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Monday, September 20, 2010

Vitae's 2nd anniversary party/Art Stop featuring Joshua Bowers

It's been two years now everybody! Our lil boutique full of fashion forward and backward goodies has and is going to sustain this little thing they call a recession! We are not going anywhere!
So come and celebrate with us Friday the 24th from 5-9 pm and enjoy new works by Joshua Bowers, cake, cocktails and live music by the Conley brothers. There will also be drawings for our world renown "gag" gifts and a few serious ones too.

Friday and Saturday September 24th and 25th is the annual Art Stop; a two day visual and performing art event. Galleries and artists studios open to the public all over this wonderful little city of ours.
Friday's hours 5-9 pm
Saturday's hours 11-5pm
Hope to see you here!

Brand spanking new Jaytees apparel

Just in, hot off the press and new to our little family; Jaytees apparel. A locally owned and operated t-shirt company by Josh Ansah. Pressed on the most soft as a kitten cotton blend t-shirts you'll ever wanna own. Men and women styles and sizes are available and more will be to come. Come check it out!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Events get you out there!

No, we can't participate in everything...not possible. Sometimes it seems we have 3 invites plus a wedding every time the weekend rolls around. Then comes along a feel-good event that invigorates and inspires a stroll through the village on a sunny afternoon in the company of family and friends...and the vibe is good. Creativity and optimism abound and you realize - not for the first time , that to make a difference sometimes all you have to do is be there. Artisans and entrepreneurs are working hard at things they love and hope you will too.

The East Village Sunday Market Bazaar is an event that celebrates our community at it's core. It's people that make stuff and provide things lovingly and personally as an alternative shopping experience. Soon enough, winter will come & outdoor Fall afternoon events will be but a memory...let's make it a good one...lets make a lot of them while we can! The Bazaar runs every Sunday from 12 to 4pm through Oct. 31st. on E. 5th in the East Village. Many shops are also open, and vendors alternate and vary from week to week. Here at Vitae, we're taking the opportunity to clean out our craft cupboards and closets of accumulated Vintage and kitsch & will be sharing these wares up front on jumble tables on Bazaar Sundays for a special treat!

See you and you and you! Oh, and our First Friday Craft project will be announced soon - but we've got the snack figured out ;) - pumpkin bars!!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Pictures do say a million words! Sorry I dont have any.

Summer, oh the sorrow of it's departure. Tiny summer dress's and strappy lil sandels tucked away in your closet until next year. Oh BUT do they really have to be?

We all know the wonders of leggings and tights and boots [oh my!] Now is the delightful time of year to bust those bad boys out and mix it up! Layering is not going to go away from our midwestern fashion expressions. I do believe it's a national phenomenon!
So ladies dont toss those little flowery frocks in the back of your closets just yet.

You might even want a new one that might be on sale at your locally owned boutiques!!!
Layer those lil numbers with some warmth and you can get another month atleast outta your summer wardrobe.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

New Acanthus Apparel Photos!

We recently did a photo shoot with Karla Conrad of La Bella Photo... here are a few photos of the Acanthus items. Contact Karla at

Purchase Acanthus Apparel items at Vitae, Iron Heart Tattoo in Des Moines and White Rabbit in Iowa City. Also check and to purchase merchandise online.