Featured Items of the Week: Bees Wrap and Ajiri Teas

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Featured Items of the Week: Bees Wrap and Ajiri Teas

This week we are featuring products that are all about sustainability and giving back. At Quarter Moon, we take pride in selling products that raise money for philanthropies and give back to the community. We also take pride in carrying products that help to preserve our environment. Ajiri Teas and Bees Wrap are two products that are available for instant purchase on our website this week as well as in our shop.

Here’s why you need to check out these awesome products.

Ajiri Teas give 100% of profits to support orphan education. This company was founded in 2008 by Sara Holby. After volunteering in western Kenya, Sara and her family wanted to create a sustainable project specializing in employment. They wanted to create a full cycle of sustainable aid. Ajiri Tea Company employ women to hand make the labels for the tea boxes and the twine bracelets inside each package. They sponsor 29 orphans in school and are currently employing four different women’s groups. Ajiri Tea Company offers select black tea flavors, as well as mango, lemon and chamomile. Start your morning with Ajiri tea. You can shop Ajiri Tea in the shop and online now for a limited time only, by clicking on the image below!

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Bees Wrap is one of our favorite eco friendly sustainable products in our shop. Bees Wrap is used to package sandwiches and snacks when you’re on the go. The company was founded in 2012 by Sarah Kaeck in Vermont. Bee’s Wrap started with a question facing many families and home cooks: How could we eliminate plastics in our kitchen in favor of a healthier, more sustainable way to store our food? Bees Wraps use organic cotton infused with beeswax, organic jojoba oil and tree resin to create a washable, reusable and compostable alternative to plastic wrap. You can now say goodbye to Ziplocs and hello to sustainable food packaging. You can now shop Bees Wraps in the shop and online for a limited time only, by clicking on the image below!

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You Can Now Shop Online with our Instant Buys!

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You Can Now Shop Online with our Instant Buys!

Yup! You read that right. You can now shop for your favorite Quarter Moon merchandise from the comfort of your own bed, desk, your favorite coffee or whatever suits your fancy. So, for those of you whose time in Tallahassee may have come to an end, there’s no need for fomo any longer. We present to you our new “Buy Now” option on our website! Select popular pieces from our store will be available for online purchase each week.

These items are some of our best sellers that customers couldn’t live without and some new items that we are sure our #QuarterMoonTribe will fall in love with. We will be adding a new batch of whimsical goodies weekly online and they will only be up for a LIMITED TIME, so act fast… Make sure to keep up with our newsletter and social media accounts for when we select new items for online sale.

You can continue to shop your favorite items and accessories even on those busy days; and to kick off the party, we’re offering FREE SHIPPING this week on our jewelry sales until Wednesday, September 12th. So, make sure you check it out and snag the piece you just can’t live without while it’s available!

This week’s collection features our favorite fall sweater which is lightweight and perfect for fall. As for jewelry this week we are featuring one of our favorite brands, Lunar Revolution. They are a fair-trade brand based in India. The brand features stunning statement pieces made by people making fair wages in decent working conditions. Here’s a sneak peek. Happy shopping!

 

 

Blog Post-Thank you for voting us the best Locally Owned Business 2018

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Blog Post-Thank you for voting us the best Locally Owned Business 2018

Thank you to everyone who supported us at the Demo Awards! We are especially proud to have been selected as the winner in the Locally Owned Business category and excited that so many wonderful local businesses and organizations were represented at the awards. Being a part of the local business community has always been very important to us at Quarter Moon. We opened our doors in 1989 and continue to be grateful for working and living in Tallahassee. We enjoy our relationships with other local business owners and treasure our relationship with our customers.demo-pic.jpg

Quarter Moon is committed to offering excellent customer service and unique products including eco friendly, locally made and fair trade products.

We are also committed to giving back to our community. Please visit our Giving Back blog page to read about the organizations we support. Quarter Moon Contributions

We encourage you to explore the other locally owned treasures in our community. From restaurants, to shops, to salons and other service businesses, Tallahassee is richer in it’s personality, diversity and economy when local businesses are supported. View this PDF to see why Shopping Locally Owned helps to sustain vibrant communities!      Top-Reasons to shop Local-Flyer

Happy Summer Everyone!

 

Blog Post:Come fly with Olga. Win a Yoga Bag!

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Olga Feheley is surely one of the most interesting women we’ve had a chance to meet. The layers are deep for this world traveler, Aerial Yoga Instructor and all around Tallahassee enthusiast.

Olga KimonoOlga was raised as an “air force brat”, traveling the world with her family at a very young age. Her mother always insisted that the family live in a village , rather than on the air force base. She was therefore immersed in the culture of wherever her family was stationed. So much so, that she spent age 3-5 in a Turkish village and Turkish was her first language.

In her later teen years when her family was settled in Florida, Olga entered the Miami sound scene. Starting out as a secretary at age 19, Olga traveled with an artist’s Management company, setting up live shows, radio interviews and TV spots. During these exciting times, Olga worked with artists such as Celi Bee, Dorothy Moore and the Village People. Multi talented, Olga also did background vocals and was featured on a billboard charted Dance 12” single release.

Olga Sunglasses

Embroidered Top and Sunnies

A self described workaholic at the time, somehow Olga also found the time to accomplish getting a degree from FIU as a fashion major. She was instrumental in the designing and production of a swim wear line.

She continued recording and performing until she married at age 33 and moved to Europe with her husband who is a Lieutenant Colonel and an F-16 Fighter Pilot. They lived  and raised their children primarily in Europe. Olga’s son was born in England and her daughter was born in Italy. The family also lived in Germany and then in Abu Dhabi for 3 years.

A lover of world cultures, Olga can communicate in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian and basic Arabic.

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Olga in Dancers Pose

Olga developed an interest in Yoga during her teens and it was something she always found herself returning to. She became certified to teach Vinyasa, Hot and Mind Body Yoga and currently teaches Aerial Yoga at Hot Yoga Tallahassee.

While she treasures her experiences from her travels abroad, Olga feels at home and excited to be in Tallahassee. She loves living in Midtown and walking to the local farmers markets and xploring locally owned shops,  calling them her “special places”.  Olga is involved in the North Florida Holistic School of Medicine, enjoys Litchgate, Nia Dance, Rock Climbing, Healing Sounds and Crystal Portal and Drumming Circles.

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Olga in Black/White Maxi

Olga loves a boho look and she likes to shop for special gifts at Quarter Moon. She is one of those rare customers that truly makes herself part of the family. When our shop re-opened after being closed for 6 weeks due to storm damage 2 summers ago, Olga baked us cookies to celebrate at our grand re-opening. She will occasionally stop by with home baked goodies for the staff and we always appreciate her smile, her kindnesses…and her baking!!

Thank you Olga for being a great customer, for modeling for us, for letting us get to know you and for getting to know us. You are greatly appreciated!

Olga Coffin Pose

Olga in Coffin Pose

Visit the Quarter Moon Facebook and Instagram Pages for your chance to win this yoga mat bag. Tag a friend in the comments on Facebook or Instagram (or both to double your chances) and  post #QMYogaLove

 

Benefits of Yoga

  • Reduce your risk for injury.
  • Reduce stress.
  • Increase your concentration.
  • Understand the mind and body connection.
  • Gain strength and stamina.
  • Improve balance and stability.
  • Improve posture.
  • Develop body awareness.

Blog: That Amazing Quarter Moon Fragrance

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Blog: That Amazing Quarter Moon Fragrance

Over the years, one of the most frequent comments from our customers is that they love the way our shop smells. They tell us that their Quarter Moon clothes and even their paper bags from our shop have picked up that wonderful fragrance. We do not burn any candles or incense in the shop, so that fragrance is truly a combination of all the great smelling things we carry.

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Moon Spell Candle $19.95

We are excited to let you know that this year we worked with a fragrance developer to capture that scent. We sent items from our shop sealed in air tight bags so that fragrance experts could get a whiff of our shop and zero in on our scent. Over the next several months, we smelled and sampled and tweaked until we achieved what we feel is the signature scent of Quarter Moon.We named our fragrance Moon Spell. We have developed an 8 oz (60 hour burn time) natural soy wax candle and a 12 ounce fragrance oil. Shop Quarter Moon

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Moon Spell   Fragrance Oil $16.95

The oil can be used on the body or in a diffuser and a tiny dab can be applied to clothing to help it to maintain that Quarter Moon smell.

We have also been working with local soap maker, Nori Rubu-Mooney. We commissioned her to make a Quarter Moon soap. The soap is a work of art and crafted from natural ingredients.  It dovetails perfectly with our Moon Spell products.   All of these products are now available at Quarter Moon or on our website. We hope you enjoy bringing Quarter Moon home!Shop Quarter Moon

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Natural Moon Soap $9.95

 

Blog Post:Introducing Madison Kronheim

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Blog Post:Introducing Madison Kronheim

Model Shoots are really a lot of fun. We get to play dress up with our customers and shoot some fun photos. Madison Kronheim has modeled for Quarter Moon a couple of times now. She is a pleasure to work with.  Always smiling.  Here is more about what is behind that smile!

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Tie Dye Jumper $54

Recently Madison stopped by Quarter Moon when she was on an outing with some of the teachers and students of Gretchen Everhart School. Gretchen Everhart School is part of the Leon County School system and serves students with intellectual disabilities ages 3-22 years of age. That day I learned that Madison was a music Therapy major at FSU and was interning at Gretchen Everhart. I wanted to learn more about Madison and her work with Gretchen Everhart and so we met at the Black Dog Cafe last week to chat. I think you will enjoy getting to know Madison Kronheim too.

Music has been important to Madison since she was very young girl growing up in Coral Springs Florida. She played piano and violin and sang from an early age. As she got older she moved on to also study guitar and French horn. She became interested in music therapy at FSU but it was a Music in Special Education class that really inspired her. She decided  pursue her senior internship at Gretchen Everhart. There she found her passion. 

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Sunflower Top $29

At Gretchen Everhart, Madison led 6-8 music groups each week and completed three research projects.  She worked on teaching singing  and music skills to her students age 3-21. She studied music therapy as a way to increase sociability and interaction and she researched music therapy as a means to decrease aggression.

Her internship also gave her incredible role models. She speaks with gratitude and deep admiration of the teachers at Gretchen Everhart. She saw firsthand their skill, patience and creativity as teachers and the way they always sought new strategies for reaching students.

This inspired Madison to add to her Music Therapy degree and apply to Boston University to enter their Masters of Special Education Program.

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Embroidered Jump Suit $42

In April, Madison is excited to present her research on Music Therapy to Decrease Aggression at the convention of The Southeast Region of Music Therapists in Chattanooga Tennessee.

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Jersey Lace Detail Dress $34

Madison is thrilled that she is soon to be an auntie!

We would like to thank Madison for modeling for us…and thank her too for being one of those passionate people who is bound to do good work and make the world a better place.

We wish Madison the very best!! Congratulations for a great job to our team stylists and photographers…Coutney Piper, Danielle Gomez, Paige Krauss, and a special thanks to our guest photographer Hannah Steinkopf-Frank.

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Embroidered Kimono Front $36

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Embroidered Kimono Back View $36          Below is Wrap Dress in Gold    $48

Diamond Wrap Dress Full Length

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What if everyone showed up?

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This Wednesday the courageous and grieving students at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School will be at the Capitol to ask our lawmakers to step up immediately  to produce legislation to reform our gun laws. Many of these students are boarding buses directly following funeral services for their classmates and friends who died in the horrible school shooting last week.  We keep wondering what would happen if all of Tallahassee showed up to support these students and to add our voices to their cries for reform. We believe that if students, mothers, fathers, grandparents and all people who are horrified by the statistics, and by the brutal reality of  what our gun culture has done to us, stand up together– we can be stronger than the NRA and strong enough to create change.

What if everyone showed up? Lets find out. Here is a link to the rally on Wednesday.

Quarter Moon will be closed this Wednesday February 21st from 11:00am-1:30pm so that all staff is able to stand together in support of this rally.  Here is the facebook event link.

Tallahassee on https://www.facebook.com/events/155337468600545/

Here is more about the day’s activites. This information was provided by Melissa Forshee Walker on Facebook.

The Parkland students are heading this way. Here is a schedule of the activities they have planned. If you feel so inclined, show your support.

Update on activities over the next few days.

There is a prayer vigil on Monday night at 7 p.m. at the Tallahassee Centre ( old Tallahassee Mall) at the School for Arts & Sciences. The first wave of Parkland students plan to arrive in time to attend that vigil. This vigil is sponsored by the PTA.

The second wave of Parkland students arrive Tuesday night at 8:30 at the Civic Center. If you want to greet them with a warm welcome when they arrive, they’d love it.

On Tuesday, first wave Parkland students will be at the capitol for individual meetings with legislators throughout the day, concluding by 4:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, the Senate will be in session. We would invite you to join Parkland students in observing Senate action beginning at 10 a.m. The rally begins at noon and ends at 1. Please be at the old capitol by 11.

There will be time Tuesday afternoon/ eve for students in Leon County to socialize with our visitors. We will meet at 4pm in the capitol courtyard.

Comfort stations will be set up around the capitol for our visitors.

Thank you, Tallahassee, for being gracious, generous, compassionate hosts for our visitors and for all you have all done to make them welcome in our community.

And like I always say – if you want to be part of the change my best advice to you is join Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America we are doing this hard work Every. Single. Day. Prayers? Yes please. Action? Absolutely.

Text READY to 644-33 to find out about events near you.