ALC Design Studios 380 S. Lake Ave. Pasadena, CA 91101
Are you guys ready for summer? This is the last week of school for my kiddies. I’ve been lying low, dealing with some health issues, + taking a break from social media among other things. I haven’t been able to get to the studio regularly so I’ve been working from home a lot. I posted the picture above to remind myself that dreams really do come true. For years I dreamt of having my own space to work from and I just realized that in a few short months I will have been at the studio for a year! It sounds crazy, I swear this has been the fastest year of my life! God is so good. I just have to give thanks.!!! Anyway, I’m excited about summer’s swift approach. I’m looking forward to our schedules relaxing a little as far as drop offs + pick ups go, and I’m excited about lazy summer evenings and beach sunsets. How about you? Do you have any trips planned? What are you looking forward to this summer?
Summer is here!! | The City Bruncher Coin Purse in Sage
I’ve been adding new items to the shop and have a few more fun things coming soon. One of my favorites is the City Bruncher Coin purse in Sage. The perfect color for summer, and the perfect size to grab + go!
Bringing sexy back . . .
Been working on new colors for the Bee Keyper fringe tassels/keychains. I love the movement + interest they create when used as handbag tassels. These tassels are a great way to add a dramatic edge to bags, especially when you choose a contrasting colored tassel or one with a metallic finished leather, like the Liquid Gold color above. What are some colors you would like to see the Bee Keyper available in for summer?
Do tell . . . !
All Pre-Ordered Cheetah Day Date Zip Pouches have shipped, but it’s not too late to grab one for yourself or a friend. Click here to order for immediate delivery, or visit www.ayannalistenbeecollection.com for more handcrafted luxury!
Hey guys, wanted to let you know that this little beauty is available for pre-order. The first shipment will be shipping out to this Tuesday. Visit www.ayannalistenbee.com to purchase or email me @ [email protected] and I will send you a Paypal invoice to secure your pouch in this first shipment!
I’m from the camp that love should be celebrated everyday, so holidays like Valentine’s Day don’t mean much to me. I think it’s so important to celebrate love in the smallest things. Bouquet’s of flowers are great, candy is nice, but the words that actually let people know you love and care about them are the most important thing. This past week I lost two people who meant a lot to me. Grieving is a funny thing, you never know exactly how you will be effected by losing a loved one. Unfortunately, losing someone close to you highlights the fact that it’s important to celebrate life + the love you have for each other when and wherever possible. Last week I decorated the studio windows with a subtle tribute to the spirit of love, which you can never have enough of . . . unless it’s a crazy, obsessed, overbearing kind of love . . but I think that is a subject for a different blog post. 😳 Carry on! ;)
Happy Love Day!
New City Flair Fur Keychain/bag charms just in!
New limited edition colors of the City Flair Fur Keychain have just been added to the online shop today! Click here to grab one of your very own! Next week I’ll be sharing how great these soft beauties are for adding a pop of color or texture to an existing outfit. In the meantime, Have a fabulous week!
2017 is here guys!!! It’s been a long time coming . . . a whole 365 days in fact! It always feels good to walk into a new year of life. Especially with health and family in tact. I don’t make resolutions anymore, but I do keep a list of things I am always working on in regards to myself; physically + mentally, my family and my business. Nevertheless, I can’t discount that wonderful feeling of newness and fresh-starts that seems to swirl around the start of every new year. I love that feeling! One thing I’ve learned over the years is that if you really want to see change or create new atmospheres in your life, it all begins with your mind. And if you are looking at the beginning of the new year as a jumping off point, bringing old mindsets into the new year with you won’t help you achieve the change you want to see. So on that note, I’m grabbing a glass and sending up the proverbial cheers to new mindsets and progression toward major goal crushing this year!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!! 🎩🍾
Hey guys! Yesterday I awoke to find that I had been included on this phenomenal list of Brown Girl Businesses. Thank you to MyBrownBox.com for including me, and with such great company! Click here to check out + support these brown girl boss businesses!
Hey guys! This past Saturday was our first in-studio event and we had a blast! Over 30 of you showed up to support our very first Pop Up and it was so great to meet many of you in person for the first time! I can’t tell you how great it feels to meet the people in real life, that I spend so much time thinking about, designing and creating for in my head!! Lol. Anyway, the day was filled with light hors d’oeuvres, coffee, Christmas music and lots of laughter. Thank you to everyone who came out and for those who couldn’t make it, I look forward to seeing you at our next one! Catch the photo recap below . . . xx