It’s hard to believe it’s been a year this week since Salt Spring Island welcomed Twang & Pearl with open arms, aplomb and splash of merriment at our Grand Opening Soiree.  Our winter 2011 purchasing trip to India, when the Twang & Pearl store was a but a gleam in our eyes, seems like yesterday, despite the fact that we’ve been back to India once since.  Those were exciting and happy times, and here’s a picture of Joe and I on Valentine’s Day (after our container was packed and ready to sail home to Salt Spring), loving life in the Keralan backwaters, to prove it.

Most of the uncommonly beautiful finds from that trip and the next have made their way into the homes and hearts of our admirers, both from Salt Spring and afar.  That alone is reason enough for celebration, and who better to celebrate with, than you our fans!  Our Grand Opening Soiree was so much fun, we decided to host a repeat performance for our one year Anniversary, on Thursday, June 21st from 6 to 9 pm.

Auntie Pesto’s and Mistaken Identity Vineyards will be back with their tasty tidbits and lovely libations. Back too will be the discount hat for those wishing to shop.  This Soiree we’re also putting on a mini fashion show to showcase some our feature fashion & accessories.  Plus there will be door prizes and the REVEAL of our HOT ON HEREFORD SUMMER MAKEOVER.  We styled the winner this afternoon, and we have to say we’re all pleased as punch with the results.

We’re also very excited to have partnered up with The Giving World Foundation to raise money for women & children needing a helping hand up (not hand-out) in India for this event.

Hope to see you at the purple house on Hereford Avenue to soiree with us!