Dear DiaryParty Time

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Guess what? The #getsocialworkshop is finally back, with more information and fun than ever before! Paige and I have both gained so much knowledge in everything from opening an online shop to formulating a strong visual strategy for your brand, and we can’t wait to share what we’ve learned with our newest students (alongside sweet treats and fully loaded gift bags as per usual of course!)

Whether you’re a blogger or business owner we can’t wait to teach you about photos, promos, partnerships, and everything else that comes with the wild world of social media and digital marketing on Sunday November 13th!

Tickets won’t be on sale until Monday (link will be here – act quick as we always sell out!) but for now you can see snippets from our last classes here, here and here!

Dear Diary

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After months (dare I say years?) of scheming, planning and dreaming it seems pretty unreal to finally be sharing our big news with all of you today. Without any further ado – because I really can’t take any more build up – we’re opening an online pastel lifestyle store!

Okay Alyssa, calm down… what does that even mean?

Here’s the deal: on November 1st (Aka 11 days from now) we’ll be launching #shopRAOP, an online concept shop stocking one of a kind treasures and capsule collections of super limited batch locally made custom goods that are exclusive to us. In simpler terms, really special, really pretty things that only exist once, and when they’re all gone we’ll wave our magic wands and whip up something new! Sounds fun right?!

We don’t want to give everything away before the big day, but you can expect to see everything from custom embellished second hand denim and copper planters to gold dusted floral candles and cotton candy knits. In short, we’re about to make your pastel shopping dreams come true.

I could go on and on about why we’ve taken this step and what it means to me, but I’ll save that for next month. For now let’s all just do what we want to do – get excited!!!

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There’s just over a week left until Paige and I’s second Get Social Workshop, and we couldn’t be more excited to open the doors of Studio B and share our Saturday morning learning and chatting with delightful new friends.

As we work on our presentation and start to finalize everything from florals and decor to snacks and drinks, we thought we’d give you a little peek at what everyone has been wondering about above all else- the gift bags of course!

Putting together gift bags is one of the best parts of planning workshops, and we love receiving all of the fun products in the mail and stuffing each tote like we would goodie bags for a birthday party the night before the big day. This time around we have more amazing sponsors than ever, and we’re so thrilled to be sharing some of our personal favourite things with the workshop attendees! Here’s a bit about what you might find on your chair when you arrive:

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A dreamy gift bag starts with, well, a great bag, so we’ve got a handful of Ban.do’s adorable new pink candy striped totes ready for stuffing! They’re the perfect accessory to carry home all of your treats from the workshop after we’re finished (and trust us, there will be a lot of treats!)

Inside you’ll find a ton of adorable goodies like a Thimblepress confetti push pop for spontaneous celebrations, This is Ground’s metallic “chord tacos” to help you keep organized on the go, a coupon for Good Day Hair Shop (and stickers!), cold pressed juice from The Village Juicery to keep you energized, and so much more. The idea is you’ll go home with everything you need to utilize your new skills and create some fun new content.

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Rumour has it we’ve still left a few surprises for the day of… think magical treats from favourite spots like Bake Shoppe, Kitten and the Bear, and handmade accessories by Lady Hayes.

Do you have your ticket yet? We’re selling out quick, so get on it!