Thursday, March 31, 2011

A Beautiful Mess, Her Tote & A Giveaway!

i couldn't be more SMITTEN to see Elsie, of A Beautiful Mess , sporting her GetReadySetGo Tote Bag in her "Houndstooth Dress Giveaway!" blog post, which you should all RUN to and enter!!!

i've been advertising on A Beautiful Mess since the end of 2010 and i couldn't be more pleased with the traffic that it's brought my shop. GRSG seems to have found a perfect home:)

in April i will be be participating in the monthly Giveaway on Elsie's blog.
i'll be giving away a Messenger Bag with your choice of artwork so stay tuned for more details!

HUGE thanks to Elsie for making her tote look extra hot with such a fabulously fun and bright mix o' color.
xox, rachel

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

I'm on Fire... COVERED

this image is so inviting
and this cover, of one of my favorite Bruce Springsteen's songs, by Bat For Lashes,
makes me weak in the knees

xox, rachel

Monday, March 28, 2011

the plugging in 40/365

Day 40/365 days on Flickr
the plugging in
i just couldn't resist this shot. i saw it while i was laying on the floor inside my house. it's the plug to a vintage lamp that is on our back porch and all kinds of broken.

Sunday, March 27, 2011


hannah on left & tristan on right
happy sunday!
XOX, rachel

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


i've been missing FlickR....
and i know i've been SERIOUSLY delinquent on bringing you good jams! but i have one today:)
there aren't many songs that you can listen to on repeat for hours and not get completely sick of them. this song is one of those gems. i've never been, and still am not, a huge jason mraz fan but this song is pretty incredible.

hope this post makes your ears and/or your eyes happy:)
(photo source)
xox, rachel

Monday, March 14, 2011

Better Love 38/365

Day 38/365 days on Flickr
Better Love
"make me a better love, make me BETTER LOVE...."

Saturday, March 12, 2011

New Kid on the Block!

if you follow me on twitter, are a fan on facebook or read this here blog you already know that joseph blake is the GREATEST asisstant, hardest worker and KINDEST guy GRSG has ever had the honor of working with.
but did you know he is also a TOP-NOTCH model????
i surely was unaware until this past week.

this kid,
who's nothing of a kid at ALL,
was born to model vintage luggage!
am i right?
and he needs zero direction.
the next restock of the shop is just around the corner now that i've tapped into another one of joe's many talents:)
xox, rachel
p.s. the video blog, or VLOG as they say, will be up next week!!!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


i had to share a photo of these ADORABLE letters i got for my House of little houses (mostly ALL from TheLittleRedDoor on etsy) that i am in the process of creating!
it will probably take a year to collect all of the goodies i want to put inside but it's one of those long term projects that i find myself dreaming about the end result of often... and it makes me happy.
also, thanks SOoOoO much to EVERYone for the AMAZING & INSANELY SWEET compliments on the shop update:)
back to video editing i go!!!!
xox, rachel

Sunday, March 6, 2011

a Taste......

they are the shop.... TONIGHT!!!!
and the above photo isn't even ALL of them
okay, back to prepping the listings......
xox, rachel

Thursday, March 3, 2011

The William EP.... FREE MUSIC!

i've been waiting for a good time to post the story & free download to my awesome friend Annie Stela & her new EP
everyone needs a pick me up on thursday's right?
so, without any more of my gibberish, here's Annie's words on her latest release with a link to the album:)
“William” was conceived one night when I was having dinner with friends.  We were talking about Billy Joel, the love of my musical life, and soon the conversation turned to how many artists have the name Billy, or its proper name, William.  After listing every William we could think of (, Will Smith and even Billy Corgan were thrown out there) I vowed to make an album consisting solely of songs written and originally performed by Williams. We toasted to it and the EP was born.

 “William” was recorded over a weeklong period in North Hollywood, CA.  My friend Pierre de Reeder was kind enough to let me invade his studio, Bright Street Recorders, bringing with me my live band on bass and drums, and even some of my non-musician friends for background vocals.  Although I could have kept going forever, we decided an EP with four of my favorites was the best way to go.  The idea that had started as a joke and then became a lurking album concept crystallized into one of my all-time favorite recording experiences.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did."

“William” is available as a free download here:
xox, rachel

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

last sneak peek B4 the drop!

and all i want to do is start listing......
but i've got a lotta editing to do
until then i will leave you with images of this DIVINE Mermaid Metallic Blue Tote and Train Case Set.
It's up for grabs!
hoping to start the update this weekend. time: to be determined:)
xox, rachel

a SHOUT OUT Reminder......

not that you need it. i've been SHAMELESLY promoting this for weeks. we're super PUMPED:)
love, rachel and hannah- what would i do without her?!?!?