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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Acanthus Sale and Spring Items

Help Acanthus make some room for their Spring items. Stop into Vitae or shop on Etsy and get 20% off your entire Acanthus purchase! On Etsy enter coupon code WINTERSALE at checkout. The sale goes through Wednesday March 6th. Not valid on custom orders.

New Spring items are starting to hit the floor!  There will be lots of great new items as well as favorite reprinted items coming in the next few months.

We put out these women's eagle racerback tanks last week.  More colors and designs coming soon.

Acanthus is also printing new maxi dresses. For now you'll have to enjoy this reprint that was just stocked at Vitae.

The Best and the Rest

Patrick and friends of Vanity & Glamour Cosmetics

It's a tradition! Local weekly City View has hosted the annual Best of Des Moines awards, and not surprisingly the East Village has fared well.  
The stakes aren't really high, so it's a friendly competition - nice if you win & the buffet is always pretty classy.
E.V. placed first as the Best Shopping District and Runner Up in 2 other catagories - yay!
Here's a run down of our neighbors in the winner's circle  for 2013:
Best Place to Buy Makeup - Vanity & Glamour
Best Spa AND Best Place to Get Yer Nails Done - East Village Spa
Best Sushi - Miyabi 9
Best Live Music Venue - Wooly's (also runner up for something #sloppynotes:/)
Best Local Family Restaurant - Zombie Burger & Drink Lab ( also placed tops in several other catagories including Best Appetizers, Best Fries, and Local Burger & Best Local Restaurant)
Best Bar Tender - Lime Lounge (runner up in to other slots)
Best Place to Get Drunk For Cheap - The Blazing Saddle (placing 2nd in 3 other areas)
Best Chiropractor - Pulley Chiropractic Hlth Ctr.

Runner's up from the East Village:
Luna Bistro, Found things, Aimee, Hill Vintage & Knits, Raygun, Locust tap, Peep Toe,  Abra Pulley, Ichi Bike, The Garden, Sticks, HOQ, our friends Ben Easter, Meagan Tron who are not really location specific - so we claim them.

Big Congrats to all!!
Editorial notes : We're glad Jackie Schmelling got her hair figured out.
Why does Hy vee always win Best Chinese?
Would the sponsoring mag best known for "mug shots" win if there were a category for Best Free Weekly?? 

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Save us some cake

Pink Revolver tote

We all know that Birthday Season is upon us.  Pretty much all of our friends that weren't born in September have a Birthday in March - and let's face it, Spring Birthday friends are much more fun to shop for - not so picky, picky picky :)

Remind them why they love you with a thoughtful gift from Vitae.

 Cool ceramic earrings by A. Knutson

Keepsake quotes printed on book pages by Esparto Studios

We have Gift Certificates too!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Here Comes the FUN

Well, it's that time of year.   Aren't we all flirting with the idea of seriously wearing dresses on a regular basis again..? Oh, Spring IS coming.  Even the groundhog says so.  Sure the flakes may be flying, but the optimism meter is beginning to register above mere survival as the sun begins to coax us out to play.  

We at Vitae are true believers.  We are making, ordering and anticipating some fabulous dresses, skirts, shorts and tanks for the season of FUN.

Make like the robin and shop early for the looks you want - as we all prepare for the great reveal of arms  and legs.  Oh!  the anticipation.

Pictured above:  the Scooter Dress, one of the first Spring looks to arrive from Dear Creatures :)

Saturday, February 2, 2013