Posts Tagged ‘ban.do’

commencement

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

Ah, commencement. Whenever this time of the year rolls around at Cal, we can’t help but get a tad nostalgic. It’s hard not to miss the wildly optimistic and what we’d like to think were the harmlessly reckless years that comprised our undergraduate career at UC. Turning back to find a snapshot to share with all of you, however, we found it impossible to find a photo that wasn’t {a} ridiculously unflattering {we don’t care to comment on our freshman year footwear or apparel choices} or {b} appropriate to share with the general public {and yet is still somehow uploaded AND tagged on Facebook – it’s a good thing we’re already gainfully employed}. Let’s leave memories as memories, shall we?

Instead, and more appropriately, we thought we’d share some Oxford Hall gifts we think would be fabulous choices for any recent graduate. Some are a little glittery {of course}, some a little sweet, and some are just plain practical. We’ve also popped in some quotes from some of our favorite graduation speeches because, well, good advice is good advice, graduating our not.

Cheers to the class of 2013!

Graduation - Hoops Quote

Office appropriate ear wear – perfect for the first {or 100th} day on the job. Viv&Ingrid, $161

Graduation - Deborah Lippmann Quote

Nail art is trendy but does not win you any favors in an interview {well, most interviews} – opt for a polished neutral instead. Deborah Lippmann’s Shape of My Heart – $17

Graduation - Business Card Holder Quote

Take it from us, it is a lot easier to set the example instead of being the example. But if you end up as the latter, this gold leather business card holder from Russell + Hazel can certainly help you in the looking-responsible department. Russell + Hazel, $31

Graduation - Ban.do Quote

All that glitters isn’t gold, and post-grad life can start looking a little dull when you’re trolling Craigslist full-time and Mom and Dad stop paying your cell phone bill. Remind yourself brighter times are ahead with this little gem – ban.do, $12

gift guide – part un

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

tick, tock, tick, tock.

With two days to February 14th, we can safely bet there are more than a few of you out there {ahem, gentlemen, we’re looking at you} who have yet to buy their sweeties a little something for the most romantic holiday on the calendar. But whether you’re the prepared or the procrastinating sort, we’ve got you covered with our Valentines Day gift guide. We’ve got ideas for everyone from the makeup maven to the sequin obsessed {a girl after our own hearts} – and with free gift wrap and extended shopping hours on 2/13 and 2/14 {we’re open until 8 PM!} we make shopping pretty painless. Did we forget to mention all jewelry is 20% off and any Julie Hewett, butter London or Deborah Lippmann purchase is 10% off until the 14th?

Stay tuned for the second installment tomorrow with even more cupid-approved gift ideas.

VDay - Product Junkie

{clockwise, from top left: Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquers in My Old Flame, It’s Raining Men and Supermodel – $17; butter London Lippy Liquid Lipstick in Trout Pout – $18; Julie Hewett Lip Lush in Mimi – $24; Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquer in P.Y.T. – $17; Julie Hewett Bijou Collection Lipstick in Lulu – $26; Crazy Libelulle and the Poppies Crazysticks in Chere Louise, Rose a Saigon and Vanille Pom d’Amour – $12; butter London Lippy Liquid Lipstick in Come to Bed Red, Queen V, Primrose Hill Picnic, Trout Pout and Teddy Girl – $18}

VDay - Glitter Gal

{clockwise, from top left: Viv&Ingrid Silver Swarovski Necklace – $72; Viv&Ingrid C Z Post Sets – $14; ban.do Mini Heart Clips – $12; ban.do Mini Pom Clips – $14}

VDay - Accessories Hound

{clockwise from top left: Viv&Ingrid Gold Dotted Rings – set of three for $110; Viv&Ingrid Ruby Thread Earrings – $110; Viv&Ingrid Silver and Peach Cirque Earrings – $96; Viv&Ingrid Small Gold and White Pearl Spiral Hoops – $120}.

our boutique

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

viv&ingrid at Oxford Hall is the flagship store of viv&ingrid, Co. Since we began making and selling our locally designed and produced jewelry in 1999, it has been our mission to inspire happy little luxuries that inspire sharing. To us, the ultimate form of sharing is giving the perfect gift – from a small, thoughtful token to a more precious keepsake. In opening our storefront, we wanted to provide our customers with everything they needed to put together a special present for any occasion.

In store you will find a selection of our viv&ingrid jewelry, as well as other lines ranging from handmade soaps and perfumes to unique tote bags and vintage letterpress cards. We like to bring in new lines all of the time, so from visit to visit you will find the selection will always change!

We are located in downtown Berkeley, right across the street from our alma mater, UC Berkeley. We would love to meet you in person, so we invite you to come shop with us in person! For store hours and directions, please see our Visit Us page.

 

Friends you’ll find at Oxford Hall:

Jewelry
viv&ingrid**

Beauty
butter london
deborah lippmann
floss gloss**
julie hewett

Bath & Body
formulary 55
french girl organics*
gardener’s therapy
henri & claude for men*
la natura*
l’aromatica
naturally european
s.w. basics*
tocca

Treats
charles chocolates**
helliemae’s
maison bouche**

Candles & Diffusers
formulary 55
r. nichols
voluspa

Paper Goods & Desk Accessories
dear hancock
emily mcdowell
ferme a papier**
inkkit
knot & bow
linea carta**
red cap cards
rifle paper co.
the social type
twig and fig**

Accessories
ban.do
JADEtribe
stephanie johnson
viv&ingrid**

Baby
bink&boo
i haven’t the foggiest
linea carta

Antiques & Travel Finds
one of a kind scarves, bags, cake stands and vanity trays

and more!

* = vegan
** = made locally in the san francisco / east bay area