New location for handmade furniture store
Furniture and home accessories store Nadeau doesn’t do cookie-cutter. Its pieces are not mass-produced and are handcrafted from solid wood by Indian and Indonesian craftsman.
For the past two years, Austinites have shopped at the store’s West Sixth Street location, but Nadeau has moved to a bigger space downtown that’s twice as large as the old location. Nadeau’s new 5,200 square-foot home is at 624 N. Lamar Blvd. (the former Emerald’s site, next to Counter Cafe).
The handmade furnishings importer has a bigger mix of styles from rustic farmhouse to contemporary, with many one-of-a-kind pieces. With the store’s rotating stock of about 6,000 items, there’s a variety of pieces that fit in homes or smaller apartments.
Nadeau’s founders travel extensively to find items that the company describes as “furniture with a soul.” The store’s headquarters are in California, and Nadeau has 21 stores across the country including some in Dallas and Houston. New Austin store hours are Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday from noon-5 p.m. For more information, visit furniturewithasoul.com.
This Kickstarter campaign comes with shoes
Austin designer Tina Hambly has a new line of girls’ shoes she wants to launch and she’s doing it using Kickstarter. Her Valentina line, which launched in 2012, always has embraced the spirit of the girl who is wearing them, but now she wants girls to be able to put their creative stamp on the shoes as well.
The Kickstarter campaign, which is trying to raise $20,000 by Oct. 13, will help Valentina launch its Design Your Own collection. The shoes allow you to pick colors, add stencils or monograms. You also can send in your own design and have it made.
For $25, you get a white pair of espadrilles that a girl can draw on with markers.
For $30, you pick the color of espadrilles and a stencil image to go on them, plus you can add a slogan.
For $40, you can choose the color of espadrilles and put your monogram on them.
For $60, you pick a color, and you design what you want on them.
For $70, you get two pairs of design your own.
For $225, you can get a shoe design party for six girls.
Sizes are sizes girl’s 11-6.
As of Friday, the campaign had raised about $2,800. You can find it at kickstarter.com/projects/843758431/valentina-shoes-hip-girls-happy-feet.
— Nicole Villalpando
Get a facial and help people with breast cancer
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Veritas Bioactive Cosmetics and The Waxing Studio have teamed up for a one-day facial event called “Skin Care with a Conscious” on Oct. 13 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Licensed Veritas practitioners will offer facials at The Waxing Studio (2110 S. Lamar Blvd.) that will be tailored to individual skin care needs. They’ll also give advice on skin health education so women can learn more about skin care regimens and skin care product ingredients.
A $15 fee is required during booking, and can go toward any purchase of Veritas products. Reservations are required and can be made by calling or emailing Michelle Fylling at 512- 517-3220 or email@example.com.
Women also can receive 10 percent off waxings booked ahead for that day. To book waxing appointments, call 512-284-6000. A portion of all event proceeds will benefit Breast Cancer Resource Centers of Texas.
iPad mini cases made from vintage items
For the environmentally minded woman on the go, online fashion boutique Cameo Nouveau has unique iPad mini cases made from vintage mail bags and vintage Pendleton blankets for $48. No two cases are the same and are hand sewn by American crafters Fun Junk. To order online, visit cameonouveau.com.