Tuesday, July 30, 2013

My website is live!

I am very excited to announce that my website is now live!

Strawberry Kimono

I am very new to this whole website building thing, so it took me a while to complete it. Even if I had all kinds of templates to use and lots of support questions available to look at.

For now, the website is done, but I have more plans for it as I go along. If there is anything you would love to see, or think I should add, just let me know and I'll see what I can do.

~ Lyuba

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Stonehenge - my last time wearing kimono in the UK

On July 22 we will be leaving UK for good. It's finally starting to hit me (because this move is turning out such a pain in a butt that I'm ready to pull my hair out) that in less than a week I will be living in the USA once again. Goodbye frequent trips to London, Europe and my UK friends. From now on, it will be lots of Facebook chatting and once again following each other on the internet.

One of the things I absolutely wanted to do before leaving England was to visit the Stonehenge, but as usual, I just never got around to doing it. Finally, I said to myself that I'm doing it and booked a trip there on July 4th. We were supposed to get there right at sunrise, but with the "great" British weather we had that day, we didn't even see the sun until much later in the day! Either way, I got to see the Stonehenge and walk around inside the circle.

When I was picking out a kimono to wear, I knew that I wanted something that would match my cowboy hat. That hat had traveled with me to Ukraine couple of weeks before, and I felt like it needed to go with me to the Stonehenge too. Plus, July 4th is the Independence Day in the USA, so I figured it wouldn't hurt to project a bit of my American spirit.
I think that Stonehenge makes a great backdrop for the kimono! I wonder if I'm going to start a trend now? ;P The photo above is my absolute favorite out of all the ones my husband took that day, and I think it might even make it as one of my business cards or even a postcard.
Goodbye, England! I'm glad that my last time wearing kimono here ended up mega epic and memorable!

~ Lyuba

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Offsetting kitty shipping costs - CLOSED, thank you, everyone!

FRIDAY - SUNDAY SALE! (July 12- 14)

Today I unexpectedly found out that instead of being relatively low cost, it will cost me over £1000 to ship my kitties back to the USA. I would really love to offset some of those costs, so if there is anything you would like from my sale, now is your chance! (I want to make it very clear that my cats ARE going with us, regardless how much we will have to pay).

Since it’s a pretty dire situation I’m letting go of items that I never ever considered of letting go, until now. All these items are my most prized kimono possessions. You can see the full album HERE.

In addition, my regular SALE album is discounted. All kimono are £10 off and all obi and accessories are £5 off.

After Sunday I no longer will have access to any of these items, so if there is anything you would like, you have until Sunday to tell me.



Here are some of the special items. For description and prices please go HERE

Thank you for looking!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Packing, packing, packing... and decluttering.

I hate moving. Absolutely, positively, completely and utterly HATE moving! We even have the worst part (packing up our stuff) done for us, but I still hate it. I still have to go through my stuff and throw out/donate/give away things I don't need... let's just say Kimono Room of DOOM makes me cry right now :(.

I could be wearing kimono, but I really don't feel like doing anything at the moment. I know that I'll will pack up maybe 3 kimono and obi and mail them to myself, so I'll have some stuff to wear while we wait for our household stuff to arrive - which can take anywhere from 60-90 days. Can you imagine life without kimono for 2-3 months? Me neither!

Well, I'm going back to decluttering. Wish me luck!

~ Lyuba