Friday, October 24, 2008

Creative Loafing - "Best of the Suncoast 2008" - Orange Press & Everything but the Girl

This is sweet sparkly news. Two participants in this year's AHB show have won a "Best of the Suncoast '08" from Creative Loafing (CL is an Atomic sponsor) this year. Both Orange Press & Everything but the Girl. Their victories are Atomic victories because I am happy to have them in the show. Orange Press donated 100 of their zines for the swag tote give aways last year and are doing the same this year. However, this year Orange Press will have their very own table selling some cool stuff. Jen Nugent makes some killer bags from refurbished bike tire innards.

Everything but the Girl, well, I can't write without being biased. The owner, Laura Gale, is my gal-pal and sells my stuff along with other AHB crafter's wares. Vintage and sweet items a'plenty in her boutique, Ms. Gale has been instrumental in getting the Rosemary District vibe a'growing. Read all about these two winners below or just pick up the latest issue of Creative Loafing.

BEST BOOTY-SHAKIN' NIGHT
Soap at Pastimes Pub
Local power couple John Lichtenstein (aka one-man band, Skiffle) and Orange Press Zine publisher Jen Nugent organize and promote this electrapsychocandy dance party, an ongoing sequel of sorts to the previous boogie nights known as Dirt. The monthly showcase features an ever-changing lineup of DJs, rock bands, rappers and electronic artists. Get out to Pastimes on the Tuesday they've selected, or risk having to sit tight for the next installment. myspace.com/soaptheparty or myspace.com/orangepress

Everything But the Girl
EBTG was a rad enough little boutique before it introduced vintage duds. Now with new old clothing and accessories arriving weekly, the Rosemary District niche is one-stop oooh-and-ahhing, thanks to proprietress Laura Gale's keen eye for timeless pieces and her merchandising charms. Toss in jewelry, house wares, handbags, jewelry, even fine art – handcrafted by up-and-coming local artists – and Gale's got everything a girl could want and then some. 430 Central Ave., Sarasota, 954-8800 or shopebtg.com

1 comment:

Hitchhiking Butterflies said...

Congrats go to YOU too darling for putting on such a GREAT show for all of us to set up our wares at year after year!! Thanks!