ocean shores

People seem to be pretty relentless when it comes to talking about Seattle’s rainy, grey weather. Does it rain a lot? Of course. Is it grey a lot? Absolutely. But what we lose in the soggy grey, we gain the beauty of our own back yard.

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 Just a couple of hours southwest of Seattle lives a little seaside community known as Ocean Shores. I heard so much about this place growing up and this last weekend I finally got to see what the hype was all about.  We arrived to an unexpectedly hot and sunny afternoon.  As we pulled up to our hotel we followed a long and narrow road that lead us right up to the ocean shore, literally. I had never seen anything like this. Cars filled with families lined the entire beach. Some kids ducked and dodged chilly waves while others flew their kites high into the sky. It might not be the sandy beaches you typically think of, but this was one beach that people were certainly making the most of. It was Northwest beach bliss at its finest and I loved it!
Being a Seattle native, I know how quickly the weather can change and as the afternoon closed in, so did the clouds. Even though we missed what could have been an incredible sunset, we did get the calm close of night with an incredible pastel painted sky (please see above image). Simply beautiful. And a lovely matching palette of glassybaby I might add too :)

 xoxo

Marissa

I love gold

Just like neon and ombre are making big statements this year, so are metallics.

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Mike Meyer’s character Goldmember from the Austin Powers movies might hands down be one of my favorites. He was clearly ahead of his time with his love for gold.  Today, 11 years after the film’s release, it’s easy to spot sharp silvers and lustrous bronzes everywhere from skirts and handbags, to nail polishes and eye shadows.  We often get asked if we have glassybaby in gold, silver or even bronze tones.  Most metallic color bars tend to have an opaque quality that doesn’t give you that “glassybaby glow”, and what’s a glassybaby without color AND light? Fortunately we can work our color magic and create metallic palettes that would make the lovers of all-things-shiny happy :) I love this gold palette that lit the night at a recent award show party.

And check out these other metallic palettes in ‘silvers’ and ‘bronzes’

xoxo

Marissa

the full spectrum

 

Summertime = bright colors, summer nights lit by glassybaby, and of course travelling.

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Our uber-talented, free-spirited and always (I mean ALWAYS) fashionable roadshow manager Brittany is travelling to Sonoma, California next week for a little mini vacation. Never one to stop working, it was no surprise that she managed to work in some visits to the local wineries in hopes of bringing glassybaby light and color into some of their fabulous spaces. She asked me to provide a color palette that covered the “full spectrum” of our colors, something that captures “every aspect of our collection.” Seems easy enough, right? Well, here’s the catch…it needs to be no more than 16 colors to fit into one of our ever resilient and well-traveled 16-pack box. With upwards of 200+ colors in our current palette, this could be quite a challenge…but a challenge that I am happy to take on! After some careful thought, here is what I came up with (please see above image.)

 Safe travels Britt!

xoxo Marissa

blank slate

I often get asked to suggest colors for first-time gifts. How do you gift someone that you’ve maybe only met a handful of times?

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I love this challenge :) During the last holiday season I created the ‘starter kit,’ in my opinion, the perfect choice when you’re working with a blank slate. It has three of our best neutrals, ‘jane’s caramel,’ ‘friendship,’ and ‘hide and seek.’ There’s a universal appeal to these three colors that can give you peace of mind when sending a gift to someone you might know very little about. From the milky gradation of creams and purples in ‘friendship’ to the hypnotic glow of the red flame in ‘hide and seek;’ each one of these colors is unique, but as a whole, fit into so many different settings. That really can’t be said about many of our colors. So if you’re ever stuck at the moment of complete uncertainty, the ‘starter kit’ is a great jumping off point into the colorful (and sometimes daunting) world that is glassybaby. Enjoy :)

xoxo

Marissa

A catalyst for change – The Junior League of Seattle

The Junior League of Seattle is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.  Each year, Junior League members contribute more than 60,000 hours of volunteer service to the Seattle community, and positively impact the lives of more than 9,000 children.

We are very proud to announce our partnership with the Junior League
of Seattle, and introduce our newest giving set ‘catalyst.’

 

10% from the sale of each ‘catalyst’ set will be donated to the Junior League of Seattle in support of community programs that empower women and children.

Enter the promo code ‘catalyst’ with your online order between
September 18 and 25, and glassybaby will donate 10% from
your entire purchase to the Junior League of Seattle.