the shop is designed by either local Central Ohio artists or artists from around the U.S.  Each piece more unique than the next.

AdoreJules has recently been added to the Wren House in Worthington, Ohio.  When you visit the Worthington Farmer's Market make sure to stop in the Wren House!  Just around the corner off the Village Green.  Wren House has a wonderful eclectic mix of great items for home and personal - along with a great selection of Pandora jewelry.

Youngest son will be a best man at the wedding of Jay and Leslie Kemper on May 7th.  Very exciting!  Can't believe his friends are starting to get married.

AdoreJules will be in two event in May.

May 14th is "Forms of Persuasion" at The Four Seasons Columbus in Hilliard Ohio.  Other artists include Mac Worthington-Sculpture; Rocco Pisto-Painting and Kevin Keiser-Ceramics.  The opening reception is from 6pm-9pm including soft jazz by Sentimental Reason.

May 28th & 29th is Cuneo Gardens in Vernon Hills, Illnois  ( 
This is the 6th annual juried weekend of art, music food and fun with 70 registered artists on Saturday and Sunday, May 28th and May 29th, from 10:00AM – 5:00PM.  It's held on the grounds of the historic Cuneo Gardens Mansion.  The mansion was built in the early 1900's by the original founder of General Electric in the Italianate style.  It 's an outdoor venue on the lovely grounds.

Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's party!"  ~Robin Williams

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Adore Jules: Memorial Day Weekend/Serendip/Grandview Hop

Adore Jules: Memorial Day Weekend/Serendip/Grandview Hop

Memorial Day Weekend/Serendip/Grandview Hop

The weekend was kicked off by picking up my youngest son at Port Columbus on Friday.  Well, it was actually to begin with his arrival Friday morning via the Mega Bus.  The Mega Bus is a great way to travel economically between C-bus and Chicago.  That is when the sign on the bus is marked with the correct city it's traveling to.  Long story short, bus was marked at Union Station in Chicago as heading to Cincinnati, thus son arrived on a plane in C-bus Friday afternoon.

Feature Friday was held at the Market at Serendip (last Friday of each month) in the evening.  Nick and I visited the shop and were able to view all the local artists and the work for sale at this artist's co-op.  A wealth of unique items for sale.

My initiation into the vendor venue began with May's Grandview Hop.  The Grandview Hop is held the last Saturday of each month from April through November.  The entire experience was amazing!  Steve Weaver of the Candle Lab (also Market at Serendip) couldn't have been nicer to work with as he organizes this event.  Everyone who frequented the Hop and my booth, vendors and patrons alike were a pleasure to meet and talk to.  Another plus of being a vendor was being surrounded by fabulous eateries.  Loved it!!

It was so much fun I look forward to the June Hop!  If you go stop by and say Hi!!  I'm just a bit north of the intersection of 2nd and Grandview directly across from Spagio's.