• Viv&Ingrid at Oxford Hall

Meet Your Maker

July 18th, 2014

If you’ve ever shopped with us at Oxford Hall, you may have noticed that our back studio is constantly buzzing – whether we’re making a custom piece for a customer stopping by on their vacation, special sets for a bride and her wedding party, or designing the upcoming collection. Ever since the viv&ingrid jewelry line was born over 15 years ago, it’s been designed and made right here in sunny Berkeley, California.

So it probably goes without saying that we’re big proponents of shopping local, which is why we’re more than excited to be supporting the David Brower Center’s upcoming Meet Your Maker event! This Saturday, July 19 from Noon to 6:00 pm, the event will feature an array of shopping from local businesses, food trucks, musicians and more. You can also attend workshops and presentations all about local love.

You won’t want to miss this event, so be sure to stop by, then take the short walk up to Oxford Street and visit us! We have the Spring/Summer 2014 line out {including some special sale goodies and a teeny sneaky peek at Fall 2014} and as always, our favorite local lines like Maison Bouche chocolates, Twig & Fig cards, Linea Carta baby accessories, Floss Gloss polish, L’Aromatica perfume and much more are in store now.

And as a special offer just for those of you visiting us here on the blog and attending the event, we’re giving you 20% off viv&ingrid jewelry on Saturday only! We hope to see you then!

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 Hoops galore!  {viv&ingrid signature hoops starting at $77}

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A viv&ingrid ring parade!  {starting at $30}

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Linea Carta Baby Blanket {$156} and cards {$6}, made in Berkeley

Floss Gloss polishes in {left to right} Bikini Coral, Lean, Con Limon, Perf and Wet {$8}, made in San Francisco

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Twig & Fig Cards {$6}, made in Berkeley

L’Aromatica all natural perfume {$33} in Stargazer Lily, Daphne and Brocade, made in San Francisco

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Maison Bouche Chocolates {$6.50}, made in Oakland

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Celebrate the Bay!

July 11th, 2014

Located at the heart of busy downtown Berkeley, our little shop of “happy things”, with large windows facing the UC campus and surrounded by celebrity restaurants {GatherAngeline’s and Revival, to name a few}, theaters and historic buildings, we often get the privilege to serve not only Bay Area locals but out of town guests as well. From those hopping off the BART from neighboring cities to the jet-setters picking up locally made gifts before their flight at SFO, we often get the question, “So what else should we see?”

Happily afflicted with the travel bug ourselves, we love sharing the hidden gems and delightful corners that transform a stopover into an affair to remember!  With the gorgeous new book, This Is Oakland: A Guide to the City’s Most Interesting Places, you’ll not only have an inspiring guide on what to add on your fun-filled Northern California itinerary, but you can also leave your camera behind {can anyone take lovelier photos than Kristen Loken?}.

Written by our dear friend and publicist Melissa Davis, This Is Oakland is a guide of all best places to eat, shop and visit in the city.  We’re thrilled to have it in store now, so stop by, pick up a copy and get ready to be inspired by all the awesome local businesses and their owners.

BLOG-OAKLANDThis Is Oakland:  A Guide to the City’s Most Interesting Places {$34.99}

Also pictured:  Rifle Paper Co. San Francisco Palace of Fine Arts Print {$44} + Paris & London Cards {$5.50}

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Happy Hour by viv&ingrid

July 10th, 2014

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In case you haven’t heard…we’re currently holding our semi-annual Happy Hour Sale at vivandingrid.com!  This special event lasts for 2 days only – through 10:00 am Friday July 11, you can save 60% off all styles in our Happy Hour Sale section with code HAPPY.  We offer free shipping on orders over $100, or you can choose to pick up your order in store!

Happy Hour began five years ago as a fun way of sharing special {and sometimes one-of-a-kind} pieces from the viv&ingrid vault with our customers.  Things like a hand-carved rose pendant in vintage ivory on leather cord just shouldn’t be stored away in our archives, right?   We wanted to share these pieces with you!  And so, Happy Hour was born…

We want you to enjoy the few minutes you have to spare in your day by seeing beautiful things and being inspired to share them with the women you love.  We like to think of it as a little escape…

We hope you find a little something to treat yourself with in our sale, and be sure to stay tuned for much more from Happy Hour!

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Left:  Large Dynasty Necklace in 14k gold-fill and faceted Amazonite with hand-beaded gold beads {originally $250, now $100 with code HAPPY}

Right:  Rainbow Spiral Hoops in 14k gold-fill with hand-beaded semi-precious stones {originally $120, now $48 with code HAPPY}

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