So that's where I've been. No internet, no cell phone reception-well perhaps a scant email here and there but that's it! One email I did get was from my good friend Ann. She's a northern Michigan girl I met in TC while working at Grand Traverse Resort. She was in college then at Western Michigan University-studying to be a graphic designer. She was always so creative and one of the funniest people I've ever known!
She's all grown up now and living in Seattle with her beau Bart-their little apartment was featured on Apartment Therapy not too long ago-check it out here. She is working as graphic designer out there but on the side has been working on her small business called Iva Jean.
She entered a contest on the Daily Candy website called 2011 Start Small GO BIG! If selected the small business owners win a trip to New York to meet the likes of Jonathan Adler and Sara Blakely founder of Spanx)-who'll help mentor her and give her some major press-it's an awesome opportunity. She has been selected as one of the 3 finalists in her category-Fashion. Her company Iva Jean is a lifestyle bike fashion start-up, and her debut item-the Rain Cape-is super cute!
|Rain Cape-$240 from Iva Jean|
Vote for Ann once a day on the Daily Candy site until September 14th-the Winner will be announced September 16th!
Good Luck Ann!!!!