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About Quarter Moon Imports

Quarter Moon Imports is a little clothing, jewelry & gift shop located in a 1940's stone cottage at Lake Ella in Tallahassee Florida. We've been here since 1989. Our shop is an eclectic mix of goods with a decidedly bohemian flair. Many of our gifts and jewelry are fair trade products. We also carry eco- friendly products and locally crafted soaps and gifts. We like being part of the local business community and especially love being at Lake Ella along with Black Dog Cafe, Joe's Bike Shop, Remember When Vintage, Glasswork by Susan, Panhandler's Kitchen Supply, Mickey's Lakeside Cafe and the rest. Our greatest hope is that you find us to be a friendly and welcoming place in the community. At the end of the day, that's what really matters.

Making the Conscious Step

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Making the Conscious Step

One of the best parts of working in a retail shop is choosing the products we sell. We are excited to introduce you to our newest line of socks, called Conscious Step. This company is fair trade certified and their socks are sustainable, organic and ethically produced…everything we love at Quarter Moon.

Conscious Step manufactures their socks on a cotton farm in India. They support the  community as their employees are all local farmers. Their entire supply chain is GOTS and Vegan certified. Nothing is treated with herbicides, insecticides or pesticides. Besides feeling good about how your socks are produced, you will also enjoy the luscious comfort of a terry lined sock (women’s styles only). We do carry both men’s and women’s styles. They are super soft and feel great on your feet.

Each pair of socks is designed by in house artists and each sale provides economic support towards causes through their partnership with relief organizations.

Here are the styles/causes we carry and the organizations you support with your purchase.

Socks that Feed Children- Action Against Hunger

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Socks that Fight Malaria – Malaria No More

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To quote Conscious Step’s mission statement… “It’s more than how it looks, feels and lasts, but knowing that its creation didn’t happen at the expense of people and planet.”

Shop the socks now on Instant Buys on our website this week!

 

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Back-To-School Must Haves by Style Blogger KatMarLew

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Back-To-School Must Haves by Style Blogger KatMarLew

It’s that time of year again! Back-to-school means new classes, new schedules and a new wardrobe for the new season. With tons of new styles coming into the store each week we wanted to share some “must haves”. We collaborated with local style blogger Kathryn Lewis, @katmarlew on Instagram, who has some quick and easy styling tips for effortless style. Kathryn picked out 4 key clothing items you need in your closet this fall.

  1. Unique Flannel

For years, flannels have been a fall statement piece. Our flannels come in green and red. What makes our flannels unique is the gorgeous embroidery on the back. According to Kathryn, our flannels will look perfect with a great pair of high-waisted mom jeans and Doc Martins for an edgy look. If you want to glam it up, you can pair it with sleek skinny jeans and pointed toe boots.

  1. White Cable Knit Sweater

Other than being the softest sweater ever, the best thing about it is that it can be paired with anything. According to Kathryn, you can wear it with any color pant and even a cute skirt. Matched with the perfect pair of boots and a scarf and you are ready to kill it this fall.

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  1. The Perfect Cardigan

You absolutely need a cozy cardigan in your closet this fall. Our cardigan comes in cream and grey and it is perfect for those late night library hours in Strozier or Coleman Library. According to Kathryn, even if you’re wearing sweats,  just throw on this cardigan and you will look fabulous.

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  1. The Paper Bag Trousers

Kat’s favorite must-have item is our paper bag trousers. Dainty buttons, pockets and the sinched strap are very on-trend and perfect for fall. Tightening the strap gives a paper bag effect. According to Kathryn, a cute blouse thrown on with these trousers and you are on trend for fall.

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Last but not least, Kathryn put together two amazing game day outfits for Florida State University and Florida A&M University. For FSU, Kat styled this gorgeous yellow blouse with some Lunar Revolution statement earrings and this garnet headband from Headbands for Hope. The fabric is light weight and airy which is perfect for that game day heat. Plus, you’ll look stylish in the stands. For FAMU, Kat styled one of our bandeaus as a crop top! She paired the top with these gorgeous flowy green pants, gold layered necklace and orange statement sunglasses. This look is perfect for FAMU Homecoming!

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Why We Carry Charlotte’s Web CBD Oil

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Why We Carry Charlotte’s Web CBD Oil

For many years, Quarter Moon has carried candles, lotions, lip balms, essential oils and other personal natural products that soothe the senses and promote well being.  We carry Earthly Body, a natural brand of hemp oil based lotions and lip balms which we love. Some of our customers asked about other hemp products, especially CBD oils for their many health benefits and so we began investigating the possibilities.

We are proud to announce that we were recently approved to carry Charlotte’s Web CBD Products. Hemp CBD oil is completely legal as it is derived solely from hemp plants. There is no prescription required. It is not psychoactive-i.e.–it does not get you high.This full spectrum oil is extracted from the whole hemp plant, known for its exceptionally nutritious and rich healthy fats, protein and many minerals.

Quality CBD is an effective form of alternative natural treatment to many ailments and illnesses including depression, anxiety, muscle inflammation from exercise and arthritis. Most users of CBD find that it gives them a sense of calm. We chose Charlotte’s Web as it leads the industry in quality, safety, consistency and social responsibility. We carry oils, capsules and topical balms. We hope for good health to be more accessible and so we are offering 15% off any Charlotte’s Web products when you mention this blog post.

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Following is Q & A information about Hemp CBD from the Stanley Brother’s website:

Why does hemp extract work?

Hemp extract comes from the aerial parts of the plant – stems, leaves, flowers. It’s here that we find beneficial phytocompounds called phytocannabinoids.  One phytocannabinoid in particular- CBD or cannabidiol – gets a lot of attention for its benefits to the human body. That is because CBD and the other phytocannabinoids integrate into an internal system called the Endocannabinoid System. The purpose of this network of receptors in the bodies of all mammals is to keep them functioning and in good health. Our body can produce its own cannabinoids (called endocannabinoids) to help keep everything in balance, but external toxins, poor diet, and different lifestyle factors can affect how they work in the body, so supplementing with a phytocannabinoid is an easy way to keep up good health.

How does Charlotte’s Web work? 

CBD can assist in many healthy processes within the body, and pairing cannabidiol with its fellow phytocannabinoids —all naturally occurring in hemp — can support the body even further. Scientists named this “The Entourage Effect.” This means that while taking CBD on its own can help support health, additional phytocompounds work synergistically to maximize the positive benefits within CBD in the body.

Will it work for me?

Yes. The reason we can say this with such certainty is because of some basic human biology.  Hemp extract and phytocannabinoids integrate with our internal Endocannabinoid System. This network of receptors exists in our immune system, the central nervous system, and within many organs to support major bodily processes. Hemp’s phytocannabinoids, like CBD, fit into the cannabinoid receptors of the Endocannabinoid System, much like a key fits into a lock to “unlock” health benefits.

What do people use Charlotte’s Web for?

The benefits of CBD hemp extract are many, though our bodies are unique, as is the ways that we treat them — from the food we eat to the way we sleep, rest, and work — everyone experiences something a little different. Some of the most common uses for Charlotte’s Web are for relief from everyday stresses, help in supporting restful sleep, recovery from exercise-induced inflammation, and to bring about a sense of calm and focus.*

What is in Charlotte’s Web CBD hemp extract?

In short, good things from the earth. We use limited, select ingredients to ensure you have the absolute best hemp extract supplement possible. Every one of our products contains a broad range of phytocannabinoids and other phytocompounds (like terpenes and flavonoids) to support your body fully, making Charlotte’s Web more than just CBD.

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For more information about the Stanley Brothers and hemp CBD;

https://www.cwhemp.com

For more information about Charlotte Figi (for whom this product is named) \

View story at Medium.com

 

 

 

 

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.

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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 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!

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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.