Posts Tagged ‘V&I Holidays’

Get Your Sample Sale On

Saturday, December 14th, 2013








Plaid Friday 2013

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

Plaid Friday Logo

Plaid Friday:  noun \ˈplad\ \ˈfrī-(ˌ)dā, -dē\: the day of the week between Thanksgiving and the following Saturday; a local business-friendly alternative to Black Friday; a rad, Oakland-grown event that features festivus fun and great local shops and pop ups with all the goods to get your gift list checked off before December even creeps up on your calendar.

Get it? Got it? Good. Now come visit us {yay!} and a bunch of other great local businesses on November 29th! We’ll be brightening a corner in Uptown with our very own pop up from 5 PM to 10 PM – plenty of time to ride that turkey hangover out {Netflix binge sesh included} and then get yourself together and get downtown!

Plaid Friday Flier

Decking Oxford Hall

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

It’s official – the countdown to Christmas has begun. And if the three advent calendars we bought weren’t good enough reminders {two of them have had 25 days of milk chocolate-y goodness}, the piles of ribbon, wrappings and gift boxes that have begun to form around the office certainly are. But before we are totally consumed by the trappings of the biggest gift-giving holiday of the year, we wanted to send out a quick reminder about some of the fabulous holiday events we are hosting here at Viv&Ingrid at Oxford Hall!

Our infamous annual sample sale is underway right now, and there are some fabulous deals to be had! As an added bonus, we have some Sunday hours in store so you can come and shop with us both weekend days! Make sure to catch the sale before it’s gone this weekend – we will be here on Saturday, December 10 from 11 AM to 6 PM and Sunday, December 11 from 12 PM to 5 PM.

If you’ve ever skimmed this blog or our facebook page, our love for the locally-based chocolate company, Maison Bouche, is more than evident. We immediately fell for the inventive flavor combinations {rose with candied mint leaves, delicately crispy crepes and her classic fleur de sel} but became even more loyal customers once we met owner Diane Beaty. Her passion for her craft is evident in even the quickest of conversations, and she goes out of her way every two weeks and braves parking in downtown Berkeley to hand deliver each order to us in store. With Christmas rolling around {and with her confections flying even more quickly off our shelves}, we figured what better time than now to share the woman behind the delicately-wrapped bars? And so, this Saturday, December 10, we are hosting Diane Beaty of Maison Bouche in store from 1 PM to 2 PM for a holiday chocolate tasting {and yes, there will be samples – let the preemptive drooling commence}. Come meet Beaty in person, try some of her delicious seasonal treats and enjoy 10% off any Maison Bouche purchase!

Finally, for all you last minute shoppers {cough cough 98.99% of the male species cough cough}, we’re also offering some limited Christmas Eve hours. Join us from 11 AM to 2 PM on Saturday, December 24th and we’ll help you cross off anyone still lingering on that Christmas list of yours. We’ve got gift ideas galore and with our complimentary gift wrapping, we’ll get you out the door to fulfill those Santa duties {sorry, red hat and itchy fake beard not included} in no time.

That’s all for now folks – but stay tuned! We’re planning on post on some holiday wrapping tips, some exciting things we have in the works for all of our bridal customers and much, much more!